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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 3-8, 2018

Saturday’s Manchester Derby set a record for Premier League viewership in the United States with a total of 1.659 million people tuning their television to the match broadcast on NBC and Telemundo combined. NBC delivered 1.35 million viewers, its highest viewership for a Premier League match since Liverpool took on Man City on New Year’s Eve 2016. Telemundo delivered an additional 309,000 viewers for its Spanish-language broadcast. This ranks as just the fifth largest audience for Telemundo this season with December 10’s Manchester Derby drawing 495,000 viewers to the network.

The United States Women’s National Team 6-2 defeat of Mexico averaged 627,000 viewers on the FOX network Sunday afternoon, making it FOX’s most-viewed match of 2018 thus far. Viewership was down 13.87% however from their previous appearance on the FOX network back in March 2017 when they faced England before an audience 728,000.

Zlatan’s second MLS appearance delivered FOX Sports 1 its largest Major League Soccer audience of the season thus far with 229,000 tuning in and bringing FS1’s average MLS viewership up to 193,000 for the 2018 season.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 3-8, 2018:

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1TV2Total
14/7/18Premier LeagueMan City / Man UtdNBC; 1350000Telemundo; 3090001,659,000
24/7/18Liga MXMonterrey / PumasUnivision; 553000UDN; 367000920,000
34/8/18Premier LeagueChelsea / West HamNBCSN; 431000Telemundo; 224000655,000
44/4/18CONCACAF CLChivas / New York Red Bulls—; —UDN; 649000649,000
54/8/18Int’l Friendly (W)USWNT / MexicoFOX; 627000—; —627,000
64/7/18Liga MXNecaxa / Club AméricaUnivision; 610000—; —610,000
74/3/18UEFA CL QFJuventus / Real MadridFS1; 319000FOXD; 249000568,000
84/7/18Liga MXCruz Azul / LobosUniMás; 262000UDN; 301000563,000
94/8/18Liga MXToluca / TigresUnivision; 376000UDN; 183000559,000
104/3/18CONCACAF CLToronto FC / Club América—; —UDN; 515000515,000
114/7/18Liga MXChivas / Veracruz—; —UDN; 515000515,000
124/8/18Premier LeagueArsenal / SouthamptonNBCSN; 342000—; —342,000
134/7/18Premier LeagueBrighton / HuddersfieldNBCSN; 318000—; —318,000
144/7/18Premier LeagueEverton / LiverpoolNBCSN; 287000Unvso; 26000313,000
154/6/18Liga MXTijuana / Atlas—; —UDN; 299000299,000
164/7/18MLSAtlanta United / Los Angeles FCESPN; 259000—; —259,000
174/5/18Int’l Friendly (W)USWNT / MexicoFS1; 165000UDN; 84000249,000
184/8/18Liga MXSantos / Querétaro—; —UDN; 247000247,000
194/8/18MLSLA Galaxy / Sporting Kansas CityFS1; 229000—; —229,000
204/4/18UEFA CL QFLiverpool / Man CityFS2; 228000—; —228,000
214/4/18UEFA CL QFBarcelona / RomaFS1; 208000; —208,000
224/6/18Liga MXPuebla / Pachuca—; —UDN; 193000193,000
234/8/18MLSOrlando City SC / Portland TimbersESPN; 181000—; —181,000
244/5/18UEFA ELArsenal / CSKA MoskvaFS1; 146000—; —146,000
254/7/18BundesligaAugsburg / Bayern—; —UniMás; 122000122,000
264/7/18Liga MXLeón / Morelia—; —Gala; 7400074,000
274/6/18BundesligaHannover / Bremen—; —UDN; 1700017,000
284/8/18BundesligaDortmund / Stuttgart—; —UDN; 1500015,000

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

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  1. KohlenSchaufler

    April 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Are you ever actually going to update the Bundesliga logo? That thing is at least 8 years old.

    • Christopher Harris

      April 13, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      If I remember correctly, the logo was changed in 2016 to the new one. We’ll update the logo the next time we update the set of logos for the different leagues.

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