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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 13-19, 2017

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Liga MX returned to the top of the most-viewed soccer on US TV charts this week by drawing more than 1 million viewers in three consecutive windows. Starting on Saturday March 18 at 9pm ET with 1.083 million watching a Liga MX match on Univision’s networks, the viewing figure grew to 1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 13-19, 2017

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Liga MX returned to the top of the most-viewed soccer on US TV charts this week by drawing more than 1 million viewers in three consecutive windows. Starting on Saturday March 18 at 9pm ET with 1.083 million watching a Liga MX match on Univision’s networks, the viewing figure grew to 1.

NBC Sports scores more than 1 million viewers for Man City-Liverpool game

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Sunday’s Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool averaged 1.022 million viewers on the NBC over-the-air network.

The 1-1 draw was shown live on NBC network television from 12:30 to 2:30pm ET. The later than usual kickoff time for a high profile Premier League game on a Sunday was a result of the US moving to Daylight Saving Time last week, while the UK doesn’t recognize DST until March 26.

NBC Sports scores more than 1 million viewers for Man City-Liverpool game

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Sunday’s Premier League game between Manchester City and Liverpool averaged 1.022 million viewers on the NBC over-the-air network.

The 1-1 draw was shown live on NBC network television from 12:30 to 2:30pm ET. The later than usual kickoff time for a high profile Premier League game on a Sunday was a result of the US moving to Daylight Saving Time last week, while the UK doesn’t recognize DST until March 26.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 17-23, 2017

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Saturday afternoon's Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur posted 1.16 million viewers on the NBC broadcast network. This number ties the match between Hull City and Manchester United in the opening round of fixtures as the second most watched Premier League match on NBC this season.

Premier League game on NBC scores 1 million+ viewers for 4th week in row

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Saturday's live broadcast of Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur helped NBC Sports mark four consecutive weeks that a Premier League match has drawn more than 1 million viewers on the network.

The 12:30-2:30pm ET broadcast on NBC posted 1.16 million viewers. This number ties the match between Hull City and Manchester United in the opening round of fixtures as the second most-watched Premier League match on NBC this season.

Premier League game on NBC scores 1 million+ viewers for 4th week in row

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Saturday's live broadcast of Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur helped NBC Sports mark four consecutive weeks that a Premier League match has drawn more than 1 million viewers on the network.

The 12:30-2:30pm ET broadcast on NBC posted 1.16 million viewers. This number ties the match between Hull City and Manchester United in the opening round of fixtures as the second most-watched Premier League match on NBC this season.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 10-16, 2017

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Liga MX ratings remained strong last week as 1.5 million tuned in to watch Univision's broadcast of Monterrey take on Chivas de Guadalajara, making it the most-watched Liga MX match ever in the 8-10pm ET timeslot. The most-watched game in the 8-10pm ET timeslot of the 2016 Clasura also featured Monterrey as they took on Club America in front of an audience of 1.

NBC breaks record for most-watched Premier League game in US TV history

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Sunday's live broadcast of the Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool on NBC and NBCSN has broken the record for the most-watched Premier League game in US TV history.

The combined viewing figure for the game across both networks was 1.82 million, which eclipses the previous record held by FOX Sports from 2011 when the tape-delayed game featuring Chelsea against Liverpool scored an audience of 1.

NBC breaks record for most-watched Premier League game in US TV history

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Sunday's live broadcast of the Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool on NBC and NBCSN has broken the record for the most-watched Premier League game in US TV history.

The combined viewing figure for the game across both networks was 1.82 million, which eclipses the previous record held by FOX Sports from 2011 when the tape-delayed game featuring Chelsea against Liverpool scored an audience of 1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for week of December 13-19, 2016

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For the second week in a row, NBC Sports had a Premier League match that was the new second most-watched Premier League game of the season. When including NBC Universo, Saturday's match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United averaged an audience of 1.209 million. August 27's matchup —also featuring Manchester United as they took on Hull City —averaged just 35,000 more viewers and is they only other Premier League game this season to hold an audience larger than 1 million on NBC.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for week of December 13-19, 2016

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For the second week in a row, NBC Sports had a Premier League match that was the new second most-watched Premier League game of the season. When including NBC Universo, Saturday's match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United averaged an audience of 1.209 million. August 27's matchup —also featuring Manchester United as they took on Hull City —averaged just 35,000 more viewers and is they only other Premier League game this season to hold an audience larger than 1 million on NBC.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for week of November 18-21, 2016

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It was a big weekend for the Bundesliga as Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 home victory against Bayern Munich was watched by 426,000 people on the FOX broadcast network, making it the most-watched Bundesliga broadcast of the season so far. The Bundesliga saw another high on Sunday morning as 102,000 people watched Hoffenheim take on Hamburg on FOX Sports 1, the first time a Bundesliga match has averaged more than 100,000 viewers on the network this season.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for week of November 18-21, 2016

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It was a big weekend for the Bundesliga as Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 home victory against Bayern Munich was watched by 426,000 people on the FOX broadcast network, making it the most-watched Bundesliga broadcast of the season so far. The Bundesliga saw another high on Sunday morning as 102,000 people watched Hoffenheim take on Hamburg on FOX Sports 1, the first time a Bundesliga match has averaged more than 100,000 viewers on the network this season.

