Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 16-June 14, 2020

The Bundesliga’s period of exclusivity among the world’s top soccer leagues is over. The league averaged over 200,000 viewers when appearing on FS1 since the league’s return, very likely the highest average viewership for the league since FOX acquired the rights in 2015. The German league has also seen success on Univision’s networks, averaging 52,278 viewers across 18 matches on UniMás and TUDN, up over 44% from Univision’s first 24 Bundesliga broadcasts in the 2020 calendar year. Viewership for the period peaked fairly early on May 17 as 583,000 people tuned in to Union Berlin’s match against Bayern Munich, with 361,000 watching on FS1 and an additional 222,000 on UniMás.

Spain’s La Liga made its return last weekend with matches involving the two largest clubs, Barcelona and Real Madrid, averaging 285,500 viewers across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español, which is about even with what both clubs drew for their matches prior to the suspension of play in March.

German soccer also made a brief mid-week appearance on ESPN as they televised the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal. Bayern Munich defeated Eintracht Frankfurt on June 10 with an average viewing audience of 140,000 on ESPN. Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen cruised to victory over FC Saarbrücken before an audience of just 113,000 the day before.

 

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
15/17BundesligaUnion Berlin / Bayern MünchenFS1: 361000 / UniMás: 222000583,000
25/16BundesligaBorussia Dortmund / Schalke 04FS1: 365000 / FOXD: 42000407,000
35/23BundesligaWolfsburg / Borussia DortmundFS1: 284000 / UniMás: 89000373,000
46/13BundesligaBayern München / Borussia MönchengladbachFS1: 222000 / TUDN: 137000359,000
55/30BundesligaBayern München / Fortuna DüsseldorfFS1: 246000 / UniMás: 106000352,000
66/13La LigaMallorca / BarcelonabeIN SPORTS & beIN Sports en Español316,000
75/23BundesligaBayern München / Eintracht FrankfurtFS1: 303000303,000
85/26BundesligaBorussia Dortmund / Bayern MünchenFS1: 290000290,000
95/16BundesligaEintracht Frankfurt / Borussia MönchengladbachFS1: 232000 / TUDN: 41000273,000
106/14La LigaReal Madrid / EibarbeIN SPORTS & beIN Sports en Español251,000
115/31BundesligaPaderborn / Borussia DortmundFS1: 250000250,000
126/6BundesligaBorussia Dortmund / Hertha BerlinFS2: 156000 / UniMás: 82000238,000
135/24BundesligaKöln / Fortuna DüsseldorfFS1: 205000 / TUDN: 21000226,000
146/6BundesligaBayer Leverkusen / Bayern MünchenFS1: 216000216,000
155/17BundesligaKöln / Mainz 05FS1: 167000 / FOXD: 38000205,000
166/13BundesligaFortuna Düsseldorf / Borussia DortmundFS1: 196000196,000
176/7BundesligaAugsburg / KölnFS1: 182000182,000
186/7BundesligaUnion Berlin / Schalke 04FS1: 124000 / TUDN: 30000154,000
195/30BundesligaSchalke 04 / Werder BremenFS1: 130000 / TUDN: 15000145,000
206/10DFB PokalBayern München / Eintracht FrankfurtESPN: 140000140,000
215/31BundesligaBorussia Mönchengladbach / Union BerlinFS1: 118000 / TUDN: 17000135,000
225/24BundesligaMainz 05 / RB LeipzigFS1: 130000130,000
236/14BundesligaSchalke 04 / Bayer LeverkusenFS2: 98000 / TUDN: 32000130,000
246/14BundesligaMainz 05 / AugsburgFS1: 125000125,000
255/16BundesligaRB Leipzig / FreiburgFS2: 98000 / TUDN: 23000121,000
265/27BundesligaRB Leipzig / Hertha BerlinFS2: 62000 / TUDN: 58000120,000
276/9DFB PokalSaarbrucken / Bayer LeverkusenESPN: 113,000113,000
285/24BundesligaSchalke 04 / AugsburgFS1: 60000 / TUDN: 900069,000
295/26BundesligaBayer Leverkusen / WolfsburgFS2: 6700067,000
305/18BundesligaWerder Bremen / Bayer LeverkusenFS2: 54000 / FOXD: 800062,000
315/27BundesligaFortuna Düsseldorf / Schalke 04FS2: 6000060,000
325/22BundesligaHertha Berlin / Union BerlinFS2: 5800058,000
336/12BundesligaHoffenheim / RB LeipzigFS2: 5600056,000
345/23BundesligaBorussia Mönchengladbach / Bayer LeverkusenFS2: 5500055,000
355/29BundesligaFreiburg / LeverkusenFS2: 4100041,000
366/13BundesligaWolfsburg / FreiburgTUDN: 2400024,000
376/6BundesligaRB Leipzig / PaderbornTUDN: 1600016,000
385/26BundesligaWerder Bremen / Borussia MönchengladbachTUDN: 1100011,000
395/27BundesligaHoffenheim / KölnTUDN: 80008,000

HT ShowBuzz Daily

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