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Most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 12-17, 2017

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Mexico and the United States topped the charts last week as the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage concluded. Mexico’s matches averaged 3.189 million viewers between both FOX’s and Univision’s networks, beating all other nations by a huge margin. Unsurprisingly, the United States saw the second-highest average viewership at 1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 7-11, 2017

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The World Cup Qualifier between the United States and Mexico was unsurprisingly the most-watched soccer match of the week with over 6.8 million viewers tuning in between FOX Sports 1 and Univision. The match was the most-viewed soccer match for 2017 on both networks individually, with FOX Sports 1 contributing 2.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 24-29, 2017

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Univision’s broadcasts of the Liga MX Clasura final topped this week’s charts as UDN’s broadcast of the 1st leg delivered 1.236 million to make it the most0watched Liga MX final ever on the network. Univision’s broadcast of the 2nd leg delivered 2.8 million viewers to make it the most-viewed club soccer match on any network in 2017 thus far.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 24-29, 2017

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Univision’s broadcasts of the Liga MX Clasura final topped this week’s charts as UDN’s broadcast of the 1st leg delivered 1.236 million to make it the most0watched Liga MX final ever on the network. Univision’s broadcast of the 2nd leg delivered 2.8 million viewers to make it the most-viewed club soccer match on any network in 2017 thus far.

Univision scores 2.8 million viewers for Chivas-Tigres Liga MX final second-leg

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The second leg of the Liga MX Clausura final between Chivas and Tigres averaged 2.8 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes, making it the second most-viewed Liga MX Clausura final ever on any network in the United States.

The mammoth number helped Univision Deportes deliver its most-watched Liga MX season ever in the 2016-17 campaign.

Univision scores 2.8 million viewers for Chivas-Tigres Liga MX final second-leg

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The second leg of the Liga MX Clausura final between Chivas and Tigres averaged 2.8 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes, making it the second most-viewed Liga MX Clausura final ever on any network in the United States.

The mammoth number helped Univision Deportes deliver its most-watched Liga MX season ever in the 2016-17 campaign.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 1-7, 2017

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Real Madrid’s 2-0 defeat against Atlético Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League Semi Finals drew 779,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, falling short of the 858,000 that tuned in for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich’s matchup in the previous round and falling in as the second most-watched Champions League match on FOX Sports’ networks this season.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 1-7, 2017

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Real Madrid’s 2-0 defeat against Atlético Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League Semi Finals drew 779,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, falling short of the 858,000 that tuned in for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich’s matchup in the previous round and falling in as the second most-watched Champions League match on FOX Sports’ networks this season.

Mexican National Team

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 28-July 2, 2017

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A total of 3 million viewers watched Germany lift their first ever Confederations Cup title as they defeated Chile 1-0 Sunday afternoon. Just a few hours earlier, Portugal defeated Mexico in the third-place match before an audience of nearly 1.2 million Americans. Throughout the tournament, Telemundo averaged 1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 28-July 2, 2017

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A total of 3 million viewers watched Germany lift their first ever Confederations Cup title as they defeated Chile 1-0 Sunday afternoon. Just a few hours earlier, Portugal defeated Mexico in the third-place match before an audience of nearly 1.2 million Americans. Throughout the tournament, Telemundo averaged 1.

FIFA Confederations Cup

Telemundo Deportes averaged record 1.2 million viewers for Confederations Cup tournament

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Telemundo Deportes’ exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup averaged 1.2 million total viewers and 605,000 adults 18-49, and delivered 46 million streaming minutes on digital platforms.

The coverage reached over 16 million viewers on television, outperforming Univision networks’ broadcast of the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009, which aired in similar time periods by +47% and +29% respectively, according to Nielsen.

Telemundo Deportes averaged record 1.2 million viewers for Confederations Cup tournament

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Telemundo Deportes’ exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup averaged 1.2 million total viewers and 605,000 adults 18-49, and delivered 46 million streaming minutes on digital platforms.

The coverage reached over 16 million viewers on television, outperforming Univision networks’ broadcast of the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009, which aired in similar time periods by +47% and +29% respectively, according to Nielsen.

Telemundo outperforming FOX Sports by 229% in Confederations Cup viewing numbers

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Telemundo Deportes is running all over FOX Sports in the race to reach as many viewers as possible for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Through the semi-finals of the competition, which in many ways is a dry run for next summer’s World Cup, Telemundo Deportes’ exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup has reached over 11 million total viewers, averaging 1.

