Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 25-July 3, 2018

FOX Sports and Telemundo Deportes averaged a combined 4.9 million viewers for the final round of the Group Stage, up 24% from the first round of matches and up 7.5% from the second round. Viewership for the third games in the Group Stage peaked for Mexico’s match against Sweden with FOX and Telemundo combining for 6.565 million viewers, a 40% decrease from Mexico’s victory over Korea.

World Cup viewership saw a massive 71.5% increase for the Round of 16 when compared to the Group Stage. Round of 16 matches averaged nearly 7.5 million viewers compared to 4.3 million average viewers for the entire Group Stage.

Portugal and Ronaldo’s exit from the tournament on June 30 proved to be the most-watched match of the round with 9.689 million viewers, beating Mexico’s match against Brazil by over 500,000 viewers.

FOX’s FIFA World Cup lead-ins to Major League Soccer broadcasts continue to pay off as Saturday’s Cascadia Cup clash following Uruguay’s victory over Portugal drew a season-high 1.159 million viewers. The following day, Toronto FC’s match against the New York Red Bulls drew 1.1 million viewers making it three consecutive MLS broadcasts to break the one million viewer mark.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 25-July 3, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 6/30/18 World Cup Uruguay / Portugal FOX; 5879000 Telemundo; 3810000 9,689,000
2 7/2/18 World Cup Brazil / Mexico FS1; 4181000 Telemundo; 4960000 9,141,000
3 7/1/18 World Cup Croatia / Denmark FOX; 5912000 Telemundo; 3110000 9,022,000
4 7/1/18 World Cup Spain / Russia FOX; 5118000 Telemundo; 3530000 8,648,000
5 6/30/18 World Cup France / Argentina FOX; 4693000 Telemundo; 3510000 8,203,000
6 7/3/18 World Cup England / Colombia FOX; 4375000 Telemundo; 2740000 7,115,000
7 6/27/18 World Cup Mexico / Sweden FOX; 2165000 Telemundo; 4400000 6,565,000
8 7/2/18 World Cup Belgium / Japan FOX; 3499000 Telemundo; 1610000 5,109,000
9 6/26/18 World Cup Nigeria / Argentina FOX; 2613000 Telemundo; 2390000 5,003,000
10 6/27/18 World Cup Serbia / Brazil FOX; 2320000 Telemundo; 2120000 4,440,000
11 6/25/18 World Cup Iran / Portugal FOX; 2200000 Telemundo; 1670000 3,870,000
12 6/28/18 World Cup Senegal / Colombia FOX; 1900000 Telemundo; 1890000 3,790,000
13 6/28/18 World Cup England / Belgium FOX; 2400000 Telemundo; 1360000 3,760,000
14 6/25/18 World Cup Uruguay / Russia FOX; 1600000 Telemundo; 1670000 3,270,000
15 7/3/18 World Cup Sweden / Switzerland FS1; 1691000 Telemundo; 1280000 2,971,000
16 6/26/18 World Cup Australia / Peru FS1; 376000 Telemundo; 1500000 1,876,000
17 6/26/18 World Cup Denmark / France FOX; 1700000 Unvso; 81000 1,781,000
18 6/27/18 World Cup Korea / Germany FS1; 1020000 Unvso; 151000 1,171,000
19 6/30/18 MLS Seattle Sounders / Portland Timbers FOX; 1159000 FOXD; — 1,159,000
20 7/1/18 MLS Toronto FC / New York Red Bulls FOX; 1109000 FOXD; — 1,109,000
21 6/25/18 World Cup Spain / Morocco FS1; 879000 Unvso; 153000 1,032,000
22 6/27/18 World Cup Switzerland / Costa Rica FS1; 571000 Unvso; 109000 680,000
23 6/26/18 World Cup Iceland / Croatia FS1; 562000 Unvso; 41000 603,000
24 6/28/18 World Cup Japan / Poland FS1; 422000 Unvso; 29000 451,000
25 6/28/18 World Cup Panama / Tunisia FS1; 314000 Unvso; 89000 403,000
26 6/25/18 World Cup Saudi Arabia / Egypt FS1; 301000 Unvso; 38000 339,000
27 6/30/18 MLS Atlanta United / Orlando City SC ESPN; 285000 ESPND; — 285,000
28 6/30/18 MLS San Jose Earthquakes / LA Galaxy UniMás/UDN; 276000 —; — 276,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

 

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