Category: TV Ratings

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 5-11, 2018

Club América’s 2-0 defeat of Landon Donovan’s Club León drew 1.255 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes, making it the sixth most-watched Liga MX match of the season and the 12th Liga MX match in 2018 to draw more than 1 million viewers. The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 averaged 331,875 viewers on FOX Sports 1, up 20% from 275,125 in the 2016-17 campaign. Atlanta United’s home opening victory over DC United drew an English-language audience of 576,000 viewers to ESPN, beating out every Premier League match on NBCSN this week with the early morning North West Derby ... Read more

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 1-4, 2018

Houston Dynamo’s 4-0 defeat of Atlanta United kicked off the 2018 Major League Soccer season on American television with 469,000 viewers tuning into Univision’s coverage of the match. Viewership saw an 8% decrease from 509,000 for Los Angeles Galaxy vs FC Dallas last year. FOX Sports 1 saw an even bigger drop with their two matches averaging only 174,000 viewers, down over 40% from their first two broadcasts of 2017. ESPN was the only network to see an increase in viewership for their opening MLS broadcast of the year with 456,000 people tuning in to see Los Angeles FC defeat ... Read more

LaLiga TV ratings surge as 750,000 watch Barcelona-Atleti game on beIN SPORTS

Sunday’s LaLiga game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid saw a huge surge in viewership on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español in the United States as soccer fans tuned in to see who would gain the advantage in Spain’s top flight league. The live broadcast of Barcelona-Atletico Madrid beat all Spanish-language sports games on Sunday with 539,000 viewers tuning in to watch the Spanish-language broadcast of the game. Plus, 185,000 viewers watched the English-language broadcast on beIN SPORTS. The total of 752,000 viewers is far greater than what LaLiga games are accustomed to in the United States especially considering ... Read more

Univision delivers mammoth 2.5 million viewers for Chivas vs. América Superclásico

Univision Deportes delivered a massive viewing number for Saturday night’s Superclásico between Chivas and América on Spanish-language television in the United States. The high-stakes matchup between América and Guadalajara averaged 2.5 million viewers on the Univision Network, with simulcast on Univision Deportes Network, and was the top-rated soccer event on any network year-to-date, regardless of language. The Liga MX Súper Clásico beat ABC’s broadcast of the Boston vs. Houston NBA matchup on Saturday night, attracting +3% Adult 18-49 viewers. Also, the América vs. Guadalajara Súper Clásico generated over 777,000 video views and 13 million total page views via, which ... Read more

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 2-27, 2018

The month of February saw six matches break the 1 million viewer mark with 3 of them coming on February 10. Manchester City and Leicester City kicked things off by drawing a total of 1.245 million viewers on NBC and Universo, which ranked as the fourth most-watched soccer match of 2018. Later that night Univision’s Liga MX doubleheader gave us the two most-watched soccer matches of 2018 thus far as Tigres hosted Club América before an audience of 1.479 million and was followed by Chivas and Santos Laguna playing before 1.36 million American TV viewers. Manchester City’s 3-0 dismantling of ... Read more

NBC’s Man City-Leicester broadcast is most-watched game in more than 12 months

Saturday’s live broadcast of the Manchester City against Leicester City game on the over-the-air NBC network averaged 1.24 million viewers this past Saturday, February 10. The live Premier League match, which league leaders Manchester City won 5-1, delivered NBC’s largest Premier League audience in more than a year with an average of 1.15 million viewers. The previous record was 1.16 million for Manchester United-Tottenham on January 21, 2017. Combined with the average viewing audience for the game (118,000) on the Spanish-language Universo network, the Manchester City-Leicester match averaged 1,245,000 viewers. Meanwhile, helped by an Olympics lead-in, NBCSN’s Chelsea-West Brom match ... Read more

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 11-22, 2018

Last weekend three Liga MX matches have each drawn more than 1 million viewers for the first time on Univision’s networks. It all began Saturday night when 1.143 million witnessed Monterrey and Tijuana play to a 0-0 draw, followed by Chivas’ 3-1 victory over Necaxa, which was viewed by 1.308 million. Then the Sunday match between Club América and top-of-the-table Pumas was watched by another 1.172 million. The Premier League has also seen a match break the 1 million viewer mark over the past couple of weeks. Liverpool’s January 14 win against Manchester City drew a combined 1.134 million viewers ... Read more

beIN SPORTS viewership increases by 9% during 2017

beIN SPORTS grew its overall reach in 2017 by 9%, increasing the total viewers from 71 million in 2016 to 77.2 million in 2017. The 9% increase is impressive considering that the total number of households the English-language network is in has declined during the past twelve months (similar to other TV networks across the United States). As of December 2016, beIN SPORTS was in 23.3 million homes compared to 22 million as of November 2017. While the English-language network saw a drop in number of subscribers, the Spanish-language beIN SPORTS en Español saw an increase from 18.2 million in ... Read more