Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 24-April 1, 2018

During the past two weeks, Mexico’s international friendlies again dominated the US airwaves, drawing over 2 million viewers each for their matches against Iceland and Croatia. These matches rank as the 2nd and 3rd most watched soccer matches on American television in 2018, just behind March 3rd’s Súper Clásico contested by Chivas de Guadalajara and Club América which drew nearly 2.5 million viewers.

Club América’s 2-1 victory over Cruz Azul in the most recent edition of el Clásico Joven was watched by 1.427 million Saturday on Univision ranking it the fifth most watched soccer match of 2018 so far.

The United States Men’s National Team’s 1-0 friendly victory of Paraguay drew a combined 925,000 viewers to FOX Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes, placing it at #27 for viewership in 2018.

Los Angeles Galaxy’s 4-3 come from behind victory over Los Angeles FC was watched by 676,000 viewers on the FOX broadcast network and FOX Deportes making it the most-watched Major League Soccer game on FOX to date that was not connected to any NFL broadcast.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 24-April 1, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 3/23/18 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Iceland —; — Univision; 2300000 2,300,000
2 3/27/18 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Croatia FS1; 195000 UniMás; 2053000 2,248,000
3 3/31/18 Liga MX América / Cruz Azul Univision; 779000 UDN; 648000 1,427,000
4 3/31/18 Liga MX Tigres / León Univision; 574000 UDN; 353000 927,000
5 3/27/18 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Paraguay FS1; 337000 UniMás; 588000 925,000
6 3/31/18 Premier League Everton / Man City NBC; 686000 Universo, 61000 747,000
7 4/1/18 Premier League Chelsea / Spurs NBCSN; 499000 Telemundo, 270000 769,000
8 3/31/18 MLS LA Galaxy / LAFC FOX; 565000 FOXD; 111000 676,000
9 3/31/18 Premier League Man Utd / Swansea NBCSN; 420000 Universo, 37000 457,000
10 4/1/18 Liga MX Pumas / Necaxa Univision/UDN; 390000 —; — 390,000
11 3/30/18 Liga MX Morelia / Chivas —; — UDN; 386000 386,000
12 3/30/18 Liga MX Atlas / Santos —; — UDN; 362000 362,000
13 3/31/18 Bundesliga Bayern / Dortmund FOX; 352000 —; — 352,000
14 3/31/18 Premier League Crystal Palace / Liverpool NBCSN; 268000 Universo, 41000 309,000
15 4/1/18 Premier League Arsenal / Stoke City NBCSN; 258000 Universo, 34000 292
16 3/31/18 Liga MX Lobos / Toluca —; — UDN; 252000 252,000
17 3/24/18 Friendly Tijuana / Club América —; — UDN; 226000 226,000
18 3/24/18 MLS FC Dallas / Portland Timbers UniMás/UDN; 198000 —; — 198,000
19 4/1/18 Liga MX Veracruz / Tijuana —; — UDN; 180000 180,000
20 3/31/18 MLS Orlando City SC / New York RB UniMás/UDN; 171000 —; — 171,000
21 3/31/18 Liga MX Pachuca / Monterrey —; — Gala; 159000 159,000
22 4/1/18 Bundesliga Bremen / Frankfurt —; — UDN; 31000 31,000
23 4/1/18 Bundesliga Mainz / Mönchengladbach —; — UDN; 25000 25,000
24 3/31/18 Bundesliga Hannover / Leipzig —; — UDN; 20000 20,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily and @thegoalkeeper.

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