Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 20-April 1, 2019

Mexico’s 4-2 recent friendly over Paraguay at Levi’s Stadium averaged 1.7 million viewers on UniMás and Univision Deportes Network, making it the most-watched soccer match on television so far in 2019. Mexico’s match against Chile just four days earlier ranks as the third most-watched this year with 1.6 million viewers. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s victory over Manchester United earlier this month now stands as the second most-watched match of the year on television.

Last Sunday’s Premier League match between Liverpool and Spurs averaged 743,000 viewers on NBCSN, with an additional 63,000 watching via streaming for a total audience delivery of 806,000 viewers, the fifth best for a Premier League matches on NBCSN this season.

Univision’s coverage of last Saturday’s MLS game between the San Jose Earthquakes and LAFC delivered Univision’s highest numbers for MLS since the opening weekend. However, average viewership is still down 4.3% from March of 2018. MLS’s woes on FOX Sports 1 continued last week with Sunday’s broadcast drawing only 130,000 viewers to the network, the smallest audience for a nationally broadcast MLS match so far this season.

Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 Total
1 3/26 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Paraguay UniMás: 1700000 1,700,000
2 3/22 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Chile UniMás: 1600000 1,600,000
3 3/26 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Chile ESPN2: 552000 / UniMás: 714000 1,266,000
4 3/30 Liga MX Clausura Club América / Tigres Univision: 1200000 1,200,000
5 3/31 Premier League Liverpool / Spurs NBCSN: 743000 / Telemundo: 300000 1,043,000
6 3/21 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Ecuador ESPN2: 419000 / UDN: 411000 830,000
7 3/31 Liga MX Clausura Pumas / Chivas Univision: 718000 718,000
8 3/30 Premier League Man Utd / Watford NBCSN: 493000 / Unvso: 85000 578,000
9 3/31 Premier League Cardiff / Chelsea NBCSN: 363000 / Unvso: 65000 428,000
10 3/23 UEFA Euro Qualifying Spain / Norway UniMás: 348000 348,000
11 3/30 MLS SJ Earthquakes / Los Angeles FC Univision: 339000 339,000
12 3/30 Premier League Fulham / Man City NBCSN: 287000 / Unvso: 35000 322,000
13 3/30 Premier League West Ham / Everton NBCSN: 251000 / Unvso: 56000 307,000
14 3/30 Liga MX Clausura Monterrey / Cruz Azul FOXD: 306000 306,000
15 3/29 Liga MX Clausura Morelia / León UDN: 284000 284,000
16 3/29 Liga MX Clausura Atlas / Santos UDN: 245000 245,000
17 3/30 Liga MX Clausura Querétaro / Tijuana UDN: 230000 230,000
18 3/23 MLS FC Dallas / Colorado Rapids UniMás: 229000 229,000
19 4/1 Premier League Arsenal / Newcastle NBCSN: 220000 220,000
20 3/31 MLS Los Angeles Galaxy / Portland Timbers ESPN2: 217000 217,000
21 3/25 UEFA Euro Qualifying France / Iceland UniMás: 207000 207,000
22 3/24 UEFA Euro Qualifying Netherlands / Germany UniMás: 184000 184,000
23 3/23 Friendly Atlas / Club América UDN: 170000 170,000
24 3/22 UEFA Euro Qualifying Portugal / Ukraine UniMás: 168000 168,000
25 3/24 UEFA Euro Qualifying Hungary / Croatia UDN: 156000 156,000
26 3/30 Liga MX Clausura Necaxa / Veracruz UDN: 153000 153,000
27 3/31 MLS Orlando City SC / DC United FS1: 130000 130,000
28 3/31 Liga MX Clausura Lobos / Puebla UDN: 128000 128,000
29 3/26 UEFA Euro Qualifying Malta / Spain UDN: 119000 119,000
30 3/23 UEFA Euro Qualifying Sweden / Romania UDN: 107000 107,000
31 3/20 Int’l Friendly Germany / Serbia UDN: 92000 92,000
32 3/30 Bundesliga Freiburg / Bayern UDN: 90000 90,000
33 3/21 UEFA Euro Qualifying Belgium / Russia UDN: 70000 70,000
34 3/25 Liga MX Femenil Toluca / Puebla UDN: 63000 63,000
35 3/24 UEFA Euro Qualifying Wales / Slovakia UDN: 52000 52,000
36 3/26 UEFA Euro Qualifying Armenia / Finland UDN: 41000 41,000
37 3/29 Bundesliga Hoffenheim / Leverkusen UDN: 39000 39,000
38 3/30 Premier League Brighton / Southampton CNBC: 34000 34,000
39 3/23 UEFA Euro Qualifying Georgia / Switzerland UDN: 32000 32,000
40 3/22 UEFA Euro Qualifying Bulgaria / Montenegro UDN: 29000 29,000
41 3/25 UEFA Euro Qualifying Turkey / Moldova UDN: 21000 21,000
42 3/31 Bundesliga Hannover / Schalke UDN: 14000 14,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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