Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 5-11, 2018

Club América’s 2-0 defeat of Landon Donovan’s Club León drew 1.255 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes, making it the sixth most-watched Liga MX match of the season and the 12th Liga MX match in 2018 to draw more than 1 million viewers.

The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 averaged 331,875 viewers on FOX Sports 1, up 20% from 275,125 in the 2016-17 campaign.

Atlanta United’s home opening victory over DC United drew an English-language audience of 576,000 viewers to ESPN, beating out every Premier League match on NBCSN this week with the early morning North West Derby coming closest at 511,000 viewers. The match also outdrew every single MLS regular season game broadcast on cable television in 2017.

LAFC also proved a big draw to the Univision network with 429,000 viewers tuning in to their 5-1 road demolition of Real Salt Lake. MLS games are averaging 380,000 viewers through the first two weeks of the 2018 season, up from 316,000 through the first two weeks of the 2017 season.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 5-11, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 3/10/18 Liga MX América / León Univision; 1255000 —; — 1,255,000
2 3/10/18 Liga MX Tigres / Tijuana Univision; 931000 —; — 931,000
3 3/6/18 UEFA CL R16 PSG / Real Madrid FS1; 301000 FOXD; 367000 668,000
4 3/11/18 Premier League Bournemouth / Spurs NBCSN; 436000 Telemundo; 208000 644,000
5 3/10/18 Liga MX Lobos / Chivas UniMás; 642000 —; — 642,000
6 3/10/18 Premier League Man Utd / Liverpool NBCSN; 511000 Telemundo; 83000 594,000
7 3/11/18 MLS Atlanta United / DC United ESPN; 576000 —; — 576,000
8 3/7/18 CONCACAF CL Seattle Sounders / Chivas —; — UDN; 537000 537,000
9 3/7/18 UEFA CL R16 Spurs / Juventus FS1; 316000 FOXD; 207000 523,000
10 3/11/18 Liga MX Pumas / Toluca Univision; 491000 —; — 491,000
11 3/11/18 Premier League Arsenal / Watford NBCSN; 381000 Telemundo; 95000 476,000
12 3/10/18 MLS Real Salt Lake / LAFC Univision; 429000 —; — 429,000
13 3/10/18 Premier League Chelsea / Crystal Palace NBCSN; 361000 Unvso; 60000 421,000
14 3/11/18 Liga MX Santos / Monterrey —; — UDN; 399000 399,000
15 3/6/18 CONCACAF CL América / Tauro —; — UDN; 374000 374,000
16 3/10/18 Premier League Newcastle / Southampton NBCSN; 338000 —; — 338,000
17 3/7/18 CONCACAF CL Toronto FC / Tigres —; — UDN; 333000 333,000
18 3/9/18 Liga MX Atlas / Puebla —; — UDN; 323000 323,000
19 3/5/18 Premier League Crystal Palace / Man Utd NBCSN; 264000 Unvso; 56000 320,000
20 3/6/18 CONCACAF CL Tijuana / New York Red Bulls —; — UDN; 280000 280,000
21 3/9/18 Liga MX Morelia / Veracruz —; — UDN; 271000 271,000
22 3/10/18 Liga MX Cruz Azul / Pachuca —; — Gala; 135000 135,000
23 3/11/18 Bundesliga Dortmund / Frankfurt —; — UDN; 64000 64,000
24 3/10/18 Premier League West Ham / Burnley —; — Unvso; 48000 48,000
25 3/10/18 Bundesliga Hoffenheim / Wolfsburg —; — UDN; 23000 23,000
26 3/11/18 Bundesliga Stuttgart / Leipzig —; — UDN; 10000 10,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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