Univision

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 7-12, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday again saw huge viewership increases on ESPN2 and FS1 when compared to last season. Minnesota United’s snowy home opener against fellow expansion side Atlanta United was watched by 278,000 viewers on ESPN2, up 41% from 197,000 for New York City FC’s home opener in 2016, also on ESPN2.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 7-12, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday again saw huge viewership increases on ESPN2 and FS1 when compared to last season. Minnesota United’s snowy home opener against fellow expansion side Atlanta United was watched by 278,000 viewers on ESPN2, up 41% from 197,000 for New York City FC’s home opener in 2016, also on ESPN2.

2.4 million soccer fans watched Chivas-Club America Súper Clásico on Univision

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Last weekend’s Súper Clásico between Chivas and Club America was the most-watched soccer game on any network in 2017, averaging 2.4 million total viewers.

The 2.4 million number exceeded the 1.92 million number that watched the Super Clasico in September, 2017

The broadcast on Univision Deportes featured longtime rivals América and Chivas aired Saturday at 10:00 p.

2.4 million soccer fans watched Chivas-Club America Súper Clásico on Univision

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Last weekend’s Súper Clásico between Chivas and Club America was the most-watched soccer game on any network in 2017, averaging 2.4 million total viewers.

The 2.4 million number exceeded the 1.92 million number that watched the Super Clasico in September, 2017

The broadcast on Univision Deportes featured longtime rivals América and Chivas aired Saturday at 10:00 p.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 7-13, 2017

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Mexico’s 1-0 win against Iceland last week was the second most-watched friendly in the United States in the past 12 months. The broadcast fell just 40,000 viewers short of last October’s 1.6 million for the match between Mexico and New Zealand in Nashville, Tennessee. The United States also played New Zealand three days later in front of a TV audience of over 1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 7-13, 2017

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Mexico’s 1-0 win against Iceland last week was the second most-watched friendly in the United States in the past 12 months. The broadcast fell just 40,000 viewers short of last October’s 1.6 million for the match between Mexico and New Zealand in Nashville, Tennessee. The United States also played New Zealand three days later in front of a TV audience of over 1.

Liga MX continues to generate monster viewing numbers on US TV

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Last weekend was another huge weekend for Liga MX on US television as the two most popular clubs in Mexico —Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara —featured on the Univision network Saturday night.

Over 1.7 million people watched as Club América fell to Tigres by a score of 4-2.

Following that match, 1.

Liga MX continues to generate monster viewing numbers on US TV

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Last weekend was another huge weekend for Liga MX on US television as the two most popular clubs in Mexico —Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara —featured on the Univision network Saturday night.

Over 1.7 million people watched as Club América fell to Tigres by a score of 4-2.

Following that match, 1.

Univision Deportes scores most-viewed Liga MX match ever in Saturday night timeslot

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Univision Deportes' broadcast of the Monterrey against Guadalajara game reached 1.5 million viewers last weekend, making it the most-watched Liga MX match ever in the 8-10pm ET timeslot.

The Liga MX Clausura game was featured on Sabado Futbolero, Univision Deportes' popular Saturday night sports broadcast, aired on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Univision Deportes scores most-viewed Liga MX match ever in Saturday night timeslot

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Univision Deportes' broadcast of the Monterrey against Guadalajara game reached 1.5 million viewers last weekend, making it the most-watched Liga MX match ever in the 8-10pm ET timeslot.

The Liga MX Clausura game was featured on Sabado Futbolero, Univision Deportes' popular Saturday night sports broadcast, aired on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 2-9, 2017

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Univision's coverage of the first round of the Liga MX Clasura averaged 883,000 viewers, up 16% from 760,000 in the opening round of the 2016 Apertura. Viewership peaked Saturday night with the most-viewed soccer match last week as nearly 1.6 million tuned into Univision's coverage of the match between Chivas and Pumas.

Major League Soccer

MLS opener between Portland-Minnesota scores disappointing TV ratings on FS1

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The opening game of the 2017 MLS season between Portland Timbers and Minnesota United scored a disappointing viewing audience of 235,000 across FS1 and FOX Deportes combined, according to Sports TV Ratings.

The game ended in a 5-1 scoreline to the Timbers on a rainy night in Oregon.

MLS opener between Portland-Minnesota scores disappointing TV ratings on FS1

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The opening game of the 2017 MLS season between Portland Timbers and Minnesota United scored a disappointing viewing audience of 235,000 across FS1 and FOX Deportes combined, according to Sports TV Ratings.

The game ended in a 5-1 scoreline to the Timbers on a rainy night in Oregon.

