Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 10-31 2020

Catching up on the TV ratings after going through Hurricane Laura as well as delays due to the recent Labor Day, here are the latest TV ratings since the last time the column was published.

Univision’s Saturday evening Liga MX matches are averaging 454,800 viewers through the first month and half of the 2020 Apertura, down pretty significantly from 902,083 viewers through the same time period in the 2019 Apertura. Viewership for Univision’s Sunday afternoon kickoffs is also down, averaging 406,200 viewers compared to 532,667 in 2019. Telemundo has averaged 492,500 viewers for Chivas’ four home matches of the Apertura thru August 31.

The UEFA Champions League Final on Univision averaged a Spanish-language record 2.05 million viewers and represents a 41% increase in viewership on Univision when compared to last season. Viewership of the UEFA Europa League Final also saw a large increase on UniMás, drawing 464,000 viewers, a 71% increase from last year’s final on Univision.

The MLS is Back tournament came to a conclusion way back on August 11 with Portland Timbers defeating Orlando City SC 2-0 in the final before an audience of 365,000 on ESPN, making it the 3rd most-watched match of the tournament on English-language television behind the tournaments only match on FOX and the opener between Orlando City SC and Inter Miami on ESPN. Throughout the tournament, evening matches on ESPN and ESPN2 averaged 237,318 viewers, down about 2% from what the league averaged on ESPN’s networks throughout the 2019 season.

RankDateCompetitionTeamsNetworkTotal
18/23UEFA Champions League FinalParis Saint-Germain / Bayern MünchenUnivision: 20500002,050,000
28/14UEFA Champions League Quarter FinalBarcelona / Bayern MünchenUnivision: 13600001,360,000
38/15UEFA Champions League Quarter FinalManchester City / Olympique LyonnaisUnivision: 11800001,180,000
48/19UEFA Champions League Semi FinalOlympique Lyonnais / Bayern MünchenUnivision: 963000963,000
58/18UEFA Champions League Semi FinalRB Leipzig / PSGUnivision: 879000879,000
68/12UEFA Champions League Quarter FinalAtalanta / Paris Saint-GermainUniMás: 655000655,000
78/29Liga MXCruz Azul / NecaxaUnivision: 649000649,000
88/29Liga MXAtlético San Luis / Club AméricaUnivision: 606000606,000
98/16UEFA Europa League Semi FinalSevilla / Manchester UnitedUniMás: 594000594,000
108/13UEFA Champions League Quarter FinalRB Leipzig / AtléticoUniMás: 572000572,000
118/15Liga MXChivas / Atlético San LuisTelemundo: 515000515,000
128/16Liga MXToluca / TigresUnivision: 491000491,000
138/15Liga MXMazatlán / PumasUnivision: 476000476,000
148/21UEFA Europa League FinalSevilla / Inter MilanUniMás: 464000464,000
158/23Liga MXToluca / ChivasUniMás: 462000462,000
168/30Liga MXPumas / TijuanaUnivision: 409000409,000
178/22MLSLos Angeles FC / Los Angeles GalaxyFOX: 376000376,000
188/11MLS is Back FinalPortland Timbers / Orlando City SCESPN: 365000365,000
198/29Liga MXChivas / PachucaTelemundo: 344000344,000
208/13Liga MXClub América / Santos LagunaTUDN: 343000343,000
218/22Liga MXClub América / MonterreyUnivision: 322000322,000
228/23Liga MXAtlético San Luis / Cruz AzulTUDN: 307000307,000
238/22Liga MXTigres / PumasUnivision: 298000298,000
248/13Liga MXQuerétaro / Cruz AzulUniMás: 288000288,000
258/16Liga MXQuerétaro / Club AméricaTUDN: 287000287,000
268/12Liga MXJuárez / ChivasTUDN: 248000248,000
278/11UEFA Europa League Quarter FinalWolves / SevillaUniMás: 247000247,000
288/28Liga MXMazatlán / TigresTUDN: 242000242,000
298/10UEFA Europa League Quarter FinalManchester United / KobenhavnUniMás: 232000232,000
308/17UEFA Europa League Semi FinalInter Milan / Shakthar DonetskUniMás: 210000210,000
318/21Liga MXJuárez / LeónTUDN: 194000194,000
328/11Liga MXTigres / PueblaTUDN: 187000187,000
338/12Liga MXPumas / MonterreyTUDN: 181000181,000
348/21Liga MXNecaxa / Santos LagunaTUDN: 177000177,000
358/23Liga MXAtlas / QuerétaroTUDN: 169000169,000
368/28Liga MXPuebla / TolucaTUDN: 168000168,000
378/11Liga MXPachuca / LeónTUDN: 167000167,000
388/13Liga MXAtlas / TolucaTUDN: 161000161,000
398/23MLSPortland Timbers / Seattle SoundersFS1: 158000158,000
408/14Liga MXPuebla / PachucaTUDN: 153000153,000
418/15Liga MXCruz Azul / JuárezUnivision: 153000153,000
428/16Liga MXSantos Laguna / AtlasFOXD: 152000152,000
438/17Liga MXLeón / TijuanaTUDN: 144000144,000
448/31Liga MXClub León / AtlasTUDN: 125000125,000
458/30MLSSeattle Sounders / Los Angeles FCFS1: 117000117,000
468/24Liga MXPachuca / MazatlánTUDN: 102000102,000
478/12Liga MXNecaxa / MazatlánTUDN: 8900089,000
488/27Liga de Expansión MXCimarrones de Sonora / CancúnTUDN: 6700067,000
498/18Liga de Expansión MXAlebrijes de Oaxaca / Universidad de GuadalajaraTUDN: 5500055,000
508/10UEFA Europa League Quarter FinalInter Milan / LeverkusenGalavision: 4800048,000
518/18Liga de Expansión MXDorados / CelayaTUDN: 3500035,000
528/20Liga de Expansión MXCancún / Tampico MaderoTUDN: 3500035,000
538/25Liga de Expansión MXAlebrijes de Oaxaca / DoradosTUDN: 3200032,000
548/22Liga MX FemenilPumas / TolucaTUDN: 2800028,000
558/27Liga MX FemenilToluca / ChivasTUDN: 2200022,000
568/24Liga MX FemenilClub América / Atlético San LuisTUDN: 2000020,000
578/20Liga MX FemenilCruz Azul / AtlasTUDN: 1500015,000
588/11UEFA Europa League Quarter FinalShakhtar Donetsk / BaselGalavision: 1000010,000

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