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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 2-27, 2018

The month of February saw six matches break the 1 million viewer mark with 3 of them coming on February 10. Manchester City and Leicester City kicked things off by drawing a total of 1.245 million viewers on NBC and Universo, which ranked as the fourth most-watched soccer match of 2018. Later that night Univision’s Liga MX doubleheader gave us the two most-watched soccer matches of 2018 thus far as Tigres hosted Club América before an audience of 1.479 million and was followed by Chivas and Santos Laguna playing before 1.36 million American TV viewers.

Manchester City’s 3-0 dismantling of Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Final drew 672,000 viewers on ESPN, marking the tournaments most-watched final in recent years with a 197% increase in viewership from the 2017 Final on beIN Sports.

The February 20 Champions League Round of 16 meeting between Chelsea and Barcelona provided FOX Sports 1 with its largest audience for a Champions League match this season at 411,000 viewers. Real Madrid’s meeting with Paris Saint-Germain, meanwhile, averaged more than 300,000 viewers.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 2-27, 2018:

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1TV2Total
12/10/18Liga MXTigres / AméricaUnivision; 1479000UDN; —1,479,000
22/10/18Liga MXChivas / SantosUnivision; 1360000UDN; —1,360,000
32/10/18Premier LeagueMan City / Leicester CityNBC; 1127000Unvso; 1180001,245,000
42/24/18Liga MXAmerica / TijuanaUnivision; 1245000 1,245,000
52/3/18Liga MXAmérica / LobosUnivision; 1096000UDN; —1,096,000
62/3/18Premier LeagueArsenal / EvertonNBC; 877000Telemundo; 1230001,000,000
72/11/18Premier LeagueNewcastle / Man UtdNBCSN; 790000Telemundo; 189000979,000
82/11/18Premier LeagueSouthampton / LiverpoolNBCSN; 701000Telemundo; 256000957,000
92/17/18Liga MXChivas / PachucaUnivision; 943000 943,000
102/24/18Premier LeagueWatford / EvertonNBC; 904000Unvso; 28000932,000
112/4/18Premier LeagueLiverpool / SpursNBCSN; 692000Telemundo; 203000895,000
122/25/18Premier LeagueMan Utd / ChelseaNBCSN; 689000Telemundo; 200000889,000
132/25/18Liga MXPumas / ChivasUnivision; 888000 888,000
142/24/18Liga MXTigres / MoreliaUnivision; 859000 859,000
152/3/18Liga MXMonterrey / LeónUnivision; 859000UDN; —859,000
162/13/18Liga MXClub America / MoreliaUnivision; 824000 824,000
172/4/18Liga MXPumas / TigresUnivision; 811000UDN; —811,000
182/17/18Liga MXTigres / AtlasUnivision; 800000 800,000
192/14/18Liga MXMonterrey / Cruz AzulUnivision; 785000 785,000
202/10/18Liga MXCruz Azul / NecaxaUniMás; 745000UDN; —745,000
212/11/18Liga MXToluca / MonterreyUnivision; 732000UDN; —732,000
222/25/18EFL CupArsenal / Man CityESPN; 672000—; —672,000
232/17/17Liga MXCruz Azul / PueblaUnivision; 640000 640,000
242/12/18Premier LeagueChelsea / West BromNBCSN; 605000Unvso; 16000621,000
252/3/18Premier LeagueMan Utd / HuddersfieldNBCSN; 505000Unvso; 74000579,000
262/13/18Liga MXAtlas / NecaxaUnivision; 569000 569,000
272/2/18Liga MXAtlas / Cruz Azul—; —UDN; 568000568,000
282/18/18Liga MXVeracruz / AmericaUnivision; 567000 567,000
292/28/18Champions LeagueAmerica / SaprissaUnivision; 537000 537,000
302/18/18Liga MXToluca / SantosUnivision; 531000 531,000
312/2/18Liga MXPuebla / Chivas—; —UDN; 442000442,000
322/21/18Champions LeagueSaprissa / AmericaUnivision; 437000 437,000
332/25/18Liga MXSantos / Cruz AzulUnivision; 418000 418,000
342/20/18UEFA CLChelsea / BarcelonaFS1; 411000FOXD; —411,000
352/9/18Liga MXTijuana / Querétaro—; —UDN; 407000407,000
362/28/18Champions LeagueChivas / CibaoUnivision; 401000 401,000
372/14/18UEFA CL R16Real Madrid / PSGFS1; 392000ESPND; —392,000
382/18/18La LigaBetis / Real Madrid—; —beIE; 388000388,000
