Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 25-October 7, 2018

The latest edition of the Mexican Súper Clásico featuring the nation’s two largest clubs Chivas de Guadalajara and Club América drew 1.677 million viewers on the evening of Sunday, September 30. It ranks as the fifth most-watched club football match in the United States in 2018 with the two clubs’ meeting in March on top at 2.485 million viewers. The match was also down nearly 13% from both the 2016 and 2017 Apertura meetings between the clubs.

Univision is seeing great success with their coverage of the UEFA Champions League. Viewership of the group stage en Español is up 84% from last season’s coverage on FOX Deportes and ESPN Deportes. Univision’s coverage of Wednesday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona drew 662,000 viewers, down slightly from 672,000 viewers for Liverpool-PSG in matchweek 1.

Major League Soccer broadcasts on ESPN have seen a sharp decrease in viewership since the start of the NFL season. The league is averaging just 204,750 viewers since the start of September. The league was averaging 271,412 viewers on the network prior to the All-Star break early in August. FOX Sports 1 has seen a similar decline in viewership with just one match since the All-Star break averaging more than 200,000 viewers on the network.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 25-October 7, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 9/30 Liga MX América / Chivas Univision: 1677000 1,677,000
2 10/6 Liga MX Chivas / Pumas Univision: 1089000 1,089,000
3 10/7 Premier League Liverpool / Man City NBCSN: 750000 / Telemundo: 293,000 1,043,000
4 10/6 Liga MX Tigres / Club América Univision: 983000 983,000
5 10/3 UEFA Champions League Spurs / Barcelona TNT: 272000 / Univision: 662000 934,000
6 10/6 Premier League Man Utd / Newcastle NBC: 789000 / Universo: 59,000 848,000/td>
7 9/29 Premier League Chelsea / Liverpool NBCSN: 524000 / Telemundo: 263000 787,000
8 9/29 Liga MX Pachuca / Cruz Azul Univision: 539000 / ESPND: 246000 785,000
9 10/2 UEFA Champions League CSKA Moskva / Real Madrid Univision: 390000 / UDN: 185000 575,000
10 10/7 Premier League Southampton / Chelsea NBCSN: 361000 / Telemundo: 128,000 489,000
11 9/30 Liga MX Pumas / Puebla Univision: 455000 455,000
12 10/7 Liga MX Toluca / Pachuca Univision: 402000 402,000
13 10/6 Premier League Spurs / Cardiff NBCSN: 341000 / Universo: 44,000 385,000
14 10/2 UEFA Champions League Man Utd / Valencia TNT: 234000 / UniMás: 115000 349,000
15 9/29 MLS Chicago Fire / Los Angeles FC Univision: 283000 / UDN: 63000 346,000
16 9/29 Premier League West Ham / Man Utd NBCSN: 287000 / Unvso: 47000 334,000
17 9/29 Premier League Man City / Brighton NBCSN: 276000 / Unvso: 52000 328,000
18 9/29 La Liga Real Madrid / Atlético Madrid beIN: 118000 / beIE: 205000 323,000
19 10/3 UEFA Champions League PSG / Crvena Zvezda TNT: 128000 / UniMás: 163000 291,000
20 10/6 Liga MX Cruz Azul / Monterrey UDN: 281000 281,000
21 10/7 CONCACAF WWCQ Panama / USWNT FS1: 192000 / UDN: 85000 277,000
22 10/6 MLS Atlanta United / New England Revolution Univision: 276000 276,000
