Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 18-23, 2018

September 19th’s Campeones Cup match between Toronto FC and Tigres UANL averaged a combined 1.2 million viewers, with Univision contributing 1.1 million viewers to the total and ESPN2 providing an additional 101,000 viewers. Tigres’ 3-1 victory over Toronto FC currently ranks as the second most-watched club soccer match in the United States since the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Early UEFA Champions League viewership numbers are looking great for Univision, Champions League matches on their networks are averaging 551,250 viewers through the first four broadcast windows with viewership peaking at 762,000 for the Tuesday September 18 late kickoff with 672,000 of those watching Liverpool’s victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Univision. TNT contributed an additional 330,000 viewers for the Liverpool-PSG match, giving it a total average viewership of just over 1 million viewers. No UEFA Champions League match outside of the final drew 1 million viewers last season.

Ratings for NBC’s Saturday Premier League games aired between 12:30-2:30pm ET are in decline for the third consecutive week as last Saturday afternoon’s Brighton-Spurs match saw the league’s lowest viewership on the network so far this season at just 754,000 viewers. Through six matches, the Premier League on NBC is averaging 854,667 viewers, up a slight 2% from the first six matches of last season.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 18-23, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 9/19 Campeones Cup Toronto FC / Tigres ESPN2: 101000 / Univision: 1100000 1,201,000
2 9/18 UEFA Champions League Liverpool / PSG TNT: 330000 / Univision: 672000 1,002,000
3 9/22 Premier League Brighton / Spurs NBC: 754000 / Unvso: 36000 790,000
4 9/18 UEFA Champions League Barcelona / PSV Eindhoven TNT: 164000 / Univision: 618000 782,000
5 9/19 UEFA Champions League Real Madrid / Roma TNT: 235000 / Univision: 491000 726,000
6 9/23 Premier League Arsenal / Everton NBCSN: 401000 / Telemundo: 238000 639,000
7 9/23 Liga MX Tigres / Monterrey UniMás: 625000 625,000
8 9/21 Liga MX Puebla / América UDN: 555000 555,000
9 9/22 Premier League Liverpool / Southampton NBCSN: 408000 / Unvso: 40000 448,000
10 9/23 Liga MX Santos / Veracruz UniMás: 407000 407,000
11 9/22 Liga MX Cruz Azul / Atlas UDN: 403000 403,000
12 9/23 Premier League West Ham / Chelsea NBCSN: 292000 / Telemundo: 85000 377,000
13 9/22 Liga MX León / Lobos UDN: 370000 370,000
14 9/23 Liga MX Chivas / Querétaro UniMás: 304000 304,000
15 9/22 MLS Los Angeles FC / San Jose Earthquakes Univision/UDN: 30300 303,000
16 9/21 Liga MX Morelia / Pumas UDN: 255000 255,000
17 9/19 MLS San Jose Earthquakes / Atlanta United UniMás: 115000 / UDN: 131000 246,000
18 9/23 MLS LA Galaxy / Seattle Sounders FS1: 133000 / FOXD: 78000 211,000
19 9/22 Liga MX Toluca / Necaxa UDN: 208000 208,000
20 9/23 MLS Philadelphia Union / Sporting Kansas City ESPN: 184000 184,000
21 9/22 Premier League Fulham / Watford NBCSN: 175000 175,000
22 9/22 Bundesliga Schalke / Bayern UDN: 153000 153,000
23 9/19 UEFA Champions League Valencia / Juventus UniMás: 136000 136,000
24 9/19 UEFA Champions League Ajax / Athens UniMás: 112000 112,000
25 9/22 Liga MX Tijuana / Pachuca FOXD: 94000 94,000
26 9/18 UEFA Champions League Monaco / Atlético Madrid UniMás: 80000 80,000
27 9/20 UEFA Europa League Arsenal / Vorskla UniMás: 68000 68,000
28 9/23 La Liga Barcelona / Girona beIN: 62000 62,000
29 9/20 CONCACAF League Tauro / Motagua UDN: 55000 55,000
30 9/20 UEFA Europa League PAOK / Chelsea UniMás: 51000 51,000
31 9/20 UEFA Europa League Villarreal / Rangers UDN: 48000 48,000
32 9/20 CONCACAF League Herediano / Árabe Unido UDN: 40000 40,000
33 9/19 UEFA Champions League Man City / Lyon Gala: 38000 38,000
34 9/20 UEFA Europa League Dudelange / Milan UDN: 33000 33,000
35 9/19 UEFA Champions League Shakhtar / Hoffenheim Gala: 28000 28,000
36 9/20 UEFA Europa League Sevilla / Liège Gala: 28000 28,000
37 9/22 Bundesliga Hoffenheim / Dortmund UDN: 27000 27,000
38 9/20 UEFA Europa League Olympiackos Piraeus / Real Betis Gala: 26000 26,000
39 9/18 UEFA Champions League Inter Milan / Spurs Gala: 20000 20,000
40 9/21 Bundesliga Stuttgart / Düsseldorf UDN: 19000 19,000
41 9/18 UEFA Champions League Schalke / Porto Gala: 10000 10,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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