Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 29-November 11, 2018

Last Sunday’s 1-1 draw between Santos Laguna and Club América marked the fourth time a single Liga MX broadcast broke the 1 million viewer mark for the 2018 Apertura, and the first time a match televised on UniMás averaged 1 million viewers. The broadcast also ranks as the fourth most-viewed Liga MX telecast for the fall season.

The 3-5 PM Eastern Time window of the UEFA Champions League is averaging an astonishing 963,375 viewers through the first four rounds of the Group Stage delivering a total of 7.7 million viewers. Spanish language viewership across Univision, UniMás, Galavision and Univision Deportes Network makes up over 72% of this viewership with an average of 698,000 viewers per match window. Turner is averaging 265,375 viewers for their English-language coverage in the 3-5 PM window.

The Knockout Round of the MLS Cup Playoffs saw a 30% increase in television viewership this year with an average of 390,750 people watching the four midweek matches. Unfortunately, this trend was not able to continue into the Conference Semi-Finals which saw a 4% drop in viewership on English-language television when compared to last season, averaging just 240,125 on FS1 and ESPN.

 

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1Total
111/11Premier LeagueMan City / Man UtdNBCSN: 750000 / Telemundo: 3530001,103,000
211/11Liga MX AperturaSantos / Club AméricaUniMás: 473000 / UDN: 5270001,000,000
311/3Liga MX AperturaClub América / TolucaUnivision: 517000 / UDN: 451000968,000
411/10Liga MX AperturaClub León / ChivasUnivision: 491000 / UDN: 392000883,000
511/7UCL Group StageJuventus / Man UtdTNT: 283000 / Univision: 527000810,000
611/3Premier LeagueArsenal / LiverpoolNBC: 676000 / Telemundo: 79000755,000
711/10Liga MX AperturaNecaxa / MonterreyUnivision: 502000 / UDN: 223000725,000
811/4Liga MX AperturaPumas / Cruz AzulUnivision/UDN: 687000687,000
911/10Premier LeagueCrystal Palace / SpursNBC: 655000 / Universo: 22000655,000
1011/11Premier LeagueChelsea / EvertonNBCSN: 438000 / Telemundo: 149000587,000
1111/1MLS Knockout RoundDC United / Columbus Crew SCFS1: 254000 / UniMás: 314000568,000
1211/6UCL Group StageInter Milan / BarcelonaUnivision: 295000 / UDN: 248000543,000
1311/4Premier LeagueMan City / SouthamptonNBCSN: 310000 / Telemundo: 223000533,000
1411/3Liga MX AperturaLobos / TijuanaUnivision: 308000 / UDN: 187000495,000
1511/1MLS Knockout RoundLos Angeles FC / Real Salt LakeESPN2: 158000 / UniMás: 329000487,000
1611/3Premier LeagueBournemouth / Man UtdNBCSN: 402000 / Unvso: 51000453,000
1711/11Liga MX AperturaToluca / PumasUnivision/UDN: 423000423,000
1811/2Liga MX AperturaPuebla / Chivas UDN: 407000407,000
1911/10Premier LeagueLeicester City / BurnleyNBCSN: 354000 / Universo: 18000372,000
2011/3Premier LeagueCardiff / LeicesterNBCSN: 338000 / Unvso: 26000364,000
2111/6UCL Group StageNapoli / PSGTNT: 237000 / UniMás: 109000346,000
2210/29Premier LeagueSpurs / Man CityNBCSN: 300000 / Unvso: 45000345,000
2311/2Liga MX AperturaMorelia / Tigres UDN: 329000329,000
2411/4MLS Conference Semi-FinalPortland Timbers / Seattle SoundersESPN: 323000323,000
2511/9Liga MX AperturaAtlas / Pachuca UDN: 292000292,000
2611/6UCL Group StageCrvena Zvezda / LiverpoolTNT: 183000 / UniMás: 106000289,000
