Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 1-6, 2018

Club América’s 4-1 victory over Pumas UNAM in the first leg of the Liga MX Quarter-finals drew 1.543 million viewers to Univision and Univision Deportes, the network’s largest viewership since March’s SuperClásico.

Tuesday’s UEFA Champion’s League Semi-Final second leg match on FOX Sports 1 was the network’s most-watched Champion’s League broadcast of the 2017-2018 season and beat out every FOX Sports 1 broadcast for the 2016-2017 campaign, drawing 471,000 viewers to the network. An additional 490,000 viewers watched on FOX Deportes, providing that network with its most-viewed game of the season thus far.

The Hudson River Derby between New York Red Bulls and New York City FC was watched by 334,000 viewers Sunday afternoon on ESPN, a slight increase from 326,000 in August of last year but down 24% from 439,000 for ESPN’s first broadcast of the derby in 2016. Los Angeles FC’s second home match of 2018 drew 384,000 viewers to Univision and Univision Deportes, the network’s third largest MLS audience this year.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 1-6, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 5/1/18 Liga MX Liguilla Pumas / América Univision; 952000 UDN; 591000 1,543,000
2 5/6/18 LaLiga Barcelona / Real Madrid beIN SPORTS ESP; 1057992 beIN SPORTS; 342372 1,400,364
3 5/1/18 UEFA CL Real Madrid / Bayern FS1; 471000 FOXD; 490000 961,000
4 5/6/18 Premier League Chelsea / Liverpool NBCSN; 574000 Telemundo; 209000 783,000
5 5/5/18 Premier League Everton / Southampton NBC; 756000 —; — 756,000
6 5/5/18 Liga MX Liguilla Monterrey / Tijuana —; — UDN; 689000 689,000
7 5/6/18 Liga MX Liguilla Santos / Tigres —; — UDN; 659000 659,000
8 5/3/18 Liga MX Liguilla Tigres / Santos —; — UDN; 620000 620,000
9 5/2/18 Liga MX Liguilla Tijuana / Monterrey —; — UDN; 557000 557,000
10 5/3/18 Liga MX Liguilla Morelia / Toluca —; — UDN; 549000 549,000
11 5/5/18 Liga MX Liguilla América / Pumas —; — UDN; 460000 460,000
12 5/2/18 UEFA CL Roma / Liverpool FS1; 390000 ESPND; — 390,000
13 5/5/18 MLS Los Angeles FC / FC Dallas Univision; 304000 UDN; 80000 384,000
14 5/6/18 Liga MX Liguilla Toluca / Morelia —; — UDN; 364000 364,000
15 5/5/18 MLS New York Red Bulls / New York City FC ESPN; 334000 ESPND; — 334,000
16 5/6/18 Premier League Man City / Huddersfield NBCSN; 290000 Unvso; 31000 321,000
17 5/3/18 UEFA EL Atlético Madrid / Arsenal FS1; 250000 —; — 250,000
18 5/4/18 Premier League Brighton / Man Utd NBCSN; 214000 Unvso; 214,000
19 5/5/18 Premier League Bournemouth / Swansea City NBCSN; 203000 —; — 203,000
20 5/5/18 Premier League Stoke City / Crystal Palace NBCSN; 180000 —; — 180,000
21 5/5/18 Premier League West Brom / Spurs CNBC; 109000 —; — 109,000
22 5/4/18 UEFA U17 Euro England U17 / Israel U17 —; — UDN; 6000 6,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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