Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 18-28, 2019

Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea on January 19 was the most-watched Premier League match of the season so far, averaging 1.38 million viewers across the NBC broadcast network and Spanish-language Universo. The reverse fixture from August of 2018 previously held the record for the 2018/19 season with an average of 1.167 million viewers across the same networks. Premier League matches on NBC are averaging 895,000 viewers since the start of November, with the first two matches of the new year each breaking 1 million.

The United States Men’s National Team began the Gregg Berhalter era with a victory over Panama on Sunday before a total television audience of 1.262 million, up massively from just 485,000 for the United States’ first match of 2018 against Bosnia.
The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) also began their 2019 with a win, this one coming over Spain. The match also delivered the highest viewership for a USWNT friendly in over six months.

Univision Deportes began broadcasting regular season matches of the Liga MX Femenil this season, averaging 53,000 viewers for their first three broadcasts of the year. The final of the 2018 Liga MX Femenil Clasura in December was watched by 178,000 viewers on Univision Deportes.

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 1/19 Premier League Arsenal / Chelsea NBC: 1288000 / Unvso: 92000 1,380,000
2 1/27 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Panama ESPN2: 545000 / UniMás: 717000 1,262,000
3 1/19 Liga MX Clasura Tigres / Cruz Azul Univision: 1028000 1,028,000
4 1/19 Liga MX Clasura Club América / Pachuca Univision: 979000 979,000
5 1/26 Liga MX Clasura Pachuca / Pumas Univision: 731000 731,000
6 1/20 Premier League Fulham / Spurs NBCSN: 457000 / Telemundo: 225000 682,000
7 1/27 Liga MX Clasura Santos / Chivas UDN: 556000 556,000
8 1/27 Liga MX Clasura Toluca / Tigres Univision: 497000 497,000
9 1/19 Premier League Liverpool / Crystal Palace NBCSN: 469000 469,000
10 1/20 Liga MX Clasura Pumas / Atlas Univision: 451000 451,000
11 1/20 Liga MX Clasura Chivas / Toluca UDN: 393000 393,000
12 1/26 Liga MX Clasura Monterrey / Club América FOXD: 370000 370,000
13 1/19 Premier League Man Utd / Brighton CNBC: 272000 / Unvso: 76000 348,000
14 1/20 Premier League Huddersfield / Man City NBCSN: 226000 / Telemundo: 120000 346,000
15 1/20 Liga MX Clasura León / Tijuana UDN: 283000 283,000
16 1/19 Premier League Wolves / Leciester NBCSN: 234000 / Unvso: 36000 270,000
17 1/25 Liga MX Clasura Atlas / Lobos UDN: 245000 245,000
18 1/22 Int’l Friendly (W) Spain / USWNT ESPN2: 200000 / UDN: 42000 242,000
19 1/26 Liga MX Clasura Necaxa / Morelia UDN: 214000 214,000
20 1/18 Liga MX Clasura Puebla / Santos UDN: 213000 213,000
21 1/18 Bundesliga Hoffenheim / Bayern FS1: 110000 / UDN: 63000 173,000
22 1/27 Liga MX Clasura Querétaro / León UDN: 157000 157,000
23 1/19 Liga MX Clasura Querétaro / Monterrey UDN: 154000 154,000
24 1/25 Liga MX Clasura Veracruz / Puebla UDN: 142000 142,000
25 1/26 Liga MX Clasura Cruz Azul / Tijuana UDN: 130000 130,000
26 1/20 Liga MX Clasura Lobos / Necaxa UDN: 117000 117,000
27 1/28 Liga MX Femenil Tigres / Monterrey UDN: 73000 73,000
28 1/21 Liga MX Femenil Tigres / Atlas UDN: 70000 70,000
29 1/26 Bundesliga Dortmund / Hannover UDN: 68000 68,000
30 1/25 Bundesliga Hertha / Schalke UDN: 18000 18,000
31 1/19 Bundesliga Leverkusen / Mönchengladbach UDN: 14000 14,000
32 1/20 Bundesliga Nürnberg / Hertha UDN: 8000 8,000

Most Watched Premier League Matches This Season

Rank Date League Teams Network Viewers
1 1/19 Premier League Arsenal / Chelsea NBC: 1288000 / Unvso: 92000 1,380,000
2 8/18 Premier League Chelsea / Arsenal NBC: 1073000 / Unvso: 94000 1,167,000
3 12/16 Premier League Liverpool / Man Utd NBCSN: 819000 / Telemundo: 331000 1,150,000
4 1/13 Premier League Spurs / Man Utd NBCSN: 876000 / Telemundo: 232000 1,108,000
5 12/8 Premier League Chelsea / Man City NBC: 1106000 1,106,000
6 11/11 Premier League Man City / Man Utd NBCSN: 750000 / Telemundo: 353000 1,103,000
7 1/12 Premier League Chelsea / Newcastle NBC: 1002000 / Unvso: 67000 1,069,000
8 12/29 Premier League Liverpool / Arsenal NBC: 935000 / Unvso: 116000 1,051,000
9 8/12 Premier League Arsenal / Man City NBCSN: 723000 / Telemundo: 301000 1,024,000
10 12/22 Premier League Cardiff / Man Utd NBC: 964000 / Unvso: 29000 993,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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