Most-watched MLS teams on US TV during the 2016 season

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The 2016 Major League Soccer regular season saw 90 games made available on national television. ESPN led the way with 32 games broadcast across their networks, 28 featured on the primary channel. FOX Sports showed the equivalent of 31 matches with 5 on the FOX broadcast network while Univision aired 27 matches on their networks with a special California Clásico shown on the primary network.

beIN Sports

Two La Liga games on beIN SPORTS surpass 500,000 viewers last Sunday

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Last Sunday’s La Liga games between Atletico Madrid-Barcelona and Villarreal-Real Madrid both surpassed 500,000 viewers in the games that were shown across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español in the United States.

Out of the two matches, the game that had the most viewers was the pulsating game between Villarreal and Real Madrid with 612,000 viewers in total.

Two La Liga games on beIN SPORTS surpass 500,000 viewers last Sunday

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Last Sunday’s La Liga games between Atletico Madrid-Barcelona and Villarreal-Real Madrid both surpassed 500,000 viewers in the games that were shown across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español in the United States.

Out of the two matches, the game that had the most viewers was the pulsating game between Villarreal and Real Madrid with 612,000 viewers in total.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 31-February 6, 2017

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Juventus’ 1-0 defeat of Inter Milan has joined September 25’s match between Fiorentina and AC Milan as the only two Serie A matches to average an audience larger than 100,000 viewers this season. This is due in large part to severe weather in the city of Vigo leading to a postponement of Celta Vigo’s league match against Real Madrid.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 31-February 6, 2017

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Juventus’ 1-0 defeat of Inter Milan has joined September 25’s match between Fiorentina and AC Milan as the only two Serie A matches to average an audience larger than 100,000 viewers this season. This is due in large part to severe weather in the city of Vigo leading to a postponement of Celta Vigo’s league match against Real Madrid.

beIN SPORTS nets 1.4 million viewers for el Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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beIN SPORTS' coverage of the first el Clasico of the 2016/17 season between Barcelona and Real Madrid was watched by an average of 1.433 million viewers across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español combined.

An average of 913,000 people watched the game on beIN SPORTS en Español, while 520,000 tuned in to watch the game on beIN SPORTS, according to Sports TV Ratings.

beIN SPORTS nets 1.4 million viewers for el Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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beIN SPORTS' coverage of the first el Clasico of the 2016/17 season between Barcelona and Real Madrid was watched by an average of 1.433 million viewers across beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español combined.

An average of 913,000 people watched the game on beIN SPORTS en Español, while 520,000 tuned in to watch the game on beIN SPORTS, according to Sports TV Ratings.

Liga MX

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 21-26, 2017

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Liga MX had two matches surpass 1 million viewers for the sixth time in 2017 as 1.077 million watched Tigres and Morelia play to a 1-1 draw last weekend. Following that, Club América defeated Cruz Azul 2-0 in front of 1.675 million viewers, the third largest audience for a Liga MX match this season and the sixth to average more than 1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 21-26, 2017

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Liga MX had two matches surpass 1 million viewers for the sixth time in 2017 as 1.077 million watched Tigres and Morelia play to a 1-1 draw last weekend. Following that, Club América defeated Cruz Azul 2-0 in front of 1.675 million viewers, the third largest audience for a Liga MX match this season and the sixth to average more than 1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 14-20, 2017

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El Súper Clásico between Chivas and América drew 2.433 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes, making it the most-watched regular season Liga MX match since the two clubs met on August 27, 2016 in front of 1.92 million. In addition, the English-language stream on Facebook Live drew 26,000 viewers.

Bayern Munich

Bundesliga on FOX Sports suffers worst Friday viewing number since September

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Bayern Munich's game last Friday against Freiburg was the least-viewed Friday afternoon Bundesliga game on FOX Sports since September, 2016.

The opening game of the second half of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season after the winter break was watched by an audience of just 54,000 people.

The last time a Friday afternoon Bundesliga game got a worse viewing number was the September 16, 2016 game between Koln and Freiburg.

Bundesliga on FOX Sports suffers worst Friday viewing number since September

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Bayern Munich's game last Friday against Freiburg was the least-viewed Friday afternoon Bundesliga game on FOX Sports since September, 2016.

The opening game of the second half of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season after the winter break was watched by an audience of just 54,000 people.

The last time a Friday afternoon Bundesliga game got a worse viewing number was the September 16, 2016 game between Koln and Freiburg.

The Rest

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for February 28-March 6, 2017

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MLS Soccer Sunday made its return to ESPN and FS1 last week with both seeing big improvements over the first Soccer Sunday of 2016. Viewership on ESPN was up nearly 14% for Orlando-NYCFC when compared to last season’s Portland-Columbus rematch. FS1’s decision to air Atlanta’s opening match against the New York Red Bulls in primetime proved fruitful as the network saw viewership rise 40% from 267,000 in 2016 to 375,000 in 2017.