Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 3-8, 2018

Saturday’s Manchester Derby set a record for Premier League viewership in the United States with a total of 1.659 million people tuning their television to the match broadcast on NBC and Telemundo combined. NBC delivered 1.35 million viewers, its highest viewership for a Premier League match since Liverpool took on Man City on New Year’s Eve 2016. Telemundo delivered an additional 309,000 viewers for its Spanish-language broadcast. This ranks as just the fifth largest audience for Telemundo this season with December 10’s Manchester Derby drawing 495,000 viewers to the network.

The United States Women’s National Team 6-2 defeat of Mexico averaged 627,000 viewers on the FOX network Sunday afternoon, making it FOX’s most-viewed match of 2018 thus far. Viewership was down 13.87% however from their previous appearance on the FOX network back in March 2017 when they faced England before an audience 728,000.

Zlatan’s second MLS appearance delivered FOX Sports 1 its largest Major League Soccer audience of the season thus far with 229,000 tuning in and bringing FS1’s average MLS viewership up to 193,000 for the 2018 season.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 3-8, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 4/7/18 Premier League Man City / Man Utd NBC; 1350000 Telemundo; 309000 1,659,000
2 4/7/18 Liga MX Monterrey / Pumas Univision; 553000 UDN; 367000 920,000
3 4/8/18 Premier League Chelsea / West Ham NBCSN; 431000 Telemundo; 224000 655,000
4 4/4/18 CONCACAF CL Chivas / New York Red Bulls —; — UDN; 649000 649,000
5 4/8/18 Int’l Friendly (W) USWNT / Mexico FOX; 627000 —; — 627,000
6 4/7/18 Liga MX Necaxa / Club América Univision; 610000 —; — 610,000
7 4/3/18 UEFA CL QF Juventus / Real Madrid FS1; 319000 FOXD; 249000 568,000
8 4/7/18 Liga MX Cruz Azul / Lobos UniMás; 262000 UDN; 301000 563,000
9 4/8/18 Liga MX Toluca / Tigres Univision; 376000 UDN; 183000 559,000
10 4/3/18 CONCACAF CL Toronto FC / Club América —; — UDN; 515000 515,000
11 4/7/18 Liga MX Chivas / Veracruz —; — UDN; 515000 515,000
12 4/8/18 Premier League Arsenal / Southampton NBCSN; 342000 —; — 342,000
13 4/7/18 Premier League Brighton / Huddersfield NBCSN; 318000 —; — 318,000
14 4/7/18 Premier League Everton / Liverpool NBCSN; 287000 Unvso; 26000 313,000
15 4/6/18 Liga MX Tijuana / Atlas —; — UDN; 299000 299,000
16 4/7/18 MLS Atlanta United / Los Angeles FC ESPN; 259000 —; — 259,000
17 4/5/18 Int’l Friendly (W) USWNT / Mexico FS1; 165000 UDN; 84000 249,000
18 4/8/18 Liga MX Santos / Querétaro —; — UDN; 247000 247,000
19 4/8/18 MLS LA Galaxy / Sporting Kansas City FS1; 229000 —; — 229,000
20 4/4/18 UEFA CL QF Liverpool / Man City FS2; 228000 —; — 228,000
21 4/4/18 UEFA CL QF Barcelona / Roma FS1; 208000 ; — 208,000
22 4/6/18 Liga MX Puebla / Pachuca —; — UDN; 193000 193,000
23 4/8/18 MLS Orlando City SC / Portland Timbers ESPN; 181000 —; — 181,000
24 4/5/18 UEFA EL Arsenal / CSKA Moskva FS1; 146000 —; — 146,000
25 4/7/18 Bundesliga Augsburg / Bayern —; — UniMás; 122000 122,000
26 4/7/18 Liga MX León / Morelia —; — Gala; 74000 74,000
27 4/6/18 Bundesliga Hannover / Bremen —; — UDN; 17000 17,000
28 4/8/18 Bundesliga Dortmund / Stuttgart —; — UDN; 15000 15,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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  1. KohlenSchaufler April 13, 2018
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