Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 22-28, 2018

Cruz Azul’s 0-0 draw with Club América drew over 1.2 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes last Saturday evening to make it the most-watched club soccer match in the United States for the month of October.

Last week’s UEFA Champions League Group Stage match between Manchester United and Juventus, which drew a combined 847,000 viewers on TNT and Univision, ranks as the sixth most-watched club soccer match in October. Regarding TNT, Turner is delivering a record audience on TNT – including +52% in viewership versus last year’s English-language Group Stage coverage. Also, viewership for Turner’s B/R Football Matchday telecasts is +99% when compared to last year’s English language UEFA Champions League pre-match shows on FOX Sports through 10 telecasts.

In concerning news, Major League Soccer’s only broadcast in the top 25 for the month comes in at number 24 for October 13th’s broadcast on Univision featuring DC United and FC Dallas.

The 2018 Major League Soccer Regular Season has come to an end with Univision’s networks seeing a 16% increase average viewership for Major League Soccer matches. On the English-language side, viewership is down on both ESPN and FOX Sports 1 with both networks failing on multiple occasions to draw more than 200,000 viewers to their MLS broadcasts.

Serie A viewership appears to be struggling on ESPN’s linear channels with Sunday’s broadcast featuring AC Milan and Sampdoria drawing only 122,000 viewers on ESPN’s main network. However, it does appear to be outperforming FOX Sports’ much more frequent Bundesliga broadcasts so far this season.

Meanwhile, average viewership for Monday Premier League matches on NBCSN this season (225,000) is up 37% from this point last year, while Monday premiere episodes of The Men in Blazers Show on NBCSN (126,000) are up 56% in viewership compared to 2017 at this point

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1Total
110/27Liga MX AperturaCruz Azul / Club AméricaUnivision: 678000 / UDN: 5490001,227,000
210/27Liga MX AperturaChivas / MoreliaUnivision: 472000 / UDN: 432000904,000
310/23UCL Group StageMan Utd / JuventusTNT: 316000 / Univision: 531000847,000
410/24UCL Group StageBarcelona / InterTNT: 216000 / Univision: 561000777,000
510/27Premier LeagueLeicetser City / West HamNBC: 710000 / Unvso: 50000760,000
610/27Premier LeagueLiverpool / CardiffNBCSN: 416000 / Unvso: 43000459,000
710/28Premier LeagueCrystal Palace / ArsenalNBCSN: 353000353,000
810/24UCL Group StagePSV Eindhoven / SpursTNT: 138000 / UniMás: 197000335,000
910/27Liga MX AperturaNecaxa / Atlas UDN: 274000274,000
1010/23UCL Group StageAEK Athens / BayernTNT: 138000 / UniMás: 128000266,000
1110/28Premier LeagueMan Utd / EvertonNBC: / Telemundo: 243000243,000
1210/22Premier LeagueLeicester City / ArsenalNBCSN: 211000211,000
1310/26Liga MX AperturaVeracruz / Pachuca UDN: 192000192,000
1410/26Liga MX AperturaSantos / Monterrey UDN: 185000185,000
1510/28Liga MX AperturaLeón / Puebla UDN: 178000178,000
1610/27BundesligaDortmund / Hertha UniMás: 158000158,000
1710/28Liga MX AperturaToluca / Querétaro UDN: 134000134,000
1810/24UCL Group StagePSG / NapoliUniMás: 122000122,000
1910/28Serie AAC Milan / SampdoriaESPN: 122000122,000
2010/23UCL Group StageReal Madrid / Viktoria PlzenUniMás: 119000119,000
2110/25CONCACAF LeagueHerediano / Motagua UDN: 8100081,000
2210/25UEL Group StageVillarreal / Rapid WienUniMás: 7800078,000
2310/25UEL Group StageSporting CP / Arsenal UDN: 5600056,000
2410/28BundesligaNürnberg / Frankfurt UDN: 5500055,000
2510/25UEL Group StageAC Milan / Real BetisUniMás: 5100051,000
2610/25UEL Group StageStandard Liège / Krasnodar UDN: 4700047,000
2710/28BundesligaLeipzig / Schalke UDN: 3600036,000
2810/24UCL Group StageDortmund / Atlético Madrid Gala: 3000030,000
2910/23UCL Group StageYoung Boys / Valencia Gala: 1900019,000
3010/23UCL Group StageShakhtar Donetsk / Man City Gala: 1300013,000
3110/25UEL Group StageSevilla / Akhisar Belediyespor Gala: 1100011,000
3210/24UCL Group StageClub Brugge / Monaco Gala: 70007,000
3310/25UEL Group StageAnderlecht / Fenerbahçe Gala: 40004,000

 

October’s Top 25 Most-Watched Soccer Games on US TV

RankDateCompetitionTeamsViewership
110/27Liga MX AperturaCruz Azul / Club América1,227,000
210/6Liga MX AperturaChivas / Pumas1,089,000
310/6Liga MX AperturaTigres / Club América983,000
410/3UCL Group StageSpurs / Barcelona934,000
510/27Liga MX AperturaChivas / Morelia904,000
610/23UCL Group StageMan Utd / Juventus847,000
710/6Premier LeagueMan Utd / Newcastle789,000
810/20Premier LeagueHuddersfield / Liverpool784,000
910/24UCL Group StageBarcelona / Inter777,000
1010/27Premier LeagueLeicetser City / West Ham760,000
1110/7Premier LeagueLiverpool / Man City750,000
1210/20Liga MX AperturaClub América / Tijuana702,000
1310/2UCL Group StageCSKA Moskva / Real Madrid575,000
1410/21Liga MX AperturaLobos / Chivas517,000
1510/20Liga MX AperturaNecaxa / León516,000
1610/20Premier LeagueWest Ham / Spurs491,000
1710/20Premier LeagueChelsea / Man Utd485,000
1810/27Premier LeagueLiverpool / Cardiff459,000
1910/7Liga MX AperturaToluca / Pachuca402,000
2010/7Premier LeagueSouthampton / Chelsea361,000
2110/28Premier LeagueCrystal Palace / Arsenal353,000
2210/2UCL Group StageMan Utd / Valencia349,000
2310/6Premier LeagueSpurs / Cardiff341,000
2410/13MLSDC United / FC Dallas336,000
2510/24UCL Group StagePSV Eindhoven / Spurs335,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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