Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 14-28, 2018

The Liga MX Clasura final series featuring Toluca and Santos Laguna averaged 1.871 million viewers over both legs on Univision and Univision Deportes, which was a 7% drop from the 2017 Clasura final between Chivas de Guadalajara and Tigres.

FOX’s final UEFA Champion’s League broadcast averaged record 2.004 million viewers as Real Madrid celebrated their third consecutive Champions League title. Viewership for the English-language FOX broadcast was up 14% from the 2017 final that saw Real Madrid defeat Juventus and up 18% from the 2016 final where Real Madrid defeated local rival Atlético Madrid.

Spanish-language viewership on ESPN Deportes averaged 1,020,000.

FOX also saw great success with what could be their final FA Cup Final broadcast as the match between Manchester United and Chelsea drew 1.075 million viewers to the network, a new record audience for the competition. Viewership for the Final on FOX saw a 38% increase from FOX’s first FA Cup Final broadcast back in 2013 and was the only final to break 1 million viewers on FOX along with the 2016 Final which also featured Manchester United. The match also saw an additional 138,000 viewers on FOX Deportes.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 14-28, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 5/26/18 UEFA CL Final Real Madrid / Liverpool FOX; 2004000 ESPND; 1020000 3,024,000
2 5/20/18 Liga MX Liguilla Final Toluca / Santos Univision; 1433000 UDN; 710000 2,143,000
3 5/28/18 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Wales —; — UniMás; 1880000 1,880,000
4 5/17/18 Liga MX Liguilla Final Santos / Toluca Univision; 986000 UDN; 613000 1,599,000
5 5/19/18 FA Cup Final Chelsea / Man Utd FOX; 1075000 FOXD; 138000 1,213,000
6 5/28/18 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Bolivia FS1; 445000 UniMás; 610000 1,055,000
7 5/19/18 MLS Portland Timbers / LAFC FOX; 465000 —; — 465,000
8 5/25/18 MLS Houston Dynamo / New York City FC UniMás & UDN; 281000 —; — 281,000
9 5/20/18 MLS Atlanta United / New York Red Bulls FS1; 176000 —; — 176,000
10 5/22/18 Friendly Los Angeles FC / Dortmund FS1; 104000 UDN; 52000 156,000
11 5/27/18 MLS Sporting Kansas City / Columbus Crew SC FS1; 144000 —; — 144,000
12 5/16/18 UEFA EL Final Marseille / Atlético Madrid FS1; 130000 —; — 130,000
13 5/25/18 MLS LA Galaxy / San Jose Earthquakes —; — UDN; 107000 107,000
14 5/20/18 UEFA U17 Euro Final Italy U17 / Netherlands U17 —; — UDN; 79000 79,000
15 5/14/18 UEFA U17 Euro Netherlands U17 / Ireland U17 —; — UDN; 19000 19,000
16 5/21/18 UEFA U17 Euro Final (W) Germany U17 / Spain U17 —; — UDN; 14000 14,000
17 5/14/18 UEFA U17 Euro Belgium U17 / Spain U17 —; — UDN; 13000 13,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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