Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 14-19, 2019

Atlanta United’s 3-2 victory over Club America in the 2019 Campeones Cup was watched by a total of 1.54 million viewers on Wednesday across Univision, TUDN and ESPN2. This was a 28% increase in total television audience when compared to the first edition of the tournament featuring Toronto FC and Tigres. Earlier in the day, Univision saw a drop in its total share of UEFA Super Cup viewership as it moved from an all-Spanish contest to an all-English one. Spanish-language viewership dropped 28% down to just 505,000 viewers while the English-language broadcast on TNT rose 82% to 316,000 viewers. Total viewership for the contest was down to 821,000 viewers from 871,000 viewers in 2018.

Last Saturday afternoon’s Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur drew a combined 1.255 million viewer audience, making it the most-watched soccer match of the weekend in the United States. Two weeks into the new season, the Premier League is averaging 623,417 viewers across NBC, NBCSN, Telemundo and Universo, up from 587,500 in the first two weeks of the 2018-2019 season.

Liga MX saw its highest audience since the 2019 Clasura Final back in May as 1.2 million viewers tuned in for the regular season matchup between Club America and Morelia Saturday night. Over on the women’s side, TUDN broadcasted two matches of the Liga MX Femenil, and brought the average viewership up to 45,111 per match.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
18/14Campeones CupAtlanta United / Club AméricaESPN2: 172000 / Univision: 13680001,540,000
28/17Premier LeagueMan City / SpursNBC: 1040000 / Telemundo: 2150001,255,000
38/17Liga MX AperturaClub América / Morelia Univision: 12000001,200,000
48/17Liga MX AperturaLeón / Chivas Univision: 984000984,000
58/18Premier LeagueChelsea / Leicester CityNBCSN: 695000 / Telemundo: 221000916,000
68/14UEFA Super CupLiverpool / ChelseaTNT: 316000 / Univision: 505000821,000
78/17Premier LeagueSouthampton / LiverpoolNBCSN: 627000 / Universo: 33000660,000
88/18Liga MX AperturaPumas / Veracruz Univision: 586000586,000
98/16Liga MX AperturaAtlas / Cruz Azul TUDN: 365000365,000
108/18Premier LeagueSheffield United / Crystal PalaceNBCSN: 354000354,000
118/19Premier LeagueWolves / Man UnitedNBCSN: 310000 / Universo: 34000344,000
128/17Premier LeagueArsenal / BurnleyNBCSN: 306000306,000
138/17MLSLos Angeles Galaxy / Seattle SoundersESPN2: 224000224,000
148/18Liga MX AperturaJuárez / Querétaro TUDN: 190000190,000
158/18Liga MX AperturaNecaxa / Santos TUDN: 154000154,000
168/18MLSPortland Timbers / Atlanta UnitedFS1: 152000152,000
178/16Liga MX AperturaPuebla / Pachuca TUDN: 141000141,000
188/18Women’s ICCNC Courage / Olympique LyonESPN2: 114000114,000
198/19Liga MX FemenilTigres / Puebla TUDN: 5300053,000
208/19Liga MX FemenilAmérica / Morelia TUDN: 5000050,000
218/17Premier LeagueAston Villa / BournemouthCNBC: 4900049,000
228/17BundesligaDortmund / Augsburg UniMás: 4400044,000
238/18BundesligaFrankfurt / Hoffenheim TUDN: 2600026,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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