Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 14-19, 2019

Atlanta United’s 3-2 victory over Club America in the 2019 Campeones Cup was watched by a total of 1.54 million viewers on Wednesday across Univision, TUDN and ESPN2. This was a 28% increase in total television audience when compared to the first edition of the tournament featuring Toronto FC and Tigres. Earlier in the day, Univision saw a drop in its total share of UEFA Super Cup viewership as it moved from an all-Spanish contest to an all-English one. Spanish-language viewership dropped 28% down to just 505,000 viewers while the English-language broadcast on TNT rose 82% to 316,000 viewers. Total viewership for the contest was down to 821,000 viewers from 871,000 viewers in 2018.

Last Saturday afternoon’s Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur drew a combined 1.255 million viewer audience, making it the most-watched soccer match of the weekend in the United States. Two weeks into the new season, the Premier League is averaging 623,417 viewers across NBC, NBCSN, Telemundo and Universo, up from 587,500 in the first two weeks of the 2018-2019 season.

Liga MX saw its highest audience since the 2019 Clasura Final back in May as 1.2 million viewers tuned in for the regular season matchup between Club America and Morelia Saturday night. Over on the women’s side, TUDN broadcasted two matches of the Liga MX Femenil, and brought the average viewership up to 45,111 per match.

Rank Date Competition Teams Network Total
1 8/14 Campeones Cup Atlanta United / Club América ESPN2: 172000 / Univision: 1368000 1,540,000
2 8/17 Premier League Man City / Spurs NBC: 1040000 / Telemundo: 215000 1,255,000
3 8/17 Liga MX Apertura Club América / Morelia Univision: 1200000 1,200,000
4 8/17 Liga MX Apertura León / Chivas Univision: 984000 984,000
5 8/18 Premier League Chelsea / Leicester City NBCSN: 695000 / Telemundo: 221000 916,000
6 8/14 UEFA Super Cup Liverpool / Chelsea TNT: 316000 / Univision: 505000 821,000
7 8/17 Premier League Southampton / Liverpool NBCSN: 627000 / Universo: 33000 660,000
8 8/18 Liga MX Apertura Pumas / Veracruz Univision: 586000 586,000
9 8/16 Liga MX Apertura Atlas / Cruz Azul TUDN: 365000 365,000
10 8/18 Premier League Sheffield United / Crystal Palace NBCSN: 354000 354,000
11 8/19 Premier League Wolves / Man United NBCSN: 310000 / Universo: 34000 344,000
12 8/17 Premier League Arsenal / Burnley NBCSN: 306000 306,000
13 8/17 MLS Los Angeles Galaxy / Seattle Sounders ESPN2: 224000 224,000
14 8/18 Liga MX Apertura Juárez / Querétaro TUDN: 190000 190,000
15 8/18 Liga MX Apertura Necaxa / Santos TUDN: 154000 154,000
16 8/18 MLS Portland Timbers / Atlanta United FS1: 152000 152,000
17 8/16 Liga MX Apertura Puebla / Pachuca TUDN: 141000 141,000
18 8/18 Women’s ICC NC Courage / Olympique Lyon ESPN2: 114000 114,000
19 8/19 Liga MX Femenil Tigres / Puebla TUDN: 53000 53,000
20 8/19 Liga MX Femenil América / Morelia TUDN: 50000 50,000
21 8/17 Premier League Aston Villa / Bournemouth CNBC: 49000 49,000
22 8/17 Bundesliga Dortmund / Augsburg UniMás: 44000 44,000
23 8/18 Bundesliga Frankfurt / Hoffenheim TUDN: 26000 26,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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