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

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The FIFA Confederations Cup kicked off last Saturday with the opening four matches averaging 1.3 million viewers across the networks of Telemundo. The highest viewership for the first round of play was unsurprisingly found on the second day as nearly 2.9 million people tuned in to FOX Sports 1 and Telemundo for Mexico’s opening match of the tournament.

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

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The FIFA Confederations Cup kicked off last Saturday with the opening four matches averaging 1.3 million viewers across the networks of Telemundo. The highest viewership for the first round of play was unsurprisingly found on the second day as nearly 2.9 million people tuned in to FOX Sports 1 and Telemundo for Mexico’s opening match of the tournament.

Major League Soccer

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 21-28, 2017

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Telemundo concluded their coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Group Stage averaging 1 million total viewers across all 12 matches. Mexico unsurprisingly led the way as the most popular team during the group stages by averaging 2.1 million viewers per match on Telemundo and an additional 521,000 on FOX and FS1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for June 21-28, 2017

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Telemundo concluded their coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Group Stage averaging 1 million total viewers across all 12 matches. Mexico unsurprisingly led the way as the most popular team during the group stages by averaging 2.1 million viewers per match on Telemundo and an additional 521,000 on FOX and FS1.

San Jose-LA Galaxy scores best MLS TV viewing audience of 2017 thus far

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Saturday’s broadcast of San Jose Earthquakes against LA Galaxy on Univision and Univision Deportes is the most-watched MLS game of the 2017 season thus far on US television.

A total of 692,000 viewers tuned in to watch the game on the over-the-air Univision network, which combined with the 202,000 people who watched the match simulcast on Univision Deportes, equals a total of 894,000 viewers for the California Clásico.

San Jose-LA Galaxy scores best MLS TV viewing audience of 2017 thus far

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Saturday’s broadcast of San Jose Earthquakes against LA Galaxy on Univision and Univision Deportes is the most-watched MLS game of the 2017 season thus far on US television.

A total of 692,000 viewers tuned in to watch the game on the over-the-air Univision network, which combined with the 202,000 people who watched the match simulcast on Univision Deportes, equals a total of 894,000 viewers for the California Clásico.

Seattle-Portland MLS game on FOX averaged 554,000 viewers

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The first Cascadia Cup of the 2017 MLS season between Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers averaged 554,000 viewers on the FOX network and FOX Deportes combined on Saturday, May 27.

With a scheduled kick-off time of 3:10pm ET, the match immediately followed the 2016/17 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Seattle-Portland MLS game on FOX averaged 554,000 viewers

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The first Cascadia Cup of the 2017 MLS season between Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers averaged 554,000 viewers on the FOX network and FOX Deportes combined on Saturday, May 27.

With a scheduled kick-off time of 3:10pm ET, the match immediately followed the 2016/17 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 15-21, 2017

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Premier League Championship Sunday viewership on the NBC network saw little change from last season as just 10,000 fewer people watched Arsenal defeat Everton. However, viewership was down 19% when compared to 2015’s final day match between Manchester United and Hull City.

Major League Soccer on ESPN saw a viewership increase of 11% this week as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated expansion side Minnesota United 2-1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 15-21, 2017

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Premier League Championship Sunday viewership on the NBC network saw little change from last season as just 10,000 fewer people watched Arsenal defeat Everton. However, viewership was down 19% when compared to 2015’s final day match between Manchester United and Hull City.

Major League Soccer on ESPN saw a viewership increase of 11% this week as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated expansion side Minnesota United 2-1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 8-14, 2017

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Mexican soccer continued to dominate American television as the Liguilla began this past week. Saturday’s match between Monterrey and Toluca drew 1.3 million viewers on Univision to make it the most-watched soccer match of the week. The following day, Chivas and Atlas drew 1.2 million viewers to become the most-watched game that day.

MLS reveals strategic plan to improve TV ratings in US

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In an interview with Sports Business Daily last week, MLS executives revealed their plan to improve lagging TV ratings.

The plan includes:

1. Putting cameras in the locker rooms before the game,

2. Allowing access to team huddles,

3.

MLS reveals strategic plan to improve TV ratings in US

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In an interview with Sports Business Daily last week, MLS executives revealed their plan to improve lagging TV ratings.

