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Viewing numbers for soccer games on US TV for week of Sept. 1-6, 2016

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The vast majority of soccer leagues around the world took a break during the past 10 days, so international games were the focus. We’ve researched the World Cup qualifiers and international friendlies to bring you the TV viewing audiences for games that aired in the United States.

The highest viewership figures of the international break unsurprisingly go to Mexico’s two World Cup Qualifiers with the first earning nearly 1.8 million viewers across Telemundo, NBC Universo and both beIN SPORTS networks while the game against Honduras pulled in over 3.2 million across Univision, Univision Deportes and FOX Sports 1.

The third and final broadcast to break the one million mark was the United States’ second qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago as 1.289 million witnessed the United States qualify for the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying on UniMás, Univision Deportes and FOX Sports 1.

Also on beIN SPORTS, the lone African Cup of Nations Qualifier airing on television between Cote d’ Ivoire and Sierra Leone attracted 14,000 viewers.

Here are the TV viewing audiences:

Domestic numbers for the week:

DateCompetitionStart TimeHomeAwayNetwork 1Network 2Total
9/2/16CONCACAF WCQ3:30 PMSt. VincentUnited StatesbeIN SPORTS; 95,000beIN Español; 51,000146,000
9/3/16NASL8:00 PMMinnesota UnitedRayo OKCbeIN Español; 21,00021,000
9/6/16CONCACAF WCQ8:00 PMUnited StatesTrinidad & TobagoFox Sports 1; 550,000UniMás/UDN; 739,0001,289,000

Foreign numbers for the week:

DateCompetitionStart TimeTeam 1Team 2Network 1Network 2Total
9/1/16CONMEBOL WCQ4:30 PMColombiaVenezuelabeIN Español; 175000175,000
9/1/16CONMEBOL WCQ5:00 PMEcuadorBrazilbeIN SPORTS; 99,00099,000
9/1/16CONMEBOL WCQ7:30 PMArgentinaUruguaybeIN SPORTS; 124,000beIN Español; 412,000536,000
9/2/16CONCACAF WCQ8:00 PMHaitiCosta RicabeIN SPORTS; 46,000 46,000
9/2/16CONCACAF WCQ10:00 PMEl SalvadorMexicobeIN Sports/Español; 179,000Telemundo/NBC Universo; 1,600,0001,779,000
9/3/16AFCoN Qualifying2:00 PMCôte d’IvoireSierra LeonebeIN SPORTS; 14,00014,000
9/4/16UEFA WCQ12:00 PMDenmarkArmeniaFox Sports 2; 53,000Fox Deportes; 30,00083,000
9/4/16UEFA WCQ2:45 PMNorwayGermanyFox Sports 2; 89,000Fox Deportes; 198,000287,000
9/5/16UEFA WCQ2:45 PMSpainLiechtensteinFox Sports 1; 134,000Univision Deportes; 95,000229,000
9/5/16UEFA WCQ2:45 PMUkraineIcelandFox Sports 2; 28,00037,000
9/6/16UEFA WCQ2:45 PMBelarusFranceFox Sports 2; 18,000Univision Deportes; 31,00049,000
9/6/16UEFA WCQ2:45 PMSwitzerlandPortugalFox Sports 1; 68,000Fox Deportes; 47,000115,000
9/6/16UEFA WCQ2:45 PMSwedenThe NetherlandsESPN2; 145,000ESPND; Not available145,000
9/6/16CONMEBOL WCQ7:00 PMVenezuelaArgentinabeIN SPORTS; 127,000127,000
9/6/16CONMEBOL WCQ8:45 PMBrazilColombiabeIN Español; 387,000387,000
9/6/16CONCACAF WCQ10:00 PMMexicoHondurasFox Sports 1; 221,000Univision/UDN; 3,045,0003,266,000
9/6/16CONCACAF WCQ10:00 PMCanadaEl SalvadorUniMás; 228,000228,000
9/6/16CONMEBOL WCQ10:45 PMPeruEcuadorbeIN SPORTS; 98,000beIN Español; 267,000267,000

Major League Soccer averages:

OverallESPNESPN2ESPNDFOXFS1FOXDUnivisionUniMásUDN
285,617315,773201,50046,000498,000168,52434,920827,000166,61968,905

Other league averages:

LeagueAverage
Liga MX645,750
Premier League428,176
La Liga158,077
Bundesliga90,800
Serie A30,667
Eredivisie27,000
Championship16,375
Ligue 111,667
NASL7,250
NWSL0

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