Most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 28-August 9 2020

Univision drew their largest Champions League audience of 2020 last Saturday with 967,000 viewers tuning in for the second leg of Barcelona and Napoli’s Round of 16 tie. Univision’s Champions League coverage over the weekend averaged 819,500 viewers, more than double the average audience for the other Round of 16 matches in February and March of this year. Meanwhile, viewing numbers for any games on CBS Sports Network will not be made available because the channel is not nationally rated by Nielsen.

The MLS is Back tournament knockout stages averaged just 199,214 viewers across FOX Sports 1, ESPN and ESPN2 without accounting for the final. Viewership dropped over 10% from 222,000 average viewers for the evening broadcasts of the Group Stage of the tournament. The league’s five Spanish-language broadcasts on Univision’s networks averaged an additional 94,000 viewers.

Liga MX’s return has averaged 283,650 viewers so far across Univision’s networks over the past three weeks, rising to 453,571 viewers for the 7 matches broadcast on the flagship channel. On FOX Deportes, home matches from Club Tijuana, Santos Laguna and Monterrey have averaged 121,250 viewers. Finally, Telemundo’s first two Chivas de Guadalajara broadcasts averaged 555,500 viewers, with Telemundo’s broadcast of Chivas’ opening match against Club León ranking as the most-watched match of the Apertura so far.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
18/8UEFA Champions LeagueBarcelona / NapoliUnivision: 967000967,000
28/1Liga MXClub América / TijuanaUnivision: 539000539,000
38/8Liga MXChivas / PueblaTelemundo: 525000525,000
48/7UEFA Champions LeagueMan City / Real MadridTUDN: 514000514,000
58/7Liga MXNecaxa / AméricaUniMás: 466000466,000
68/1Liga MXTigres / PachucaUnivision: 465000465,000
78/8Liga MXCruz Azul / LeónUnivision: 456000456,000
88/5MLS is Back Semi FinalPhiladelphia Union / Portland TimbersFS1: 206000 / TUDN: 191000397,000
98/9Liga MXPumas / JuárezUnivision: 378000378,000
108/2Liga MXToluca / Atlético San LuisUnivision: 352000352,000
117/31MLS is Back Quarter FinalOrlando City SC / Los Angeles FCFS1: 176000 / UniMás: 105000281,000
127/28MLS is Back Round of 16Columbus Crew / Minnesota UnitedESPN: 240000240,000
137/30MLS is Back Quarter FinalPhiladelphia Union / Sporting Kansas CityESPN: 238000238,000
148/6UEFA Europa LeagueWolves / OlympiakosUniMás: 232000232,000
157/28MLS is Back Round of 16Portland Timbers / FC CincinnatiESPN: 230000230,000
168/6MLS is Back Semi-FinalOrlando City SC / Minnesota UnitedESPN2: 227000227,000
178/2Liga MXSantos Laguna / ChivasFOXD: 225000225,000
188/1MLS is Back Quarter FinalSan Jose Earthquakes / Minnesota UnitedESPN2: 179000179,000
198/3Liga MXLeón / MonterreyTUDN: 178000178,000
207/31Liga MXPuebla / Cruz AzulTUDN: 175000175,000
218/1MLS is Back Quarter FinalNew York City FC / Portland TimbersFS1: 122000 / TUDN: 53000175,000
227/31Liga MXJuárez / NecaxaTUDN: 169000169,000
238/7Liga MXMazatlán / TolucaTUDN: 156000156,000
248/9Liga MXAtlético San Luis / AtlasTUDN: 146000146,000
258/3Liga MXAtlas / PumasTUDN: 136000136,000
268/5UEFA Europa LeagueShakhtar Donetsk / WolfsburgTUDN: 112000112,000
278/6Liga MXTijuana / TigresFOXD: 108000108,000
288/5UEFA Europa LeagueMan Utd / LASK LinzUniMás: 107000107,000
298/3Liga MXQuerétaro / MazatlánTUDN: 106000106,000
308/6Liga MXPachuca / QuerétaroTUDN: 103000103,000
318/6UEFA Europa LeagueSevilla / RomaUniMás: 100000100,000
327/29Serie ASassuolo / GenoaESPN: 8400084,000
338/8UEFA Champions LeagueBayern München / ChelseaGalavision: 8400084,000
348/8Liga MXMonterrey / Santos LagunaFOXD: 8300083,000
358/7UEFA Champions LeagueJuventus / LyonnaisGalavision: 7400074,000
367/29Serie AFiorentina / BolognaESPN2: 6400064,000
378/5UEFA Europa LeagueInter Milan / GetafeGalavision: 2700027,000
388/6UEFA Europa LeagueBayer Leverkusen / RangersGalavision: 2000020,000
398/6UEFA Europa LeagueBasel / Eintracht FrankfurtGalavision: 1300013,000
408/5UEFA Europa LeagueKobenhavn / Istanbul BasaksehirGalavision: 1000010,000

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