Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 23-30, 2019

The 2019 Apertura edition of the Liga MX SuperClásico averaged 2 million viewers on Univision’s networks, making it the most-watched club soccer match of the year on any network. It was the top-rated Apertura SuperClásico since 2014 and saw a 17% increase in viewership over the 2018 Apertura edition.

Arsenal and Manchester United’s 0-0 draw last Monday delivered NBCSN’s largest audience for a weekday Premier League match since April’s Manchester Derby with a Total Audience Delivery of 416,000 viewers, with 53,000 viewers watching via streaming. Streaming made up 12.7% of total English-language viewership for the match.

FS1’s Major League Soccer doubleheader in the league’s penultimate round averaged just 81,500 viewers. Fox Sports 1’s four MLS broadcasts in September have averaged just 110,750 viewers between them, a 35% drop from Fox Sports 1’s MLS average through July of this year.

Rank Date Competition Teams Network Total
1 9/28 Liga MX Apertura América / Chivas Univision: 2000000 2,000,000
2 9/29 Premier League Everton / Man City NBC: 741000, Universo: 93000 834,000
3 9/28 Premier League Leicester City / Newcastle NBCSN: 352000, Telemundo: 243000 595,000
4 9/29 Liga MX Apertura Pumas / Santos Univision: 511000 511,000
5 9/28 Liga MX Apertura Pachuca / Cruz Azul UniMás: 496000 496,000
6 9/25 Liga MX Apertura Juárez / América TUDN: 447000 447,000
7 9/28 Premier League Chelsea / Brighton NBCSN: 413000, Universo: 28000 441,000
8 9/30 Premier League Man United / Arsenal NBCSN: 363000, Universo: 24000 387,000
9 9/25 Liga MX Apertura Cruz Azul / Monterrey TUDN: 368000 368,000
10 9/28 Premier League Sheffield United / Liverpool NBCSN: 306000, Universo: 23000 329,000
11 9/24 Liga MX Apertura León / Atlas TUDN: 301000 301,000
12 9/27 Liga MX Apertura Atlas / Querétaro TUDN: 279000 279,000
13 9/24 Liga MX Apertura Tigres / Puebla TUDN: 234000 234,000
14 9/29 Liga MX Apertura Veracruz / Toluca TUDN: 196000 196,000
15 9/27 Liga MX Apertura Puebla / León TUDN: 171000 171,000
16 9/28 Liga MX Apertura Necaxa / Juárez TUDN: 171000 171,000
17 9/25 Liga MX Apertura Santos / Veracruz FOXD: 122000 122,000
18 9/28 LaLiga Atletico Madrid / Real Madrid beIN SPORTS: 86000 86,000
19 9/29 MLS Minnesota United / Los Angeles FC FS1: 84000 84,000
20 9/23 Liga MX Femenil Tigres / Tijuana TUDN: 80000 80,000
21 9/29 MLS New York Red Bulls / DC United FS1: 79000 79,000
22 9/23 Liga MX Femenil Toluca / Chivas TUDN: 68000 68,000
23 9/30 Liga MX Femenil América / Pachuca TUDN: 24000 24,000
24 9/23 Liga MX Femenil Pumas / Atlético San Luis TUDN: 21000 21,000
25 9/29 Bundesliga Düsseldorf / Freiburg TUDN: 21000 21,000
26 9/28 Liga MX Femenil Pumas / Morelia TUDN: 17000 17,000
27 9/27 Bundesliga Union Berlin / Frankfurt TUDN: 16000 16,000
28 9/23 Bundesliga Wolfburg / Hoffenheim TUDN: 15000 15,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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