Most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 12-17, 2017

Mexico and the United States topped the charts last week as the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage concluded. Mexico’s matches averaged 3.189 million viewers between both FOX’s and Univision’s networks, beating all other nations by a huge margin. Unsurprisingly, the United States saw the second-highest average viewership at 1.923 million. Overall, Univision averaged 1.1 million viewers throughout the group stage while FOX Sports averaged just over 300k viewers.

The National Women’s Soccer League on Lifetime reached a new high last week as 127k viewers tuned in to see the Portland Thorns take on the North Carolina Courage. The Courage won the match 1-0 and leapfrogged Chicago Red Stars to sit top of the NWSL table.

Also last week, Manchester United opened their US tour against Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake with both matches airing on ESPN2, averaging 251,000 viewers between them.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 12-17, 2017:

Average viewing audiences for soccer leagues on US TV:

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1TV2Total
17/13/17Gold CupMexico / JamaicaFS1; 281000Univision; 29330003,214,000
27/16/17Gold CupCuraçao / MexicoFS1; 302000UniMás; 23870002,689,000
37/15/17Gold CupUSMNT / NicaraguaFXX; 657000UniMás; 11180001,775,000
47/12/17Gold CupUSMNT / MartiniqueFS1; 800000UniMás; 9340001,734,000
57/13/17Gold CupEl Salvador / CuraçaoFS1; 183000UniMás; 10380001,221,000
67/11/17Gold CupHonduras / French GuianaFS1; 165000UniMás; 8860001,051,000
77/14/17Gold CupCanada / HondurasFS1; 205000UniMás; 8210001,026,000
87/11/17Gold CupCosta Rica / CanadaFS1; 172000UniMás; 696000868,000
97/16/17SuperCopa MXQuerétaro / América—; —Univision; 830000830,000
107/14/17Gold CupCosta Rica / French GuianaFS1; 121000UniMás; 519000640,000
117/15/17Gold CupPanama / MartiniqueFS2; 78000UniMás; 536000614,000
127/16/17Gold CupJamaica / El SalvadorFS2; 134000UniMás; 440000574,000
137/16/17Campeón de CampeonesTigres / Chivas—; —Univision; 419000419,000
147/12/17Gold CupPanama / NicaraguaFS1; 181000UDN; 208000389,000
157/15/17FriendlyLos Angeles Galaxy / Man UtdESPN2; 272000—; —272,000
167/17/17FriendlyReal Salt Lake / Man UtdESPN2; 230000—; —230,000
177/17/17FriendlyCruz Azul / Porto—; —UDN; 202000202,000
187/15/17NWSLThorns / CourageLifetime; 127000—; —127,000
197/16/17UEFA Euro (W)Netherlands / Norway—; —UDN; 8100081,000
207/14/17USLSan Antonio FC / OKC EnergyESPNU; 19000—; —19,000

Average MLS viewing audiences on US TV:

LeagueOverall*ESPNESPN2FOXFS1
2017 MLS250,484 (34)290,800 (11)256,750 (4)428,333 (3)182,571** (15)
2016 MLS257,683 (63)290,179 (28)201,500 (4)658,000 (5)154,346 (26)
2017 NWSL96,923 (13)    
2017 USL19,000 (2)   *English-Only
     **One game missing

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

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