Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 20-24, 2018

Mexico’s second round victory over Korea drew a combined 11.037 million viewers to FOX and Telemundo, making it the most-watched match of the World Cup thus far. It was also Telemundo’s most-watched match with 6.6 million viewers tuning in to their coverage.

Germany’s comeback victory over Sweden surpassed FOX’s previous high for viewership, drawing 5.397 million viewers to the English-language broadcast. This represents an increase of over 1 million viewers from FOX’s highest viewed game in round 1 between Brazil and Switzerland.

Overall, the second round of World Cup games saw a 15.43% increase in viewership with FOX Sports making up a large majority of the increase seeing viewership rise on their networks by 25%. Telemundo saw just a 6% increase from their first-round coverage.

FOX’s Major League Soccer broadcast directly following Poland’s World Cup match against Colombia was easily the highest rated match so far this season with 1.074 million viewers tuning in. It was also FOX’s highest-rated MLS broadcast ever for a game not attached to an NFL broadcast.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 20-24, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 6/23/18 World Cup Korea / Mexico FOX; 4437000 Telemundo; 6600000 11,037,000
2 6/23/18 World Cup Germany / Sweden FOX; 5397000 Telemundo; 3430000 8,827,000
3 6/24/18 World Cup Poland / Colombia FOX; 4384000 Telemundo; 3540000 7,924,000
4 6/24/18 World Cup Japan / Senegal FOX; 3505000 Telemundo; 2380000 5,885,000
5 6/21/18 World Cup Argentina / Croatia FOX; 2560000 Telemundo; 2030000 4,590,000
6 6/21/18 World Cup France / Peru FOX; 1930000 Telemundo; 1950000 3,880,000
7 6/20/18 World Cup Iran / Spain FOX; 2240000 Telemundo; 1630000 3,870,000
8 6/22/18 World Cup Serbia / Switzerland FOX; 2310000 Telemundo; 1410000 3,720,000
9 6/22/18 World Cup Nigeria / Iceland FOX; 2240000 Telemundo; 1340000 3,580,000
10 6/24/18 World Cup England / Panama FS1; 1623000 Telemundo; 1510000 3,133,000
11 6/23/18 World Cup Belgium / Tunisia FOX; 1861000 Telemundo; 1270000 3,131,000
12 6/20/18 World Cup Uruguay / Saudi Arabia FOX; 1560000 Telemundo; 1390000 2,950,000
13 6/22/18 World Cup Brazil / Costa Rica FS1; 1215000 Telemundo; 1560000 2,775,000
14 6/20/18 World Cup Portugal / Morocco FS1; 1082000 Telemundo; 1270000 2,352,000
15 6/21/18 World Cup Denmark / Australia FS1; 854000 Telemundo; 913000 1,767,000
16 6/24/18 MLS Atlanta United / Portland Timbers FOX; 1074000 FOXD; — 1,074,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

 

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