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beIN SPORTS delivers over 940,000 viewers for el Clásico

Viewing numbers for last weekend’s el Clásico on U.S. television reached their highest number in several years, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Sunday’s el Clásico broadcast on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español averaged 941,418 viewers — the most since 2017 when the channels were available via Comcast xFinity and DIRECTV.

On the English-language channel, beIN SPORTS averaged 236,418 viewers, while beIN SPORTS en Español averaged 705,000 viewers.

Real Madrid’s 2-0 win against Barcelona was televised on Sunday from 3-5PM ET. In English, beIN SPORTS featured studio shows with Hope Solo, George D. Metellus, Thomas Rongen, and Gary Bailey while Miguel Serrano, Jose Bauz, Juan Fernando Mora, Carmen Boquin and Ana Cobos were joined by Carlos Ruiz, Alejandro Figueredo, Alejandro Dominguez, and former Boca Juniors player José Luis Villarreal on beIN SPORTS en Español.

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Veteran and award-winning commentators Ray Hudson and Phil Schoen in English, and Diego Pessolano and Jaime Macias in Spanish, provided match commentary and analysis.

Pre-match, the beIN SPORTS coverage featured talent on the ground at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain where former US National team player Jimmy Conrad, Jamie Easton, Gabrielle Amado, Kaylyn Kyle, and Iñaki Angulo shared their opinions and analysis.

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  1. Andrew

    May 18, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Personally having bein sports on sling
    It’s good quality and good content
    Hopefully people can get bein in there homes
    Let’s see them shine as they did in past years ago

  2. Azer

    March 4, 2020 at 10:22 am

    I’d like to correct one thing. beIN Sports is available on some providers like yours in NY, Kristoff. I believe it’s also available on Dish Network. The Gaffer might have a list of where the channel is available other then the streaming services. My point is it’s gone from the 2 biggest TV providers in the country COMCAST/Xfinity & DIRECTV which is in 8o or 90% of homes, might be wrong about percentage. Also, for those that have beIN Sports on their cable box, the channel is not standard like NBCSN or ESPN for example, you have to pay extra for it. I did when it was available on Comcast like 2 years ago.

    • JP

      March 4, 2020 at 10:33 am

      On Fios it’s pretty much standard, was in a extra ‘sports pack’ way back in 2013 or so but has been in their standard package for years now.

    • Kristoff

      March 5, 2020 at 10:34 am

      @Azer, its kinda crazy. I wonder why BeINSports is not available on every provider. BTW, I have to pay extra for NBCSN, it is not standard on Spectrum in NYC. I have Bein English, but I cannot see BeINSports in Spanish… unless I pay for it. That makes no sense. Why do the cable companies do this to us consumers?
      Why don’t they make a football package where we could pay one fee to watch any channel that shows football from around the world? That would be cool. And then that way no matter what ‘network’ has rights, we the consumer could watch it.
      For me, I prefer cable provider because I just turn on my box/tv and voila its there. No buffering, no rebooting, no setting adjustments. Simple.

      • Zaeem Khan

        March 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm

        Comcast is battling Bein for the rights fees to put on Bein On Comcast and Comcast isn’t budging on that so I was forced to spend 33 dollars a month to get it on Sling, but its a small price to pay to see my beloved Barcelona (even though they got dismantled

  3. Azer

    March 3, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    The headline is misleading, it’s clickbait. Let’s be honest, please. The el Clasico was not available for TV viewers in the USA. I don’t consider a streaming service that you have to sign up for, hook up to your TV, then do the rest to be US TV. beIN Sports themselves will admit being only available via a stream in the USA so exactly is it on US TV?

    • Kristoff

      March 4, 2020 at 9:59 am

      I watched it on tv, BeINSports channel, on the cable box, provided from my cable provider here in NY. That is tv, right? Not sure what you are talking about Azer.

    • Monte Reed

      March 4, 2020 at 10:21 am

      Really?????? “not available for TV viewers in the USA”??????? Dish network and Spectrum both carry beIN Sports. Nielsen Media Research reported the numbers.

  4. José Cerrato

    March 3, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    I think the TV audience of El Clásico in United States is very low.
    🇪🇸 ⚽️ 🇺🇸

    • Flat Eather

      March 6, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      I think the earth is flat.. What is your point again? 😋

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