Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 14-18, 2018

Univision’s Major League Soccer coverage saw a steep drop in viewership last weekend when compared to the first two broadcasts of the 2018 season. Saturday afternoon’s match between New York City FC and Orlando City SC was watched by only 239,000 viewers, down from 456,000 and 429,000 for Univision’s previous two broadcasts.

English Soccer also experienced a large drop in viewership as Manchester United, Spurs and Chelsea all had their weekend matches played on FOX Sports’ networks where Manchester United and Chelsea’s FA Cup Quarter-Final matches each drew 170,000 viewers on FOX Sports 2.

Chivas de Guadalajara’s 3-0 home victory over Seattle Sounders on Wednesday, March 14 drew 745,000 viewers on Univision Deportes providing the network with its most-watched CONCACAF Champions League match since at least 2016. Overall, the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final matches averaged 395,000 viewers on Univision Deportes.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 14-18, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 3/17/18 Liga MX León / Lobos Univision; 914000 —; — 914,000
2 3/17/18 Liga MX Chivas / Tigres Univision; 866000 —; — 866,000
3 3/17/18 Liga MX Cruz Azul / Pumas UniMás; 760000 —; — 760,000
4 3/14/18 CONCACAF CL Chivas / Seattle Sounders —; — UDN; 745000 745,000
5 3/17/18 Liga MX Club América / Toluca —; — UDN; 608000 608,000
6 3/16/18 Liga MX Tijuana / Morelia —; — UDN; 414000 414,000
7 3/14/18 UEFA CL R16 Barcelona / Chelsea FS1; 394000 —; — 394,000
8 3/14/18 CONCACAF CL Tauro / América —; — UDN; 377000 377,000
9 3/17/18 Premier League Liverpool / Watford NBCSN; 294000 Unvso; 52000 346,000
10 3/16/18 Liga MX Puebla / Santos —; — UDN; 333000 333,000
11 3/18/18 Liga MX Veracruz / Atlas —; — UDN; 259000 259,000
12 3/17/18 Premier League Huddersfield / Crystal Palace NBCSN; 256000 —; — 256,000
13 3/17/18 MLS New York City FC / Orlando City SC Univision; 239000 —; — 239,000
14 3/17/18 FA Cup Man Utd / Brighton FS2; 170000 —; — 170,000
15 3/17/18 FA Cup Swansea / Spurs FS1; 166000 —; — 166,000
16 3/18/18 Bundesliga Leipzig / München —; — UDN; 158000 158,000
17 3/14/18 SuperCopa Argentina Boca Jrs / River Plate —; — FOXD; 149000 149,000
18 3/17/18 Liga MX Monterrey / Querétaro —; — Gala; 148000 148,000
19 3/18/18 Bundesliga Köln / Leverkusen —; — UDN; 39000 39,000
20 3/17/18 Bundesliga Frankfurt / Mainz —; — UDN; 34000 34,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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