Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 29-November 11, 2018

Last Sunday’s 1-1 draw between Santos Laguna and Club América marked the fourth time a single Liga MX broadcast broke the 1 million viewer mark for the 2018 Apertura, and the first time a match televised on UniMás averaged 1 million viewers. The broadcast also ranks as the fourth most-viewed Liga MX telecast for the fall season.

The 3-5 PM Eastern Time window of the UEFA Champions League is averaging an astonishing 963,375 viewers through the first four rounds of the Group Stage delivering a total of 7.7 million viewers. Spanish language viewership across Univision, UniMás, Galavision and Univision Deportes Network makes up over 72% of this viewership with an average of 698,000 viewers per match window. Turner is averaging 265,375 viewers for their English-language coverage in the 3-5 PM window.

The Knockout Round of the MLS Cup Playoffs saw a 30% increase in television viewership this year with an average of 390,750 people watching the four midweek matches. Unfortunately, this trend was not able to continue into the Conference Semi-Finals which saw a 4% drop in viewership on English-language television when compared to last season, averaging just 240,125 on FS1 and ESPN.

 

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 11/11 Premier League Man City / Man Utd NBCSN: 750000 / Telemundo: 353000 1,103,000
2 11/11 Liga MX Apertura Santos / Club América UniMás: 473000 / UDN: 527000 1,000,000
3 11/3 Liga MX Apertura Club América / Toluca Univision: 517000 / UDN: 451000 968,000
4 11/10 Liga MX Apertura Club León / Chivas Univision: 491000 / UDN: 392000 883,000
5 11/7 UCL Group Stage Juventus / Man Utd TNT: 283000 / Univision: 527000 810,000
6 11/3 Premier League Arsenal / Liverpool NBC: 676000 / Telemundo: 79000 755,000
7 11/10 Liga MX Apertura Necaxa / Monterrey Univision: 502000 / UDN: 223000 725,000
8 11/4 Liga MX Apertura Pumas / Cruz Azul Univision/UDN: 687000 687,000
9 11/10 Premier League Crystal Palace / Spurs NBC: 655000 / Universo: 22000 655,000
10 11/11 Premier League Chelsea / Everton NBCSN: 438000 / Telemundo: 149000 587,000
11 11/1 MLS Knockout Round DC United / Columbus Crew SC FS1: 254000 / UniMás: 314000 568,000
12 11/6 UCL Group Stage Inter Milan / Barcelona Univision: 295000 / UDN: 248000 543,000
13 11/4 Premier League Man City / Southampton NBCSN: 310000 / Telemundo: 223000 533,000
14 11/3 Liga MX Apertura Lobos / Tijuana Univision: 308000 / UDN: 187000 495,000
15 11/1 MLS Knockout Round Los Angeles FC / Real Salt Lake ESPN2: 158000 / UniMás: 329000 487,000
16 11/3 Premier League Bournemouth / Man Utd NBCSN: 402000 / Unvso: 51000 453,000
17 11/11 Liga MX Apertura Toluca / Pumas Univision/UDN: 423000 423,000
18 11/2 Liga MX Apertura Puebla / Chivas UDN: 407000 407,000
19 11/10 Premier League Leicester City / Burnley NBCSN: 354000 / Universo: 18000 372,000
20 11/3 Premier League Cardiff / Leicester NBCSN: 338000 / Unvso: 26000 364,000
21 11/6 UCL Group Stage Napoli / PSG TNT: 237000 / UniMás: 109000 346,000
22 10/29 Premier League Spurs / Man City NBCSN: 300000 / Unvso: 45000 345,000
23 11/2 Liga MX Apertura Morelia / Tigres UDN: 329000 329,000
24 11/4 MLS Conference Semi-Final Portland Timbers / Seattle Sounders ESPN: 323000 323,000
25 11/9 Liga MX Apertura Atlas / Pachuca UDN: 292000 292,000
26 11/6 UCL Group Stage Crvena Zvezda / Liverpool TNT: 183000 / UniMás: 106000 289,000
