Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 1-13, 2020

Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United on the afternoon of New Years Day was the most-watched weekday match ever on NBCSN, drawing 721,000 viewers to the network. It was also the most-watched Premier League match on cable television since November 10 when Liverpool defeated Manchester City.

The first Premier League match of 2020 on NBC saw Liverpool earn a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur as 1.189 million viewers watched on English-language TV, the largest for a match on broadcast television of the 2019-2020 season so far.

beIN SPORTS’ largest audience of this new year came on January 4 for a match featuring two Catalan clubs — Barcelona and Espanyol — with beIN’s English and Spanish networks combining to average over 304,000 viewers.

Just two weeks after the conclusion of the 2019 Liga MX Apertura, Univision kicked off its coverage of the 2020 Clausura, broadcasting five matches of the opening round on their networks. Viewership for the first round peaked at 787,000 in Saturday’s late kickoff featuring Tigres and Atlético San Luis. Univision’s networks averaged 476,800 viewers during the opening round of the Clausura, up slightly from 463,667 for the opening round of the 2019 Clausura.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
11/11Premier LeagueSpurs / LiverpoolNBC: 1189000 / Telemundo: 2950001,484,000
21/1Premier LeagueArsenal / Man UtdNBCSN: 721000 / Universo: 107000828,000
31/11Liga MX ClasuraTigres / Atlético San LuisUnivision: 787000787,000
41/11Liga MX ClasuraLeón / QuerétaroUnivision: 775000775,000
51/11Premier LeagueChelsea / BurnleyNBCSN: 588000 / Universo: 93000681,000
61/1Premier LeagueMan City / EvertonNBCSN: 582000 / Universo: 85000667,000
71/12Premier LeagueAston Villa / Man CityNBCSN: 454000 / Telemundo: 193000647,000
81/1Premier LeagueSouthampton / SpursNBCSN: 480000480,000
91/12Liga MX ClasuraPumas / PachucaUnivision: 383000383,000
101/2Premier LeagueLiverpool / Sheffield UnitedNBCSN: 310000 / Universo: 33000343,000
111/11Premier LeagueCrystal Palace / ArsenalNBCSN: 314000 / Universo: 21000335,000
121/4La LigaEspanyol / BarcelonabeIN SPORTS: 76644 / beIN Español: 227470304,114
131/11Liga MX ClasuraCruz Azul / AtlasUniMás: 269000269,000
141/12Premier LeagueBournemouth / WatfordNBCSN: 248000248,000
151/4La LigaAtletico Madrid / LevantebeIN SPORTS: 35713 / beIN Español: 157792193,505
161/1Premier LeagueBrighton / ChelseaNBCSN: 187000187,000
171/10Liga MX ClasuraMorelia / TolucaTUDN: 170000170,000
181/4La LigaGetafe / Real MadridbeIN SPORTS: 47713 / beIN Español: 108746156,459
191/10Liga MX ClasuraTijuana / SantosFOXD: 116000116,000
201/5La LigaAlaves / BetisbeIN SPORTS: 18341 / beIN Español: 3243650,777
211/4FriendlyNecaxa / ChivasTUDN: 4800048,000
221/10Liga MX FemenilCruz Azul / AméricaTUDN: 4600046,000
231/5La LigaGranada / MallorcabeIN SPORTS: 11962 / beIN Español: 2733639,298
241/3La LigaSevilla / Athletic BilbaobeIN SPORTS: 6498 / beIN Español: 2818134,679
251/8Coupe de la LiguePSG / Saint EtiennebeIN SPORTS: 12509 / beIN Español: 2127933,788
261/5French CupTrelissac / MarseillebeIN SPORTS: 1356 / beIN Español: 3070232,058
271/13Liga MX FemenilToluca / TijuanaTUDN: 3100031,000
281/4La LigaValencia / EibarbeIN SPORTS: 2545 / beIN Español: 2248025,025
291/12Ligue 1PSG / MonacobeIN SPORTS: 9092 / beIN Español: 1423223,324
301/5French CupLinas Monthlhery / PSGbeIN SPORTS: 14011 / beIN Español: 585019,861
311/3La LigaValladolid / LeganesbeIN SPORTS: 5768 / beIN Español: 1000115,769
321/7Coupe de la LigueReims / StrasbourgbeIN SPORTS: 5905 / beIN Español: 891114,816
331/5La LigaReal Sociedad / VillarrealbeIN SPORTS: 5362 / beIN Español: 923214,594
341/11Ligue 1Nimes / ReimsbeIN Español: 1447514,475
351/8Coupe de la LigueLyonnais / BrestoisbeIN SPORTS: 7458 / beIN Español: 644313,901
361/11Ligue 1Bordeaux / LyonnaisbeIN SPORTS: 5561 / beIN Español: 31428,703
371/12Ligue 1Saint Etienne / NantesbeIN SPORTS: 1830 / beIN Español: 55037,333
381/12Ligue 1Dijon / LillebeIN SPORTS: 1912 / beIN Español: 47936,705
391/10Ligue 1PSG / Saint EtiennebeIN Español: 66036,603
401/11Ligue 1Angers / NicebeIN SPORTS: 3945 / beIN Español: —3,945
411/10Ligue 1Rennais / MarseillebeIN SPORTS: 3573 / beIN Español: —3,573
421/6French CupMonaco / ReimsbeIN SPORTS: 1989 / beIN Español: —1,989

HT: ShowBuzz Daily

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