Viewing numbers for soccer games on US TV for week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2016

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Saturday afternoon’s Bundesliga clash between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen on FOX Sports 2 and Fox Deportes delivered the league’s highest cable viewership so far this season. No doubt thanks in part to the lack of a Premier League match airing in the same time slot. It was also the highest viewed Bundesliga match on FOX Sports 2, beating almost every game carried on FOX Sports 1 so far with the exception being the Friday afternoon match on September 9 between Bayern Munich and Schalke, another game that faced no Premier League competition.

Also on FOX Sports, the National Women’s Soccer League has averaged 70,200 viewers on FOX Sports 1 from the league’s first broadcast on September 7th through this weekend’s semifinal stage of the playoffs. That is only around 30,000 viewers fewer than the average MLS match has delivered on Fox Sports 1 within the same timeframe. The NWSL final can be seen this upcoming Sunday, September 9th at 5 pm on Fox Sports 1.

It was another great weekend for Liga MX as the league averaged over 800,000 viewers per match window and a total viewership of over 4.125 million. This past weekend saw two matches break the one million viewer mark on Univision as both Club América and Chivas continue to be huge television draws for the league.

Here are the TV viewing audiences:

Domestic numbers for the week:

DateCompetitionStart TimeHomeAwayNetwork 1Network 2Total
9/28/16MLS7:30 PMToronto FCOrlando City SCFox Sports 1; 87000Fox Deportes; 38000125,000
9/28/16NASL8:00 PMMiami FCOttawa FurybeIN Sports; 1000—; —1,000
9/30/16MLS8:00 PMHouston DynamoNew York City FCUniMás; 137000Univision Deportes; 72000209,000
9/30/16NWSL8:00 PMWashington SpiritChicago Red StarsFox Sports 1; 63000—; —63,000
10/2/16MLS1:00 PMOrlando City SCMontreal ImpactESPN; 220000ESPN Deportes; —220,000
10/2/16NASL7:00 PMRayo OKCCarolina RailhawksbeIN Sports; 3000—; —3,000
10/2/16MLS8:00 PMVancouver WhitecapsSeattle SoundersFox Sports 1; 129000Fox Deportes; 20000149,000
10/2/16NWSL5:42 PM*Portland ThornsWest New York FlashFox Sports 1; 105000—; —105,000

* indicates that the game was joined in progress at the listed time

Foreign numbers for the week:

