Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 16-29, 2019

Major League Soccer’s struggles on FS1 continued last week with Minnesota United’s 1-0 victory over DC United averaging just 91,000 viewers on the network. In 2019, this is the second time already that a MLS game on FOX Sports 1 has averaged fewer than 100,000 viewers. MLS matches on ESPN networks are averaging 256,333 while Univision is averaging 264,750 viewers for their broadcasts.

With one round left in the Liga MX Clausura, ratings for matches on Univision’s flagship network are down 10% from the 2018 Clausura. Through 44 broadcasts in 2019, Liga MX Clausura matches on Univision are being watched by 89,695 fewer viewers on average than were watching last spring. Univision broadcast 48 matches of the 2018 Clausura.

The Premier League on NBC has set viewership lows for 2019 in two consecutive weeks now with April 20th’s broadcast featuring Newcastle and Southampton averaging 689,000 to become, at the time, the least-viewed Premier League match on NBC in 2019. One week later, on April 27, another broadcast featuring Newcastle managed to draw just 595,000 viewers to become the Premier League’s least viewed match on NBC since October 2017.

Rank Date Competition Teams Network Total
1 4/27 Liga MX Clausura Chivas / León Univision: 1100000 1,100,000
2 4/28 Premier League Man Utd / Chelsea NBCSN: 692000 / Telemundo: 304000 996,000
3 4/20 Liga MX Clausura Chivas / Puebla Univision: 945000 945,000
4 4/27 Liga MX Clausura Club América / Santos Univision: 886000 886,000
5 4/21 Liga MX Clausura Toluca / América Univision: 865000 865,000
6 4/16 UCL Quarter-Final Barcelona / Man Utd TNT: 401000 / UniMás: 429000 830,000
7 4/20 Liga MX Clausura Cruz Azul / Pumas Univision: 815000 815,000
8 4/17 UCL Quarter-Final Man City / Spurs TNT: 467000 / UniMás: 329000 796,000
9 4/21 Premier League Cardiff / Liverpool NBCSN: 507000 / Telemundo: 273000 780,000
10 4/20 Premier League Newcastle / Southampton NBC: 689000 689,000
11 4/23 CCL Final Tigres / Monterrey Univision: 608000 608,000
12 4/27 Premier League Brighton / Newcastle NBC: 595000 595,000
13 4/28 Premier League Burnley / Man City NBCSN: 452000 / Telemundo: 80000 532,000
14 4/28 Liga MX Clausura Pumas / Toluca Univision: 475000 475,000
15 4/21 Premier League Everton / Man Utd NBCSN: 342000 / Telemundo: 117000 459,000
16 4/24 Premier League Man Utd / Man City NBCSN: 380000 / Unvso: 57000 437,000
17 4/20 Premier League Man City / Spurs NBCSN: 374000 / Unvso: 59000 433,000
18 4/27 Premier League Spurs / West Ham NBCSN: 275000 / Universo: 19000 294,000
19 4/20 Premier League Wolves / Brighton NBCSN: 290000 290,000
20 4/26 Liga MX Clausura Morelia / Tijuana UDN: 281000 281,000
21 4/20 MLS Atlanta United / FC Dallas ESPN: 248000 248,000
22 4/27 Premier League Fulham / Cardiff NBCSN: 232000 232,000
23 4/16 UCL Quarter-Final Juventus / Ajax Gala: 227000 227,000
24 4/19 MLS Los Angeles Galaxy / Houston Dynamo UniMás: 223000 223,000
25 4/26 Liga MX Clausura Puebla / Tigres UDN: 220000 220,000
26 4/27 MLS FC Dallas / San Jose Earthquakes Univision: 216000 216,000
27 4/26 Premier League Liverpool / Huddersfield NBCSN: 187000 / Universo 25000 212,000
28 4/28 MLS Seattle Sounders / Los Angeles FC ESPN: 209000 209,000
29 4/22 Premier League Chelsea / Burnley NBCSN: 207000 207,000
30 4/20 Liga MX Clausura León / Atlas UDN: 203000 203,000
31 4/23 Premier League Spurs / Brighton NBCSN: 196000 196,000
32 4/28 Liga MX Clausura Lobos / Cruz Azul UDN: 196000 196,000
33 4/19 Liga MX Clausura Veracruz / Monterrey UDN: 195000 195,000
34 4/28 Liga MX Clausura Querétaro / Veracruz UDN: 195000 195,000
35 4/28 Premier League Leicester City / Arsenal NBCSN: 191000 191,000
36 4/27 Liga MX Clausura Pachuca / Atlas UDN: 190000 190,000
37 4/21 MLS Los Angeles FC / Seattle Sounders FS1: 172000 172,000
38 4/21 MLS DC United / New York City FC ESPN: 166000 166,000
39 4/21 Liga MX Clausura Santos / Querétaro UDN: 149000 149,000
40 4/18 UEL Quarter-Final Napoli / Arsenal UDN: 114000 114,000
41 4/17 UCL Quarter-Final Porto / Liverpool Gala: 106000 106,000
42 4/27 Bundesliga Dortmund / Schalke UniMás: 99000 99,000
43 4/28 MLS Minnesota United / DC United FS1: 91000 91,000
44 4/18 UEL Quarter-Final Chelsea / Slavia Praha Gala: 73000 73,000
45 4/18 UEL Quarter-Final Valencia / Villarreal UniMás: 67000 67,000
46 4/29 Liga MX Femenil Tigres / Puebla UDN: 63000 63,000
47 4/20 Premier League West Ham / Leicester City CNBC: 59000 59,000
48 4/16 Premier League Brighton / Cardiff NBCSN: 55000 55,000
49 4/20 Liga MX Clausura Necaxa / Pachuca Gala: 54000 54,000
50 4/20 Bundesliga Schalke / Hoffenheim UDN: 48000 48,000
51 4/27 Premier League Southampton / Bournemouth CNBC: 47000 47,000
52 4/26 Bundesliga Augsburg / Leverkusen UDN: 36000 36,000
53 4/22 Liga MX Femenil Toluca / Pachuca UDN: 35000 35,000
54 4/27 Bundesliga Stuttgart / Mönchengladbach UDN: 27000 27,000
55 4/21 Bundesliga Freiburg / Dortmund UDN: 25000 25,000
56 4/20 Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen / Nürnberg UDN: 23000 23,000

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