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NASL game beats college football debut on beIN SPORTS


Last Saturday’s game between Minnesota United and Rayo OKC on beIN SPORTS en Español drew 21,000 viewers, the most for an NASL match since the league’s debut on beIN SPORTS in April, 2016.

The NASL also beat out the Conference USA college football game on the beIN SPORTS’ English-language channel, which attracted only 13,000 viewers.

The 21,000 viewers for Minnesota United versus Rayo OKC tied the highest rating for a NASL game on beIN SPORTS from earlier this year.

With beIN SPORTS acquiring the TV rights to college football, it has bumped the vast majority of NASL games originally scheduled for beIN SPORTS to the Spanish-language beIN SPORTS en Español network. Even though the Spanish-language channel is in fewer homes than the English-language channel, perhaps last weekend’s number is a barometer of better things to come for the second division NASL?

The featured NASL game is Saturday’s match between Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Indy Eleven at 7pm ET on beIN SPORTS en Español and fuboTV.

SEE MORE: Schedule of NASL games on US TV and streaming

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  1. Yo

    September 11, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Who watches college football on beIN sports? Apparently no one, and apparently less than the almost no ones who watch NASL.

  2. Trevor

    September 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    The NASL only averages around 6,000 viewers on Bein. Getting 21,000 was only because of Minnesota United. Sucks for the NASL they will be in MLS next year.

  3. R.O

    September 10, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Yes beIN Sports doing College Football is a head scratcher. I too like that they showed Int’l sports like Handball.
    I don’t watch College sports but if I did, certainly wouldn’t watch beIN Sports for College Football.

  4. SPFL

    September 9, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    LOL 21,000 is a sign of better things to come? That is sad, unsolved mysteries reruns have more viewers, I think it is more of a sign of how irrelevant bein is.

    • jason

      September 9, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      stupidest move ever by beinsports to acquire the rights to a college conference. they are alienating the fans that enjoyed the international (non-American) sports that the network offered. also who the hell that watches college sports will go to bein for that? what a joke! college soccer will be on bein??????????? channel turned into a joke

  5. R.O

    September 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I noticed that most of the NASL games shown by both beINSports and CBS Sports Network are usually Florida Teams and a few others but no Cosmos. Wonder if that’s because One World Sports has exclusive rights to the Cosmos?

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