Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 5-18, 2019

It was another disappointing couple of weeks for FOX Sports 1’s MLS coverage as they are averaging just 182,400 viewers through their first five broadcasts of the season despite frequently featuring some of the league’s most popular teams in each of their broadcasts this season. Overall, MLS has seen a 27% decrease in viewership to start 2019, going from 359,571 average viewers through the first three weeks of the new season in 2018 to just 263,091 average viewers in 2019.

Elsewhere, Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat of Manchester United on Sunday, March 10 averaged 1.68 million viewers across all platforms to rank as the second most-watched Premier League match in history on American television. The match saw approximately 7% of its audience watch via NBC Sports.com or the NBC Sports app. The match was far and away the Premier League’s most-watched match on television this season with a quarter of a million viewers separating it from the next most-watched game (Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea back in January).

Last Wednesday’s Copa MX quarterfinal meeting between Mexican giants Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara delivered 2019’s highest-rated soccer match on cable as 867,000 tuned in to the Univision Deportes Network for the telecast. Three days later on Saturday, the clubs met in the league to deliver the highest-rated soccer match across any network in 2019, averaging 1.5 million viewers on Univision.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsTV1Total
13/10Premier LeagueArsenal / Man UtdNBC: 1280000 / Telemundo: 3310001,611,000
23/16Liga MX ClausuraChivas / Club América Univision: 15000001,500,000
33/12UEFA Champions League RO16Juventus / Atletico MadridTNT: 408000 / UniMás: 525000933,000
43/9Liga MX ClausuraQuerétaro / Chivas Univision: 928000928,000
53/9Premier LeagueMan City / WatfordNBC: 818000 / Unvso: 62000880,000
63/13Copa MXClub América / Chivas UDN: 867000867,000
73/6UEFA Champions League RO16PSG / Man UtdTNT: 413000 / UniMás: 334000747,000
83/9Liga MX ClausuraClub América / Puebla Univision: 743000743,000
93/17Premier LeagueEverton / ChelseaNBCSN: 479000 / Telemundo: 218000697,000
103/16Liga MX ClausuraCruz Azul / Pachuca Univision: 694000694,000
113/5UEFA Champions League RO16Real Madrid / AjaxTNT: 291000 / UniMás: 393000684,000
123/10Premier LeagueChelsea / WolvesNBCSN: 459000 / Telemundo: 157000616,000
133/13UEFA Champions League RO16Barcelona / Lyonnais UniMás: 562000562,000
143/13UEFA Champions League RO16Bayern / LiverpoolTNT: 454000 / Gala: 94000548,000
153/17Premier LeagueFulham / LiverpoolNBCSN: 476000 / Unvso: 50000526,000
163/10Liga MX ClausuraPumas / Morelia Univision: 510000510,000
173/9Premier LeagueSouthampton / SpursNBCSN: 421000 / Unvso: 56000477,000
183/5Liga MX ClausuraClub América / Necaxa UDN: 422000422,000
193/17Liga MX ClausuraToluca / Atlas Univision: 397000397,000
203/8Liga MX ClausuraAtlas / Cruz Azul UDN: 369000369,000
213/10MLSAtlanta United / FC CincinnatiESPN: 354000354,000
223/16Premier LeagueBurnley / Leicester CityNBCSN: 325000325,000
233/10Premier LeagueLiverpool / BurnleyNBCSN: 298000 / Unvso: 24000322,000
243/16Liga MX ClausuraTigres / Querétaro Univision: 308000308,000
253/6CCL RO8Monterrey / Atlanta United UDN: 287000287,000
263/5SheBelieves CupUSWNT / BrazilFS1: 278000278,000
273/16MLSNew York Red Bulls / San Jose Earthquakes Univision: 274000274,000
283/9Premier LeagueCrystal Palace / BrightonNBCSN: 270000270,000
293/15Liga MX ClausuraPuebla / Pumas UDN: 257000257,000
303/9MLSFC Dallas / Los Angeles Galaxy Univision: 244000244,000
313/17Liga MX ClausuraSantos / Necaxa UDN: 232000232,000
323/17Liga MX ClausuraClub León / Veracruz UDN: 232000232,000
333/10MLSLos Angeles FC / Portland TimbersFS1: 221000221,000
343/15Liga MX ClausuraMorelia / Lobos UDN: 203000203,000
353/8Liga MX ClausuraVeracruz / Santos UDN: 179000179,000
363/17MLSCincinnati / Portland TimbersFS1: 178000178,000
373/5CCL RO8New York Red Bulls / Santos UDN: 173000173,000
383/10Liga MX ClausuraLobos / León UDN: 171000171,000
393/9Liga MX ClausuraPachuca / Tijuana UDN: 145000145,000
403/17MLSNew York City FC / Los Angeles FCFS1: 140000140,000
413/9BundesligaBayern / Wolfsburg UDN: 118000118,000
423/17BundesligaBayern / Mainz UDN: 116000116,000
433/14Europa League RO16Inter Milan / Frankfurt UniMás: 108000108,000
443/7Europa League RO16Chelsea / Dynamo Kyiv UniMás: 9600096,000
453/14Europa League RO16Dynamo Kyiv / Chelsea UniMás: 9200092,000
463/6CCL RO8Independiente / Sporting KC UDN: 8800088,000
473/14Europa League RO16Arsenal / Rennes Gala: 7200072,000
483/6UEFA Champions League RO16FC Porto / Roma Gala: 7000070,000
493/5UEFA Champions League RO16Dortmund / Spurs Gala: 6800068,000
503/7Europa League RO16Frankfurt / Inter Milan UniMás: 6100061,000
513/18Liga MX FemenilTigres / Santos UDN: 6100061,000
523/7Europa League RO16Valenca / Krasnodar UDN: 5000050,000
533/14Europa League RO16Slavia Praha / Sevilla UDN: 4900049,000
543/9BundesligaMainz / Mönchengladbach UDN: 4500045,000
553/16Premier LeagueWest Ham / Huddersfield Unvso: 4300043,000
563/12UEFA Champions League RO16Man City / Schalke Gala: 4200042,000
573/7Europa League RO16Rennes / Arsenal Gala: 3400034,000
583/14Europa League RO16Krasnodar / Valencia UDN: 3000030,000
593/16BundesligaSchalke / RB Leipzig UDN: 2800028,000
603/7Europa League RO16Sevilla / Slavia Praha UDN: 2300023,000
613/7Europa League RO16Napoli / Salzburg Gala: 2200022,000
623/15BundesligaMönchengladbach / Freiburg UDN: 2100021,000
633/11BundesligaDüsseldorf / Frankufrt UDN: 50005,000
643/14Europa League RO16Salzburg / Napoli Gala: 40004,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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