FOX Sports’ MLS viewing numbers increased 37% in 2016


FOX Sports’ coverage of MLS during the 2016 regular season saw a 37% increase compared to viewing figures for the top-flight American soccer league last year.

In total for 2016, FOX Sports averaged 270,258 viewers per game when combining numbers for FOX, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. That compares to the viewing average of 196,545 from the 2015 MLS season on FOX Sports.

While FOX Sports and MLS still have a long way to go in order to close the gap with the Premier League and Liga MX in the United States, FOX Sports has been working overtime to give Major League Soccer as much exposure as they can across their networks. During 2016, that included two matches that were shown in local FOX markets on a NFL Sunday (September 18).

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Here are the viewing numbers for the 2016 MLS regular season games shown via FOX Sports:

DateHomeAwayTV1TV2TV1 Viewing #TV2 Viewing #Total
03/06/16Seattle SoundersSporting Kansas CityFox Sports 1Fox Deportes267,00024,000291,000
03/13/16San Jose EarthquakesPortland TimersFox Sports 1Fox Deportes175,00051,000226,000
03/20/16Sporting Kansas CityToronto FCFox Sports 1Fox Deportes184,00021,000205,000
04/03/16Orlando City SCPortland TimersFox Sports 1Fox Deportes261,00036,000297,000
04/10/16New York City FCChicago FireFox Sports 1Fox Deportes183,00029,000212,000
04/10/16Los Angeles GalaxyPortland TimersFox Sports 1Fox Deportes270,00067,000337,000
04/17/16FC DallasSporting Kansas CityFox Sports 1Fox Deportes138,00038,000176,000
04/24/16New York Red BullsOrlando City SCFox Sports 1Fox Deportes176,00032,000208,000
05/01/16Sporting Kansas CityLos Angeles GalaxyFox Sports 1Fox Deportes199,00060,000259,000
05/08/16DC UnitedNew York City FCFox Sports 1Fox Deportes199,00024,000223,000
05/15/16Portland TimbersNew York City FCFox Sports 1Fox Deportes241,00035,000276,000
05/21/16New York City FCNew York Red BullsFOXFox Deportes595,00041,000636,000
05/22/16Los Angeles GalaxySan Jose EarthquakesFox Sports 1Fox Deportes151,00059,000210,000
06/19/16New York Red BullsSeattle SoundersFox Sports 1Fox Deportes149,00052,000201,000
07/03/16Sporting Kansas CityColumbus CrewFox Sports 1Fox Deportes136,00036,000172,000
07/10/16Sporting Kansas CityNew York City FCFox Sports 1Fox Deportes171,00034,000205,000
07/17/16Portland TimbersSeattle SoundersFOXFox Deportes490,00043,000533,000
07/17/16Philadelphia UnionNew York Red BullsFox Sports 1Fox Deportes118,00022,000140,000
07/24/16New York Red BullsNew York City FCFOXFox Deportes558,00042,000600,000
07/31/16Sporting Kansas CityPortland TimersFOXFox Deportes349,00032,000381,000
08/07/16Orlando City SCSeattle SoundersFox Sports 1Fox Deportes91,00012,000103,000
08/07/16Los Angeles GalaxyNew York Red BullsFox Sports 1Fox Deportes93,00037,000130,000
08/14/16Seattle SoundersReal Salt LakeFox Sports 1Fox Deportes50,0006,00056,000
08/21/16Seattle SoundersPortland TimersFox Sports 1Fox Deportes148,00016,000164,000
08/28/16Orlando City SCNew York City FCFox Sports 1Fox Deportes139,00024,000163,000
09/11/16Los Angeles GalaxyOrlando City SCFox Sports 1Fox Deportes97,00053,000150,000
09/18/16Toronto FCNew York Red BullsFOXFox Deportes1,298,00031,0001,329,000
09/25/16Columbus CrewNew England RevolutionFox Sports 1Fox Deportes97,00016,000113,000
09/28/16Toronto FCOrlando City SCFox Sports 1Fox Deportes87,00038,000125,000
10/02/16Vancouver WhitecapsSeattle SoundersFox Sports 1Fox Deportes129,00020,000149,000
10/23/16Los Angeles GalaxyFC DallasFox Sports 1Fox Deportes64,00044,000108,000

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