Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 10-15, 2019

MLS suffered its worst week on national television this season as last Sunday’s meeting between Sporting Kansas City and New York Red Bulls was watched by just 90,000 people on FS1. Overall the three nationally broadcast matches across FS1, ESPN2, Univision and Univision Deportes averaged just 149,000 viewers, down significantly from the 258,176-average audience for MLS matches prior to this weekend.

Liga MX dominated the American soccer airwaves again last weekend with two matches drawing audiences of at least 1.1 million. Club América’s 0-0 draw with Cruz Azul was the week’s most-watched match while Chivas de Guadalajara’s 1-0 defeat to Monarcas Morelia came in a close second.

The Premier League returned to NBC for the first time in over a month on Saturday for a matchup between Manchester United and West Ham. An average audience of 905,000 watched the match making it the fourth most-watched soccer match on English-language television so far this year. NBC is averaging 958,429 viewers through their first seven Premier League broadcasts of 2019.

Rank Date Competition Teams Network Total
1 4/14 Liga MX Clausura América / Cruz Azul UniMás: 1200000 1,200,000
2 4/13 Liga MX Clausura Morelia / Chivas Univision: 1100000 1,100,000
3 4/13 Premier League Man Utd / West Ham NBC: 905000 / Unvso: 57000 962,000
4 4/10 UCL Quarter-Final Man Utd / Barcelona TNT: 392000 / UniMás: 485000 877,000
5 4/14 Premier League Liverpool / Chelsea NBCSN: 555000 / Telemundo: 272000 827,000
6 4/14 Liga MX Clausura Pumas / Tijuana Univision: 504000 504,000
7 4/14 Premier League Crystal Palace / Man City NBCSN: 336000 / Unvso: 68000 404,000
8 4/13 Liga MX Clausura Pachuca / Veracruz UDN: 321000 321,000
9 4/11 UEL Quarter-Final Arsenal / Napoli UDN: 279000 279,000
10 4/12 Liga MX Clausura Puebla / León UDN: 251000 251,000
11 4/14 Liga MX Clausura Lobos / Tigres UDN: 244000 244,000
12 4/10 CCL Semi-Final Santos / Tigres UDN: 240000 240,000
13 4/13 MLS Houston / San Jose Univision: 238000 238,000
14 4/13 Premier League Burnley / Cardiff NBCSN: 218000 218,000
15 4/13 Premier League Spurs / Huddersfield NBCSN: 181000 / Unvso: 15000 196,000
16 4/14 Liga MX Clausura Monterrey / Santos FOXD: 194000 194,000
17 4/15 Premier League Watford / Arsenal NBCSN: 184000 184,000
18 4/13 Liga MX Clausura Querétaro / Toluca UDN: 169000 169,000
19 4/11 UEL Quarter-Final Villarreal / Valencia UniMás: 122000 122,000
20 4/13 MLS Minnesota United / New York City FC ESPN2: 119000 119,000
21 4/13 Premier League Southampton / Wolves CNBC: 78000 / Unvso: 38000 116,000
22 4/10 UCL Quarter-Final Juventus / Ajax Galavision: 112000 112,000
23 4/14 Bundesliga Düsseldorf / Bayern UDN: 101000 101,000
24 4/12 Premier League Leicester City / Newcastle NBCSN: 99000 99,000
25 4/12 Liga MX Clausura Atlas / Necaxa Galavision: 96000 96,000
26 4/14 MLS Sporting KC / New York Red Bulls FS1: 90000 90,000
27 4/11 UEL Quarter-Final Slavia Praha / Chelsea Galavision: 66000 66,000
28 4/11 CCL Semi-Final Sporting KC / Monterrey UDN: 29000 29,000
29 4/12 Bundesliga Nürnberg / Schalke UDN: 25000 25,000
30 4/13 Bundesliga RB Leipzig / Wolfsburg UDN: 23000 23,000

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