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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 16-21 2020

Sunday’s Merseyside Derby between Everton and Liverpool delivered a combined audience of 1.269 million viewers on NBC and Telemundo, making it the third most-watched Premier League match of 2020.

NBCSN also delivered the third and fourth most-watched weekday Premier League matches since 2014 (excluding holidays) with June 17’s match between Manchester City and Arsenal drawing 518,000 viewers to the network and June 19’s match between Spurs and Manchester United averaging 533,000 viewers.

Overall, the Premier League averaged 533,700 viewers in its first full week back, including a few mid-week matches.

Over on ESPN, Italian soccer is really struggling to bring in viewers mid-week with the June 17’s Coppa Italia Final between Juventus and Napoli only drawing 122,000 viewers, and a Monday Serie A match on June 22 drawing only 115,000 viewers.

The Premier League’s return also contributed to a large drop in Bundesliga viewership, with last Saturday morning’s 9:30 AM kickoff on Fox Sports 1 averaging just 65,000 viewers, down 73% from what the window had averaged since the Bundesliga’s return from their COVID-19 hiatus in May.

 

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
16/21Premier LeagueEverton / LiverpoolNBC: 997000 / Telemundo: 2720001,269,000
26/20Premier LeagueWest Ham / WolvesNBC: 716000 / Telemundo: 114000830,000
36/21Premier LeagueAston Villa / ChelseaNBCSN: 612000 / Telemundo: 173000785,000
46/19Premier LeagueSpurs / Manchester UnitedNBCSN: 533000 / Universo: 42000575,000
56/17Premier LeagueManchester City / ArsenalNBCSN: 518000 / Universo: 45000563,000
66/20Premier LeagueBrighton / ArsenalNBCSN: 383000 / Universo: 15000398,000
76/21Premier LeagueNewcastle / Sheffield UnitedNBCSN: 272000272,000
86/17Premier LeagueAston Villa / Sheffield UnitedNBCSN: 240000240,000
96/19Premier LeagueNorwich / SouthamptonNBCSN: 217000217,000
106/20Premier LeagueWatford / Leicester CityNBCSN: 188000188,000
116/17Coppa Italia FinalJuventus / NapoliESPN: 122000122,000
126/22Serie ALecce / AC MilanESPN: 115000115,000
136/20BundesligaBayern München / FreiburgFS1: 65000 / UniMás: 46000111,000
146/17BundesligaBorussia Dortmund / Mainz 05UniMás: 7700077,000
156/20BundesligaRB Leipzig / Borussia DortmundFS2: 6700067,000
166/20BundesligaHertha Berlin / Bayer LeverkusenTUDN: 1200012,000
176/17BundesligaEintracht Frankfurt / Schalke 04TUDN: 1100011,000
186/16BundesligaFreiburg / Hertha BerlinTUDN: 70007,000

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