Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 1-11, 2019

NBC’s coverage of the opening round of Premier League fixtures set records as NBCSN registered a Total Audience Delivery of 1.01 million viewers for Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday, making it the most-watched opening weekend Premier League cable match ever in the United States. It was also the most-watched Premier League cable broadcast in over 4 years. Total Audience Delivery measures linear and digital viewing.

Atlanta United’s 3-0 victory over LA Galaxy averaged 500,000 viewers on FOX earlier this month, up 26% from FOX’s Atlanta United broadcast back in May.

Over on cable, however, MLS has suffered a 7% hit to its average viewership on ESPN in August, with the network now averaging 251,087 viewers per match after 23 broadcasts in 2019. Average viewership on ESPN is still up 1% from this same point last year.

Liga MX Apertura viewership on Univision’s flagship network has seen a 16% increase through the first 4 weeks of the new season when compared to the 2018 Apertura.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
18/11Premier LeagueMan United / ChelseaNBCSN: 952000; Telemundo: 2850001,237,000
28/3Liga MX AperturaClub América / Tijuana Univision: 947000947,000
38/10Premier LeagueSpurs / Aston VillaNBC: 829000; Universo: 68000897.000
48/11Liga MX AperturaToluca / Club América Univision: 688000688,000
58/10Liga MX AperturaTigres / Necaxa Univision: 650000650,000
68/4Liga MX AperturaPumas / Tigres Univision: 600000600,000
78/3MLSAtlanta United / Los Angeles GalaxyFOX: 500000500,000
88/10Liga MX AperturaCruz Azul / Juárez Univision: 479000479,000
98/3Liga MX AperturaQuerétaro / Cruz Azul UniMás: 408000408,000
108/10Premier LeagueBournemouth / Sheffield UnitedNBCSN: 398000 / Universo: 49000447,000
118/3DFL-SupercupDortmund / BayernFOX: 401000401,000
128/11Premier LeagueNewcastle / ArsenalNBCSN: 369000369,000
138/3Int’l Friendly (W)USWNT / IrelandESPN2: 319000 / Galavision: 40000359,000
148/10Premier LeagueWest Ham / Man CityNBCSN: 326000; Universo: 24000350,000
158/9Premier LeagueLiverpool / NorwichNBCSN: 323000; Universo: 23000346,000
168/2Liga MX AperturaAtlas / Santos TUDN: 327000327,000
178/2Liga MX AperturaPuebla / Chivas TUDN: 319000319,000
188/11MLSAtlanta United / New York City FCESPN: 256000256,000
198/3Int’l Champions CupMan Utd / MilanESPN2: 247000247,000
208/4Liga MX AperturaJuárez / Toluca TUDN: 224000224,000
218/9Liga MX AperturaMorelia / Monterrey TUDN: 216000216,000
228/4MLSMinnesota United / Portland TimbersESPN: 215000215,000
238/9Liga MX AperturaVeracruz / Atlas TUDN: 177000177,000
248/3Liga MX AperturaMonterrey / León FOXD: 168000168,000
258/11MLSDC United / Los Angeles GalaxyFS1: 158000158,000
268/11MLSLos Angeles FC / New York Red BullsFS1: 153000153,000
278/3Liga MX AperturaNecaxa / Veracruz TUDN: 132000132,000
288/10FriendlyNapoli / BarcelonaESPN2: 105000105,000
298/11Premier LeagueLeicester City / WolvesCNBC: 52000 / Universo: 4400096,000
308/9Liga MX AperturaTijuana / Pumas FOXD: 8300083,000
318/5Liga MX FemenilClub América / Veracruz TUDN: 6400064,000
328/5Liga MX FemenilTigres / Pumas TUDN: 6000060,000
338/7CONCACAF LeagueDeportivo Saprissa / Bandits TUDN: 4300043,000
348/1CONCACAF LeagueComunicaciones / Marathón TUDN: 3400034,000
358/8CONCACAF LeagueMarathón / Comunicaciones TUDN: 3300033,000
368/10Liga MX AperturaQuerétaro / Pachuca Galavision: 3200032,000
378/8CONCACAF LeagueSan Francisco / Alianza TUDN: 3000030,000
388/1CONCACAF LeagueAlianza / San Francisco TUDN: 2900029,000
398/5CONCACAF U15Trinidad U15 / Mexico U15 TUDN: 2700027,000
408/9Liga MX FemenilCruz Azul / Toluca TUDN: 1700017,000
418/5Liga MX FemenilToluca / León TUDN: 1600016,000
428/5CONCACAF U15Guatemala U15 / USA U15 TUDN: 1100011,000
438/1CONCACAF LeagueForge / Antigua GFC TUDN: 1000010,000
448/4CONCACAF U15Mexico U15 / Panama U15 TUDN: 70007,000
458/7CONCACAF U15USA U15 / Suriname U15 TUDN: 60006,000
468/7CONCACAF U15Mexico U15 / Curaçao U15 TUDN: 40004,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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  1. José Cerrato August 19, 2019
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