Most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 30-August 5, 2018

The 2018 MLS All-Star Game drew a combined 947,000 viewers across ESPN and UniMás, a drop of more than 50% when compared to the 2017 All-Star Game against Real Madrid. The Spanish-language broadcast saw a 67% decrease in viewership with only 495,000 watching the match on UniMás this year. ESPN saw a slight 8% increase over FS1’s coverage last season, contributing 452,000 viewers to the total.

Atlanta United and Toronto FC played to a 2-2 draw Saturday afternoon with 207,000 people tuning in to watch the match on ESPN. It was the first time that a Canadian club has been featured on an ESPN broadcast in 2018. MLS matches on ESPN are averaging 267,833 so far this season. ESPN currently has 10 more MLS Regular Season broadcasts scheduled for the 2018 season.

The 2018 edition of the Tournament of Nations has concluded with the United States winning its first title. The tournament saw a significant drop in viewership this year with all of the USWNT’s matches moving from ESPN’s networks to FS1. This year’s tournament averaged just 304,667 viewers, down 45% from 551,667 in 2017.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 30-August 5, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 8/1 MLS All Star Game MLS / Juventus ESPN: 452000 / UniMás: 495000 947,000
2 8/4 Liga MX Cruz Azul / Tigres Univision: 718000 718,000
3 8/4 Liga MX Pachuca / América Univision: 691000 691,000
4 8/5 Liga MX Toluca / Chivas Univision: 591000 591,000
5 8/3 Liga MX Atlas / Pumas UniMás: 390000 390,000
6 8/5 Liga MX Tijuana / León FS1: 103000 / FOXD: 246000 349,000
7 8/2 Tournament of Nations USWNT / Brazil FS1: 332000 332,000
8 8/5 Liga MX Santos / Puebla UDN: 316000 316,000
9 7/31 Int’l Champions Cup Barcelona / Roma ESPN: 250000 250,000
10 8/4 Liga MX Necaxa / Lobos UDN: 217000 217,000
11 8/4 MLS Atlanta United / Toronto FC ESPN: 207000 207,000
12 8/4 Int’l Champions Cup Real Madrid / Juventus ESPN2: 151000 151,000
13 8/1 Int’l Champions Cup Chelsea / Arsenal ESPN2: 146000 146,000
14 8/3 Liga MX Veracruz / Morelia UDN: 143000 143,000
15 8/4 Liga MX Monterrey / Querétaro FOXD: 135000 135,000
16 8/4 Int’l Champions Cup Inter / Olympique Lyon ESPN: 134000 134,000
17 7/31 Int’l Champions Cup Man Utd / Real Madrid ESPN2: 125000 125,000
18 8/2 CONCACAF League Herediano / Santa Tecla UDN: 51000 51,000
19 8/2 CONCACAF League Tauro / Real España UDN: 50000 50,000
20 7/31 MLS Homegrown Game MLS / Tigres U20 UDN: 46000 46,000
21 7/30 UEFA U19 Championship (W) Germany (W) / Spain (W) UDN: 17000 17,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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