27 11/11 MLS Conference Semi-Final Atlanta United / New York City FC ESPN: 285000 285,000
28 11/11 Premier League Liverpool / Fulham NBCSN: 242000 / Universo: 32000 274,000
29 11/10 Liga MX Apertura Cruz Azul / Lobos UDN: 272000 272,000
30 10/31 MLS Knockout Round New York City FC / Philadelphia Union FS1: 102000 / UniMás: 169000 271,000
31 11/4 MLS Conference Semi-Final Columbus Crew / New York Red Bulls ESPN: 257000 257,000
32 11/4 Copa Libertadores final, 1st leg Boca Juniors / River Plate FOX Deportes: 255000 255,000
33 11/11 MLS Conference Semi-Final Sporting Kansas City / Real Salt Lake ESPN: 253000 253,000
34 11/3 Liga MX Apertura Pachuca / Necaxa UDN: 248000 248,000
35 11/8 MLS Conference Semi-Final Seattle Sounders / Portland Timbers FS1: 245000 245,000
36 10/31 MLS Knockout Round FC Dallas / Portland TImbers UniMás: 123000 / UDN: 114000 237,000
37 11/9 Liga MX Apertura Veracruz / Querétaro UDN: 235000 235,000
38 11/4 Liga MX Apertura Atlas / León UDN: 232000 232,000
39 11/4 MLS Conference Semi-Final New York City FC / Atlanta United FS1: 225000 225,000
40 11/3 Premier League Wolves / Spurs CNBC: 170000 / Unvso: 51000 221,000
41 11/4 Liga MX Apertura Querétaro / Santos UDN: 217000 217,000
42 11/10 Premier League Cardiff / Brighton NBCSN: 197000 197,000
43 11/11 MLS Conference Semi-Final New York Red Bulls / Columbus Crew SC FS1: 188000 188,000
44 11/8 Int’l Friendly (W) Portugal / USWNT ESPN2: 149000 149,000
45 11/4 MLS Conference Semi-Final Real Salt Lake / Sporting Kansas City FS1: 145000 145,000
46 11/10 Bundesliga Dortmund / Bayern FS2: 138000 138,000
47 11/6 CONCACAF U20 Champ Mexico U20 / Jamaica U20 UDN: 135000 135,000
48 11/7 UCL Group Stage CSKA Moskva / Roma TNT: 102000 / Gala: 32000 134,000
49 11/8 CONCACAF U20 Champ Grenada U20 / Mexico U20 UDN: 125000 125,000
50 11/7 UCL Group Stage Viktoria Plzen / Real Madrid UniMás: 124000 124,000
51 11/5 Premier League Huddersfield / Fulham NBCSN: 123000 123,000
52 11/7 UCL Group Stage Valencia / Young Boys UniMás: 110000 110,000
53 11/8 UEL Group Stage Arsenal / Sporting CP UniMás: 110000 110,000
54 11/3 Bundesliga Bayern / Freiburg UniMás: 84000 84,000
55 11/7 CONCACAF U20 Champ Saint Vincent U20 / USA U20 UDN: 70000 70,000
56 11/6 UCL Group Stage Spurs / PSV Eindhoven Gala: 54000 54,000
57 11/8 UEL Group Stage Real Betis / AC Milan UDN: 50000 50,000
58 11/5 CONCACAF U20 Champ USA U20 / Trinidad & Tobago UDN: 43000 43,000
59 11/9 CONCACAF U20 Champ USA U20 / Suriname U20 UDN: 40000 40,000
60 11/8 UEL Group Stage Rapid Wien / Villarreal UDN: 38000 38,000
61 11/8 UEL Group Stage BATE / Chelsea UniMás: 35000 35,000
62 11/10 Liga MX Apertura Tigres / Pubela Gala: 34000 34,000
63 11/10 Bundesliga Hoffenheim / Augsburg UDN: 28000 28,000
64 11/9 Bundesliga Hannover / Wolfsburg UDN: 26000 26,000
65 11/11 Bundesliga Frankfurt / Schalke UDN: 23000 23,000
66 11/7 UCL Group Stage Man City / Shakhtar Gala: 19000 19,000
67 11/8 UEL Group Stage Fenerbahce / Anderlecht UDN: 18000 18,000
68 11/3 Bundesliga Hertha / RB Leipzig UDN: 17000 17,000
69 11/6 UCL Group Stage Monaco / Club Brugge Gala: 16000 16,000
70 11/1 CONCACAF U20 Champ USA U20 / Puerto Rico U20 UDN: 15000 15,000
71 11/8 UEL Group Stage Krasnodar / Standard Liège Gala: 13000 13,000
72 11/8 UEL Group Stage Leverkusen / Zürich Gala: 12000 12,000
73 11/2 Bundesliga Stuttgart / Frankfurt UDN: 10000 10,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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