Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 25-March 1, 2020

MLS returned last week with some strong numbers across the board. Early Saturday afternoon, a network season-opener record 505,000 viewers tuned in to Univision and TUDN to witness Javier “Chicharito” Hernández’s debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy in Houston. A few hours later on Saturday, Nashville SC made their MLS debut against Atlanta United before a state record-breaking home crowd of 59,069. The match was also broadcast on the FOX network to a television audience of 756,000, the largest audience for an opening round MLS match in at least a decade.

ESPN’s opening weekend MLS doubleheader averaged 387,000 viewers, up 2.5% from opening weekend last season. FS1 also saw an increase, averaging 229,000 viewers for their late Sunday broadcast featuring Portland Timbers and Minnesota United. Both of FOX Sports 1’s opening round MLS broadcasts in 2019 failed to draw more than 200,000 viewers.

Meanwhile, beIN SPORTS’ broadcast of el Clásico averaged a combined 941,418 viewers, up 72% from the first time these two teams met earlier this season, and the highest viewership for the contest since 2017.

The end to Liverpool’s “invincible” bid for the 2019/20 season at the hands of Watford was watched by 606,000 viewers on NBCSN, the third largest audience for a Saturday Premier League match on NBCSN this season. December’s Manchester Derby sits atop this list, having averaged 675,000 viewers on the network.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
13/1La LigaReal Madrid / BarcelonabeIN SPORTS: 236418 / beIN Español: 705000941,418
22/29Liga MX ClausuraAmérica / NecaxaUnivision: 886000886,000
32/26UEFA Champions LeagueReal Madrid / Man CityTNT: 329000 / UniMás: 499000828,000
42/29Liga MX ClausuraTigres / PumasUnivision: 794000794,000
52/29MLSNashville SC / Atlanta UnitedFOX: 756000756,000
62/29Premier LeagueWatford / LiverpoolNBCSN: 606000 / Universo: 131000737,000
73/1Premier LeagueEverton / Man UtdNBCSN: 494000 / Telemundo: 163000657,000
83/1MLSLos Angeles FC / Inter MiamiESPN: 463000 / ESPND: 189000652,000
92/26CONCACAF Champions LeagueClub América / ComunicacionesTUDN: 580000580,000
102/29Premier LeagueBournemouth / ChelseaNBCSN: 502000 / Universo: 47000549,000
112/25UEFA Champions LeagueNapoli / BarcelonaTUDN: 528000528,000
122/29MLSHouston Dynamo / Los Angeles GalaxyUnivision: 505000505,000
132/27CONCACAF Champions LeagueLos Angeles FC / LeónTUDN: 444000444,000
142/26CONCACAF Champions LeagueTigres / AlianzaTUDN: 382000382,000
152/28Liga MX ClausuraMorelia / Cruz AzulTUDN: 341000341,000
162/25UEFA Champions LeagueChelsea / BayernTNT: 296000 / Galavision: 31000327,000
173/1MLSSeattle Sounders / Chicago FireESPN: 311000311,000
182/25CONCACAF Champions LeagueCruz Azul / Portmore UnitedTUDN: 298000298,000
193/1MLSPortland Timbers / Minnesota UnitedFS1: 229000229,000
202/29Liga MX ClausuraPachuca / QuerétaroTUDN: 215000215,000
212/28Liga MX ClausuraToluca / MonterreyTUDN: 192000192,000
222/27UEFA Europa League RO32Man Utd / Club BruggeUniMás: 148000148,000
232/25CONCACAF Champions LeagueAltanta United / MotaguaTUDN: 136000136,000
