Most-watched live soccer games on US TV for weekend of April 15-18


The viewing figures are in for the soccer matches on US television from the weekend of April 15-18 where Chelsea against Manchester City was the biggest draw, netting almost 900,000 viewers across NBCSN and NBC Universo.

Also impressive was the viewing figure of 676,000 who tuned in to watch Barcelona lose to Valencia on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español.

For the second week in a row, NBCSN’s coverage of the Premier League showed that you don’t have to be Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United to generate considerable viewing figures. After last week’s great number for Sunderland-Leicester, Sunday’s 439,000 viewing number for Leicester-West Ham United was impressive.

Near the bottom of the list, Friday’s broadcast of Jacksonville against Miami FC was disappointing given the 4,000 number. Fridays are always the worst day of the week for viewing numbers, but maybe this Saturday night’s broadcast of Tampa Bay Rowdies against Carolina Railhawks can improve the overall numbers for the second division league.

Here’s the complete list:

Pos.TeamsNo. of viewersTV NetworkGame time (ET)Date
1Chelsea vs. Manchester City898,000NBC & NBC Universo12:30-2:30pmSat., April 16
2Barcelona vs. Valencia676,000beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS en Español2:30-4:30pmSun., April 17
3Chivas vs. Atlas551,000Univision Deportes6-8pmSun., April 17
4Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace514,000NBCSN11am-1pmSun., April 17
5Man United vs. Aston Villa450,000NBCSN & NBC Universo10am-NoonSat., April 16
6Queretaro vs. Club America441,000Univision Deportes9-11pmFri., April 15
7Leicester vs. West Ham439,000NBCSN8:30-10:30amSun., April 17
8Tigres vs. Dorados373,000Univision Deportes8-10pmSat., April 16
9Bayern vs. Schalke319,000FOX12:30-2:30pmSat., April 16
10Houston vs. LA Galaxy307,000Univision Deportes & UniMas7-9pmFri., April 15
11Getafe vs. Real Madrid265,000beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS en Español10am-NoonSat., April 16
12Jaguares vs. UNAM252,000Univision Deportes10pm-MidnightSat., April 16
13Norwich vs. Sunderland249,000NBCSN7:45-9:45amSat., April 16
14Cruz Azul vs. Santos Laguna240,000Univision Deportes6-8pmSat., April 16
15Orlando vs. New England229,000ESPN4-6pmSun., April 17
16Stoke vs. Spurs226,000NBCSN3-5pmMon., April 18
17Newcastle vs. Man City200,000NBCSN2:45-4:45pmTues., April 19
18Southampton vs. Everton193,000USA10am-NoonSat., April 16
19Dallas vs. Kansas City176,000FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes7:30-9:30pmSun., April 17
20Leon vs. Puebla124,000NBC Universo9-11pmSat., April 16
21Porto vs. Nacional116,000Univision Deportes4-6pmSun., April 17
22Leverkusen vs. Frankfurt101,000FOX Sports 2 & FOX Deportes9:30-11:30amSat., April 16
23Toluca vs. Veracruz93,000NBC Universo1:45-3:45pmSat., April 16
24Dortmund vs. Hamburg93,000FOX Sports 1 & FOX Deportes9:30-11:30amSun., April 17
25Sevilla vs. Deportivo65,000beIN SPORTS en Español10am-NoonSun., April 17
26Eibar vs. Real Sociedad48,000beIN SPORTS en Español2:30-4:30pmSat., April 16
27Celta Vigo vs. Real Betis45,000beIN SPORTS en Español4:30-6:30pmSat., April 16
28Las Palmas vs. Sporting Gijon37,000beIN SPORTS en Español12:15-2:15pmSat., April 16
29Inter vs. Napoli21,000beIN SPORTS2:45-4:45pmSat., April 16
30Hannover vs. Monchengladbach20,000FOX Sports 22:30-4:30pmFri., April 15
31Juventus vs. Palermo17,000beIN SPORTS9-11amSun., April 17
32Levante vs. Espanyol15,000beIN SPORTS en Español2:30-4:30pmFri., April 15
33Hull City vs.Wolves7,000beIN SPORTS2:45-4:45pmFri., April 15
34Jacksonville vs. Miami4,000beIN SPORTS7-9pmFri., April 15
35Bolton vs. Middlesbrough3,000beIN SPORTS8-9:30amSat., April 16

Note that viewing figures for soccer games shown on the over-the-air Univision network have not been made available.

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  1. Lawrence Dockery April 22, 2016

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