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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 13-19, 2017

Liga MX returned to the top of the most-viewed soccer on US TV charts this week by drawing more than 1 million viewers in three consecutive windows. Starting on Saturday March 18 at 9pm ET with 1.083 million watching a Liga MX match on Univision’s networks, the viewing figure grew to 1.232 million for the match kicking off at 11pm ET. On Sunday afternoon, an additional 1.028 million tuned in to watch Pumas host América. Through ten matches, Liga MX is averaging 806,923 viewers, up from 672,071 through the first 10 matches of the 2016 Clausura.

Meanwhile, the Premier League returned to the over-the-air NBC network on Sunday as Manchester City and Liverpool played to an exciting 1-1 draw in front of 1.022 million American viewers. It was the first Premier League match to average more than 1 million viewers since Manchester City hosted Spurs on January 21, nearly two months prior, and the third to do so in 2017.

FOX Sports were the only participants in this week’s MLS Soccer Sunday broadcasts, attracting 223,000 viewers for the Seattle Sounders’ home opener against the New York Red Bulls. Viewership was up from 205,000 last season when Sporting Kansas City hosted Toronto FC on FOX Sports’ networks.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 13-19, 2017:

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1TV2Total
13/18/17Liga MXChivas / VeracruzUnivision; 771000UDN; 3980001,169,000
23/19/17Liga MXPumas / AméricaUnivision; 714000UDN; 3140001,028,000
33/19/17Premier LeagueMan City / LiverpoolNBC; 1022000—; —1,022,000
43/18/17Liga MXLeón / TolucaUnivision; 660000UDN; 307000967,000
53/19/17La LigaBarcelona / ValenciabeIN; 112000beIE; 506000618,000
63/18/17Premier LeagueStoke City / ChelseaNBCSN; 519000Unvso; 30000549,000
73/19/17Premier LeagueSpurs / SouthamptonNBCSN; 478000—; —478,000
83/14/17UEFA CL Round of 16Leicester City / SevillaFS1; 326000FOXD; 124000450,000
93/18/17Premier LeagueWest Brom / ArsenalNBCSN; 392000Unvso; 27000419,000
103/13/17FA CupChelsea / Man UtdFS1; 316000FOXD; 101000417,000
113/15/17Copa MXChivas / Juarez—; —UDN; 380000380,000
123/18/17Liga MXCruz Azul / Tigres—; —UDN; 362000362,000
133/18/17La LigaAthletic / Real MadridbeIN; 97000beIE; 264000361,000
143/19/17Premier LeagueMiddlesbrough / Man UtdNBCSN; 300000Unvso; 25000325,000
153/14/17Copa MXSantos / Cruz Azul—; —UDN; 300000300,000
163/19/17Liga MXPuebla / Morelia—; —UDN; 293000293,000
173/15/17UEFA CL Round of 16Monaco / Man CityFS1; 291000—; —291,000
183/18/17Premier LeagueBournemouth / Swansea CityNBCSN; 279000—; —279,000
193/18/17MLSAtlanta United / Chicago FireUniMás; 153000UDN; 79000232,000
203/19/17MLSSeattle Sounders / New York Red BullsFS1; 184000FOXD; 39000223,000
213/15/17UEFA CL Round of 16Atletico Madrid / LeverkusenFS2; 38000FOXD; 169000207,000
223/15/17CONCACAF CLDallas / Pachuca—; —UDN; 206000206,000
233/14/17Copa MXTijuana / Morelia—; —UDN; 203000203,000
243/16/17UEFA EL Round of 16Man Utd / RostovFS1; 190000—; —190,000
253/14/17CONCACAF CLTigres / Vancouver—; —Gala; 144000144,000
263/18/17BundesligaHoffenheim / LeverkusenFS1; 77000FOXD; 52000129,000
273/18/17La LigaAlavés / Sociedad—; —beIE; 117000117,000
283/19/17La LigaAtlético Madrid / Sevilla—; —beIE; 117000117,000
293/18/17Liga MXMonterrey / Atlas—; —Gala; 116000116,000
303/19/17La LigaDeportivo / Celta Vigo—; —beIE; 108000108,000
313/15/17Copa MXMonterrey / Puebla—; —Gala; 8500085,000
323/18/17La LigaBetis / Osasuna—; —beIE; 7800078,000
333/19/17BundesligaMainz / SchalkeFS1; 56000FOXD; 1100067,000
343/16/17UEFA EL Round of 16Besiktas / OlympiakosFS1; 64000—; —64,000
353/18/17Liga MXNecaxa / Jaguares—; —Gala; 6300063,000
363/18/17Serie ATorino / InterbeIN; 53000—; —53,000
373/17/17La LigaLas Palmas / Villarreal—; —beIE; 4500045,000
383/14/17UEFA CL Round of 16Juventus / PortoFS2; 36000—; —36,000
393/17/17BundesligaDortmund / IngolstadtFS2; 25000—; —25,000
403/18/17Premier LeagueEverton / Hull CityCNBC; 23000—; —23,000
413/18/17BundesligaFrankfurt / Hamburg—; —FOXD; 2300023,000
423/16/17UEFA EL Round of 16Krasnodar / Celta VigoFS2; 19000—; —19,000
433/18/17Serie AMilan / GenoabeIN; 19000—; —19,000
443/16/17UEFA EL Round of 16Roma / LyonFS2; 16000—; —16,000
453/19/17Serie ASampdoria / JuventusbeIN; 14000—; —14,000
463/13/17Serie ALazio / TorinnobeIN; 10000—; —10,000
473/13/17La LigaOsasuna / Eibar—; —beIE; 90009,000
483/17/17EFL ChampionshipBristol / HuddersfieldbeIN; 7000—; —7,000
493/18/17EFL ChampionshipNottingham Forrest / DerbybeIN; 7000—; —7,000

Average viewing audiences for soccer leagues on US TV:

LeagueAverage
Liga MX806,923
Premier League462,954
UEFA CL430,955
MLS291,800
La Liga153,327
NWSL88,500
Bundesliga74,491
Primeira Liga36,000
Serie A25,764
Ligue 116,636
Championship15,425

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

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