Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 6-16, 2018

The September 11 international friendly between the United States and Mexico in Nashville drew a combined 3.127 million viewers, making it the most-watched non-World Cup soccer match on American television in 2018. The United States’ defeat against Brazil four days earlier was watched by a combined 1.912 million viewers, making it the second most-watched match involving the United States Men’s National Team team this year.

In MLS, New York City FC and DC United’s 1-1 draw on September 8 was the most-watched MLS match on American television without a World Cup lead-in since the Portland Timbers 2-1 victory over Los Angeles FC on May 19 drew 465,000 viewers.

Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Watford averaged 806,000 viewers on NBC, up 30% from last season’s corresponding match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur which drew just 621,000 viewers. Premier League matches on NBC are up 2.5% through the first five broadcasts of the 2018-19 season.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 6-16, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 9/11 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Mexico ESPN: 827000 / Univision: 2300000 3,127,000
2 9/7 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Brazil FS1: 512000 / Univision: 1400000 1,912,000
3 9/7 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Uruguay —: — / Univision: 1900000 1,900,000
4 9/15 Premier League Watford / Man Utd NBC: 806000 / Unvso: 47000 853,000
5 9/15 Liga MX América / Morelia Univision: 734000 / —: — 734,000
6 9/8 UEFA Nations League England / Spain UniMás: 239000 / UDN: 223000 462,000
7 9/15 Premier League Spurs / Liverpool NBCSN: 388000 / Unvso: 47000 435,000
8 9/9 UEFA Nations League France / Netherlands UniMás: 213000 / UDN: 181000 394,000
9 9/8 MLS New York City FC / DC United UniMás: 377000 / UDN: — 377,000
10 9/15 Premier League Man City / Fulham NBCSN: 294000 / Unvso: 28000 322,000
11 9/16 Premier League Everton / West Ham NBCSN: 322000 / —: — 322,000
12 9/15 MLS Colorado Rapids / Atlanta United Univision: 290000 / UDN: — 290,000
13 9/15 Liga MX Monterrey / Chivas FS2: — / FOXD: 227000 227,000
14 9/16 MLS DC United / New York Red Bulls ESPN: 216000 / ESPND: — 216,000
15 9/14 Liga MX Veracruz / Toluca —: — / UDN: 213000 213,000
16 9/16 Liga MX Atlas / Tijuana —: — / UDN: 196000 196,000
17 9/10 UEFA Nations League Portugal / Italy —: — / UDN: 190000 190,000
18 9/7 UEFA Nations League Italy / Poland ESPN2: 132000 / UDN: 55000 187,000
19 9/15 Premier League Chelsea / Cardiff CNBC: 181000 / —: — 181,000
20 9/16 Liga MX Santos / León —: — / UDN: 172000 172,000
21 9/15 Liga MX Querétaro / Puebla —: — / UDN: 146000 146,000
22 9/6 UEFA Nations League Germany / France ESPN2: — / UDN: 144000 144,000
23 9/11 UEFA Nations League Spain / Croatia ESPN2: — / UDN: 140000 140,000
24 9/8 UEFA Nations League Switzerland / Iceland —: — / UDN: 93000 93,000
25 9/9 UEFA Nations League Denmark / Wales —: — / UDN: 91000 91,000
26 9/14 Bundesliga Dortmund / Frankfurt FS1: — / UDN: 90000 90,000
27 9/15 Liga MX Pachuca / Tigres —: — / Gala: 62000 62,000
28 9/4 Int’l Friendly (W) USWNT / Chile ESPN2: — / UDN: 49000 49,000
29 9/9 UEFA Nations League Ukraine / Slovakia —: — / UDN: 30000 30,000
30 9/8 UEFA Nations League Northern Ireland / Bosnia —: — / UDN: 19000 19,000
31 9/15 Bundesliga RB Leipzig / Hannover FS2: — / UDN: 19000 19,000
32 9/15 Bundesliga Mönchengladbach / Schalke FS2: — / UDN: 13000 13,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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