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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 13-22, 2017

The LigaMX Super Clásico match between Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara was unsurprisingly the most-watched soccer match in the United States over the last two weeks. The game drew 1.92 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes, equaling the total viewership from the same matchup in the 2016 Apertura one year ago, but down 21% from the two clubs’ meeting in February 2017.

Chivas de Guadalajara was also involved in the other match to draw an audience larger than 1 million viewers as they took on Monarcas Morelia. Chivas have now been involved in four of the top five most-viewed Liga MX matches in the 2017 Apertura.

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) concluded on October 14 with Portland Thorns defeating North Carolina Courage 1-0 in the final. The game was watched by 147,000 viewers on Lifetime, down 18% from the 2016 Final on FOX Sports 1. However, the league finished the 2017 season averaging 96,080 viewers through 25 broadcasts on Lifetime, up from 88,500 viewers and 6 broadcasts on FOX Sports 1 in 2016.

Last but not least, ESPN2 aired a whiparound show for the final round of the Major League Soccer season, which when compared to normal MLS broadcasts on ESPN networks ranks as the second-least watched broadcast of the previous two MLS seasons ahead of the August 13 matchup between Los Angeles Galaxy and New York City FC that drew 73,000 viewers on ESPN2.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 13-22, 2017:

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1TV2Total
110/18/17Liga MXAmérica / ChivasUnivision; 1218000UDN; 7020001,920,000
210/14/17Liga MXChivas / MoreliaUnivision; 674000UDN; 4070001,081,000
310/14/17Liga MXCruz Azul / AméricaUnivision; 576000UDN; 386000962,000
410/21/17Liga MXAmérica / NecaxaUnivision; 604000UDN; 329000933,000
510/22/17Premier LeagueSpurs / LiverpoolNBCSN; 525000Telemundo; 237000762,000
610/14/17Premier LeagueWatford / ArsenalNBC; 668000Unvso; 39000707,000
710/15/17Premier LeagueSouthampton / NewcastleNBCSN; 391000Telemundo; 174000565,000
810/22/17Liga MXPumas / MonterreyUnivision; 451000UDN; 113000564,000
910/21/17Premier LeagueSouthampton / West BromNBC; 546000—; —546,000
1010/14/17Liga MXLeón / TigresUnivision; 201000UDN; 284000485,000
1110/21/17Premier LeagueHuddersfield / Man UtdNBCSN; 467000—; —467,000
1210/14/17Premier LeagueLiverpool / Man UtdNBCSN; 391000Unvso; 25000416,000
1310/14/17Premier LeagueCrystal Palace / ChelseaNBCSN; 393000—; —393,000
1410/18/17Liga MXPachuca / Toluca—; —UDN; 354000354,000
1510/22/17Premier LeagueEverton / ArsenalNBCSN; 347000—; —347,000
1610/22/17Liga MXVeracruz / Chivas—; —UDN; 322000322,000
1710/21/17Premier LeagueChelsea / WatfordNBCSN; 238000Unvso; 43000281,000
1810/20/17Liga MXMorelia / León—; —UDN; 256000256,000
1910/21/17Liga MXLobos / Cruz Azul—; —UDN; 248000248,000
2010/17/17UEFA CL Group StageReal Madrid / Spurs—; —FOXD; 246000246,000
2110/20/17Liga MXAtlas / Tijuana—; —UDN; 246000246,000
2210/13/17Liga MXTijuana / Veracruz—; —UDN; 212000212,000
2310/15/17Premier LeagueBrighton / EvertonNBCSN; 199000—; —199,000
2410/14/17LaLigaAtleti / BarcelonabeIN SPORTS; 186,000—; —186,000
2510/17/17Liga MXPumas / León—; —UDN; 183000183,000
2610/15/17Liga MXSantos / Atlas—; —UDN; 173000173,000
2710/13/17Liga MXPuebla / Querétaro—; —UDN; 167000167,000
2810/14/17NWSLCourage / ThornsLifetime; 147000—; —147,000
2910/22/17MLSMLS / WhiparoundESPN2; 126000—; —126,000
3010/11/17Liga MXToluca / Lobos—; —UDN; 107000107,000
3110/17/17Liga MXLobos / Tijuana—; —UDN; 104000104,000
3210/21/17Liga MXPachuca / Puebla—; —UDN; 8300083,000
3310/21/17BundesligaHamburg / Bayern—; —UDN; 5200052,000
3410/21/17Premier LeagueMan City / Burnley—; —Unvso; 5000050,000
3510/14/17Premier LeagueBurnley / West Ham—; —Unvso; 3100031,000
3610/20/17Premier LeagueWest Ham / Brighton—; —Unvso; 2900029,000
3710/14/17BundesligaDortmund / Leipzig—; —UDN; 2200022,000
3810/20/17BundesligaSchalke / Mainz—; —UDN; 2200022,000
3910/21/17BundesligaLeipzig / Stuttgart—; —UDN; 1900019,000
4010/14/17BundesligaHannover / Frankfurt—; —UDN; 1200012,000
4110/13/17BundesligaStuttgart / Köln—; —UDN; 90009,000

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

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Jorge DeLaRosa

    November 3, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Usually if there’s no numbers it means they were too low to register.

  2. Dean Lynch

    October 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Any info on the MLS games from the 15th on FS1?

    • Christopher Harris

      October 27, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      We were unable to get those numbers.

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