242/27UEFA Europa League RO32Arsenal / OlympiakosTUDN: 103000103,000
252/27UEFA Europa League RO32Espanyol / WolvesUniMás: 8600086,000
263/1La LigaEspanyol / Atlético MadridbeIN SPORTS: 5675 / beIN Español: 7959885,273
272/29BundesligaHoffenheim / BayernTUDN: 7100071,000
282/26CONCACAF Champions LeagueNew York City FC / San CarlosTUDN: 6500065,000
292/25CONCACAF U-20 Championship (W)Nicaragua U20 / Mexico U20TUDN: 5800058,000
302/26UEFA Champions LeagueLyonnais / JuventusGalavision: 5800058,000
312/29La LigaGranada / Celta VigobeIN SPORTS: 7721 / beIN Español: 4982357,544
322/27CONCACAF U-20 Championship (W)Mexico U20 / Guyana U20TUDN: 5400054,000
332/27UEFA Europa League RO32Porto / LeverkusenTUDN: 4200042,000
342/29Ligue 1PSG / DijonbeIN SPORTS: 21185 / beIN Español: 1495236,137
352/29La LigaLeganes / AlavésbeIN SPORTS: 7557 / beIN Español: 2607433,631
362/29La LigaValencia / Real BetisbeIN Español: 3224132,241
372/27Copa SudamericanaFortalez / IndependientebeIN SPORTS: 7733 / beIN Español: 1995127,684
382/27UEFA Europa Leauge RO32Inter MIlan / LudogoretsGalavision: 2600026,000
392/28La LigaReal Sociedad / ValladolidbeIN SPORTS: 3230 / beIN Español: 2264925,879
403/1La LigaSevilla / OsasunabeIN Español: 2537125,371
413/1La LigaAthletic Bilbao / VillarrealbeIN SPORTS: 3696 / beIN Español: 2143925,135
422/28Liga MX FemenilCruz Azul / NecaxaTUDN: 2400024,000
432/26Recopa SudamericanaFlamengo / Independiente del VallebeIN Español: 2360323,603
442/26UEFA Europa League RO32Sporting Braga / RangersTUDN: 2300023,000
452/28UEFA Europea League RO32Salzburg / FrankfurtTUDN: 2100021,000
463/1BundesligaUnion Berlin / WolfsburgTUDN: 2100021,000
473/1Turkish Super LeagueGalatasaray / GenclerbirligibeIN SPORTS: 2066020,660
482/29BundesligaKöln / SchalkeTUDN: 1900019,000
492/27UEFA Europa League RO32Gent / RomaGalavision: 1700017,000
502/26Copa LibertadoresCerro Porteno / Barcelona SCbeIN SPORTS: 2736 / beIN Español: 1137414,110
512/25Copa LibertadoresAtletico Tucuman / Independiente MedellinbeIN SPORTS: 3855 / beIN Español: 978013,635
522/25Copa SudamericanaSport Huancayo / Argentinos JuniorsbeIN SPORTS: 2094 / beIN Español: 859210,686
532/27Copa LibertadoresGuarani / PalestinobeIN SPORTS: 3898 / beIN Español: 55029,400
542/28Ligue 1Nimes / MarseillebeIN SPORTS: 3580 / beIN Español: 37717,351
552/26Copa Sudamericanariver Plate / Deportivo CalibeIN Español: 65736,573
563/1Ligue 1Lyonnais / Saint EtiennebeIN SPORTS: 64086,408
572/27Copa SudamericanaPlaza Colonia / ZamorabeIN SPORTS: 3153 / beIN Español: 11874,340
582/25Copa SudamericanaRiver Plate / Atletico GraubeIN SPORTS: 1450 / beIN Español: 27414,191
592/28Turkish Super LeagueAlanyaspor / BesiktasbeIN SPORTS: 72 / beIN Español: 33593,431
602/26Copa SudamericanaRecopa Flamengo / Independiente del VallebeIN SPORTS: 28762,876
612/25Copa SudamericanaGoias / Sol de AméricabeIN Español: 16991,699
622/27Copa LibertadoresInternacional / Deportes TolimabeIN Español: 11231,123

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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  1. Dave Browne March 7, 2020
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