Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 10-21, 2018

The United States Women’s National Team’s 2-0 victory over Canada in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship Final was the most-watched women’s soccer match in the United States in 2018. The match averaged 736,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1, which is a massive 146% increase from the United State’s semifinal match against Jamaica that saw them qualify for both the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru. Univision Deportes also contributed an additional 146,000 viewers to the broadcast of the final, making it the most-watched women’s soccer match on Univision’s networks in 2018.

Univision and their networks continue to be the strongest source of MLS viewership since the All-Star break with DC United’s match against the Chicago Fire on October 13 drawing 336,000 on Univision and Univision Deportes. MLS broadcasts on Univision, UniMás and Univision Deportes are averaging 292,120 viewers across 25 broadcasts so far this season. That number jumps sharply to 340,769 viewers for the 13 matches that were featured on the main Univision network.

Premier League viewership on NBC’s broadcast network is continuing to outperform last season’s numbers, now averaging 837,625 viewers through the first eight broadcasts this season, up nearly 8% from the first eight broadcasts of last season.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 10-21, 2018:

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 10/11 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Costa Rica Univision: 1840000 1,840,000
2 10/11 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Colombia FS1: 280000 / Univision: 1285000 1,565,000
3 10/16 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Chile UniMás: 1373000 1,373,000
4 10/16 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Peru ESPN2: 347000 / UniMás: 885000 1,232,000
5 10/17 CONCACAF WWCQ Canada / USWNT FS1: 736000 / UDN: 146000 882,000
6 10/20 Premier League Huddersfield / Liverpool NBC: 784000 / Universo: 39,000 823,000
7 10/20 Liga MX Apertura Club América / Tijuana Univision: 702000 702,000
8 10/20 Premier League West Ham / Spurs NBCSN: 491000 / Universo: 67,000 558,000
9 10/20 Premier League Chelsea / Man Utd NBCSN: 485000 / Universo: 68,000 553,000
10 10/21 Liga MX Apertura Lobos / Chivas Univision: 517000 517,000
11 10/20 Liga MX Apertura Necaxa / León Univision: 516000 516,000
12 10/14 CONCACAF WWCQ USWNT / Jamaica FS1: 299000 / UDN: 92000 391,000
13 10/13 MLS DC United / FC Dallas Univision: 336000 336,000
14 10/21 Liga MX Apertura Morelia / Puebla UDN: 325000 325,000
15 10/14 UEFA Nations League Poland / Italy ESPN: 170000 / UDN: 147000 317,000
16 10/20 Liga MX Apertura Querétaro / Cruz Azul UDN: 298000 298,000
17 10/21 Premier League Everton / Crystal Palace NBCSN: 284000 284,000
18 10/16 UEFA Nations League France / Germany UniMás: 126000 / UDN: 152000 278,000
19 10/13 UEFA Nations League Netherlands / Germany UniMás: 263000 263,000
20 10/21 Liga MX Apertura Pumas / Tigres UDN: 236000 236,000
21 10/19 Liga MX Apertura Atlas / Veracruz UDN: 216000 216,000
22 10/15 UEFA Nations League Spain / England UniMás: 99000 / UDN: 106000 205,000
23 10/20 Liga MX Apertura Pachuca / Santos UDN: 193000 193,000
24 10/21 MLS Atlanta United / Chicago Fire ESPN: 163000 163,000
25 10/13 Friendly San Jose Earthquakes / Cruz Azul UDN: 157000 157,000
26 10/21 MLS Minnesota United / Los Angeles Galaxy ESPN: 136000 136,000
27 10/13 CONCACAF Nations League Q El Salvador / Barbados UDN: 118000 118,000
28 10/21 Serie A Frosinone / Empoli ESPN2: 112000 112,000
29 10/12 UEFA Nations League Croatia / England UDN: 106000 106,000
30 10/14 Int’l Friendly Scotland / Portugal UDN: 101000 101,000
31 10/10 CONCACAF WWCQ Trinidad & Tobago / USWNT UDN: 99000 99,000
32 10/13 UEFA Nations League Norway / Slovenia UDN: 97000 97,000
33 10/11 UEFA Nations League Poland / Portugal UDN: 72000 72,000
34 10/10 Int’l Friendly Italy / Ukraine UDN: 45000 45,000
35 10/14 UEFA Nations League Romania / Serbia UDN: 40000 40,000
36 10/13 UEFA Nations League Slovakia / Czech Republic UDN: 21000 21,000
37 10/20 Bundesliga Schalke / Bremen UDN: 15000 15,000
38 10/19 Bundesliga Frankfurt / Düsseldorf UDN: 12000 12,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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  1. JP October 26, 2018
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