Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 9-21, 2019

NBCSN’s Sunday broadcast of Manchester United against Liverpool produced a Total Audience Delivery of 763,000, making it the most-watched Premier League match on cable since September 1. A total of 697,000 viewers watched the match on NBCSN proper, making it the most-watched soccer match on cable during the month of October. Legal streaming of the match made up 8.65% of the total viewing audience for the game.

The National Women’s Soccer League playoff semi-finals averaged 128.500 viewers on ESPN2 last Sunday, up 24.8% from 103,000 for the semi-final round on Lifetime in 2017. North Carolina Courage’s 4-1 victory over Reign FC drew 34,000 more viewers than the MLS playoff match between Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls on FOX Sports 1, the MLS match kicked off at half time of the Courage/Reign match.

The six matches of the MLS Cup playoffs first round averaged just 195,500 viewers on English-language television, down 14.1% from comparable matches last season. ESPN’s broadcast featuring Minnesota United and Los Angeles Galaxy averaged 317,000 viewers, more than any first round match on English-language television since at least 2012.

Meanwhile, TNT’s coverage of UEFA Champions League Group Stage is averaging 212,000 viewers, which is the best in more than a decade through Matchday 3 – and +8% better than last year. Following a record-setting first year, TNT’s overall second season of Champions League coverage has continued to deliver strong results, with viewership up 5% – including Playoffs – compared to 2018.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
110/15CONCACAF Nations LeagueMexico / PanamaUniMás: 13000001,300,000
210/11CONCACAF Nations LeagueBermuda / MexicoUniMás: 11000001,100,000
310/19Liga MX AperturaNecaxa / AméricaUnivision: 11000001,100,000
410/20Premier LeagueMan Utd / LiverpoolNBCSN: 697000 / Telemundo: 280000977,000
510/15CONCACAF Nations LeagueCanada / USMNTESPN2: 323000 / UniMás: 494000817,000
610/19Premier LeagueCrystal Palace / Man CityNBC: 645000 / Universo: 44000689,000
710/20Liga MX AperturaPumas / LeónUnivision: 522000522,000
810/11CONCACAF Nations LeagueUSMNT / CubaFS1: 157000 / UniMás: 330000487,000
910/19Premier LeagueSpurs / WatfordNBCSN: 456000 / Universo: 28000484,000
1010/13CONCACAF Nations LeagueCosta Rica / CuraçaoUniMás: 359000359,000
1110/20MLS PlayoffsMinnesota United / Los Angeles GalaxyESPN: 317000317,000
1210/12European Championship QualifyingNorway / SpainUniMás: 297000297,000
1310/19Liga MX AperturaCruz Azul / MoreliaUniMás: 289000289,000
1410/13CONCACAF Nations LeagueHonduras / MartiniqueUniMás: 271000271,000
1510/19MLS PlayoffsSeattle Sounders / FC DallasFS1: 264000264,000
1610/18Liga MX AperturaVeracruz / TigresTUDN: 263000263,000
1710/19Premier LeagueEverton / West HamNBCSN: 228000228,000
1810/19Liga MX AperturaPachuca / JuárezTUDN: 201000201,000
1910/19MLS PlayoffsAtlanta United / New England RevolutionUnivision: 199000199,000
2010/10CONCACAF Nations LeagueHaiti / Costa RicaUniMás: 194000194,000
2110/9Int’l FriendlyGermany / ArgentinaUniMás: 182000182,000
2210/18Liga MX AperturaPuebla / AtlasTUDN: 182000182,000
2310/21Premier LeagueSheffield United / ArsenalNBCSN: 142000 / Universo: 21000163,000
2410/15European Championship QualifyingSweden / SpainUniMás: 156000156,000
2510/20NWSL Semi FinalChicago Red Stars / Portland ThornsESPN2: 155000155,000
2610/14European Championship QualifyingUkraine / PortugalUniMás: 148000148,000
2710/12Int’l Friendly (U23)Mexico U23 / Argentina U23TUDN: 140000140,000
2810/20MLS PlayoffsPhiladelphia Union / New York Red BullsFS1: 121000121,000
2910/13European Championship QualifyingEstonia / GermanyTUDN: 106000106,000
3010/11European Championship QualifyingIceland / FranceUniMás: 105000105,000
3110/20NWSL Semi FinalNorth Carolina Courage / Seattle ReignESPN2: 102000102,000
3210/19BundesligaAugsburg / BayernTUDN: 9200092,000
3310/19MLS PlayoffsToronto FC / DC UnitedTUDN: 8400084,000
3410/13European Championship QualifyingBelarus / NetherlandsTUDN: 8300083,000
3510/19MLS PlayoffsReal Salt Lake / Portland TimbersESPNews: 8000080,000
3610/15CONCACAF Nations LeagueSt. Lucia / El SalvadorTUDN: 6300063,000
3710/12CONCACAF Nations LeagueJamaica / ArubaTUDN: 5800058,000
3810/10European Championship QualifyingNetherlands / Northern IrelandTUDN: 4800048,000
3910/12European Championship QualifyingDenmark / SwitzerlandTUDN: 4600046,000
4010/10CONCACAF Nations LeagueTrinidad and Tobago / HondurasTUDN: 3600036,000
4110/13CONCACAF Nations LeagueSt. Kitts and Nevis / BelizeTUDN: 3600036,000
4210/13European Championship QualifyingKazakhstan / BelgiumTUDN: 3300033,000
4310/15European Championship QualifyingFinland / ArmeniaTUDN: 2700027,000
4410/12European Championship QualifyingGeorgia / IrelandTUDN: 1800018,000
4510/14CONCACAF Nations LeagueSint Maarten / GuadeloupeTUDN: 1500015,000
4610/20BundesligaKöln / PaderbornTUDN: 1500015,000
4710/18BundesligaFrankfurt / LeverkusenTUDN: 1000010,000
4810/10European Championship QualifyingBelarus / EstoniaTUDN: 80008,000

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

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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