Most-watched soccer games on US TV for November 27-December 2, 2018

The fifth round of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage saw a 20% drop in viewership from the previous round, averaging just 489,750 viewers per match window on TNT and the networks of Univision. Matches in the 3-5 PM ET window dropped 22% from 948,000 viewers in Round 4 to 743,500 in Round 5. Overall, the UEFA Champions League Group Stage is averaging 919,000 viewers in the 3-5 PM ET window through the first five Rounds in 2018.

Impressively, though, the Champions League game featuring Paris-Saint Germain against Liverpool averaged 450,000 viewers on Spanish-language television, which will help promote PSG and Liverpool to Spanish-speakers and bilinguals in the United States.

Viewership for the opening round of the Liga MX Apertura Liguilla is also down significantly, seeing a 28% drop from the 2017 Apertura Liguilla. In the 2017 edition, two matches saw viewership larger than one million with Club América’s second leg match against Cruz Azul drawing over two million viewers. This year, only Santos Laguna’s second leg match against Monterrey managed to draw more than one million viewers.

In the US domestic league, viewership for the MLS Eastern and Western Conference Championships also saw an 8% dip from the 2017 Conference Championships. Viewership for the Western Conference Final was down almost 10% dropping from 326,000 average viewers in 2017 to 295,000 average viewers in 2018. The Eastern Conference Final faired slightly better, down just 7% and 21,000 viewers from the 2017 edition.

 

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 12/1 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Santos / Monterrey Univision: 1100000 1,100,000
2 12/1 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Cruz Azul / Querétaro Univision: 981000 981,000
3 12/1 Premier League Southampton / Man Utd NBC: 863000 / Universo: 37000 900,000
4 12/2 Premier League Liverpool / Everton NBCSN: 553000 / Telemundo: 268000 821,000
5 11/29 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Toluca / Club América UDN: 796000 796,000
6 12/2 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Club América / Toluca Univision: 796000 796,000
7 11/29 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Tigres / Pumas UDN: 677000 677,000
8 12/2 Premier League Arsenal / Spurs NBCSN: 483000 / Telemundo: 164000 647,000
9 11/27 UEFA Champions League Roma / Real Madrid TNT: 198000 / Univision: 426000 624,000
10 11/28 UEFA Champions League PSG / Liverpool Univision: 450000 450,000
11 11/28 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Querétaro / Cruz Azul UDN: 444000 444,000
12 11/28 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Monterrey / Santos FOXD: 435000 435,000
13 11/29 MLS Western Championship Sporting Kansas City / Portland Timbers ESPN: 353000 353,000
14 12/1 Premier League Man City / Bournemouth NBCSN: 329000 / Universo: 22000 351,000
15 12/2 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Pumas / Tigres Univision: 316000 316,000
16 11/29 MLS Eastern Championship New York Red Bulls / Atlanta United FS1: 266000 266,000
17 11/28 UEFA Champions League Atletico Madrid / Monaco TNT: 121000 / UniMás: 124000 245,000
18 11/28 UEFA Champions League Spurs / Inter Milan TNT: 215000 215,000
19 12/2 Premier League Chelsea / Fulham NBCSN: 186000 / Universo 206,000
20 11/27 UEFA Champions League AEK Athens / Ajax TNT: 122000 / UniMás: 67000 189,000
21 11/27 UEFA Champions League Juventus / Valencia UniMás: 140000 140,000
22 11/29 UEFA Europa League Standard Liège / Sevilla UniMás: 70000 70,000
23 11/27 UEFA Champions League Lyonnais / Man City Gala: 58000 58,000
24 11/29 UEFA Europa League Milan / Dudelange UDN: 44000 44,000
25 12/1 Bundesliga Dortmund / Freiburg UDN: 39000 39,000
26 12/1 Bundesliga Hoffenheim / Schalke UDN: 32000 32,000
27 11/27 UEFA Champions League CSKA Moskva / Viktoria Plzen Gala: 30000 30,000
28 12/2 Bundesliga RB Leipzig / Mönchengladbach UDN: 23000 23,000
29 11/29 UEFA Europa League Astana / Dynamo Kyiv UDN: 18000 18,000
30 11/29 UEFA Europa League Rangers / Villarreal Gala: 18000 18,000
31 11/29 UEFA Europa League Vorskla / Arsenal Gala: 12000 12,000
32 11/28 UEFA Champions League Lokomotiv Moskva / Galatasaray Gala: 8000 8,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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  1. JP December 7, 2018

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