Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 11-22, 2018

Last weekend three Liga MX matches have each drawn more than 1 million viewers for the first time on Univision’s networks. It all began Saturday night when 1.143 million witnessed Monterrey and Tijuana play to a 0-0 draw, followed by Chivas’ 3-1 victory over Necaxa, which was viewed by 1.308 million. Then the Sunday match between Club América and top-of-the-table Pumas was watched by another 1.172 million.

The Premier League has also seen a match break the 1 million viewer mark over the past couple of weeks. Liverpool’s January 14 win against Manchester City drew a combined 1.134 million viewers across NBCSN and Telemundo. Just one day earlier, NBC’s broadcast of Spurs/Everton had 889,000 average viewers with Manchester City and Newcastle attracting 890,000 to the network exactly one week later. Premier League matches on NBC are averaging 847,450 viewers thus far, down from 855,583 in the 2016-17 season.

FC Barcelona’s 5-0 second half demolition of Real Betis was watched by 414,000 viewers on beIN Sports en Español, while Real Madrid’s 7-1 defeat of Deportivo La Coruña was seen by 292,000 on the same network earlier in the day.

The United States Women’s National Team hosted Denmark for their opening match of 2018, defeating them 5-1 in front of 304,000 viewers on ESPN, a number greater than any USWNT friendly on cable in 2017.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 11-22, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 1/20/18 Liga MX Necaxa / Chivas Univision; 1308000 —; — 1,308,000
2 1/21/18 Liga MX Pumas / América Univision; 1172000 —; — 1,172,000
3 1/20/18 Liga MX Monterrey / Tijuana Univision; 1143000 —; — 1,143,000
4 1/14/18 Premier League Liverpool / Man City NBCSN; 773000 Telemundo; 361000 1,134,000
5 1/20/18 Premier League Man City / Newcastle NBC; 890000 Unvso; 74000 964,000
6 1/13/18 Premier League Spurs / Everton NBC; 889000 Unvso; 70000 959,000
7 1/13/18 Liga MX Chivas / Cruz Azul Univision; 791000 —; — 791,000
8 1/20/18 Liga MX Cruz Azul / León —; — UDN; 659000 659,000
9 1/21/18 Premier League Southampton / Spurs NBCSN; 428000 Telemundo; 208000 636,000
10 1/13/18 Liga MX América / Pachuca Univision; 605000 —; — 605,000
11 1/13/18 Premier League Chelsea / Leicester City NBCSN; 518000 Unvso; 50000 568,000
12 1/13/18 Liga MX Tigres / Santos Univision; 544000 UDN; — 544,000
13 1/14/18 Liga MX Pumas / Atlas Univision; 530000 UDN; — 530,000
14 1/20/18 Premier League Burnley / Man Utd NBCSN; 452000 Unvso; 56000 508,000
15 1/21/18 La Liga Real Betis / Barcelona —; — beIE; 414000 414,000
16 1/14/18 Premier League Bournemouth / Arsenal NBCSN; 291000 Telemundo; 114000 405,000
17 1/15/18 Premier League Man Utd / Stoke City NBCSN; 329000 Unvso; 74000 403,000
18 1/19/18 Liga MX Atlas / Toluca —; — UDN; 359000 359,000
19 1/21/18 Int’l Friendly (W) USWNT / Denmark ESPN; 304000 —; — 304,000
20 1/21/18 La Liga Real Madrid / Deportivo La Coruña —; — beIE; 292000 292,000
21 1/20/18 Premier League Brighton / Chelsea NBCSN; 232000 Unvso; 56000 288,000
22 1/12/18 Liga MX Tijuana / Necaxa —; — UDN; 282000 282,000
23 1/22/18 Premier League Swansea / Liverpool NBCSN; 251000 Unvso; 27000 278,000
24 1/14/18 Liga MX Veracruz / Monterrey —; — UDN; 270000 270,000
25 1/19/18 Liga MX Puebla / Veracruz —; — UDN; 269000 269,000
26 1/17/18 Copa Del Rey Espanyol / Barcelona —; — beIE; 247000 247,000
27 1/21/18 Liga MX Santos / Morelia —; — UDN; 237000 237,000
28 1/11/18 Copa Del Rey Barcelona / Celta —; — beIE; 160000 160,000
29 1/12/18 Liga MX Morelia / Puebla —; — UDN; 85000 85,000
30 1/13/18 Liga MX Lobos / Querétaro —; — UDN; 58000 58,000

SEE MORE: Access our archives of US TV ratings for soccer.

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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