Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 7-12, 2019

The UEFA Champions League semifinals averaged 695,000 viewers on Univision, the largest average audience ever for a semifinal round on any network, regardless of language. Both legs of the Barcelona-Liverpool series now sit as the two most-watched UEFA Champions League semifinals of all time in the United States with Leg 1 on May 1 averaging a combined 1.424 million viewers and Leg 2 on May 7 averaging a combined 1.434 million viewers. Overall the semifinals averaged 1.241 million viewers across both TNT and Univision’s networks.

The first round of the Liga MX Clausura Liguilla has concluded with Tigres, Monterrey, Club León and Club América all advancing to the semifinals. Viewership for the first round averaged 795,500 viewers on Univision’s networks and 458,500 for two matches on FOX Deportes. Viewership peaked at 1.6 million for Club América’s 3-1 victory over Cruz Azul in their first leg meeting.

The over-the-air FOX network aired two soccer matches this past weekend, starting with a clash between RB Leipzig and FC Bayern München on Saturday morning. The match saw the smallest viewing number of the three Bundesliga broadcasts on FOX this season at just 348,000 people. Sunday afternoon saw Atlanta United taking on Orlando City SC before an audience of 395,000 on the network, a 16% increase in viewers from FOX’s first MLS broadcast of the season back in April.

Rank Date Competition Teams Network Total
1 5/9 Liga MX Clausura Liguilla América / Cruz Azul Univision: 1600000 1,600,000
2 5/7 UCL Semi-Final Liverpool / Barcelona TNT: 664000 / Univision: 770000 1,434,000
3 5/8 UCL Semi-Final Ajax / Spurs TNT: 508000 / Univision: 611000 1,119,000
4 5/11 Liga MX Clausura Liguilla Tigres / Pachuca Univision: 933000 933,000
5 5/12 Premier League Liverpool / Wolves NBC: 854000 / Unvso: 66000 920,000
6 5/12 Liga MX Clausura Liguilla Cruz Azul / Club América UDN: 901000 901,000
7 5/12 Int’l Friendly (W) USWNT / South Africa FOX: 705000 705,000
8 5/12 Premier League Brighton / Man City NBCSN: 443000 / Telemundo: 237000 680,000
9 5/11 Liga MX Clausura Liguilla León / Tijuana UDN: 583000 583,000
10 5/12 Liga MX Clausura Liguilla Monterrey / Necaxa FOXD: 483000 483,000
11 5/8 Liga MX Clausura Liguilla Tijuana / León FOXD: 434000 434,000
12 5/8 Liga MX Clausura Liguilla Pachuca / Tigres UDN: 397000 397,000
13 5/12 MLS Atlanta United / Orlando City SC FOX: 395000 395,000
14 5/9 Liga MX Clausura Liguilla Necaxa / Monterrey Univision: 359000 359,000
15 5/11 Bundesliga RB Leipzig / Bayern FOX: 348000 348,000
16 5/11 MLS Los Angeles Galaxy / New York City FC ESPN: 261000 261,000
17 5/12 Serie A Roma / Juventus ESPN: 246000 246,000
18 5/11 MLS FC Dallas / New York Red Bulls Univision: 234000 234,000
19 5/12 Premier League Burnley / Arsenal MSNBC: 207000 207,000
20 5/12 MLS DC United / Sporting Kansas City FS1: 184000 184,000
21 5/9 UEL Semi-Final Valenica / Arsenal UniMás: 155000 155,000
22 5/12 Premier League Man Utd / Cardiff USA: 143000 143,000
23 5/12 Premier League Spurs / Everton Syfy: 142000 142,000
24 5/9 UEL Semi-Final Chelsea / Frankfurt UDN: 136000 136,000
25 5/12 Premier League Leicester / Chelsea CNBC: 68000 68,000
26 5/12 Premier League Watford / West Ham Golf Channel: 52,000 52,000
27 5/12 Bundesliga Frankfurt / Mainz UDN: 42000 42,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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