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.

Rank Date Competition Teams Network Total
1 9/6 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Mexico FS1: 386000 / Univision: 2700000 3,086,000
2 9/10 Int’l Friendly Argentina / Mexico Univision: 2400000 2,400,000
3 9/10 Int’l Friendly USMNT / Uruguay FS1: 245000 / Univision: 1200000 1,445,000
4 9/14 Liga MX Apertura Club América / Pumas Univision: 1040000 1,040,000
5 9/21 Liga MX Apertura América / Querétaro Univision: 1030000 1,030,000
6 9/22 Premier League Chelsea / Liverpool NBCSN: 671000 / Telemundo: 349000 1,020,000
7 9/14 Premier League Norwich / Man City NBC: 807000 / Universo: 60000 867,000
8 9/18 UEFA Champions League Group Stage PSG / Real Madrid TNT: 304000 / UniMás: 421000 725,000
9 9/18 Leagues Cup Cruz Azul / Tigres UniMás: 647000 647,000
10 9/15 Premier League Watford / Arsenal NBCSN: 407000 / Telemundo: 195000 602,000
11 9/22 Premier League West Ham / Man United NBCSN: 458000 / Universo: 110000 568,000
12 9/17 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Dortmund / Barcelona UniMás: 517000 517,000
13 9/21 Premier League Newcastle / Brighton NBC: 501000 501,000
14 9/14 Premier League Spurs / Crystal Palace NBCSN: 448000 / Universo: 33000 481,000
15 9/22 Liga MX Apertura Pumas / Cruz Azul Univision: 468000 468,000
16 9/20 Liga MX Apertura Morelia / Chivas TUDN: 459000 459,000
17 9/21 Premier League Man City / Watford NBCSN: 409000 / Universo: 48000 457,000
18 9/21 Liga MX Apertura Necaxa / León UniMás: 438000 438,000
19 9/8 Friendly Club América / Chivas TUDN: 380000 380,000
20 9/21 Premier League Leicester City / Spurs NBCSN: 358000 / Universo: 22000 380,000
21 9/6 European Championship Qualifying Germany / Netherlands ESPN2: 238000 / UniMás: 133000 371,000
22 9/17 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Napoli / Liverpool TNT: 309000 / Galavision: 48000 357,000
23 9/15 Liga MX Apertura Toluca / Morelia Univision: 353000 353,000
24 9/3 Int’l Friendly (W) USWNT / Portugal ESPN2: 342000 342,000
25 9/14 Premier League Liverpool / Newcastle NBCSN: 304000 / Universo: 16000 320,000
26 9/18 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Olympiakos Piraeus / Spurs TNT: 198000 / UniMás: 119000 317,000
27 9/21 MLS Atlanta United / San Jose Earthquakes Univision: 309000 309,000
28 9/15 Premier League Bournemouth / Everton NBCSN: 298000 298,000
29 9/17 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Inter Milan / Slavia Praha TNT: 164000 / UniMás: 127000 291,000
30 9/8 European Championship Qualifying Spain / Faroe Islands UniMás: 286000 286,000
31 9/21 Liga MX Apertura Pachuca / Tijuana TUDN: 265000 265,000
32 9/14 Liga MX Apertura León / Juárez TUDN: 235000 235,000
33 9/13 Liga MX Apertura Veracruz / Cruz Azul TUDN: 226000 226,000
34 9/7 MLS New York City FC / New England Revolution Univision: 223000 223,000
35 9/22 MLS FC Dallas / New York City FC UniMás: 178000 178,000
36 9/14 MLS Chicago Fire / FC Dallas Univision: 175000 175,000
37 9/15 Liga MX Apertura Santos / Pachuca FOXD: 157000 157,000
38 9/15 MLS Portland / DC United ESPN: 151000 151,000
39 9/13 Liga MX Apertura Tijuana / Tigres FOXD: 141000 141,000