2711/11MLS Conference Semi-FinalAtlanta United / New York City FCESPN: 285000285,000
2811/11Premier LeagueLiverpool / FulhamNBCSN: 242000 / Universo: 32000274,000
2911/10Liga MX AperturaCruz Azul / Lobos UDN: 272000272,000
3010/31MLS Knockout RoundNew York City FC / Philadelphia UnionFS1: 102000 / UniMás: 169000271,000
3111/4MLS Conference Semi-FinalColumbus Crew / New York Red BullsESPN: 257000257,000
3211/4Copa Libertadores final, 1st legBoca Juniors / River PlateFOX Deportes: 255000255,000
3311/11MLS Conference Semi-FinalSporting Kansas City / Real Salt LakeESPN: 253000253,000
3411/3Liga MX AperturaPachuca / Necaxa UDN: 248000248,000
3511/8MLS Conference Semi-FinalSeattle Sounders / Portland TimbersFS1: 245000245,000
3610/31MLS Knockout RoundFC Dallas / Portland TImbersUniMás: 123000 / UDN: 114000237,000
3711/9Liga MX AperturaVeracruz / Querétaro UDN: 235000235,000
3811/4Liga MX AperturaAtlas / León UDN: 232000232,000
3911/4MLS Conference Semi-FinalNew York City FC / Atlanta UnitedFS1: 225000225,000
4011/3Premier LeagueWolves / SpursCNBC: 170000 / Unvso: 51000221,000
4111/4Liga MX AperturaQuerétaro / Santos UDN: 217000217,000
4211/10Premier LeagueCardiff / BrightonNBCSN: 197000197,000
4311/11MLS Conference Semi-FinalNew York Red Bulls / Columbus Crew SCFS1: 188000188,000
4411/8Int’l Friendly (W)Portugal / USWNTESPN2: 149000149,000
4511/4MLS Conference Semi-FinalReal Salt Lake / Sporting Kansas CityFS1: 145000145,000
4611/10BundesligaDortmund / BayernFS2: 138000138,000
4711/6CONCACAF U20 ChampMexico U20 / Jamaica U20 UDN: 135000135,000
4811/7UCL Group StageCSKA Moskva / RomaTNT: 102000 / Gala: 32000134,000
4911/8CONCACAF U20 ChampGrenada U20 / Mexico U20 UDN: 125000125,000
5011/7UCL Group StageViktoria Plzen / Real Madrid UniMás: 124000124,000
5111/5Premier LeagueHuddersfield / FulhamNBCSN: 123000123,000
5211/7UCL Group StageValencia / Young Boys UniMás: 110000110,000
5311/8UEL Group StageArsenal / Sporting CPUniMás: 110000110,000
5411/3BundesligaBayern / Freiburg UniMás: 8400084,000
5511/7CONCACAF U20 ChampSaint Vincent U20 / USA U20 UDN: 7000070,000
5611/6UCL Group StageSpurs / PSV Eindhoven Gala: 5400054,000
5711/8UEL Group StageReal Betis / AC Milan UDN: 5000050,000
5811/5CONCACAF U20 ChampUSA U20 / Trinidad & Tobago UDN: 4300043,000
5911/9CONCACAF U20 ChampUSA U20 / Suriname U20 UDN: 4000040,000
6011/8UEL Group StageRapid Wien / Villarreal UDN: 3800038,000
6111/8UEL Group StageBATE / ChelseaUniMás: 3500035,000
6211/10Liga MX AperturaTigres / Pubela Gala: 3400034,000
6311/10BundesligaHoffenheim / Augsburg UDN: 2800028,000
6411/9BundesligaHannover / Wolfsburg UDN: 2600026,000
6511/11BundesligaFrankfurt / Schalke UDN: 2300023,000
6611/7UCL Group StageMan City / Shakhtar Gala: 1900019,000
6711/8UEL Group StageFenerbahce / Anderlecht UDN: 1800018,000
6811/3BundesligaHertha / RB Leipzig UDN: 1700017,000
6911/6UCL Group StageMonaco / Club Brugge Gala: 1600016,000
7011/1CONCACAF U20 ChampUSA U20 / Puerto Rico U20 UDN: 1500015,000
7111/8UEL Group StageKrasnodar / Standard Liège Gala: 1300013,000
7211/8UEL Group StageLeverkusen / Zürich Gala: 1200012,000
7311/2BundesligaStuttgart / Frankfurt UDN: 1000010,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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