Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 18-24, 2019

The first legs of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 games last week averaged 822,750 viewers across all networks. Univision’s Spanish-language broadcasts accounted for 54% of the viewership with 443,000 average viewers, while TNT’s English-language broadcasts averaged 379,750 viewers. First leg viewership peaked on Tuesday with 510,000 viewers watching Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich on TNT and Galavision. At the same time, an additional 376,000 watched Univision’s Spanish-language broadcast of Barcelona’s match against Olympique Lyonnais on UniMás and Univision Deportes.

Closer to home, Univision Deportes Network averaged just 162,250 viewers for their four CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 broadcasts last week, down over 40% from 277,250 in 2018. A large portion of the drop can be attributed to the lack of Mexico’s two largest clubs (Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara, which both featured on broadcast last season).

Leicester City’s 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace last Saturday afternoon delivered NBC’s sixth least-watched Premier League broadcast of the 2018-19 season. Premier League broadcasts on NBC are averaging 846,476 viewers, down slightly from 863,348 viewers through the same point last season.

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 2/23 Liga MX Clausura Pachuca / Chivas Univision: 1038000 1,038,000
2 2/24 Premier League Man Utd / Liverpool NBCSN: 718000; Telemundo: 228000 946,000
3 2/23 Liga MX Clausura Club América / Lobos Univision: 841000 841,000
4 2/20 Champions League Atletico Madrid / Juventus TNT: 381000 / UniMás: 413000 794,000
5 2/23 Premier League Leicester City / Crystal Palace NBC: 717000 717,000
6 2/19 Champions League Liverpool / Bayern TNT: 414000 / Gala: 96000 510,000
7 2/24 Liga MX Clausura Pumas / León Univision: 452000 452,000
8 2/19 Champions League Lyonnais / Barcelona UniMás: 376000 376,000
9 2/22 Liga MX Clausura Veracruz / Cruz Azul UDN: 355000 355,000
10 2/23 Premier League Newcastle / Huddersfield NBCSN: 353000 353,000
11 2/23 Premier League Burnley / Spurs NBCSN: 309000; Universo: 26000 335,000
12 2/24 Liga MX Clausura Santos / Toluca UDN: 238000 238,000
13 2/20 CCL RO16 Alianza / Monterrey UDN: 230000 230,000
14 2/19 CCL RO16 Saprissa / Tigres UDN: 191000 191,000
15 2/22 Premier League West Ham / Fulham NBCSN: 132000; Universo: 18000 150,000
16 2/23 Liga MX Clausura Querétaro / Morelia UDN: 139000 139,000
17 2/24 Bundesliga Dortmund / Leverkusen UDN: 123000 123,000
18 2/21 CCL RO16 Sporting Kansas City / Toluca UDN: 122000 122,000
19 2/21 CCL RO16 Herediano / Atlanta United UDN: 106000 106,000
20 2/18 Bundesliga Nürnberg / Dortmund FS1: 102000 102,000
21 2/21 Europa League Real Betis / Rennes UDN: 96000 96,000
22 2/21 Europa League Chelsea / Malmö UniMás: 89000 89,000
23 2/20 Champions League Schalke / Man City Gala: 84000 84,000
24 2/20 Europa League Sevilla / Lazio UDN: 59000 59,000
25 2/21 Europa League Villarreal / Sporting CP UniMás: 51000 51,000
26 2/21 Europa League Valencia / Celtic UDN: 38000 38,000
27 2/21 Premier League Bournemouth / Wolves Universo: 37000 37,000
28 2/21 Europa League Arsenal / BATE Gala: 35000 35,000
29 2/22 Bundesliga Bremen / Stuttgart UDN: 29000 29,000
30 2/23 Bundesliga Mönchengladbach / Wolfsburg UDN: 20000 20,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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