23 9/30 MLS New York Red Bulls / Atlanta United ESPN: 244000 / ESPND: 19000 263,000
24 9/29 Liga MX Querétaro / Tigres ESPND: 76000 / UDN: 185000 261,000
25 9/28 Liga MX Atlas / Toluca UDN: 244000 244,000
26 9/30 Premier League Cardiff / Burnley NBCSN: 225000 225,000
27 10/5 Liga MX Veracruz / Necaxa UDN: 213000 213,000
28 9/30 Liga MX Lobos / Morelia UDN: 211000 211,000
29 10/6 Liga MX León / Morelia UDN: 204000 204,000
30 10/7 Premier League Fulham / Arsenal NBCSN: 170000 / Universo: 29,000 199,000
31 10/7 Liga MX Puebla / Lobos UDN: 193000 193,000
32 9/29 Liga MX Necaxa / Santos UDN: 189000 189,000
33 10/7 MLS DC United / Chicago Fire ESPN: 175000 175,000
34 10/2 UEFA Champions League Hoffenheim / Man City TNT: 143000 / Gala: 31000 174,000
35 10/5 Liga MX Santos / Atlas UDN: 171000 171,000
36 9/28 Liga MX Veracruz / León UDN: 146000 146,000
37 10/2 UEFA Champions League Juventus / Young Boys UniMás: 140000 140,000
38 9/26 US Open Cup Final Houston Dynamo / Philadelphia Union ESPN2: 136000 136,000
39 9/28 Bundesliga Hertha / Bayern FS1: 69000 / UniMás: 65000 134,000
40 9/29 Liga MX Monterrey / Tijuana FOXD: 134000 134,000
41 10/4 CONCACAF WWCQ USWNT / Mexico UDN: 134000 134,000
42 9/30 MLS Sporting Kansas City / Real Salt Lake FS1: 103000 / FOXD: 28000 131,000
43 10/4 UEFA Europa League Spartak Moskva / Villarreal UniMás: 131000 131,000
44 9/26 La Liga Sevilla / Real Madrid beIE: 127000 127,000
45 9/29 La Liga Barcelona / Bilbao beIN: 30000 / beIE: 94000 124,000
46 10/6 Bundesliga Dortmund / Augsburg UDN: 91000 91,000
47 9/30 Bundesliga Frankfurt / Hannover FS1: 48000 / UDN: 41000 89,000
48 9/29 Premier League Huddersfield / Spurs CNBC: 85000 85,000
49 9/25 Bundesliga Bayern / Augsburg FS1: 74000 74,000
50 9/29 Ligue 1 Nice / PSG beIN: 19000 / beIE: 55000 74,000
51 9/27 CONCACAF League Motagua / Tauro UDN: 70000 70,000
52 9/27 CONCACAF League Árabe Unido / Herediano UDN: 49000 49,000
53 9/29 Acenso MX FC Juarez / Zacatepec ESPND: 49000 49,000
54 9/26 La Liga Leganes / Barcelona beIE: 47000 47,000
55 9/30 2. Bundesliga Hamburg / St. Pauli FS1: 45000 45,000
56 10/2 UEFA Champions League Bayern / Ajax Gala: 40000 40,000
57 10/4 UEFA Europa League Betis / Dudelange UniMás: 33000 33,000
58 10/4 UEFA Europa League Standart Liège / Akhisar Belediyespor UDN: 32000 32,000
59 9/27 La Liga Girona / Betis beIE: 30000 30,000
60 9/29 Bundesliga Schalke / Mainz FS2: 16000 / UDN: 13000 29,000
61 10/4 UEFA Europa League Milan / Piraeus UDN: 23000 23,000
62 10/3 UEFA Champions League Lokomotiv Moskva / Schalke Gala: 20000 20,000
63 10/7 Bundesliga Freiburg / Leverkusen UDN: 19000 19,000
64 10/4 UEFA Europa League Qarabag / Arsenal Gala: 18000 18,000
65 10/3 UEFA Champions League Atlético Madrid / Club Brugge Gala: 13000 13,000
66 10/4 UEFA Europa League Frankfurt / Lazio Gala: 13000 13,000
67 10/5 Bundesliga Bremen / Wolfsburg UDN: 11000 11,000
68 10/4 UEFA Europa League Astana / Rennes UDN: 9000 9,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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  1. Brian October 19, 2018

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