Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 1-14, 2019

The Premier League saw two matches break the one million viewer mark this past weekend. Sunday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United was NBCSN’s most-watched Premier League match since the Manchester Derby of December 2017 with a total audience delivery of 947,000 viewers. The match averaged 876,000 of those viewers through the linear NBCSN on cable. Telemundo averaged an additional 232,000 viewers for the Spanish-language broadcast to bring the total linear audience to 1.108 million. The Premier League is averaging 495,727 viewers in the first two weeks of the new year, down 13% from the first two weeks of Premier League broadcasts in 2018.

The 2019 Liga MX Clausura kicked off shortly after the new year, averaging 414,643 viewers on Univision’s networks through their first 14 broadcasts of the season. This represents a significant 33% drop in viewership when compared to Univision’s first 14 broadcasts of the 2018 Clausura. Part of the issue is DISH Network deciding not to renew Univision Deportes Network.

FOX Deportes is averaging just 149,333 viewers in their first three broadcasts of the new season.

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 1/13 Premier League Spurs / Man Utd NBCSN: 876000 / Telemundo: 232000 1,108,000
2 1/12 Premier League Chelsea / Newcastle NBC: 1002000 / Unvso: 67000 1,069,000
3 1/12 Liga MX Clausura Cruz Azul / Chivas Univision: 1000000 1,000,000
4 1/5 Liga MX Clausura Chivas / Tijuana Univision: 989000 989,000
5 1/5 Liga MX Clausura León / Tigres Univision: 709000 709,000
6 1/12 Liga MX Clausura Necaxa / Pumas Univision: 687000 687,000
7 1/3 Premier League Man City / Liverpool NBCSN: 542000 / Unvso: 90000 632,000
8 1/12 Premier League Brighton / Liverpool NBCSN: 545000 / Unvso: 58000 603,000
9 1/6 Liga MX Clausura Pumas / Veracruz Univision: 489000 489,000
10 1/11 Liga MX Clausura Atlas / América UDN: 479000 479,000
11 1/1 Premier League Arsenal / Fulham NBCSN: 405000 405,000
12 1/13 Premier League Everton / Bournemouth NBCSN: 376000 376,000
13 1/12 Premier League West Ham / Arsenal NBCSN: 326000 / Unvso: 30000 356,000
14 1/13 Liga MX Clausura Toluca / Puebla Univision: 344000 344,000
15 1/4 Liga MX Clausura Puebla / Cruz Azul UDN: 293000 293,000
16 1/1 Premier League Cardiff / Spurs NBCSN: 290000 290,000
17 1/2 Premier League Chelsea / Southampton NBCSN: 261000 / Unvso: 21000 282,000
18 1/14 Premier League Man City / Wolves NBCSN: 191000 / Unvso: 30000 221,000
19 1/12 Liga MX Clausura Monterrey / León FOXD: 207000 207,000
20 1/13 Liga MX Clausura Santos / Morelia UDN: 206000 206,000
21 1/11 Liga MX Clausura Veracruz / Lobos UDN: 197000 197,000
22 1/4 Liga MX Clausura Morelia / Toluca UDN: 159000 159,000
23 1/5 Liga MX Clausura Querétaro / Atlas UDN: 143000 143,000
24 1/5 Liga MX Clausura Monterrey / Pachuca FOXD: 134000 134,000
25 1/1 Premier League Everton / Leicester NBCSN: 111000 111,000
26 1/12 Liga MX Clausura Tijuana / Tigres FOXD: 107000 107,000
27 1/6 Liga MX Clausura Lobos / Santos UDN: 94000 94,000
28 1/10 Florida Cup Frankfurt / São Paulo UDN: 46000 46,000
29 1/12 Liga MX Femenil América / Toluca UDN: 16000 16,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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