Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 3-22, 2019

Catching up on the TV ratings for the month of September, MLS broadcasts on ESPN are averaging just 139,000 viewers in the month so far, down from an even 200,000 from the first 4 weeks of September in 2018. Overall, MLS broadcasts on ESPN are averaging 241,400 viewers in 2019, down 2% from this same time in 2018. Matches televised on the Spanish-language Univision networks have seen an even steeper decline, averaging 228,962 viewers in 2019, down 21% from 2018. This is despite an increase in the number of matches broadcast on Univision’s flagship network from 11 to 13 so far this season.

Cruz Azul were crowned Leagues Cup champions bringing a conclusion to the inaugural edition of the tournament. The seven matches broadcast in Spanish on Univision’s networks averaged 369,000 viewers, a 58% increase from Univision’s average viewership for MLS games in 2019. The lone Leagues Cup match to feature on ESPN’s flagship network averaged just 146,000 viewers.

In the Premier League, last weekend’s game between Chelsea and Liverpool was Telemundo’s most-watched game of the 2019/20 season so far.

The United States Men’s National Team’s 3-0 loss to Mexico was watched by 3.086 million viewers, combined across FS1 and Univision, slightly down from the 3.127 million viewers when they met in a friendly last September and down over 64% from their meeting two months ago in the Gold Cup final.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
19/6Int’l FriendlyUSMNT / MexicoFS1: 386000 / Univision: 27000003,086,000
29/10Int’l FriendlyArgentina / MexicoUnivision: 24000002,400,000
39/10Int’l FriendlyUSMNT / UruguayFS1: 245000 / Univision: 12000001,445,000
49/14Liga MX AperturaClub América / PumasUnivision: 10400001,040,000
59/21Liga MX AperturaAmérica / QuerétaroUnivision: 10300001,030,000
69/22Premier LeagueChelsea / LiverpoolNBCSN: 671000 / Telemundo: 3490001,020,000
79/14Premier LeagueNorwich / Man CityNBC: 807000 / Universo: 60000867,000
89/18UEFA Champions League Group StagePSG / Real MadridTNT: 304000 / UniMás: 421000725,000
99/18Leagues CupCruz Azul / TigresUniMás: 647000647,000
109/15Premier LeagueWatford / ArsenalNBCSN: 407000 / Telemundo: 195000602,000
119/22Premier LeagueWest Ham / Man UnitedNBCSN: 458000 / Universo: 110000568,000
129/17UEFA Champions League Group StageDortmund / BarcelonaUniMás: 517000517,000
139/21Premier LeagueNewcastle / BrightonNBC: 501000501,000
149/14Premier LeagueSpurs / Crystal PalaceNBCSN: 448000 / Universo: 33000481,000
159/22Liga MX AperturaPumas / Cruz AzulUnivision: 468000468,000
169/20Liga MX AperturaMorelia / ChivasTUDN: 459000459,000
179/21Premier LeagueMan City / WatfordNBCSN: 409000 / Universo: 48000457,000
189/21Liga MX AperturaNecaxa / LeónUniMás: 438000438,000
199/8FriendlyClub América / ChivasTUDN: 380000380,000
209/21Premier LeagueLeicester City / SpursNBCSN: 358000 / Universo: 22000380,000
219/6European Championship QualifyingGermany / NetherlandsESPN2: 238000 / UniMás: 133000371,000
229/17UEFA Champions League Group StageNapoli / LiverpoolTNT: 309000 / Galavision: 48000357,000
239/15Liga MX AperturaToluca / MoreliaUnivision: 353000353,000
249/3Int’l Friendly (W)USWNT / PortugalESPN2: 342000342,000
259/14Premier LeagueLiverpool / NewcastleNBCSN: 304000 / Universo: 16000320,000
269/18UEFA Champions League Group StageOlympiakos Piraeus / SpursTNT: 198000 / UniMás: 119000317,000
279/21MLSAtlanta United / San Jose EarthquakesUnivision: 309000309,000
289/15Premier LeagueBournemouth / EvertonNBCSN: 298000298,000
299/17UEFA Champions League Group StageInter Milan / Slavia PrahaTNT: 164000 / UniMás: 127000291,000
