Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 6-16, 2018

The September 11 international friendly between the United States and Mexico in Nashville drew a combined 3.127 million viewers, making it the most-watched non-World Cup soccer match on American television in 2018. The United States’ defeat against Brazil four days earlier was watched by a combined 1.912 million viewers, making it the second most-watched match involving the United States Men’s National Team team this year.

In MLS, New York City FC and DC United’s 1-1 draw on September 8 was the most-watched MLS match on American television without a World Cup lead-in since the Portland Timbers 2-1 victory over Los Angeles FC on May 19 drew 465,000 viewers.

Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Watford averaged 806,000 viewers on NBC, up 30% from last season’s corresponding match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur which drew just 621,000 viewers. Premier League matches on NBC are up 2.5% through the first five broadcasts of the 2018-19 season.

Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 6-16, 2018:

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1Total
19/11Int’l FriendlyUSMNT / MexicoESPN: 827000 / Univision: 23000003,127,000
29/7Int’l FriendlyUSMNT / BrazilFS1: 512000 / Univision: 14000001,912,000
39/7Int’l FriendlyMexico / Uruguay—: — / Univision: 19000001,900,000
49/15Premier LeagueWatford / Man UtdNBC: 806000 / Unvso: 47000853,000
59/15Liga MXAmérica / MoreliaUnivision: 734000 / —: —734,000
69/8UEFA Nations LeagueEngland / SpainUniMás: 239000 / UDN: 223000462,000
79/15Premier LeagueSpurs / LiverpoolNBCSN: 388000 / Unvso: 47000435,000
89/9UEFA Nations LeagueFrance / NetherlandsUniMás: 213000 / UDN: 181000394,000
99/8MLSNew York City FC / DC UnitedUniMás: 377000 / UDN: —377,000
109/15Premier LeagueMan City / FulhamNBCSN: 294000 / Unvso: 28000322,000
119/16Premier LeagueEverton / West HamNBCSN: 322000 / —: —322,000
129/15MLSColorado Rapids / Atlanta UnitedUnivision: 290000 / UDN: —290,000
139/15Liga MXMonterrey / ChivasFS2: — / FOXD: 227000227,000
149/16MLSDC United / New York Red BullsESPN: 216000 / ESPND: —216,000
159/14Liga MXVeracruz / Toluca—: — / UDN: 213000213,000
169/16Liga MXAtlas / Tijuana—: — / UDN: 196000196,000
179/10UEFA Nations LeaguePortugal / Italy—: — / UDN: 190000190,000
189/7UEFA Nations LeagueItaly / PolandESPN2: 132000 / UDN: 55000187,000
199/15Premier LeagueChelsea / CardiffCNBC: 181000 / —: —181,000
209/16Liga MXSantos / León—: — / UDN: 172000172,000
219/15Liga MXQuerétaro / Puebla—: — / UDN: 146000146,000
229/6UEFA Nations LeagueGermany / FranceESPN2: — / UDN: 144000144,000
239/11UEFA Nations LeagueSpain / CroatiaESPN2: — / UDN: 140000140,000
249/8UEFA Nations LeagueSwitzerland / Iceland—: — / UDN: 9300093,000
259/9UEFA Nations LeagueDenmark / Wales—: — / UDN: 9100091,000
269/14BundesligaDortmund / FrankfurtFS1: — / UDN: 9000090,000
279/15Liga MXPachuca / Tigres—: — / Gala: 6200062,000
289/4Int’l Friendly (W)USWNT / ChileESPN2: — / UDN: 4900049,000
299/9UEFA Nations LeagueUkraine / Slovakia—: — / UDN: 3000030,000
309/8UEFA Nations LeagueNorthern Ireland / Bosnia—: — / UDN: 1900019,000
319/15BundesligaRB Leipzig / HannoverFS2: — / UDN: 1900019,000
329/15BundesligaMönchengladbach / SchalkeFS2: — / UDN: 1300013,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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