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.

Rank Date Competition Teams Network Total
1 10/5 Liga MX Apertura Cruz Azul / Club América Univision: 1300000 1,300,000
2 10/2 Int’l Friendly Mexico / Trinidad and Tobago UniMás: 791000 791,000
3 10/2 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Barcelona / Inter Milan TNT: 294000 / UniMás: 403000 697,000
4 10/5 Premier League West Ham / Crystal Palace NBC: 596000 596,000
5 10/5 Premier League Liverpool / Leicester City NBCSN: 551000 / Universo: 44000 595,000
6 10/6 Premier League Newcastle / Man Utd NBCSN: 506000 / Universo: 43000 549,000
7 10/5 Liga MX Apertura León / Veracruz UniMás: 523000 523,000
8 10/6 Liga MX Apertura Toluca / Puebla Univision: 487000 487,000
9 10/6 Premier League Man City / Wolves NBCSN: 394000 / Universo: 53000 447,000
10 10/1 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Real Madrid / Club Brugge TNT: 175000 / UniMás: 241000 416,000
11 10/1 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Spurs / Bayern TNT: 310000 / Galavision: 54000 364,000
12 10/6 Int’l Friendly (W) USWNT / Korea Republic ESPN: 319000 319,000
13 10/1 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Juventus / Leverkusen UniMás: 285000 285,000
14 10/5 Premier League Brighton / Spurs NBCSN: 243000 / Universo: 21000 264,000
15 10/3 Int’l Friendly (W) USWNT / Korea Republic FS1: 172000 / TUDN: 54000 226,000
16 10/6 MLS Portland Timbers / San Jose Earthquakes ESPN: 226000 226,000
17 10/4 Liga MX Apertura Morelia / Necaxa TUDN: 209000 209,000
18 10/6 Liga MX Apertura Querétaro / Monterrey TUDN: 195000 195,000
19 10/2 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Genk / Napoli UniMás: 180000 180,000
20 10/6 Liga MX Apertura Juárez / Atlético San Luis TUDN: 131000 131,000
21 10/6 Premier League Arsenal / Bournemouth CNBC: 122000 122,000
22 10/3 UEFA Europa League Group Stage Sevilla / APOEL UniMás: 115000 115,000
23 10/5 Liga MX Apertura Tigres / Santos Laguna Galavision: 113000 113,000
24 10/5 Bundesliga Freiburg / Dortmund TUDN: 92000 92,000
25 10/6 LaLiga Barcelona / Sevilla beIN: 87000 87,000
26 10/3 UEFA Europa League Group Stage Besiktas / Wolves UniMás: 86000 86,000
27 10/3 UEFA Europa League Group Stage Arsenal / Standard Liège TUDN: 60000 60,000
28 10/2 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Liverpool / Salzburg Galavision: 53000 53,000
29 10/3 UEFA Europa League Group Stage AZ Alkmaar / Man Utd TUDN: 35000 35,000
30 10/5 Bundesliga Schalke / Köln TUDN: 22000 22,000
31 10/2 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Slavia Praha / Dortmund Galavision: 17000 17,000
32 10/1 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Atalanta / Shakhtar Donetsk Galavision: 12000 12,000
33 10/3 UEFA Europa League Group Stage Feyenoord / Porto Galavision: 8000 8,000
34 10/3 UEFA Europa League Group Stage Sporting CP / LASK Linz Galavision: 8000 8,000
35 10/6 Bundesliga Mönchengladbach / Augsburg TUDN: 4000 4,000

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HT ShowBuzz Daily