309/8European Championship QualifyingSpain / Faroe IslandsUniMás: 286000286,000
319/21Liga MX AperturaPachuca / TijuanaTUDN: 265000265,000
329/14Liga MX AperturaLeón / JuárezTUDN: 235000235,000
339/13Liga MX AperturaVeracruz / Cruz AzulTUDN: 226000226,000
349/7MLSNew York City FC / New England RevolutionUnivision: 223000223,000
359/22MLSFC Dallas / New York City FCUniMás: 178000178,000
369/14MLSChicago Fire / FC DallasUnivision: 175000175,000
379/15Liga MX AperturaSantos / PachucaFOXD: 157000157,000
389/15MLSPortland / DC UnitedESPN: 151000151,000
399/13Liga MX AperturaTijuana / TigresFOXD: 141000141,000
409/10European Championship QualifyingLithuania / PortugalTUDN: 137000137,000
419/18UEFA Champions League Group StageAtlético Madrid / JuventusGalavision: 134000134,000
429/13Liga MX AperturaPuebla / Atlético San LuisTUDN: 131000131,000
439/22MLSPortland Timbers / Minnesota UnitedESPN: 127000127,000
449/7European Championship QualifyingSerbia / PortugalTUDN: 125000125,000
459/8CONCACAF Nations LeaguePanama / BermudaTUDN: 123000123,000
469/14BundesligaRB Leipzig / BayernTUDN: 118000118,000
479/22Liga MX AperturaJuárez / VeracruzTUDN: 116000116,000
489/21La LigaGranada / BarcelonabeIN: 112000112,000
499/19Liga MX FemenilJuárez / PumasTUDN: 109000109,000
509/5European Championship QualifyingRomania / SpainUniMás: 105000105,000
519/7European Championship QualifyingEngland / BulgariaTUDN: 9800098,000
529/19UEFA Europa League Group StagePorto / Young BoysUniMás: 9600096,000
539/19UEFA Europa League Group StageFrankfurt / ArsenalUniMás: 8600086,000
549/7CONCACAF Nations LeagueEl Salvador / St LuciaTUDN: 8000080,000
559/10CONCACAF Nations LeagueDominican Republic / El SalvadorTUDN: 8000080,000
569/15MLSLA Galaxy / Sporting KCFS1: 7200072,000
579/8European Championship QualifyingGeorgia / DenmarkTUDN: 7000070,000
589/7CONCACAF Nations LeagueCanada / CubaTUDN: 5900059,000
599/19UEFA Europa League Group StageMan Utd / AstanaGalavision: 5900059,000
609/9European Championship QualifyingNorthern Ireland / GermanyTUDN: 5800058,000
619/7CONCACAF Nations LeagueCuraçao / HaitiTUDN: 5500055,000
629/19UEFA Europa League Group StageWolves / Sporting BragaTUDN: 5400054,000
639/19Liga MX FemenilAmérica / LeónTUDN: 5000050,000
639/8European Championship QualifyingArmenia / BosniaTUDN: 4500045,000
649/5CONCACAF Nations LeagueNicaragua / Saint VincentTUDN: 4300043,000
659/6Liga MX FemenilCruz Azul / ChivasTUDN: 4300043,000
669/9CONCACAF Nations LeagueTrinidad and Tobago / MartiniqueTUDN: 3900039,000
679/21BundesligaWerder Bremen / RB LeipzigTUDN: 3800038,000
689/5CONCACAF Nations LeagueGuatemala / AnguillaTUDN: 3300033,000
699/19UEFA Europa League Group StageQarabag / SevillaGalavision: 3300033,000
709/5CONCACAF Nations LeagueBermuda / PanamaTUDN: 2400024,000
719/9CONCACAF Nations LeagueGuyana / JamaicaTUDN: 2400024,000
729/5European Championship QualifyingArmenia / ItalyTUDN: 1900019,000
739/19UEFA Europa League Group StagePSV / Sporting CPTUDN: 1600016,000
749/21BundesligaLeverkusen / Union BerlinTUDN: 1500015,000
759/7European Championship QualifyingKosovo / Czech RepublicTUDN: 1400014,000
769/15BundesligaHoffenheim / FreiburgTUDN: 1400014,000
779/17UEFA Champions League Group StageLyon / ZenitGalavision: 1200012,000
789/18UEFA Champions League Group StageBrugge / GalatsarayGalavision: 1200012,000
799/9European Championship QualifyingAzerbaijan / CroatiaTUDN: 60006,000
809/14BundesligaKöln / MönchengladbachTUDN: 60006,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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  1. Paul September 29, 2019
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