Category: TV Ratings

Barcelona-Real Madrid Clásico TV rating down 35% on beIN SPORTS

The October 28th Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid averaged more than half a million viewers in the United States on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. Despite el Clásico not featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing in the game for the first time in almost a decade, the match at the Nou Camp averaged 363,359 viewers on beIN SPORTS en Español as well as 181,000 viewers on the English-language beIN SPORTS for a combined average of 544,359 viewers. That viewership average was a sharp 35% decline from the December 2017 el Clásico that averaged 845,000 viewers. For ... Read more

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 22-28, 2018

Cruz Azul’s 0-0 draw with Club América drew over 1.2 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes last Saturday evening to make it the most-watched club soccer match in the United States for the month of October. Last week’s UEFA Champions League Group Stage match between Manchester United and Juventus, which drew a combined 847,000 viewers on TNT and Univision, ranks as the sixth most-watched club soccer match in October. Regarding TNT, Turner is delivering a record audience on TNT – including +52% in viewership versus last year’s English-language Group Stage coverage. Also, viewership for Turner’s B/R Football Matchday telecasts ... Read more

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 10-21, 2018

The United States Women’s National Team’s 2-0 victory over Canada in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship Final was the most-watched women’s soccer match in the United States in 2018. The match averaged 736,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1, which is a massive 146% increase from the United State’s semifinal match against Jamaica that saw them qualify for both the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru. Univision Deportes also contributed an additional 146,000 viewers to the broadcast of the final, making it the most-watched women’s soccer match on Univision’s networks in 2018. Univision ... Read more

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 25-October 7, 2018

The latest edition of the Mexican Súper Clásico featuring the nation’s two largest clubs Chivas de Guadalajara and Club América drew 1.677 million viewers on the evening of Sunday, September 30. It ranks as the fifth most-watched club football match in the United States in 2018 with the two clubs’ meeting in March on top at 2.485 million viewers. The match was also down nearly 13% from both the 2016 and 2017 Apertura meetings between the clubs. Univision is seeing great success with their coverage of the UEFA Champions League. Viewership of the group stage en Español is up 84% ... Read more

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 18-23, 2018

September 19th’s Campeones Cup match between Toronto FC and Tigres UANL averaged a combined 1.2 million viewers, with Univision contributing 1.1 million viewers to the total and ESPN2 providing an additional 101,000 viewers. Tigres’ 3-1 victory over Toronto FC currently ranks as the second most-watched club soccer match in the United States since the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Early UEFA Champions League viewership numbers are looking great for Univision, Champions League matches on their networks are averaging 551,250 viewers through the first four broadcast windows with viewership peaking at 762,000 for the Tuesday September 18 ... Read more

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 6-16, 2018

The September 11 international friendly between the United States and Mexico in Nashville drew a combined 3.127 million viewers, making it the most-watched non-World Cup soccer match on American television in 2018. The United States’ defeat against Brazil four days earlier was watched by a combined 1.912 million viewers, making it the second most-watched match involving the United States Men’s National Team team this year. In MLS, New York City FC and DC United’s 1-1 draw on September 8 was the most-watched MLS match on American television without a World Cup lead-in since the Portland Timbers 2-1 victory over Los ... Read more

Liverpool-PSG Champions League scores 1 million viewers across Univision and TNT

Liverpool’s late 3-2 win against Paris Saint-Germain in Tuesday’s exciting Champions League match averaged more than one million viewers in the United States across Univision, Univision Deportes Network and TNT. In fact, the Liverpool-PSG viewing number was the most-viewed Group Stage telecast in the U.S. in the history of the UEFA Champions League, regardless of language. Airing in the 2:51pm ET timeslot on Univision and Univision Deportes Network, the Spanish-language broadcast averaged 672,000 viewers. At the same time, the game averaged 330,000 viewers on TNT for a combined total of 1,002,000 viewers. Earlier on Tuesday, Barcelona’s 4-0 drubbing of PSV ... Read more

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 22-September 2, 2018

The Bundesliga’s opening round matchup between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig averaged 395,000 viewers on the FOX broadcast network making it the most-watched Bundesliga match on an English-language network since November 19, 2016 when Borussia Dortmund faced Bayern Munich, also on FOX. Manchester City’s 2-1 victory over Newcastle was watched by 870,000 viewers on NBC, down slightly from 876,000 for NBC’s corresponding matchup last season but up from 831,000 viewers for Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Brighton one week earlier. Through the first four weeks of the season, the Premier League on NBC is averaging 892,000 viewers. ESPN’s August 26th MLS ... Read more