Most-watched soccer games on US TV for December 11-16, 2018

The conclusion to the 2018 Liga MX Apertura totaled 4.8 million viewers across both legs on Univision and Univision Deportes. The Gran Final saw Club América win their 13th league title, defeating Cruz Azul 2-0 on aggregate. Viewership was up 28% from the 2018 Clausura Final matches in May of this year and up a slim 50,000 viewers when compared to the 2017 Apertura Final.

Club América’s women’s side also lifted a trophy this past weekend after defeating Pumas on penalty kicks to win the Liga MX Femenil Apertura before an audience of 178,000 on Univision Deportes.

The Premier League on the NBC network saw its lowest viewership of the 2018/2019 season as West Ham defeated Fulham 2-0 with just 636,000 tuning in. On Sunday, however, NBCSN saw cable’s highest viewed Premier League match of the season with 819,000 watching what turned out to be Jose Mourinho’s final game as manager of Manchester United.

Univision and TNT have combined to deliver the most-watched UEFA Champion’s League Group Stage ever. Univision’s Spanish-language coverage has contributed the most to this feat with Univision’s networks averaging 421,391 viewers per match window. This number rises significantly to 665,000 when only considering the group stage’s 3pm ET kickoffs meaning that 73% of Champion’s League viewers are electing to watch in Spanish. Below you can find a list of this season’s ten most-viewed matches of the UEFA Champion’s League Group Stage.

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 12/16 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Cruz Azul / Club América Univision: 2500000 2,500,000
2 12/13 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Club América / Cruz Azul Univision: 2300000 2,300,000
3 12/16 Premier League Liverpool / Man Utd NBCSN: 819000 / Telemundo: 331000 1,150,000
4 12/15 Premier League Fulham / West Ham NBC: 636000 636,000
5 12/11 UCL Group Stage Barcelona / Spurs TNT: 297000 / UniMás: 174000 471,000
6 12/11 UCL Group Stage Liverpool / Napoli Univision: 426000 426,000
7 12/15 Premier League Spurs / Burnley NBCSN: 407000 407,000
8 12/12 UCL Group Stage Young Boys / Juventus Univision: 348000 348,000
9 12/12 UCL Group Stage Valencia / Man Utd TNT: 241000 / UniMás: 107000 348,000
10 12/16 Premier League Brighton / Chelsea NBCSN: 315000 315,000
11 12/15 Premier League Man City / Everton NBCSN: 262000 / Unvso: 27000 289,000
12 12/12 UCL Group Stage Real Madrid / CSKA Moskva TNT: 110000 / UniMás: 143000 253,000
13 12/11 UCL Group Stage Galatasaray / Porto TNT: 111000 / UniMás: 114000 225,000
14 12/15 FIFA Club World Cup Kashima Antlers / Chivas Telemundo: 197000 197,000
15 12/15 Liga MX Feminil Final Tigres / Club América UDN: 178000 178,000
16 12/15 Bundesliga Hannover / Bayern UDN: 98000 98,000
17 12/13 UEL Group Stage Olympiakos Piraeus / Milan UniMás: 59000 59,000
18 12/13 UEL Group Stage Arsenal / Qarabag UDN: 52000 52,000
19 12/11 UCL Group Stage Crvena Zvezda / PSG Galavision: 36000 36,000
20 12/13 UEL Group Stage Videoton / Chelsea UniMás: 35000 35,000
21 12/11 UCL Group Stage Schalke 04 / Lokomotiv Moskva Galavision: 28000 28,000
22 12/15 FIFA Club World Cup ES Tunis / Al Ain Unvso: 23000 23,000
23 12/14 Bundesliga Nürnberg / Wolfsburg UDN: 21000 21,000
24 12/16 Bundesliga RB Leipzig / Mainz UDN: 21000 21,000
25 12/13 UEL Group Stage F91 Dudelange / Real Betis Galavision: 20000 20,000
26 12/12 UCL Group Stage Ajax / Bayern Galavision: 16000 16,000
27 12/13 UEL Group Stage Akhisar Belediyespor / Standard Liège UDN: 16000 16,000
28 12/13 UEL Group Stage Villarreal / Spartak Moskva Galavision: 12000 12,000
29 12/12 FIFA Club World Cup Al Ain / Team Wellington Unvso: 7000 7,000
30 12/12 UCL Group Stage Viktoria Plzen / Roma Galavision: 6000 6,000
Date League Teams Network Viewers
9/18 UCL Group Stage Liverpool / PSG TNT: 330000 / Univision: 672000 1,002,000
10/3 UCL Group Stage Spurs / Barcelona TNT: 272000 / Univision: 662000 934,000
10/23 UCL Group Stage Man Utd / Juventus TNT: 316000 / Univision: 531000 847,000
11/7 UCL Group Stage Juventus / Man Utd TNT: 283000 / Univision: 527000 810,000
10/24 UCL Group Stage Barcelona / Inter TNT: 216000 / Univision: 561000 777,000
9/19 UCL Group Stage Real Madrid / Roma TNT: 235000 / Univision: 491000 726,000
11/27 UCL Group Stage Roma / Real Madrid TNT: 198000 / Univision: 426000 624,000
10/2 UCL Group Stage CSKA Moskva / Real Madrid Univision: 575000 575,000
11/6 UCL Group Stage Inter Milan / Barcelona Univision: 543000 543,000
12/11 UCL Group Stage Barcelona / Spurs TNT: 297000 / UniMás: 174000 471,000

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HT ShowBuzz Daily

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