Most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 6-15, 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Final contested by France and Croatia averaged 16.62 million television viewers across the FOX broadcast network and Telemundo channels. FOX’s English-language coverage drew the largest share of the viewership with 68%, a three percent increase from the 2014 Final.

The knockout stage averaged 8.15 million viewers across both networks with 59% of viewers choosing to watch the 2nd half of the tournament on FOX’s networks. The final 16 matches averaged 4.8 million viewers on FOX and FOX Sports 1, a 1.35 million viewer drop from ESPN’s coverage in the 2014 tournament.

Atlanta United’s match against Seattle Sounders following France’s victory over Croatia averaged a season-high 1.558 million viewers, bringing the average MLS audience on the FOX broadcast network up to 988,000. FOX’s four MLS broadcasts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup averaged 1.225 million viewers. It’s also just the 7th MLS regular season broadcast to draw more than 1 million viewers since the league entered its current broadcast agreement in 2016 with FOX accounting for six of the seven and Univision contributing one in 2016.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 6-15, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 7/15/18 World Cup France / Croatia FOX; 11300000 Telemundo; 5320000 16,620,000
2 7/7/18 World Cup Croatia / Russia FOX; 6317000 Telemundo; 2800000 9,117,000
3 7/11/18 World Cup England / Croatia FOX; 5504000 Telemundo; 2750000 8,254,000
4 7/10/18 World Cup Belgium / France FOX; 4400000 Telemundo; 2320000 6,720,000
5 7/7/18 World Cup England / Sweden FOX; 4763000 Telemundo; 1940000 6,703,000
6 7/6/18 World Cup Brazil / Belgium FS1; 3519000 Telemundo; 2900000 6,419,000
7 7/6/18 World Cup Uruguay / France FS1; 2548000 Telemundo; 2080000 4,628,000
8 7/14/18 World Cup England / Belgium FOX; 3000000 Telemundo; 1570000 4,570,000
9 7/15/18 MLS Atlanta United / Seattle Sounders FOX; 1558000 FOXD; — 1,558,000
10 7/15/18 Campeon de Campeones Tigres / Santos Univision; 421000 —; — 421,000
11 7/15/18 SuperCopa MX Monterrey / Necaxa Univision; 315000 —; — 315,000
12 7/15/18 MLS LAFC / Portland Timbers ESPN; 253000 ESPND; — 253,000
13 7/8/18 Friendly Morelia / Club América —; — UDN; 182000 182,000
14 7/7/18 MLS LAFC / Orlando City SC FS1; 127000 FOXD; — 127,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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