Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 1-6, 2019

Major League Soccer’s final regular season broadcast of 2019 featured the San Jose Earthquakes and Portland Timbers — both fighting for a spot in the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs — and drew an audience of 226,000 viewers on ESPN. ESPN’s networks finished the regular season seeing a 2% increase in viewership, up to 246,000 viewers per match, making up some of the ground from ESPN’s 10% drop in viewership from 2017 to 2018.

NBC’s coverage of the Premier League is averaging 780,500 viewers through their first eight broadcasts of the 2019-2020 season, down 7% from their first eight last season. Saturday’s matchup between West Ham and Crystal Palace drew just 596,000 viewers to the network, the Premier League’s fourth smallest audience on NBC in the past 3 seasons. However, for the 2019/20 season to date, Premier League average viewership across NBC, NBCSN and CNBC is up 12% compared to last season at this point.

Liga MX is still running strong on Univision with an average of 790,036 people tuning in per match broadcast on the network, up 18% from the 2018 Apertura. Univision is seeing even greater success with their near weekly Saturday night double-header averaging over 1 million viewers per match so far this Apertura.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
110/5Liga MX AperturaCruz Azul / Club América Univision: 13000001,300,000
210/2Int’l FriendlyMexico / Trinidad and Tobago UniMás: 791000791,000
310/2UEFA Champions League Group StageBarcelona / Inter MilanTNT: 294000 / UniMás: 403000697,000
410/5Premier LeagueWest Ham / Crystal PalaceNBC: 596000596,000
510/5Premier LeagueLiverpool / Leicester CityNBCSN: 551000 / Universo: 44000595,000
610/6Premier LeagueNewcastle / Man UtdNBCSN: 506000 / Universo: 43000549,000
710/5Liga MX AperturaLeón / Veracruz UniMás: 523000523,000
810/6Liga MX AperturaToluca / Puebla Univision: 487000487,000
910/6Premier LeagueMan City / WolvesNBCSN: 394000 / Universo: 53000447,000
1010/1UEFA Champions League Group StageReal Madrid / Club BruggeTNT: 175000 / UniMás: 241000416,000
1110/1UEFA Champions League Group StageSpurs / BayernTNT: 310000 / Galavision: 54000364,000
1210/6Int’l Friendly (W)USWNT / Korea RepublicESPN: 319000319,000
1310/1UEFA Champions League Group StageJuventus / Leverkusen UniMás: 285000285,000
1410/5Premier LeagueBrighton / SpursNBCSN: 243000 / Universo: 21000264,000
1510/3Int’l Friendly (W)USWNT / Korea RepublicFS1: 172000 / TUDN: 54000226,000
1610/6MLSPortland Timbers / San Jose EarthquakesESPN: 226000226,000
1710/4Liga MX AperturaMorelia / Necaxa TUDN: 209000209,000
1810/6Liga MX AperturaQuerétaro / Monterrey TUDN: 195000195,000
1910/2UEFA Champions League Group StageGenk / Napoli UniMás: 180000180,000
2010/6Liga MX AperturaJuárez / Atlético San Luis TUDN: 131000131,000
2110/6Premier LeagueArsenal / BournemouthCNBC: 122000122,000
2210/3UEFA Europa League Group StageSevilla / APOEL UniMás: 115000115,000
2310/5Liga MX AperturaTigres / Santos Laguna Galavision: 113000113,000
2410/5BundesligaFreiburg / Dortmund TUDN: 9200092,000
2510/6LaLigaBarcelona / SevillabeIN: 8700087,000
2610/3UEFA Europa League Group StageBesiktas / Wolves UniMás: 8600086,000
2710/3UEFA Europa League Group StageArsenal / Standard Liège TUDN: 6000060,000
2810/2UEFA Champions League Group StageLiverpool / Salzburg Galavision: 5300053,000
2910/3UEFA Europa League Group StageAZ Alkmaar / Man Utd TUDN: 3500035,000
3010/5BundesligaSchalke / Köln TUDN: 2200022,000
3110/2UEFA Champions League Group StageSlavia Praha / Dortmund Galavision: 1700017,000
3210/1UEFA Champions League Group StageAtalanta / Shakhtar Donetsk Galavision: 1200012,000
3310/3UEFA Europa League Group StageFeyenoord / Porto Galavision: 80008,000
3410/3UEFA Europa League Group StageSporting CP / LASK Linz Galavision: 80008,000
3510/6BundesligaMönchengladbach / Augsburg TUDN: 40004,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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