Most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 9-31, 2019

Catching up on the last few weeks of soccer action on US television, the 2019 MLS All-Star Game averaged just 808,000 viewers across FOX Sports 1, UniMás and TUDN. Total viewership was down 15% from last year with English-language viewership at its lowest point since at least 2012. Only 182,000 watched FS1’s English broadcast of the match, down 60% from last year’s All-Star broadcast on ESPN and down 57% from 2017’s also on FS1.

FOX Sports 1’s five MLS broadcasts in July averaged 201,200 viewers, up 27% from an average 157,846 viewers for the networks prior 13 broadcasts of 2019. FS1 saw its highest audience for an MLS match since August 2017 when 305,000 tuned in to watch New York City FC take on the Portland Timbers on July 7.

Univision’s Mexican soccer broadcasts started off strong with the Campeón de Campeones match between Club América and Tigres delivering the competition’s strongest television audience in the United States since it was restarted in 2014. It was the second most-watched club Soccer match in the United States in the month of July.

The quarterfinals of the inaugural Leagues Cup tournament averaged 243,000 viewers on TUDN with ESPN2’s lone broadcast featuring Los Angeles Galaxy and Club Tijuana drawing 146,000 to the network. Club América’s penalty victory over Houston Dynamo proved the most popular broadcast in Spanish with 318,000 tuning in.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
17/14Campeon de CampeonesClub América / TigresUnivision: 14000001,400,000
27/27Liga MX AperturaLeón / Club AméricaUnivision: 10000001,000,000
37/20Liga MX AperturaClub América / MonterreyUnivision: 916000916,000
47/27Liga MX AperturaCruz Azul / TolucaUnivision: 885000885,000
57/31MLS All-StarMLS All-Stars / Atlético MadridFS1: 182000 / UniMás: 626000808,000
67/20Liga MX AperturaNecaxa / Cruz AzulUnivision: 722000722,000
77/14SuperCopa MXCruz Azul / NecaxaUnivision: 681000681,000
87/21Liga MX AperturaToluca / QuerétaroUnivision: 465000465,000
97/14MLSSeattle Sounders / Atlanta UnitedESPN: 452000452,000
107/28Liga MX AperturaPumas / NecaxaUnivision: 411000411,000
117/23Leagues CupLos Angeles Galaxy / Club TijuanaESPN: 146000 / TUDN: 225000371,000
127/21Liga MX AperturaSantos / ChivasFOXD: 366000366,000
137/23Int’l Champions CupReal Madrid / ArsenalESPN: 352000352,000
147/26Liga MX AperturaVeracruz / PachucaTUDN: 333000333,000
157/21MLSAtlanta United / DC UnitedESPN: 328000328,000
167/24Leagues CupHouston Dynamo / Club AméricaTUDN: 318000318,000
177/19MLSLos Angeles Galaxy / Los Angeles FCESPN: 317000317,000
187/12MLSLos Angeles Galaxy / San Jose EarthquakesUniMás: 298000298,000
197/26Int’l Champions CupReal Madrid / Atlético MadridESPN: 276000276,000
207/26MLSLos Angeles FC / Atlanta UnitedESPN: 270000270,000
217/24Leagues CupReal Salt Lake / TigresTUDN: 252000252,000
227/21MLSSeattle Sounders / Portland TimbersFS1: 250000250,000
237/20Int’l Champions CupBayern / Real MadridESPN2: 233000233,000
247/24FriendlyLiverpool / Sporting CPTNT: 231000231,000
257/18MLSPortland Timbers / Orlando City SCESPN: 227000227,000
267/19Liga MX AperturaAtlas / JuárezTUDN: 224000224,000
277/23Int’l Champions CupChivas / Atlético MadridESPN: 222000222,000
287/12MLSDC United / New EnglandESPN: 220000220,000
297/28Liga MX AperturaSantos / Juárez FOXD: 215000215,000
307/12MLSHouston Dynamo / Los Angeles FCUniMás: 213000213,000
317/18MLSFC Cincinnati / DC UnitedESPN: 189000189,000
327/19FriendlyLiverpool / DortmundTNT: 182000182,000
337/23Leagues CupChicago Fire / Cruz AzulTUDN: 177000177,000
347/27MLSPortland Timbers / Los Angeles GalaxyFS1: 171000171,000
357/20Int’l Champions CupBenfica / ChivasESPN: 167000167,000
367/9FriendlyClub América / PumasTUDN: 164000164,000
377/21NWSLChicago Red Stars / North Carolina CourageESPN2: 149000149,000
387/21MLSOrlando City SC / New York Red BullsFS1: 148000148,000
397/20Liga MX AperturaPachuca / LeónTUDN: 141000141,000
407/19Liga MX AperturaPuebla / TijuanaTUDN: 133000133,000
417/14MLSNew York Red Bulls / New York City FCFS1: 132000132,000
427/26Liga MX AperturaMorelia / AtlasTUDN: 131000131,000
437/20Int’l Champions CupMan Utd / Inter MilanESPN2: 120000120,000
447/17Int’l Champions CupArsenal / BayernESPN2: 113000113,000
457/21Int’l Champions CupJuventus / SpursESPN2: 105000105,000
467/14NWSLPortland Thorns / Orlando PrideESPNEWS: 7700077,000
477/20Liga MX AperturaTigres / MoreliaGala: 7400074,000
487/22Liga MX FemenilClub América / PubelaTUDN: 6800068,000
497/27UEFA U19 EUROPortugal U19 / Spain U19TUDN: 4200042,000
507/20UEFA U19 EUROSpain U19 / Italy U19TUDN: 4100041,000
517/22Liga MX FemenilToluca / MoreliaTUDN: 4100041,000
527/13Liga MX FemenilPumas / TijuanaTUDN: 3700037,000
537/24UEFA U19 EUROFrance U19 / Spain U19TUDN: 1600016,000
547/24UEFA U19 EUROPortugal U19 / Ireland U19TUDN: 40004,000

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

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