Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 7-13, 2017

Mexico’s 1-0 win against Iceland last week was the second most-watched friendly in the United States in the past 12 months. The broadcast fell just 40,000 viewers short of last October’s 1.6 million for the match between Mexico and New Zealand in Nashville, Tennessee. The United States also played New Zealand three days later in front of a TV audience of over 1.1 million people.

Liga MX made its return to Univision’s primary network in the 10pm ET window after a break last weekend. Club América and Puebla played to a 0-0 draw with an audience exceeding 1.3 million, extending Univision’s streak of matches drawing more than 1.3 million viewers in the 10pm-midnight ET window to 4, going back to the opening weekend on January 7.

Liga MX is sure to see some even larger numbers this week as El Súper Clásico is contested between Chivas and Club América. The match can be seen on the Univision Deportes Facebook page in English for the first time as well as on Univision and Univision Deportes.

Last Saturday’s Premier League match between Liverpool and Spurs was the 17th Premier League match on the NBC broadcast network this season. With 951,000 viewers it ranks as the 8th most watched this season and 3rd out of 4 in 2017.

Last Wednesday’s midweek FA Cup replay between Leicester City and Derby County drew a combined 127,000 viewers on FS1 and FOX Deportes, beating out all of the weekend’s Bundesliga coverage to make it the most watched soccer match on FOX’s networks for the week.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 7-13, 2017:

RankHomeAwayCompetitionDateTV1TV2Total
1MexicoIcelandInt’l Friendly2/8/17—; —UniMás/UDN; 15600001,560,000
2AméricaPueblaLiga MX2/11/17Univision; 817000UDN; 5530001,370,000
3LiverpoolSpursPremier League2/11/17NBC; 951000Unvso; 44000995,000
4MonterreyPumasLiga MX2/11/17Univision; 666000UDN; 267000933,000
5TolucaVeracruzLiga MX2/12/17Univision; 493000UDN; 117000610,000
6ChiapasAméricaLiga MX2/7/17—; —UDN; 527000527,000
7Man UtdWatfordPremier League2/11/17NBCSN; 481000Unvso; 40000521,000
8BarcelonaAtlético MadidCopa del Rey2/7/17beIN; 126000beIE; 313000439,000
9OsasunaReal MadridLa Liga2/11/17beIN; 86000beIE; 341000427,000
10Swansea CityLeicester CityPremier League2/12/17NBCSN; 409000—; —409,000
11BurnleyChelseaPremier League2/12/17NBCSN; 391000—; —391,000
12SantosCruz AzulLiga MX2/12/17—; —UDN; 373000373,000
13AlavésBarcelonaLa Liga2/11/17beIN; 80000beIE; 248000328,000
14ArsenalHull CityPremier League2/11/17NBCSN; 279000Unvso; 32000311,000
15QuerétaroLeónLiga MX2/11/17—; —UDN; 308000308,000
16BournemouthMan CityPremier League2/13/17NBCSN; 169000Unvso; 20000189,000
17Atletico MadridCelta VigoLa Liga2/12/17—; —beIE; 148000148,000
18PachucaTigresLiga MX2/11/17—; —Unvso; 129000129,000
19Leicester CityDerbyFA Cup2/8/17FS1; 111000FOXD; 16000127,000
20AthleticDeportivoLa Liga2/11/17—; —beIE; 122000122,000
21Las PalmasSevillaLa Liga2/12/17—; —beIE; 116000116,000
22LeverkusenFrankfurtBundesliga2/11/17FS2; 13000FOXD; 99000112,000
23AlavésCelta VigoCopa del Rey2/8/17—; —beIE; 102000102,000
24FreiburgKölnBundesliga2/12/17FS1; 54000FOXD; 2200076,000
25WolfsbugHoffenheimBundesliga2/12/17FS1; 49000FOXD; 1800067,000
26IngolstadtBayernBundesliga2/11/17FS1; 50000—; —50,000
27EspanyolReal SociedadLa Liga2/10/17—; —beIE; 4700047,000
28EvertonMiddlesbroughPremier League2/11/17CNBC; 42000—; —42,000
29CrotoneJuventusSerie A2/8/17beIN; 18000beIE; 800026,000
30MainzAugsburgBundesliga2/10/17FS2; 24000—; —24,000
31CagliariJuventusSerie A2/12/17beIN; 24000—; —24,000
32Schalke 04HerthaBundesliga2/11/17FS2; 15000—; —15,000
33EibarGranadaLa Liga2/13/17—; —beIE; 1500015,000
34BordeauxPSGLigue 12/10/17beIN; 15000—; —15,000
35Inter MilanEmpoliSerie A2/12/17beIN; 13000—; —13,000
36BolognaMilanSerie A2/8/17beIN; 4000—; —4,000
37LazioMilanSerie A2/13/17beIN; 2000—; —2,000

Average viewing audiences for soccer leagues on US TV:

LeagueAverage
Liga MX775,344
Premier League467,947
MLS292,365
La Liga147,379
NWSL88,500
Bundesliga77,233
Primeira Liga34,360
Serie A26,373
Championship16,000
Ligue 116,000
NASL7,000

SEE MORE: Access our archives of US TV ratings for soccer.

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