Most-watched live soccer games on US TV for weekend of May 6-11, 2016

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It was another huge weekend for European soccer on US television last weekend as many do-or-die matches were shown live across the country. Not surprisingly, there were big numbers for the Premier League and La Liga. But the Bundesliga also served up a decent number for a game shown live on the over-the-air FOX network, where the top German team won the title on live television.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, FOX Sports 2’s coverage of the other Bundesliga matches with its MultiMatch 90 service was a bust, finishing dead last.

Here are the TV ratings for this past week and weekend:

Pos.TeamsNo. of viewersTV NetworkGame time (ET)Date
1Manchester City vs. Arsenal618,000NBCSN & NBC Universo11am-1pmSun., May 8
2Leicester vs. Everton531,000USA & NBC Universo12:30-2:30pmSat., May 7
3Ingolstadt vs. Bayern Munich500,000 estimateFOX9:30-11:30amSat., May 7
4Barcelona vs. Espanyol464,000beIN SPORTS en Español11am-1pmSun., May 8
5Monterrey vs. Tigres391,000Univision Deportes8-10pmSat., May 7
6UNAM vs. Club America369,000Univision Deportes1-3pmSun., May 8
7Southampton vs. Tottenham355,000NBCSN8:30-10:30amSun., May 8
8Sunderland vs. Chelsea346,000USA10am-NoonSat., May 7
9Cruz Azul vs. Tigres311,000Univision Deportes & UniMas6-8pmSat., May 7
10Newcastle vs. Aston Villa298,000NBCSN10am-NoonSat., May 7
11West Ham vs. Man United287,000NBCSN2:45-4:45pmTues., May 10
12Norwich vs. Man United290,000NBCSN7:45-9:45amSat., May 7
13Orlando vs. New York Red Bulls259,000Univision Deportes & UniMas7-9pmFri., May 6
14Puebla vs. Queretaro244,000Univision Deportes & UniMas6-8pmSun., May 8
15LA Galaxy vs. New England225,000ESPN4-6pmSun., May 8
16DC United vs. New York City FC223,000FOX Sports 1 & Fox Deportes8-10pmSun., May 8
17Veracruz vs. Monarcas202,000Univision Deportes9-11pmFri., May 6
18Everton vs. Sunderland189,000NBCSN2:45-4:45pmWed., May 11
19Real Madrid vs. Valencia160,000beIN SPORTS en Español11am-1pmSun., May 8
20Monchengladbach vs. Leverkusen85,000FOX Deportes9:30-11:30amSat., May 7
21Pachuca vs. Chiapas62,000NBC Universo9-11pmSat., May 7
22Frankfurt vs. Dortmund59,000FOX Sports 19:30-11:30amSat., May 7
23Sporting vs. Vitoria58,000Univision Deportes3:45-5:45pmSat., May 7
24Torino vs. Napoli52,000beIN SPORTS en Español2:45-4:45pmSun., May 8
25Bologna vs. Milan35,000beIN SPORTS2:45-4:45pmSat., May 7
26Sao Paulo vs. Atletico Mineiro33,000FOX Deportes9-11pmWed., May 11
27Zwolle vs. PSV32,000Univision Deportes8:30-10:30amSun., May 8
28Middlesbrough vs. Brighton29,000beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS en Español7:30-9:30amSat., May 7
29Almeria vs. Gimnastic29,000beIN SPORTS en Español12-2pmSat., May 7
30Liverpool vs. Chelsea19,000NBC Universo3-5pmWed., May 11
31Bordeaux vs. PSG16,000beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS en Español2:30-4:30pmWed., May 11
32Verona vs. Lazio15,000beIN SPORTS2:45-4:45pmSun., May 8
33Fiorentina vs. Palermo14,000beIN SPORTS9-11amSun., May 8
34Inter Milan vs. Empoli11,000beIN SPORTS12-2pmSat., May 7
35Ajaccio vs. PSG10,000beIN SPORTS3-5pmSat., May 7
36Jacksonville vs. Rayo OKC6,000beIN SPORTS7-8pmSat., May 7
37Bundesliga MultiMatch 906,000FOX Sports 29:30-11:30amSat., May 7

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

SEE MORE: Browse through all of the TV ratings data from now through 2006

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