Most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 9-31, 2019

Catching up on the last few weeks of soccer action on US television, the 2019 MLS All-Star Game averaged just 808,000 viewers across FOX Sports 1, UniMás and TUDN. Total viewership was down 15% from last year with English-language viewership at its lowest point since at least 2012. Only 182,000 watched FS1’s English broadcast of the match, down 60% from last year’s All-Star broadcast on ESPN and down 57% from 2017’s also on FS1.

FOX Sports 1’s five MLS broadcasts in July averaged 201,200 viewers, up 27% from an average 157,846 viewers for the networks prior 13 broadcasts of 2019. FS1 saw its highest audience for an MLS match since August 2017 when 305,000 tuned in to watch New York City FC take on the Portland Timbers on July 7.

Univision’s Mexican soccer broadcasts started off strong with the Campeón de Campeones match between Club América and Tigres delivering the competition’s strongest television audience in the United States since it was restarted in 2014. It was the second most-watched club Soccer match in the United States in the month of July.

The quarterfinals of the inaugural Leagues Cup tournament averaged 243,000 viewers on TUDN with ESPN2’s lone broadcast featuring Los Angeles Galaxy and Club Tijuana drawing 146,000 to the network. Club América’s penalty victory over Houston Dynamo proved the most popular broadcast in Spanish with 318,000 tuning in.

Rank Date Competition Teams Network Total
1 7/14 Campeon de Campeones Club América / Tigres Univision: 1400000 1,400,000
2 7/27 Liga MX Apertura León / Club América Univision: 1000000 1,000,000
3 7/20 Liga MX Apertura Club América / Monterrey Univision: 916000 916,000
4 7/27 Liga MX Apertura Cruz Azul / Toluca Univision: 885000 885,000
5 7/31 MLS All-Star MLS All-Stars / Atlético Madrid FS1: 182000 / UniMás: 626000 808,000
6 7/20 Liga MX Apertura Necaxa / Cruz Azul Univision: 722000 722,000
7 7/14 SuperCopa MX Cruz Azul / Necaxa Univision: 681000 681,000
8 7/21 Liga MX Apertura Toluca / Querétaro Univision: 465000 465,000
9 7/14 MLS Seattle Sounders / Atlanta United ESPN: 452000 452,000
10 7/28 Liga MX Apertura Pumas / Necaxa Univision: 411000 411,000
11 7/23 Leagues Cup Los Angeles Galaxy / Club Tijuana ESPN: 146000 / TUDN: 225000 371,000
12 7/21 Liga MX Apertura Santos / Chivas FOXD: 366000 366,000
13 7/23 Int’l Champions Cup Real Madrid / Arsenal ESPN: 352000 352,000
14 7/26 Liga MX Apertura Veracruz / Pachuca TUDN: 333000 333,000
15 7/21 MLS Atlanta United / DC United ESPN: 328000 328,000
16 7/24 Leagues Cup Houston Dynamo / Club América TUDN: 318000 318,000
17 7/19 MLS Los Angeles Galaxy / Los Angeles FC ESPN: 317000 317,000
18 7/12 MLS Los Angeles Galaxy / San Jose Earthquakes UniMás: 298000 298,000
19 7/26 Int’l Champions Cup Real Madrid / Atlético Madrid ESPN: 276000 276,000
20 7/26 MLS Los Angeles FC / Atlanta United ESPN: 270000 270,000
21 7/24 Leagues Cup Real Salt Lake / Tigres TUDN: 252000 252,000
22 7/21 MLS Seattle Sounders / Portland Timbers FS1: 250000 250,000
23 7/20 Int’l Champions Cup Bayern / Real Madrid ESPN2: 233000 233,000
24 7/24 Friendly Liverpool / Sporting CP TNT: 231000 231,000
25 7/18 MLS Portland Timbers / Orlando City SC ESPN: 227000 227,000
26 7/19 Liga MX Apertura Atlas / Juárez TUDN: 224000 224,000
27 7/23 Int’l Champions Cup Chivas / Atlético Madrid ESPN: 222000 222,000
28 7/12 MLS DC United / New England ESPN: 220000 220,000
29 7/28 Liga MX Apertura Santos / Juárez FOXD: 215000 215,000
30 7/12 MLS Houston Dynamo / Los Angeles FC UniMás: 213000 213,000
31 7/18 MLS FC Cincinnati / DC United ESPN: 189000 189,000
32 7/19 Friendly Liverpool / Dortmund TNT: 182000 182,000
33 7/23 Leagues Cup Chicago Fire / Cruz Azul TUDN: 177000 177,000
34 7/27 MLS Portland Timbers / Los Angeles Galaxy FS1: 171000 171,000
35 7/20 Int’l Champions Cup Benfica / Chivas ESPN: 167000 167,000
36 7/9 Friendly Club América / Pumas TUDN: 164000 164,000
37 7/21 NWSL Chicago Red Stars / North Carolina Courage ESPN2: 149000 149,000
38 7/21 MLS Orlando City SC / New York Red Bulls FS1: 148000 148,000
39 7/20 Liga MX Apertura Pachuca / León TUDN: 141000 141,000
40 7/19 Liga MX Apertura Puebla / Tijuana TUDN: 133000 133,000
41 7/14 MLS New York Red Bulls / New York City FC FS1: 132000 132,000
42 7/26 Liga MX Apertura Morelia / Atlas TUDN: 131000 131,000
43 7/20 Int’l Champions Cup Man Utd / Inter Milan ESPN2: 120000 120,000
44 7/17 Int’l Champions Cup Arsenal / Bayern ESPN2: 113000 113,000
45 7/21 Int’l Champions Cup Juventus / Spurs ESPN2: 105000 105,000
46 7/14 NWSL Portland Thorns / Orlando Pride ESPNEWS: 77000 77,000
47 7/20 Liga MX Apertura Tigres / Morelia Gala: 74000 74,000
48 7/22 Liga MX Femenil Club América / Pubela TUDN: 68000 68,000
49 7/27 UEFA U19 EURO Portugal U19 / Spain U19 TUDN: 42000 42,000
50 7/20 UEFA U19 EURO Spain U19 / Italy U19 TUDN: 41000 41,000
51 7/22 Liga MX Femenil Toluca / Morelia TUDN: 41000 41,000
52 7/13 Liga MX Femenil Pumas / Tijuana TUDN: 37000 37,000
53 7/24 UEFA U19 EURO France U19 / Spain U19 TUDN: 16000 16,000
54 7/24 UEFA U19 EURO Portugal U19 / Ireland U19 TUDN: 4000 4,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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