Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 10-15, 2020

Atlético Madrid’s extra time victory over Liverpool in the second Leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 averaged a combined 980,000 viewers across TNT and Univision’s networks, making it the most-watched Champions League match on American television since the 2019 final. Overall, viewership for the round was down 18% on English-language television, and down 5% from FS1’s final year of coverage in 2018. On the Spanish-language side, Univision’s networks averaged 395,167, also down about 18% from 2019.

Univision’s coverage of the first legs of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals averaged 333,000 average viewers, peaking at 522,000 for Atlanta United’s match in Mexico City against Club América. This is an 82% increase in viewership from the 2019 quarterfinals, which averaged 182,000 viewers, peaking at just 222,000.

Liga MX’s final weekend of broadcasts prior to the league’s suspension due to the coronavirus saw a slight drop in viewership on Univision and UniMás from both networks’ average in 2020, with the four free-to-air matches averaging 747,000 viewers, about 9% below the average through early March. Viewership numbers for the Chivas-Monterey game on CBS Sports, ESPN Deportes, FOX Deportes and fubo Sports Network were not available.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
13/15Liga MX ClausuraAmérica / Cruz AzulUniMás: 11000001,100,000
23/14Liga MX ClausuraLeón / PumasTUDN: 10000001,000,000
33/11UEFA Champions LeagueLiverpool / Atlético MadridTNT: 469000 / UniMás: 511000980,000
43/11CONCACAF Champions LeagueAmérica / Atlanta UnitedTUDN: 522000522,000
53/15Liga MX ClausuraToluca / AtlasUnivision: 473000473,000
63/10UEFA Champions LeagueRB Leipzig / SpursTNT: 236000 / UniMás: 228000464,000
73/14Liga MX ClausuraChivas / MonterreyUnivision: 415000415,000
83/11CONCACAF Champions LeagueNew York City FC / TigresTUDN: 323000323,000
93/13Liga MX ClausuraMorelia / QuerétaroTUDN: 234000234,000
103/10CONCACAF Champions LeagueMontreal Impact / OlimpiaTUDN: 154000154,000
113/11UEFA Champions LeaguePSG / DortmundGalavision: 5900059,000
123/12UEFA Europa LeagueOlympiakos Piraeus / WolvesUniMás: 5000050,000
133/10Copa LibertadoresBoca Juniors / Independiente MedellinbeIN SPORTS: 4027 / beIN Español: 3339537,422
143/10UEFA Champions LeagueValencia / AtalantaGalavision: 3300033,000
153/12UEFA Europa LeagueLASK Linz / Man UtdUniMás: 2900029,000
163/11Copa LibertadoresSao Paulo / LDU QuitobeIN Español: 2275222,752
173/12Copa LibertadoresRacing Club / Alianza LimabeIN SPORTS: 1496 / beIN Español: 1742918,925
183/12UEFA Europa LeagueFrankfurt / BaselGalavision: 1600016,000
193/15Turkish Super LeagueGalatsaray / BesiktasbeIN SPORTS: 6249 / beIN Español: 915715,406
203/10Copa LibertadoresUniversidad Catolica / America de CalibeIN Español: 1515815,158
213/12Copa LibertadoresGremio / SC InternacionalbeIN SPORTS: 4687 / beIN Español: 756112,248
223/12Copa LibertadoresNacional de Potosi / Est de MeridabeIN SPORTS: 2146 / beIN Español: 936111,507
233/11Copa LibertadoresRiver Plate / BinacionalbeIN SPORTS: 2407 / beIN Español: 873011,137
243/11La LigaEibar / Real SociedadbeIN SPORTS: 2905 / beIN Español: 65839,488
253/10Copa LibertadoresSantos / DelfinbeIN SPORTS: 2719 / beIN Español: 64669,185
263/10Copa LibertadoresPalmeiras / Club GuaranibeIN SPORTS: 3078 / beIN Español: 43397,417
273/10Tournoi de France (W)Brazil / CanadabeIN SPORTS: 70407,040
283/12Copa LibertadoresPenarol / Jorge WilstermannbeIN Español: 67436,743
293/11Copa LibertadoresFlamengo / Barcelona SCbeIN SPORTS: 3275 / beIN Español: 27966,071
303/10Tournoi de France (W)France / NetherlandsbeIN SPORTS: 48754,875
313/15Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonspor / Istanbul BasaksehirbeIN SPORTS: 835 / beIN Español: 37644,599
323/14Turkish Super LeagueKonyaspor / FenerbahçebeIN SPORTS: 2394 / beIN Español: 17334,127
333/11Copa LibertadoresColo Colo / ParanaensebeIN SPORTS: 21922,192
343/13Copa LibertadoresIndependiente del Valle / JuniorbeIN Español: 15441,544

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