Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 2-27, 2018

The month of February saw six matches break the 1 million viewer mark with 3 of them coming on February 10. Manchester City and Leicester City kicked things off by drawing a total of 1.245 million viewers on NBC and Universo, which ranked as the fourth most-watched soccer match of 2018. Later that night Univision’s Liga MX doubleheader gave us the two most-watched soccer matches of 2018 thus far as Tigres hosted Club América before an audience of 1.479 million and was followed by Chivas and Santos Laguna playing before 1.36 million American TV viewers.

Manchester City’s 3-0 dismantling of Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Final drew 672,000 viewers on ESPN, marking the tournaments most-watched final in recent years with a 197% increase in viewership from the 2017 Final on beIN Sports.

The February 20 Champions League Round of 16 meeting between Chelsea and Barcelona provided FOX Sports 1 with its largest audience for a Champions League match this season at 411,000 viewers. Real Madrid’s meeting with Paris Saint-Germain, meanwhile, averaged more than 300,000 viewers.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 2-27, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 2/10/18 Liga MX Tigres / América Univision; 1479000 UDN; — 1,479,000
2 2/10/18 Liga MX Chivas / Santos Univision; 1360000 UDN; — 1,360,000
3 2/10/18 Premier League Man City / Leicester City NBC; 1127000 Unvso; 118000 1,245,000
4 2/24/18 Liga MX America / Tijuana Univision; 1245000   1,245,000
5 2/3/18 Liga MX América / Lobos Univision; 1096000 UDN; — 1,096,000
6 2/3/18 Premier League Arsenal / Everton NBC; 877000 Telemundo; 123000 1,000,000
7 2/11/18 Premier League Newcastle / Man Utd NBCSN; 790000 Telemundo; 189000 979,000
8 2/11/18 Premier League Southampton / Liverpool NBCSN; 701000 Telemundo; 256000 957,000
9 2/17/18 Liga MX Chivas / Pachuca Univision; 943000   943,000
10 2/24/18 Premier League Watford / Everton NBC; 904000 Unvso; 28000 932,000
11 2/4/18 Premier League Liverpool / Spurs NBCSN; 692000 Telemundo; 203000 895,000
12 2/25/18 Premier League Man Utd / Chelsea NBCSN; 689000 Telemundo; 200000 889,000
13 2/25/18 Liga MX Pumas / Chivas Univision; 888000   888,000
14 2/24/18 Liga MX Tigres / Morelia Univision; 859000   859,000
15 2/3/18 Liga MX Monterrey / León Univision; 859000 UDN; — 859,000
16 2/13/18 Liga MX Club America / Morelia Univision; 824000   824,000
17 2/4/18 Liga MX Pumas / Tigres Univision; 811000 UDN; — 811,000
18 2/17/18 Liga MX Tigres / Atlas Univision; 800000   800,000
19 2/14/18 Liga MX Monterrey / Cruz Azul Univision; 785000   785,000
20 2/10/18 Liga MX Cruz Azul / Necaxa UniMás; 745000 UDN; — 745,000
21 2/11/18 Liga MX Toluca / Monterrey Univision; 732000 UDN; — 732,000
22 2/25/18 EFL Cup Arsenal / Man City ESPN; 672000 —; — 672,000
23 2/17/17 Liga MX Cruz Azul / Puebla Univision; 640000   640,000
24 2/12/18 Premier League Chelsea / West Brom NBCSN; 605000 Unvso; 16000 621,000
25 2/3/18 Premier League Man Utd / Huddersfield NBCSN; 505000 Unvso; 74000 579,000
26 2/13/18 Liga MX Atlas / Necaxa Univision; 569000   569,000
27 2/2/18 Liga MX Atlas / Cruz Azul —; — UDN; 568000 568,000
28 2/18/18 Liga MX Veracruz / America Univision; 567000   567,000
