Most-watched soccer games on US TV for November 13-26, 2018

Last Saturday afternoon’s London Derby between Spurs and Chelsea averaged 824,000 views on the NBC broadcast network, the most for a Premier League match on NBC since September 1. The Premier League has seen more than a 13% drop in viewership in October and November when compared to the first two months of the season, shedding over 100,000 average viewers per match.

Mexico’s two matches against Argentina were unsurprisingly the two most-watched matches of the November international break with both matches averaging 879,000 viewers across UniMás and Univision Deportes. The United States’ away trip to England and Italy averaged just 363,000 viewers on ESPN2, FOX Sports 1 and UniMás with the match against England grabbing the most viewers at 455,000.

The MLS Conference Finals first leg matches were the least watched since 2015 with a 15% drop in viewership compared to last season. ESPN’s broadcast accounted for most of that with Atlanta United’s 3-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls earning 85,000 fewer viewers than the Columbus Crew and Toronto FC’s 0-0 draw to open the Conference Finals in 2017.

 

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 11/24 Liga MX Apertura Chivas / Tigres Univision: 604000 / UDN: 299000 903,000
2 11/24 Premier League Spurs / Chelsea NBC: 824000 / Unvso: 75000 899,000
3 11/16 Int’l Friendly Argentina / Mexico UniMás: 512000 / UDN: 367000 879,000
4 11/20 Int’l Friendly Argentina / Mexico UniMás: 474000 / UDN: 405000 879,000
5 11/24 Liga MX Apertura Club América / Veracruz Univision: 562000 / UDN: 283000 845,000
6 11/25 Liga MX Apertura Pumas / Santos Univision/UDN: 524000 524,000
7 11/15 Int’l Friendly England / USMNT ESPN2: 310000 / UniMás: 145000 455,000
8 11/24 Premier League West Ham / Man City NBCSN: 348000 / Unvso: 49000 397,000
9 11/18 UEFA Nations League England / Croatia ESPN2: 210000 / UDN: 126000 336,000
10 11/25 MLS Eastern Championship Atlanta United / New York Red Bulls ESPN: 334000 334,000
11 11/25 Premier League Bournemouth / Arsenal NBCSN: 262000 / Unvso: 26000 288,000
12 11/23 Liga MX Apertura Morelia / Cruz Azul UDN: 281000 281,000
13 11/18 UEFA Nations League Switzerland / Belgium UniMás/UDN: 279000 279,000
14 11/20 Int’l Friendly Italy / USMNT FS1: 208000 / UniMás: 63000 271,000
15 11/17 UEFA Nations League Italy / Portugal UniMás: 266000 266,000
16 11/24 Copa Libertadores River Plate / Boca Juniors (postponed) FOX Deportes: 265000 265,000
17 11/25 Premier League Wolves / Huddersfield NBCSN: 265000 265,000
18 11/23 Liga MX Apertura Puebla / Tijuana UDN: 243000 243,000
19 11/25 MLS Western Championship Portland Timbers / Sporting Kansas City FS1: 237000 237,000
20 11/16 UEFA Nations League Netherlands / France UniMás: 85000 / UDN: 121000 206,000
21 11/24 Liga MX Apertura Querétaro / Necaxa UDN: 175000 175,000
22 11/26 Premier League Burnley / Newcastle NBCSN: 130000 130,000
23 11/25 Liga MX Apertura Lobos / Toluca UDN: 128000 128,000
24 11/19 UEFA Nations League Germany / Netherlands UniMás/UDN: 123000 123,000
25 11/24 Bundesliga Bayern / Düsseldorf UniMás: 117000 117,000
26 11/24 Liga MX Apertura Monterrey / Atlas FOXD: 106000 106,000
27 11/18 UEFA Nations League Northern Ireland / Austria UDN: 101000 101,000
28 11/17 UEFA Nations League Turkey / Sweden UDN: 80000 80,000
29 11/24 Liga MX Apertura Pachuca / León Gala: 77000 77,000
30 11/20 Int’l Friendly France / Uruguay Gala: 66000 66,000
31 11/17 CONCACAF Nations League Q Nicaragua / Haiti UDN: 48000 48,000
32 11/15 UEFA Nations League Croatia / Spain Gala: 43000 43,000
33 11/25 Bundesliga Freiburg / Bremen UDN: 26000 26,000
34 11/13 Int’l Friendly (W) Scotland / USWNT UDN: 24000 24,000
35 11/17 UEFA Nations League Serbia / Montenegro UDN: 23000 23,000
36 11/24 Bundesliga Schalke / Nürnberg UDN: 20000 20,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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  1. Edwin November 30, 2018
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