Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 1-11, 2019

NBC’s coverage of the opening round of Premier League fixtures set records as NBCSN registered a Total Audience Delivery of 1.01 million viewers for Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday, making it the most-watched opening weekend Premier League cable match ever in the United States. It was also the most-watched Premier League cable broadcast in over 4 years. Total Audience Delivery measures linear and digital viewing.

Atlanta United’s 3-0 victory over LA Galaxy averaged 500,000 viewers on FOX earlier this month, up 26% from FOX’s Atlanta United broadcast back in May.

Over on cable, however, MLS has suffered a 7% hit to its average viewership on ESPN in August, with the network now averaging 251,087 viewers per match after 23 broadcasts in 2019. Average viewership on ESPN is still up 1% from this same point last year.

Liga MX Apertura viewership on Univision’s flagship network has seen a 16% increase through the first 4 weeks of the new season when compared to the 2018 Apertura.

Rank Date Competition Teams Network Total
1 8/11 Premier League Man United / Chelsea NBCSN: 952000; Telemundo: 285000 1,237,000
2 8/3 Liga MX Apertura Club América / Tijuana Univision: 947000 947,000
3 8/10 Premier League Spurs / Aston Villa NBC: 829000; Universo: 68000 897.000
4 8/11 Liga MX Apertura Toluca / Club América Univision: 688000 688,000
5 8/10 Liga MX Apertura Tigres / Necaxa Univision: 650000 650,000
6 8/4 Liga MX Apertura Pumas / Tigres Univision: 600000 600,000
7 8/3 MLS Atlanta United / Los Angeles Galaxy FOX: 500000 500,000
8 8/10 Liga MX Apertura Cruz Azul / Juárez Univision: 479000 479,000
9 8/3 Liga MX Apertura Querétaro / Cruz Azul UniMás: 408000 408,000
10 8/10 Premier League Bournemouth / Sheffield United NBCSN: 398000 / Universo: 49000 447,000
11 8/3 DFL-Supercup Dortmund / Bayern FOX: 401000 401,000
12 8/11 Premier League Newcastle / Arsenal NBCSN: 369000 369,000
13 8/3 Int’l Friendly (W) USWNT / Ireland ESPN2: 319000 / Galavision: 40000 359,000
14 8/10 Premier League West Ham / Man City NBCSN: 326000; Universo: 24000 350,000
15 8/9 Premier League Liverpool / Norwich NBCSN: 323000; Universo: 23000 346,000
16 8/2 Liga MX Apertura Atlas / Santos TUDN: 327000 327,000
17 8/2 Liga MX Apertura Puebla / Chivas TUDN: 319000 319,000
18 8/11 MLS Atlanta United / New York City FC ESPN: 256000 256,000
19 8/3 Int’l Champions Cup Man Utd / Milan ESPN2: 247000 247,000
20 8/4 Liga MX Apertura Juárez / Toluca TUDN: 224000 224,000
21 8/9 Liga MX Apertura Morelia / Monterrey TUDN: 216000 216,000
22 8/4 MLS Minnesota United / Portland Timbers ESPN: 215000 215,000
23 8/9 Liga MX Apertura Veracruz / Atlas TUDN: 177000 177,000
24 8/3 Liga MX Apertura Monterrey / León FOXD: 168000 168,000
25 8/11 MLS DC United / Los Angeles Galaxy FS1: 158000 158,000
26 8/11 MLS Los Angeles FC / New York Red Bulls FS1: 153000 153,000
27 8/3 Liga MX Apertura Necaxa / Veracruz TUDN: 132000 132,000
28 8/10 Friendly Napoli / Barcelona ESPN2: 105000 105,000
29 8/11 Premier League Leicester City / Wolves CNBC: 52000 / Universo: 44000 96,000
30 8/9 Liga MX Apertura Tijuana / Pumas FOXD: 83000 83,000
31 8/5 Liga MX Femenil Club América / Veracruz TUDN: 64000 64,000
32 8/5 Liga MX Femenil Tigres / Pumas TUDN: 60000 60,000
33 8/7 CONCACAF League Deportivo Saprissa / Bandits TUDN: 43000 43,000
34 8/1 CONCACAF League Comunicaciones / Marathón TUDN: 34000 34,000
35 8/8 CONCACAF League Marathón / Comunicaciones TUDN: 33000 33,000
36 8/10 Liga MX Apertura Querétaro / Pachuca Galavision: 32000 32,000
37 8/8 CONCACAF League San Francisco / Alianza TUDN: 30000 30,000
38 8/1 CONCACAF League Alianza / San Francisco TUDN: 29000 29,000
39 8/5 CONCACAF U15 Trinidad U15 / Mexico U15 TUDN: 27000 27,000
40 8/9 Liga MX Femenil Cruz Azul / Toluca TUDN: 17000 17,000
41 8/5 Liga MX Femenil Toluca / León TUDN: 16000 16,000
42 8/5 CONCACAF U15 Guatemala U15 / USA U15 TUDN: 11000 11,000
43 8/1 CONCACAF League Forge / Antigua GFC TUDN: 10000 10,000
44 8/4 CONCACAF U15 Mexico U15 / Panama U15 TUDN: 7000 7,000
45 8/7 CONCACAF U15 USA U15 / Suriname U15 TUDN: 6000 6,000
46 8/7 CONCACAF U15 Mexico U15 / Curaçao U15 TUDN: 4000 4,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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  1. José Cerrato August 19, 2019
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