Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 29-February 4, 2019

The United States Men’s National Team’s friendly against Costa Rica last Saturday drew a combined 960,000 viewers on FOX and Univision Deportes Network. In English, the game was beaten out by two different Premier League matches on Saturday (including Cardiff-Bournemouth) and Sunday’s games. Still, the match was the most-watched game on English-language networks featuring the United States since September 2018 when they faced Mexico.

Univision Deportes’ first Monday night Liga MX broadcast of the season featured the famous Chivas de Guadalajara taking on Veracruz drew 276,000 viewers, the most for any club soccer match broadcasted exclusively on Univision’s cable sports network over the weekend.

Last week’s midweek Premier League games on NBCSN averaged 236,500 viewers with last Wednesday’s Bournemouth and Chelsea game slightly beating out Manchester United versus Burnley the night before with 9,000 more viewers tuning in. Last Saturday afternoon’s featured match on the NBC broadcast network (Cardiff-Bournemouth) averaged only 699,000 viewers, the least since the December 15 match between Fulham and West Ham. Yet, the Cardiff-Bournemouth number was greater on English-language television than the USA-Costa Rica match.

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 2/2 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Costa Rica FOX: 652000 / UDN: 308000 960,000
2 2/3 Premier League Man City / Arsenal NBCSN: 653000; Telemundo: 226,000 879,000
3 2/2 Liga MX Clasura América / Querétaro Univision: 845000 845,000
4 2/2 Liga MX Clasura León / Cruz Azul Univision: 783000 783,000
5 2/2 Premier League Cardiff / Bournemouth NBC: 699000 699,000
6 2/3 Liga MX Clasura Pumas / Monterrey Univision: 659000 659,000
7 2/3 Premier League Leicester City / Man Utd NBCSN: 475000; Telemundo: 182,000 657,000
8 2/2 Premier League Chelsea / Huddersfield NBCSN: 385000; Universo: 41,000 426,000
9 2/4 Premier League West Ham / Liverpool NBCSN: 277000; Universo: 34,000 308,000
10 2/4 Liga MX Clasura Chivas / Veracruz UDN: 276000 276,000
11 1/29 Premier League Man Utd / Burnley NBCSN: 231000; Universo: 34,000 265,000
12 1/30 Premier League Bournemouth / Chelsea NBCSN: 242000; Universo: 19,000 261,000
13 2/2 Premier League Spurs / Newcastle NBCSN: 219000; Universo: 23,000 242,000
14 2/1 Liga MX Clasura Puebla / Necaxa UDN: 202000 202,000
15 2/2 Liga MX Clasura Tijuana / Toluca FOXD: 181000 181,000
16 2/1 Liga MX Clasura Morelia / Atlas UDN: 159000 159,000
17 2/2 Bundesliga Leverkusen / Bayern UDN: 129000 129,000
18 2/2 Bundesliga Schalke / Mönchengladbach UDN: 24000 24,000
19 2/3 Bundesliga Augsburg / Mainz UDN: 15000 15,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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