DateCompetitionStart TimeTeam 1Team 2Network 1Network 2Total
9/27/16UEFA Champions League2:45 PMBorussia DortmundReal MadridFox Sports 1; 263000Fox Deportes; 244000507,000
9/27/16UEFA Champions League2:45 PMCSKA MoscowTottenham HotspurFox Sports 2; 37000—; —37,000
9/27/16UEFA Champions League2:45 PMAS MonacoBayer LeverkusenESPN2; 90000—; —90,000
9/27/16CONCACAF CL8:00 PMNew York Red BullsAntigua GFC—; —Univision Deportes; 7800078,000
9/28/16UEFA Champions League2:45 PMMönchengladbachBarcelonaFox Sports 1; 111000—; —111,000
9/28/16UEFA Champions League2:45 PMCelticManchester CityFox Sports 2; 73000—; —73,000
9/28/16UEFA Champions League2:45 PMAtlético MadridBayern MunichESPN2; 211000Fox Deportes; 104000315,000
9/29/16UEFA Europa League11:00 AMGabalaMainzFox Sports 2; 20000—; —20,000
9/29/16UEFA Europa League1:00 PMSparta PrahaInter MilanFox Sports 1; 55000—; —55,000
9/29/16UEFA Europa League1:00 PMSchalke 04SalzburgFox Sports 2; 29000—; —29,000
9/29/16UEFA Europa League3:00 PMManchester UnitedZorya LuhanskFox Sports 1; 149000—; —149,000
9/29/16UEFA Europa League3:00 PMRomaAstra GiurgiuFox Sports 2; 39000—; —39,000
9/29/16CONCACAF CL8:00 PMOlímpiaPolice United—; —Univision Deportes; 5100051,000
9/29/16CONCACAF CL10:00 PMW ConnectionHonduras Progreso—; —Univision Deportes; 5400054,000
9/30/16U-17 World Cup (W)8:00 AMVenezuelaGermanyFox Sports 2; 2000—; —2,000
9/30/16U-17 World Cup (W)10:00 AMMexicoNew ZealandFox Sports 2; 9000—; —9,000
9/30/16Bundesliga2:30 PMRB LeipzigAugsburgFox Sports 2; 25000—; —25,000
9/30/16Ligue 12:45 PMRennesGuingampbeIN SPORTS; 6000—; —6,000
9/30/16La Liga2:45 PMReal SociedadReal Betis—; —beIN Español; 3000030,000
9/30/16Premier League3:00 PMEvertonCrystal PalaceUSA; 197000—; —197,000
10/1/16Premier League7:30 AMSwansea CityLiverpoolNBCSN; 336000NBC Universo; 30000366,000
10/1/16U-17 World Cup (W)9:00 AMNigeriaBrazilFox Sports 1; 39000—; —39,000
10/1/16Bundesliga9:30 AMBayern MunichKölnFox Sports 2; 49000—; —49,000
10/1/16Bundesliga9:30 AMFreiburgFrankfurt—; —Fox Deportes; 3800038,000
10/1/16Premier League10:00 AMHull CityChelseaNBCSN; 460000—; —460,000
10/1/16La Liga10:15 AMSevillaAlaves—; —beIN Español; 4500045,000
10/1/16U-17 World Cup (W)11:00 AMUnited StatesParaguayFox Soccer Plus; —NBC Universo; 1100011,000
10/1/16Bundesliga12:30 PMBayer LeverkusenBorussia DortmundFox Sports 2; 68000FOX Deportes; 168000236,000
10/1/16La Liga12:30 PMOsasunaLas Palmas—; —beIN Español; 7600076,000
10/1/16Serie A2:45 PMUdineseLaziobeIN SPORTS; 21000—; —21,000
10/1/16La Liga2:45 PMDeportivoSporting—; —beIN Español; 7000070,000
10/1/16Liga MX6:00 PMCruz AzulVeracruz—; —Univision Deportes; 349000349,000
10/1/16Liga MX6:00 PMQuerétaroSantos Laguna—; —Galavision; 152000152,000
10/1/16Liga MX8:00 PMMonterreyClub AméricaUnivision; 842000Univision Deportes; 5580001,400,000
10/1/16Liga MX8:06 PMLeónTigres—; —Galavision; 155000155,000
10/1/16Liga MX10:00 PMChivasMonarcas MoreliaUnivision; 788000Univision Deportes; 5120001,300,000
10/2/16La Liga6:00 AMValenciaAtletico Madrid—; —beIN Español; 1000010,000
10/2/16Premier League7:00 AMManchester UnitedStoke CityNBCSN; 240000—; —240,000
10/2/16Serie A8:00 AMEmpoliJuventusbeIN SPORTS; 9000—; —9,000
10/2/16Premier League9:15 AMSpursManchester CityNBCSN; 513000—; —513,000
10/2/16Bundesliga9:30 AMWolfsburgMainzFox Sports 1; 26000—; —26,000
10/2/16La Liga10:00 AMReal MadridEibarbeIN SPORTS; 79000beIN Español; 298000377,000
10/2/16Bundesliga11:30 AMSchalke 04MönchengladbachFox Sports 2; 15000Fox Deportes; 1200027,000
10/2/16Premier League11:30 AMBurnleyArsenalNBCSN; 419000—; —419,000
10/2/16La Liga12:30 PMMalagaAthletic—; —beIN Español; 138000138,000
10/2/16Liga MX1:00 PMPumasChiapasUnivision; 328000Univision Deportes; 190000518,000
10/2/16La Liga2:45 PMCelta VigoBarcelonabeIN SPORTS; 95000beIN Español; 393000488,000
10/2/16Liga MX7:00 PMPueblaPachuca—; —Univision Deportes; 251000251,000
10/2/16Serie A11:15 PMAC MilanSassuolobeIN SPORTS; 39000—; —39,000
10/3/16U-17 World Cup (W)9:00 AMSpainNew ZealandFox Sports 2; 0—; —0
10/3/16U-17 World Cup (W)12:00 PMGermanyCanadaFox Sports 2; 15000—; —15,000

Major League Soccer averages:

OverallESPNESPN2ESPNDFOXFS1FOXDUnivisionUniMásUDN
282,721305,800201,50046,000658,000157,96034,367827,000163,56069,417

Other league averages:

LeagueAverage
Liga MX678,674
Premier League427,105
UEFA CL374,500
La Liga132,098
NWSL70,200
Bundesliga69,000
Primeira Liga38,400
Serie A34,688
Eredivisie28,200
Championship16,667
Ligue 112,444
NASL7,069

HT: SportsTVRatings.

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