392/24/18Premier LeagueLiverpool / West HamCNBC; 354000Unvso; 27000381,000
402/10/18Premier LeagueSpurs / ArsenalCNBC; 327000Unvso; 45000372,000
412/4/18Premier LeagueCrystal Palace / NewcastleNBCSN; 334000—; —334,000
422/9/18Liga MXMorelia / Pumas—; —UDN; 334000334,000
432/3/18Premier LeagueBurnley / Man CityNBCSN; 265000Unvso; 64000329,000
442/17/18La LigaEibar / Barcelona—; —beIE; 323000323,000
452/22/18Champions LeagueCibao / ChivasUnivision; 318000 318,000
462/25/18Premier LeagueCrystal Palace / SpursNBCSN; 304000—; —304,000
472/27/18Champions LeagueTigres / HeredianoUnivision; 294000 294,000
482/27/18Liga MXTijuana / MontaguaUnivision; 275000 275,000
492/13/18UEFA CL R16Juventus / SpursFS1; 270000ESPND; —270,000
502/18/18FA CupRochdale / SpursFS1; 268000FOXD; —268,000
512/3/18Liga MXQuerétaro / Veracruz—; —UDN; 264000264,000
522/21/18UEFA CL R16Sevilla / Man UtdFS1; 260000FOXD; —260,000
532/11/18Liga MXVeracruz / Pachuca—; —UDN; 250000250,000
542/5/18Premier LeagueWatford / ChelseaNBCSN; 212000Unvso; 33000245,000
552/24/18Liga MXLobos / VeracruzUnivision; 216000 216,000
562/20/18Champions LeagueHerediano / TigresUnivision; 211000 211,000
572/16/18Liga MXMorelia / LobosUnivision; 202000 202,000
582/10/18Premier LeagueStoke / BrightonCNBC; 187000—; —187,000
592/3/18Liga MXPachuca / Morelia—; —Gala; 176000176,000
602/21/18Champions LeagueMotagua / TijuanaUnivision; 156000 156,000
612/3/18BundesligaMainz / BayernUniMás; 151000UDN; —151,000
622/22/18Champions LeagueOlimpia / NY Red BullsUnivision; 143000 143,000
632/17/18FA CupHuddersfield / Man UtdFS2; 142000—; —142,000
642/3/18BundesligaMönchengladbach / LeipzigUniMás; 138000UDN; —138,000
652/23/18Liga MXPuebla / NecaxaUnivision; 122000 122,000
662/23/18La LigaBarcelona / GironabeIN; 107000beIE; —107,000
672/24/18BundesligaBayern Munich / HerthaUnivision; 92000 92,000
682/10/18Premier LeagueWest Ham / Watford—; —Unvso; 7300073,000
692/4/18La LigaEspanyol / BarcelonabeIN; 68000beIE; —68,000
702/10/18UEFA Futsal EuroPortugal / Spain—; —UDN; 6200062,000
712/17/18BundesligaSchalke / HoffenheimUnivision; 33000 33,000
722/18/18BundesligaAugsburg / StuttgartUnivision; 28000 28,000
732/25/18BundesligaLeverkusen / SchalkeUnivision; 22000 22,000
742/24/18BundesligaBremen / HamburgUnivision; 16000 16,000
752/9/18BundesligaLeipzig / Augsburg—; —UDN; 1300013,000

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

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Anthony

    March 6, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Is Fox no longer reporting Bundesliga viewing data?

    • Christopher Harris

      March 6, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      We’ve asked FOX for the numbers in the past, but they are reluctant to share them.

  2. TonyG

    March 6, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Do these numbers include DVR / on demand viewers? I usually watch midweek matches on DVR, plus some of the 5:00 am weekend ones.

    • Christopher Harris

      March 6, 2018 at 8:21 am

      Hi Tony, no, the numbers don’t include DVR or online viewing.

  3. jose

    March 5, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    The best ranked game from BeIN Sport: #38 Betis/Real on Spanish BeIN, without English channel numbers.
    Is this accurate data? How many people have access to BeIN Sports in USA?

    • Monte

      March 5, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      and the Barca’s games is without the Spanish Channel numbers…….

    • Christopher Harris

      March 6, 2018 at 8:23 am

      The numbers for the English-language broadcasts of matches on beIN SPORTS are far lower than the ones for beIN SPORTS en Espanol. Whenever possible, we try to include the English-language beIN SPORTS numbers if we can get them.

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