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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 17-22, 2018

The FA Cup Semi-Final matchup between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur drew 804,000 viewers to FOX and FOX Deportes combined, making it the most-watched soccer broadcast on the FOX network since the MLS/NFL doubleheader in September, 2017.

It was a poor week for Liga MX on Univision’s networks as both Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara played their matches late Friday drawing 376,000 and 598,000 viewers respectively. Liga MX viewership peaked at 609,000 Saturday evening, down 47% from 1.15 million viewers in the same time slot last week.

Last week was not great to Major League Soccer either as FOX Sports 1’s broadcast of the meeting between the Portland Timbers and New York City FC was watched by only 152,000, FS1’s worst MLS viewing number in 2018 thus far. ESPN did not fare well either, barely scratching 200,000 viewers for one of the league’s more popular teams, Seattle Sounders.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 17-22, 2018:

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1TV2Total
14/21/18FA CupMan Utd / SpursFOX; 684000FOX Deportes; 120000804,000
24/21/18Liga MXNecaxa / TigresUnivision; 341000UDN; 268000609,000
34/20/18Liga MXAtlas / Chivas—; —UDN; 598000598,000
44/21/18Liga MXMonterrey / LobosUniMás; 267000UDN; 233000500,000
54/22/18Premier LeagueMan City / Swansea CityNBCSN; 294000Telemundo; 198000492,000
64/21/18Liga MXCruz Azul / MoreliaUniMás; 227000UDN; 228000455,000
74/22/18Liga MXToluca / VeracruzUnivision; 452000—; —452,000
84/20/18Liga MXPuebla / Club América—; —UDN; 376000376,000
94/22/18Premier LeagueArsenal / West HamNBCSN; 281000Unvso; 53000334,000
104/22/18Liga MXSantos / Pumas—; —UDN; 320000320,000
114/21/18Premier LeagueWatford / Crystal PalaceNBCSN; 286000—; —286,000
124/21/18MLSNew York Red Bulls / Chicago FireUnivision; 281000—; —281,000
134/21/18Premier LeagueWest Brom / LiverpoolNBCSN; 228000—; —228,000
144/21/18FA CupChelsea / SouthamptonFS1; 216000—; —216,000
154/22/18MLSSeattle Sounders / Minnesota United FCESPN; 204000—; —204,000
164/18/18Premier LeagueBournemouth / Man UtdNBCSN; 170000Unvso; 8000178,000
174/22/18MLSPortland Timbers / New York City FCFS1; 152000—; —152,000
184/21/18Liga MXLeón / Tijuana—; —Gala; 129000129,000
194/17/18La LigaCelta Vigo / Barcelona—; —beIE; 124000124,000
204/18/18La LigaReal Madrid / Athletic Bilbao—; —beIE; 115000115,000
214/19/18Premier LeagueBurnley / Chelsea—; —Unvso; 1100011,000

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

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