Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 16-29, 2019

Major League Soccer’s struggles on FS1 continued last week with Minnesota United’s 1-0 victory over DC United averaging just 91,000 viewers on the network. In 2019, this is the second time already that a MLS game on FOX Sports 1 has averaged fewer than 100,000 viewers. MLS matches on ESPN networks are averaging 256,333 while Univision is averaging 264,750 viewers for their broadcasts.

With one round left in the Liga MX Clausura, ratings for matches on Univision’s flagship network are down 10% from the 2018 Clausura. Through 44 broadcasts in 2019, Liga MX Clausura matches on Univision are being watched by 89,695 fewer viewers on average than were watching last spring. Univision broadcast 48 matches of the 2018 Clausura.

The Premier League on NBC has set viewership lows for 2019 in two consecutive weeks now with April 20th’s broadcast featuring Newcastle and Southampton averaging 689,000 to become, at the time, the least-viewed Premier League match on NBC in 2019. One week later, on April 27, another broadcast featuring Newcastle managed to draw just 595,000 viewers to become the Premier League’s least viewed match on NBC since October 2017.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
14/27Liga MX ClausuraChivas / León Univision: 11000001,100,000
24/28Premier LeagueMan Utd / ChelseaNBCSN: 692000 / Telemundo: 304000996,000
34/20Liga MX ClausuraChivas / Puebla Univision: 945000945,000
44/27Liga MX ClausuraClub América / Santos Univision: 886000886,000
54/21Liga MX ClausuraToluca / América Univision: 865000865,000
64/16UCL Quarter-FinalBarcelona / Man UtdTNT: 401000 / UniMás: 429000830,000
74/20Liga MX ClausuraCruz Azul / Pumas Univision: 815000815,000
84/17UCL Quarter-FinalMan City / SpursTNT: 467000 / UniMás: 329000796,000
94/21Premier LeagueCardiff / LiverpoolNBCSN: 507000 / Telemundo: 273000780,000
104/20Premier LeagueNewcastle / SouthamptonNBC: 689000689,000
114/23CCL FinalTigres / Monterrey Univision: 608000608,000
124/27Premier LeagueBrighton / NewcastleNBC: 595000595,000
134/28Premier LeagueBurnley / Man CityNBCSN: 452000 / Telemundo: 80000532,000
144/28Liga MX ClausuraPumas / Toluca Univision: 475000475,000
154/21Premier LeagueEverton / Man UtdNBCSN: 342000 / Telemundo: 117000459,000
164/24Premier LeagueMan Utd / Man CityNBCSN: 380000 / Unvso: 57000437,000
174/20Premier LeagueMan City / SpursNBCSN: 374000 / Unvso: 59000433,000
184/27Premier LeagueSpurs / West HamNBCSN: 275000 / Universo: 19000294,000
194/20Premier LeagueWolves / BrightonNBCSN: 290000290,000
204/26Liga MX ClausuraMorelia / Tijuana UDN: 281000281,000
214/20MLSAtlanta United / FC DallasESPN: 248000248,000
224/27Premier LeagueFulham / CardiffNBCSN: 232000232,000
234/16UCL Quarter-FinalJuventus / Ajax Gala: 227000227,000
244/19MLSLos Angeles Galaxy / Houston Dynamo UniMás: 223000223,000
254/26Liga MX ClausuraPuebla / Tigres UDN: 220000220,000
264/27MLSFC Dallas / San Jose Earthquakes Univision: 216000216,000
274/26Premier LeagueLiverpool / HuddersfieldNBCSN: 187000 / Universo 25000212,000
284/28MLSSeattle Sounders / Los Angeles FCESPN: 209000209,000
294/22Premier LeagueChelsea / BurnleyNBCSN: 207000207,000
304/20Liga MX ClausuraLeón / Atlas UDN: 203000203,000
314/23Premier LeagueSpurs / BrightonNBCSN: 196000196,000
324/28Liga MX ClausuraLobos / Cruz Azul UDN: 196000196,000
334/19Liga MX ClausuraVeracruz / Monterrey UDN: 195000195,000
344/28Liga MX ClausuraQuerétaro / Veracruz UDN: 195000195,000
354/28Premier LeagueLeicester City / ArsenalNBCSN: 191000191,000
364/27Liga MX ClausuraPachuca / Atlas UDN: 190000190,000
374/21MLSLos Angeles FC / Seattle SoundersFS1: 172000172,000
384/21MLSDC United / New York City FCESPN: 166000166,000
394/21Liga MX ClausuraSantos / Querétaro UDN: 149000149,000
404/18UEL Quarter-FinalNapoli / Arsenal UDN: 114000114,000
414/17UCL Quarter-FinalPorto / Liverpool Gala: 106000106,000
424/27BundesligaDortmund / Schalke UniMás: 9900099,000
434/28MLSMinnesota United / DC UnitedFS1: 9100091,000
444/18UEL Quarter-FinalChelsea / Slavia Praha Gala: 7300073,000
454/18UEL Quarter-FinalValencia / Villarreal UniMás: 6700067,000
464/29Liga MX FemenilTigres / Puebla UDN: 6300063,000
474/20Premier LeagueWest Ham / Leicester CityCNBC: 5900059,000
484/16Premier LeagueBrighton / CardiffNBCSN: 5500055,000
494/20Liga MX ClausuraNecaxa / Pachuca Gala: 5400054,000
504/20BundesligaSchalke / Hoffenheim UDN: 4800048,000
514/27Premier LeagueSouthampton / BournemouthCNBC: 4700047,000
524/26BundesligaAugsburg / Leverkusen UDN: 3600036,000
534/22Liga MX FemenilToluca / Pachuca UDN: 3500035,000
544/27BundesligaStuttgart / Mönchengladbach UDN: 2700027,000
554/21BundesligaFreiburg / Dortmund UDN: 2500025,000
564/20BundesligaBayer Leverkusen / Nürnberg UDN: 2300023,000

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