Most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 19-29, 2018

Liga MX has returned, averaging 379,765 viewers per match window through the first two weeks of the 2018 Apertura, down from 551,385 viewers in the first two weeks of the 2017 Apertura. Even with the benefit of three extra broadcasts to open the 2018 Apertura, total viewership is also down 10% from 7.168 million viewers in the first two weeks of 2017 to 6.456 million in 2018. This may partially be explained by the leagues two most popular clubs playing away during the opening week of the season, forcing them out of their favored late Saturday night kickoffs on Univision.

The United States Women’s Tournament of Nations match against Australia was the most-watched soccer match on English-language television in the two weeks since the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the MLS match immediately following, drawing 386,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1, beating out all of ESPN’s International Champions Cup matches to date.

Atlanta United’s 3-1 victory over DC United on July 21 was watched by 341,000 viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes bringing Univision’s average viewership up to 305,786 viewers through their first 14 broadcasts of the MLS season, an increase of 20% over their average through 14 broadcasts last season.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 19-29, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 7/28/18 Liga MX Chivas / Cruz Azul Univision; 823000 —; — 823,000
2 7/28/18 Liga MX América / Atlas Univision; 706000 —; — 706,000
3 7/22/18 Liga MX Necaxa / América —; — UDN; 571000 571,000
4 7/22/18 Liga MX Toluca / Morelia Univision; 447000 —; — 447,000
5 7/29/18 Liga MX Pumas / Necaxa Univision; 435000 —; — 435,000
6 7/29/18 Liga MX León / Monterrey —; — UDN; 394000 394,000
7 7/21/18 Liga MX Cruz Azul / Puebla —; — UDN; 389000 389,000
8 7/29/18 Tournament of Nations USWNT / Australia FS1; 386000 —; — 386,000
9 7/21/18 Liga MX Pachuca / Monterrey Univision; 385000 —; — 385,000
10 7/29/18 Liga MX Tigres / Tijuana —; — UDN; 373000 373,000
11 7/21/18 Liga MX Tigres / Leon Univision; 363000 —; — 363,000
12 7/21/18 MLS Atlanta United / DC United Univision/UDN; 341000 —; — 341,000
13 7/28/18 Int’l Champions Cup Man Utd / Liverpool ESPN; 319000 ESPND; — 319,000
14 7/28/18 Int’l Champions Cup Bayern / Man City ESPN; 294000 ESPND; — 294,000
15 7/26/18 MLS LAFC / LA Galaxy ESPN; 291000 ESPND; — 291,000
16 7/22/18 Int’l Champions Cup Liverpool / Dortmund ESPN; 282000 ESPND; — 282,000
17 7/21/18 Liga MX Tijuana / Chivas FS1; — FOXD; 269000 269,000
18 7/25/18 Int’l Champions Cup Milan / Man Utd ESPN; 257000 ESPND; — 257,000
19 7/25/18 Int’l Champions Cup Man City / Liverpool ESPN2; 246000 ESPND; — 246,000
20 7/20/18 Liga MX Atlas / Querétaro —; — UDN; 235000 235,000
21 7/22/18 Liga MX Santos / Lobos —; — UDN; 215000 215,000
22 7/28/18 MLS Sporting Kansas City / FC Dallas ESPN; 211000 ESPND; — 211,000
23 7/27/18 Liga MX Puebla / Toluca —; — UDN; 202000 202,000
24 7/28/18 Liga MX Querétaro / Pachuca —; — UDN; 198000 198,000
25 7/28/18 Int’l Champions Cup Barcelona / Spurs ESPN; 197000 ESPND; — 197,000
26 7/26/18 Tournament of Nations USWNT / Japan FS1; 196000 —; — 196,000
27 7/29/18 MLS Seattle Sounders / NYCFC ESPN; 191000 ESPND; — 191,000
28 7/20/18 Liga MX Veracruz / Pumas —; — UDN; 179000 179,000
29 7/26/18 MLS Orlando City SC / NYCFC ESPN; 176000 ESPND; — 176,000
30 7/28/18 Int’l Champions Cup Benfica / Juventus ESPN2; 160000 ESPND; — 160,000
31 7/25/18 Int’l Champions Cup Roma / Spurs ESPN2; 152000 —; — 152,000
32 7/20/18 Int’l Champions Cup Man City / Dortmund ESPN2; 146000 ESPND; — 146,000
33 7/29/18 Liga MX Lobos / Veracruz —; — UDN; 143000 143,000
34 7/29/18 MLS LA Galaxy / Orlando City SC FS1; 140000 FOXD; — 140,000
35 7/27/18 Liga MX Morelia / Santos —; — UDN; 129000 129,000
36 7/29/18 UEFA U19 Championship Portugal / Italy —; — UDN; 65000 65,000
37 7/26/18 UEFA U19 Championship Italy / France —; — UDN; 17000 17,000
38 7/30/18 UEFA U19 Championship (W) Germany (W) / Spain (W) —; — UDN; 17000 17,000
39 7/20/18 UEFA U19 Championship Turkey / France —; — UDN; 11000 11,000
40 7/19/18 UEFA U19 Championship Portugal / Italy —; — UDN; 10000 10,000
41 7/23/18 UEFA U19 Championship England / France —; — UDN; 10000 10,000
42 7/26/18 UEFA U19 Championship Ukraine / Portugal —; — UDN; 2000 2,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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