29 2/28/18 Champions League America / Saprissa Univision; 537000   537,000
30 2/18/18 Liga MX Toluca / Santos Univision; 531000   531,000
31 2/2/18 Liga MX Puebla / Chivas —; — UDN; 442000 442,000
32 2/21/18 Champions League Saprissa / America Univision; 437000   437,000
33 2/25/18 Liga MX Santos / Cruz Azul Univision; 418000   418,000
34 2/20/18 UEFA CL Chelsea / Barcelona FS1; 411000 FOXD; — 411,000
35 2/9/18 Liga MX Tijuana / Querétaro —; — UDN; 407000 407,000
36 2/28/18 Champions League Chivas / Cibao Univision; 401000   401,000
37 2/14/18 UEFA CL R16 Real Madrid / PSG FS1; 392000 ESPND; — 392,000
38 2/18/18 La Liga Betis / Real Madrid —; — beIE; 388000 388,000
39 2/24/18 Premier League Liverpool / West Ham CNBC; 354000 Unvso; 27000 381,000
40 2/10/18 Premier League Spurs / Arsenal CNBC; 327000 Unvso; 45000 372,000
41 2/4/18 Premier League Crystal Palace / Newcastle NBCSN; 334000 —; — 334,000
42 2/9/18 Liga MX Morelia / Pumas —; — UDN; 334000 334,000
43 2/3/18 Premier League Burnley / Man City NBCSN; 265000 Unvso; 64000 329,000
44 2/17/18 La Liga Eibar / Barcelona —; — beIE; 323000 323,000
45 2/22/18 Champions League Cibao / Chivas Univision; 318000   318,000
46 2/25/18 Premier League Crystal Palace / Spurs NBCSN; 304000 —; — 304,000
47 2/27/18 Champions League Tigres / Herediano Univision; 294000   294,000
48 2/27/18 Liga MX Tijuana / Montagua Univision; 275000   275,000
49 2/13/18 UEFA CL R16 Juventus / Spurs FS1; 270000 ESPND; — 270,000
50 2/18/18 FA Cup Rochdale / Spurs FS1; 268000 FOXD; — 268,000
51 2/3/18 Liga MX Querétaro / Veracruz —; — UDN; 264000 264,000
52 2/21/18 UEFA CL R16 Sevilla / Man Utd FS1; 260000 FOXD; — 260,000
53 2/11/18 Liga MX Veracruz / Pachuca —; — UDN; 250000 250,000
54 2/5/18 Premier League Watford / Chelsea NBCSN; 212000 Unvso; 33000 245,000
55 2/24/18 Liga MX Lobos / Veracruz Univision; 216000   216,000
56 2/20/18 Champions League Herediano / Tigres Univision; 211000   211,000
57 2/16/18 Liga MX Morelia / Lobos Univision; 202000   202,000
58 2/10/18 Premier League Stoke / Brighton CNBC; 187000 —; — 187,000
59 2/3/18 Liga MX Pachuca / Morelia —; — Gala; 176000 176,000
60 2/21/18 Champions League Motagua / Tijuana Univision; 156000   156,000
61 2/3/18 Bundesliga Mainz / Bayern UniMás; 151000 UDN; — 151,000
62 2/22/18 Champions League Olimpia / NY Red Bulls Univision; 143000   143,000
63 2/17/18 FA Cup Huddersfield / Man Utd FS2; 142000 —; — 142,000
64 2/3/18 Bundesliga Mönchengladbach / Leipzig UniMás; 138000 UDN; — 138,000
65 2/23/18 Liga MX Puebla / Necaxa Univision; 122000   122,000
66 2/23/18 La Liga Barcelona / Girona beIN; 107000 beIE; — 107,000
67 2/24/18 Bundesliga Bayern Munich / Hertha Univision; 92000   92,000
68 2/10/18 Premier League West Ham / Watford —; — Unvso; 73000 73,000
69 2/4/18 La Liga Espanyol / Barcelona beIN; 68000 beIE; — 68,000
70 2/10/18 UEFA Futsal Euro Portugal / Spain —; — UDN; 62000 62,000
71 2/17/18 Bundesliga Schalke / Hoffenheim Univision; 33000   33,000
72 2/18/18 Bundesliga Augsburg / Stuttgart Univision; 28000   28,000
73 2/25/18 Bundesliga Leverkusen / Schalke Univision; 22000   22,000
74 2/24/18 Bundesliga Bremen / Hamburg Univision; 16000   16,000
75 2/9/18 Bundesliga Leipzig / Augsburg —; — UDN; 13000 13,000
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