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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 15-20, 2020

Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday was the second Premier League match of 2020 to surpass one million viewers, drawing a combined 1.202 million across NBCSN and Telemundo. Telemundo’s 382,000 viewers is the most that have watched a match on the network since Liverpool met Manchester City in November 2019.

The Premier League’s second match on NBC of 2020 averaged 843,000 viewers, down nearly 30% from a week prior, but still above average for the network this season. After 20 broadcasts, the Premier League on NBC is averaging 801,750 viewers per match.

LaLiga viewership peaked at just over 291,000 this past week when Barcelona hosted Granada, down a slight 4% from the league’s peak viewership earlier this month when Barcelona traveled to Espanyol.

AC Milan’s late win against Udinese was watched by 76,000 viewers on ESPN2, the first Serie A match we have found data for in months. The highest recorded audience for Serie A available to us was 246,000 viewers for a match featuring Roma and Juventus in May 2019 that averaged 246,000 viewers.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
11/19Premier LeagueLiverpool / Man UnitedNBCSN: 820000 / Telemundo: 3820001,202,000
21/18Premier LeagueNewcastle / ChelseaNBC: 843000 / Universo: 70000913,000
31/18Premier LeagueArsenal / Sheffield UnitedNBCSN: 559000 / Universo: 31000590,000
41/19Liga MX ClausuraToluca / NecaxaUnivision: 529000529,000
51/18Liga MX ClausuraMonterrey / MoreliaFOXD: 310000310,000
61/19Premier LeagueBurnley / Leicester CityNBCSN: 309000309,000
71/19La LigaBarcelona / GranadabeIN SPORTS: 36929 / beIN Español: 254586291,515
81/17Liga MX ClausuraAtlas / PueblaTUDN: 288000288,000
91/18Premier LeagueWatford / SpursNBCSN: 248000 / Universo: 15000263,000
101/16Liga MX ClausuraJuárez / PumasTUDN: 154000154,000
111/18La LigaReal Madrid / SevillabeIN SPORTS: 11913 / beIN Español: 122495134,408
121/18La LigaEibar / Atlético MadridbeIN SPORTS: 22549 / beIN Español: 6845891,007
131/19BundesligaHertha / BayernUniMás: 8800088,000
141/19Serie AMilan / UdineseESPN2: 7600076,000
151/19La LigaAthletic Bilbao / Celta VigobeIN SPORTS: 15346 / beIN Español: 5238167,727
161/20Liga MX FemenilTigres / TolucaTUDN: 6300063,000
171/17Liga MX FemenilCruz Azul / AtlasTUDN: 4300043,000
181/19La LigaVillarreal / EspanyolbeIN SPORTS: 7113 / beIN Español: 3333440,447
191/18Liga MX FemenilPumas / MonterreyTUDN: 3800038,000
201/18La LigaOsasuna / ValladolidbeIN Español: 3610236,102
211/20Liga MX FemenilAmérica / SantosTUDN: 2700027,000
221/19La LigaBetis / Real SociedadbeIN SPORTS: 994 / beIN Español: 2577226,766
231/15Ligue 1AS Monaco / PSGbeIN SPORTS: 9822 / beIN Español: 1624126,063
241/17BundesligaSchalke / MönchengladbachTUDN: 2600026,000
251/17La LigaLeganes / GetafebeIN SPORTS: 2663 / beIN Español: 1868821,351
261/18BundesligaHoffenheim / FrankfurtTUDN: 1200012,000
271/16French CupFC Pau / BordeauxbeIN SPORTS: 2278 / beIN Español: 62538,531
281/18French CupNantes / LyonnaisbeIN SPORTS: 82858,285
291/18Turkish Super LeagueGaziantespor / FenerbahçebeIN SPORTS: 749 / beIN Español: 73898,138
301/19French CupLorient / PSGbeIN SPORTS: 2607 / beIN Español: 54598,066

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Rick

    January 28, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Liverpool vs Man Utd should’ve been on NBC main network – ratings would’ve been even higher:.
    Would’ve been a great prelude to NFL playoff games if advertised better.

  2. ETT

    January 26, 2020 at 5:42 am

    The America vs. Tigres; as well as the San Luis vs. Cruz Azul numbers are missing.

  3. Azer

    January 25, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    As millions of people were watching Liverpool vs Manchester United on Jan 19th, I was watching SC Paderborn vs Bayer Leverkusen on FS2. Rob Turner & Lutz Pfannensteil were the commentators from the Benteler Arena. Bundesliga is my favorite league, football as it’s meant to be.

    • Azer

      January 25, 2020 at 11:38 pm

      Correction: The commentator was Rob Daly, not Rob Turner, both are great to listen to.

  4. JP

    January 25, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    What’s really jarring are the beIN vs beIN en Espanol splits for all the matches. The English version is virtually irrelevant it seems. But hey, I was one of only 7,113 to watch (2nd half) the very entertaining Villarreal vs Espanyol match last Sunday on beIN! This after watching Lecce vs Inter which I assume didn’t get many viewers either.

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