40 9/10 European Championship Qualifying Lithuania / Portugal TUDN: 137000 137,000
41 9/18 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Atlético Madrid / Juventus Galavision: 134000 134,000
42 9/13 Liga MX Apertura Puebla / Atlético San Luis TUDN: 131000 131,000
43 9/22 MLS Portland Timbers / Minnesota United ESPN: 127000 127,000
44 9/7 European Championship Qualifying Serbia / Portugal TUDN: 125000 125,000
45 9/8 CONCACAF Nations League Panama / Bermuda TUDN: 123000 123,000
46 9/14 Bundesliga RB Leipzig / Bayern TUDN: 118000 118,000
47 9/22 Liga MX Apertura Juárez / Veracruz TUDN: 116000 116,000
48 9/21 La Liga Granada / Barcelona beIN: 112000 112,000
49 9/19 Liga MX Femenil Juárez / Pumas TUDN: 109000 109,000
50 9/5 European Championship Qualifying Romania / Spain UniMás: 105000 105,000
51 9/7 European Championship Qualifying England / Bulgaria TUDN: 98000 98,000
52 9/19 UEFA Europa League Group Stage Porto / Young Boys UniMás: 96000 96,000
53 9/19 UEFA Europa League Group Stage Frankfurt / Arsenal UniMás: 86000 86,000
54 9/7 CONCACAF Nations League El Salvador / St Lucia TUDN: 80000 80,000
55 9/10 CONCACAF Nations League Dominican Republic / El Salvador TUDN: 80000 80,000
56 9/15 MLS LA Galaxy / Sporting KC FS1: 72000 72,000
57 9/8 European Championship Qualifying Georgia / Denmark TUDN: 70000 70,000
58 9/7 CONCACAF Nations League Canada / Cuba TUDN: 59000 59,000
59 9/19 UEFA Europa League Group Stage Man Utd / Astana Galavision: 59000 59,000
60 9/9 European Championship Qualifying Northern Ireland / Germany TUDN: 58000 58,000
61 9/7 CONCACAF Nations League Curaçao / Haiti TUDN: 55000 55,000
62 9/19 UEFA Europa League Group Stage Wolves / Sporting Braga TUDN: 54000 54,000
63 9/19 Liga MX Femenil América / León TUDN: 50000 50,000
63 9/8 European Championship Qualifying Armenia / Bosnia TUDN: 45000 45,000
64 9/5 CONCACAF Nations League Nicaragua / Saint Vincent TUDN: 43000 43,000
65 9/6 Liga MX Femenil Cruz Azul / Chivas TUDN: 43000 43,000
66 9/9 CONCACAF Nations League Trinidad and Tobago / Martinique TUDN: 39000 39,000
67 9/21 Bundesliga Werder Bremen / RB Leipzig TUDN: 38000 38,000
68 9/5 CONCACAF Nations League Guatemala / Anguilla TUDN: 33000 33,000
69 9/19 UEFA Europa League Group Stage Qarabag / Sevilla Galavision: 33000 33,000
70 9/5 CONCACAF Nations League Bermuda / Panama TUDN: 24000 24,000
71 9/9 CONCACAF Nations League Guyana / Jamaica TUDN: 24000 24,000
72 9/5 European Championship Qualifying Armenia / Italy TUDN: 19000 19,000
73 9/19 UEFA Europa League Group Stage PSV / Sporting CP TUDN: 16000 16,000
74 9/21 Bundesliga Leverkusen / Union Berlin TUDN: 15000 15,000
75 9/7 European Championship Qualifying Kosovo / Czech Republic TUDN: 14000 14,000
76 9/15 Bundesliga Hoffenheim / Freiburg TUDN: 14000 14,000
77 9/17 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Lyon / Zenit Galavision: 12000 12,000
78 9/18 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Brugge / Galatsaray Galavision: 12000 12,000
79 9/9 European Championship Qualifying Azerbaijan / Croatia TUDN: 6000 6,000
80 9/14 Bundesliga Köln / Mönchengladbach TUDN: 6000 6,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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