Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 17-22, 2018

The FA Cup Semi-Final matchup between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur drew 804,000 viewers to FOX and FOX Deportes combined, making it the most-watched soccer broadcast on the FOX network since the MLS/NFL doubleheader in September, 2017.

It was a poor week for Liga MX on Univision’s networks as both Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara played their matches late Friday drawing 376,000 and 598,000 viewers respectively. Liga MX viewership peaked at 609,000 Saturday evening, down 47% from 1.15 million viewers in the same time slot last week.

Last week was not great to Major League Soccer either as FOX Sports 1’s broadcast of the meeting between the Portland Timbers and New York City FC was watched by only 152,000, FS1’s worst MLS viewing number in 2018 thus far. ESPN did not fare well either, barely scratching 200,000 viewers for one of the league’s more popular teams, Seattle Sounders.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 17-22, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 4/21/18 FA Cup Man Utd / Spurs FOX; 684000 FOX Deportes; 120000 804,000
2 4/21/18 Liga MX Necaxa / Tigres Univision; 341000 UDN; 268000 609,000
3 4/20/18 Liga MX Atlas / Chivas —; — UDN; 598000 598,000
4 4/21/18 Liga MX Monterrey / Lobos UniMás; 267000 UDN; 233000 500,000
5 4/22/18 Premier League Man City / Swansea City NBCSN; 294000 Telemundo; 198000 492,000
6 4/21/18 Liga MX Cruz Azul / Morelia UniMás; 227000 UDN; 228000 455,000
7 4/22/18 Liga MX Toluca / Veracruz Univision; 452000 —; — 452,000
8 4/20/18 Liga MX Puebla / Club América —; — UDN; 376000 376,000
9 4/22/18 Premier League Arsenal / West Ham NBCSN; 281000 Unvso; 53000 334,000
10 4/22/18 Liga MX Santos / Pumas —; — UDN; 320000 320,000
11 4/21/18 Premier League Watford / Crystal Palace NBCSN; 286000 —; — 286,000
12 4/21/18 MLS New York Red Bulls / Chicago Fire Univision; 281000 —; — 281,000
13 4/21/18 Premier League West Brom / Liverpool NBCSN; 228000 —; — 228,000
14 4/21/18 FA Cup Chelsea / Southampton FS1; 216000 —; — 216,000
15 4/22/18 MLS Seattle Sounders / Minnesota United FC ESPN; 204000 —; — 204,000
16 4/18/18 Premier League Bournemouth / Man Utd NBCSN; 170000 Unvso; 8000 178,000
17 4/22/18 MLS Portland Timbers / New York City FC FS1; 152000 —; — 152,000
18 4/21/18 Liga MX León / Tijuana —; — Gala; 129000 129,000
19 4/17/18 La Liga Celta Vigo / Barcelona —; — beIE; 124000 124,000
20 4/18/18 La Liga Real Madrid / Athletic Bilbao —; — beIE; 115000 115,000
21 4/19/18 Premier League Burnley / Chelsea —; — Unvso; 11000 11,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily