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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for November 9-19, 2017

November 18th’s late kickoff between Manchester United and Newcastle United drew 837,000 viewers to NBC, the network’s largest audience for a Premier League match since September 9 when 876,000 viewers tuned in as Manchester United and Stoke City played to a 2-2 draw. The match ranked as NBC’s fourth most-viewed of the season thus far. The only Premier League match to break 1 million viewers on NBC this season came early in the season and again featured Manchester United as they took on Leicester City back on August 26.

The USMNT’s friendly match against Portugal was watched by a total of 339,000 viewers with 169,000 tuning in on FOX Sports 1 and an additional 170,000 on UniMás and Univision Deportes. It was the least-watched USMNT’s match of 2017.

Meanwhile, the USWNT played a pair of friendlies against Canada with the first averaging 250,000 viewers on ESPN and the second averaging 235,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1.

Mexico’s pair of friendlies against Belgium and Poland were also Mexico’s two least-watched matches in 2017 and the only two matches to average fewer than 1 million total viewers. The Mexican National Team has played 21 matches in 2017 and has averaged 2.276 million viewers per match across various networks.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for November 9-19, 2017:

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1TV2Total
111/18/17Liga MXMonterrey / TigresUnivision; 532000UDN; 411000943,000
211/18/17Premier LeagueMan Utd / NewcastleNBC; 837000Unvso; 45000882,000
311/10/17Int’l FriendlyMexico / BelgiumUniMás; 464000UDN; 238000702,000
411/18/17Premier LeagueLeicester City / Man CityNBCSN; 467000Unvso; 39000506,000
511/19/17Liga MXSantos / América—; —UDN; 478000478,000
611/13/17Int’l FriendlyMexico / PolandUniMás; 314000UDN; 160000474,000
711/19/17Liga MXToluca / TijuanaUnivision; 470000—; —470,000
811/18/17Premier LeagueArsenal / SpursNBCSN; 425000Unvso; 34000459,000
911/19/17Premier LeagueWatford / West HamNBCSN; 334000Telemundo; 121000455,000
1011/18/17Liga MXCruz Azul / Veracruz—; —UDN; 354000354,000
1111/14/17Int’l FriendlyPortugal / USMNTFS1; 169000UniMás; 170000339,000
1211/17/17Liga MXAtlas / Pachuca—; —UDN; 328000328,000
1311/18/17Liga MXNecaxa / Morelia—; —UDN; 326000326,000
1411/9/17Int’l Friendly (W)Canada / USWNTESPN; 250000—; —250,000
1511/12/17Int’l Friendly (W)USWNT / CanadaFS1; 235000—; —235,000
1611/9/17Liga MXMonterrey / Santos—; —UDN; 202000202,000
1711/18/17Liga MXLeon / Chivas—; —Gala; 197000197,000
1811/17/17Liga MXPuebla / Lobos—; —UDN; 177000177,000

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

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