Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 22-28, 2018

Cruz Azul’s 0-0 draw with Club América drew over 1.2 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes last Saturday evening to make it the most-watched club soccer match in the United States for the month of October.

Last week’s UEFA Champions League Group Stage match between Manchester United and Juventus, which drew a combined 847,000 viewers on TNT and Univision, ranks as the sixth most-watched club soccer match in October. Regarding TNT, Turner is delivering a record audience on TNT – including +52% in viewership versus last year’s English-language Group Stage coverage. Also, viewership for Turner’s B/R Football Matchday telecasts is +99% when compared to last year’s English language UEFA Champions League pre-match shows on FOX Sports through 10 telecasts.

In concerning news, Major League Soccer’s only broadcast in the top 25 for the month comes in at number 24 for October 13th’s broadcast on Univision featuring DC United and FC Dallas.

The 2018 Major League Soccer Regular Season has come to an end with Univision’s networks seeing a 16% increase average viewership for Major League Soccer matches. On the English-language side, viewership is down on both ESPN and FOX Sports 1 with both networks failing on multiple occasions to draw more than 200,000 viewers to their MLS broadcasts.

Serie A viewership appears to be struggling on ESPN’s linear channels with Sunday’s broadcast featuring AC Milan and Sampdoria drawing only 122,000 viewers on ESPN’s main network. However, it does appear to be outperforming FOX Sports’ much more frequent Bundesliga broadcasts so far this season.

Meanwhile, average viewership for Monday Premier League matches on NBCSN this season (225,000) is up 37% from this point last year, while Monday premiere episodes of The Men in Blazers Show on NBCSN (126,000) are up 56% in viewership compared to 2017 at this point

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 10/27 Liga MX Apertura Cruz Azul / Club América Univision: 678000 / UDN: 549000 1,227,000
2 10/27 Liga MX Apertura Chivas / Morelia Univision: 472000 / UDN: 432000 904,000
3 10/23 UCL Group Stage Man Utd / Juventus TNT: 316000 / Univision: 531000 847,000
4 10/24 UCL Group Stage Barcelona / Inter TNT: 216000 / Univision: 561000 777,000
5 10/27 Premier League Leicetser City / West Ham NBC: 710000 / Unvso: 50000 760,000
6 10/27 Premier League Liverpool / Cardiff NBCSN: 416000 / Unvso: 43000 459,000
7 10/28 Premier League Crystal Palace / Arsenal NBCSN: 353000 353,000
8 10/24 UCL Group Stage PSV Eindhoven / Spurs TNT: 138000 / UniMás: 197000 335,000
9 10/27 Liga MX Apertura Necaxa / Atlas UDN: 274000 274,000
10 10/23 UCL Group Stage AEK Athens / Bayern TNT: 138000 / UniMás: 128000 266,000
11 10/28 Premier League Man Utd / Everton NBC: / Telemundo: 243000 243,000
12 10/22 Premier League Leciester City / Arsenal NBCSN: 211000 211,000
13 10/26 Liga MX Apertura Veracruz / Pachuca UDN: 192000 192,000
14 10/26 Liga MX Apertura Santos / Monterrey UDN: 185000 185,000
15 10/28 Liga MX Apertura León / Puebla UDN: 178000 178,000
16 10/27 Bundesliga Dortmund / Hertha UniMás: 158000 158,000
17 10/28 Liga MX Apertura Toluca / Querétaro UDN: 134000 134,000
18 10/24 UCL Group Stage PSG / Napoli UniMás: 122000 122,000
19 10/28 Serie A AC Milan / Sampdoria ESPN: 122000 122,000
20 10/23 UCL Group Stage Real Madrid / Viktoria Plzen UniMás: 119000 119,000
21 10/25 CONCACAF League Herediano / Motagua UDN: 81000 81,000
22 10/25 UEL Group Stage Villarreal / Rapid Wien UniMás: 78000 78,000
23 10/25 UEL Group Stage Sporting CP / Arsenal UDN: 56000 56,000
24 10/28 Bundesliga Nürnberg / Frankfurt UDN: 55000 55,000
25 10/25 UEL Group Stage AC Milan / Real Betis UniMás: 51000 51,000
26 10/25 UEL Group Stage Standard Liège / Krasnodar UDN: 47000 47,000
27 10/28 Bundesliga Leipzig / Schalke UDN: 36000 36,000
28 10/24 UCL Group Stage Dortmund / Atlético Madrid Gala: 30000 30,000
29 10/23 UCL Group Stage Young Boys / Valencia Gala: 19000 19,000
30 10/23 UCL Group Stage Shakhtar Donetsk / Man City Gala: 13000 13,000
31 10/25 UEL Group Stage Sevilla / Akhisar Belediyespor Gala: 11000 11,000
32 10/24 UCL Group Stage Club Brugge / Monaco Gala: 7000 7,000
33 10/25 UEL Group Stage Anderlecht / Fenerbahçe Gala: 4000 4,000

 

October’s Top 25 Most-Watched Soccer Games on US TV

Rank Date Competition Teams Viewership
1 10/27 Liga MX Apertura Cruz Azul / Club América 1,227,000
2 10/6 Liga MX Apertura Chivas / Pumas 1,089,000
3 10/6 Liga MX Apertura Tigres / Club América 983,000
4 10/3 UCL Group Stage Spurs / Barcelona 934,000
5 10/27 Liga MX Apertura Chivas / Morelia 904,000
6 10/23 UCL Group Stage Man Utd / Juventus 847,000
7 10/6 Premier League Man Utd / Newcastle 789,000
8 10/20 Premier League Huddersfield / Liverpool 784,000
9 10/24 UCL Group Stage Barcelona / Inter 777,000
10 10/27 Premier League Leicetser City / West Ham 760,000
11 10/7 Premier League Liverpool / Man City 750,000
12 10/20 Liga MX Apertura Club América / Tijuana 702,000
13 10/2 UCL Group Stage CSKA Moskva / Real Madrid 575,000
14 10/21 Liga MX Apertura Lobos / Chivas 517,000
15 10/20 Liga MX Apertura Necaxa / León 516,000
16 10/20 Premier League West Ham / Spurs 491,000
17 10/20 Premier League Chelsea / Man Utd 485,000
18 10/27 Premier League Liverpool / Cardiff 459,000
19 10/7 Liga MX Apertura Toluca / Pachuca 402,000
20 10/7 Premier League Southampton / Chelsea 361,000
21 10/28 Premier League Crystal Palace / Arsenal 353,000
22 10/2 UCL Group Stage Man Utd / Valencia 349,000
23 10/6 Premier League Spurs / Cardiff 341,000
24 10/13 MLS DC United / FC Dallas 336,000
25 10/24 UCL Group Stage PSV Eindhoven / Spurs 335,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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