Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 10-15, 2018

Liga MX saw a big drop in viewership last weekend averaging only 480,000 viewers per broadcast, which is down 26% from the league’s 651,000 average viewers in 2018. This was probably due to Chivas de Guadalajara playing their match late Friday night exclusively on Univision Deportes, which only saw about half of Chivas’ usual viewership.

Toronto FC’s second leg draw against Club América that saw them advance to the CONCACAF Champions League final drew 898,000 viewers to Univision Deportes, the network’s highest viewership for a CONCACAF Champions League match in 2018. New York Red Bull’s second leg against Chivas also impressed, drawing 667,000 viewers to earn the third largest CONCACAF Champions League viewership in 2018.


A goal from Zlatan Ibrahimović carried the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 1-0 road victory against Chicago Fire with 341,000 people watching on Univision and Univision Deportes, bringing Univision’s MLS average viewership up to 291,000 in 2018. FOX and FS1 are averaging less with only 267,800 viewers per broadcast while ESPN is in the lead with an average of 328,833 viewers tuning in for each match on the primary network.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 10-15, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 4/14/18 Liga MX Club América / Monterrey Univision; 678000 UDN; 472000 1,150,000
2 4/14/18 Premier League Liverpool / Bournemouth NBC; 908000 Unvso; 58000 966,000
3 4/10/18 CONCACAF CL Club América / Toronto FC —; — UDN; 898000 898,000
4 4/14/18 Liga MX Tigres / Cruz Azul Univision; 498000 UDN; 372000 870,000
5 4/15/18 Premier League Man Utd / West Brom NBCSN; 527000 Telemundo; 221000 748,000
6 4/10/18 CONCACAF CL New York Red Bulls / Chivas —; — UDN; 667000 667,000
7 4/14/18 Premier League Spurs / Man City NBCSN; 431000 Unvso; 117000 548,000
8 4/15/18 Liga MX Pumas / Puebla Univision; 498000 —; — 498,000
9 4/13/18 Liga MX Tijuana / Chivas —; — UDN; 433000 433,000
10 4/10/18 UEFA CL QF Man City / Liverpool FS1; 376000 —; — 376,000
11 4/15/18 Premier League Newcastle / Arsenal NBCSN; 315000 Telemundo; 47000 362,000
12 4/11/18 UEFA CL QF Real Madrid / Juventus FS1; 356000 —; — 356,000
13 4/14/18 MLS Chicago Fire / LA Galaxy Univision; 341000 —; — 341,000
14 4/10/18 UEFA CL QF Roma / Barcelona —; — FOXD; 295000 295,000
15 4/14/18 Premier League Crystal Palace / Brighton NBCSN; 278000 —; — 278,000
16 4/14/18 Premier League Southampton / Chelsea NBCSN; 265000 —; — 265,000
17 4/13/18 MLS Philadelphia Union / Orlando City SC ESPN; 253000 —; — 253,000
18 4/15/18 MLS Sporting Kansas City / Seattle Sounders ESPN; 248000 —; — 248,000
19 4/15/18 MLS Atlanta United / New York City FC FS1; 197000 —; — 197,000
20 4/14/18 Liga MX Lobos / Necaxa —; — UDN; 176000 176,000
21 4/15/18 Liga MX Veracruz / León —; — UDN; 176000 176,000
22 4/12/18 UEFA EL CSKA Moskva / Arsenal FS1; 145000 —; — 145,000
23 4/13/18 Liga MX Morelia / Toluca —; — UDN; 59000 59,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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  1. Edwin April 20, 2018
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