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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 14-28, 2018

The Liga MX Clasura final series featuring Toluca and Santos Laguna averaged 1.871 million viewers over both legs on Univision and Univision Deportes, which was a 7% drop from the 2017 Clasura final between Chivas de Guadalajara and Tigres.

FOX’s final UEFA Champion’s League broadcast averaged record 2.004 million viewers as Real Madrid celebrated their third consecutive Champions League title. Viewership for the English-language FOX broadcast was up 14% from the 2017 final that saw Real Madrid defeat Juventus and up 18% from the 2016 final where Real Madrid defeated local rival Atlético Madrid.

Spanish-language viewership on ESPN Deportes averaged 1,020,000.

FOX also saw great success with what could be their final FA Cup Final broadcast as the match between Manchester United and Chelsea drew 1.075 million viewers to the network, a new record audience for the competition. Viewership for the Final on FOX saw a 38% increase from FOX’s first FA Cup Final broadcast back in 2013 and was the only final to break 1 million viewers on FOX along with the 2016 Final which also featured Manchester United. The match also saw an additional 138,000 viewers on FOX Deportes.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 14-28, 2018:

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1TV2Total
15/26/18UEFA CL FinalReal Madrid / LiverpoolFOX; 2004000ESPND; 10200003,024,000
25/20/18Liga MX Liguilla FinalToluca / SantosUnivision; 1433000UDN; 7100002,143,000
35/28/18Int’l FriendlyMexico / Wales—; —UniMás; 18800001,880,000
45/17/18Liga MX Liguilla FinalSantos / TolucaUnivision; 986000UDN; 6130001,599,000
55/19/18FA Cup FinalChelsea / Man UtdFOX; 1075000FOXD; 1380001,213,000
65/28/18Int’l FriendlyUSMNT / BoliviaFS1; 445000UniMás; 6100001,055,000
75/19/18MLSPortland Timbers / LAFCFOX; 465000—; —465,000
85/25/18MLSHouston Dynamo / New York City FCUniMás & UDN; 281000—; —281,000
95/20/18MLSAtlanta United / New York Red BullsFS1; 176000—; —176,000
105/22/18FriendlyLos Angeles FC / DortmundFS1; 104000UDN; 52000156,000
115/27/18MLSSporting Kansas City / Columbus Crew SCFS1; 144000—; —144,000
125/16/18UEFA EL FinalMarseille / Atlético MadridFS1; 130000—; —130,000
135/25/18MLSLA Galaxy / San Jose Earthquakes—; —UDN; 107000107,000
145/20/18UEFA U17 Euro FinalItaly U17 / Netherlands U17—; —UDN; 7900079,000
155/14/18UEFA U17 EuroNetherlands U17 / Ireland U17—; —UDN; 1900019,000
165/21/18UEFA U17 Euro Final (W)Germany U17 / Spain U17—; —UDN; 1400014,000
175/14/18UEFA U17 EuroBelgium U17 / Spain U17—; —UDN; 1300013,000

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

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Tito Dallavalle

    June 2, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Where is the ist for upcoming games?
    Who cares what happened

  2. Edwin

    June 2, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Hey Collin Unimas didn’t release the numbers for the California Classico? The game aired on Unimas as well I watched it on UniMas. I see they put out a Unimas and UDN combined rating for the earlier Houston v NYCFC game that night.

    • Collin Werner

      June 4, 2018 at 12:11 am

      We contacted Univision directly for the numbers to both games Saturday night however they only gave us the combined number for the Houston match. We will try to get the full numbers again next week.

      • Edwin

        June 4, 2018 at 7:53 am

        Thanks man

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