The plan includes:

1. Putting cameras in the locker rooms before the game,

2. Allowing access to team huddles,

3.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 25-30, 2017

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Viewership numbers for Liga MX remain strong with both of Mexico’s super clubs attracting audiences greater than 1 million. Club América led the way as 1.3 million tuned in to their 2-1 defeat by Atlas on Univision.

Liga MX broadcasts are averaging 735,446 viewers so far in the 2017 Apertura, up from 687,186 during the 2016 Clasura.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 25-30, 2017

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Viewership numbers for Liga MX remain strong with both of Mexico’s super clubs attracting audiences greater than 1 million. Club América led the way as 1.3 million tuned in to their 2-1 defeat by Atlas on Univision.

Liga MX broadcasts are averaging 735,446 viewers so far in the 2017 Apertura, up from 687,186 during the 2016 Clasura.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid-Juventus Champions League final totalled 3 million viewers on FOX and FOX Deportes

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More than 3 million viewers watched the 2017 UEFA Champions League final on FOX and FOX Deportes combined, according to Showbuzz Daily.

The Real Madrid-Juventus final was shown live on both the English-language FOX network and Spanish-language FOX Deportes channel. The FOX network broadcast averaged 1,762,000 viewers, while the FOX Deportes broadcast had 1,241,000 people tuning in to watch the 4-1 victory for Real Madrid.

Real Madrid-Juventus Champions League final totalled 3 million viewers on FOX and FOX Deportes

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More than 3 million viewers watched the 2017 UEFA Champions League final on FOX and FOX Deportes combined, according to Showbuzz Daily.

The Real Madrid-Juventus final was shown live on both the English-language FOX network and Spanish-language FOX Deportes channel. The FOX network broadcast averaged 1,762,000 viewers, while the FOX Deportes broadcast had 1,241,000 people tuning in to watch the 4-1 victory for Real Madrid.

el Clásico watched by 1.6 million viewers on beIN SPORTS in the United States

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EXCLUSIVE: The viewing numbers are in for one of the most exciting el Clásico games in recent history between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The match was televised live to viewers in the United States via beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español. The combined viewing number for both networks was 1,594,000

beIN SPORTS benefitted from the Sunday mid-afternoon timeslot.

English Premier League

Most popular Premier League clubs on US television based on average viewership

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Liverpool Football Club is the most popular Premier League team on US television.

That’s according to research generated by @US_Spurs that has averaged all of the viewership numbers from their TV appearances during the 2016/17 season. The Reds averaged 481,943 viewers for the 36 matches that were broadcast live on US television.

Most popular Premier League clubs on US television based on average viewership

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Liverpool Football Club is the most popular Premier League team on US television.

That’s according to research generated by @US_Spurs that has averaged all of the viewership numbers from their TV appearances during the 2016/17 season. The Reds averaged 481,943 viewers for the 36 matches that were broadcast live on US television.

Arsenal

Arsenal-Chelsea FA Cup Final on FOX watched by 984,000 soccer fans

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Saturday’s broadcast of the 2016/17 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on the FOX network and FOX Deportes averaged 984,000 viewers combined across both networks.

Out of the 984,000 viewers, 836,000 watched Chelsea-Arsenal on the English-language FOX network, while the remaining 148,000 watched it on the Spanish-language FOX Deportes.

Arsenal-Chelsea FA Cup Final on FOX watched by 984,000 soccer fans

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Saturday’s broadcast of the 2016/17 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on the FOX network and FOX Deportes averaged 984,000 viewers combined across both networks.

Out of the 984,000 viewers, 836,000 watched Chelsea-Arsenal on the English-language FOX network, while the remaining 148,000 watched it on the Spanish-language FOX Deportes.

The Rest

What value do summer friendlies have in the US? World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 36, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• America’s love-hate relationship with summer friendlies, whether they’re good for soccer in the US and how meaningful the matches are or not,

• Discussion of FOX Sports’ coverage of the Gold Cup,

• News about ESPN’s commentators for the International Champions Cup,

• The latest word on the TV ratings for soccer games on United States TV

• Plus questions from YOU, the listeners and much more.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for May 29-June 4, 2017

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Real Madrid and Juventus led in the ratings this week as over 3 million people tuned in for the UEFA Champions League final on FOX and FOX Deportes. Viewership was up 3% on the FOX broadcast network when compared to 2016 (1.762M vs 1.7M) while FOX Deportes underperformed ESPN Deportes by 4% against the 2016 final (1.

Impact of a David Beckham Miami team on MLS and TV ratings: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 30, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• Who will be FOX’s lead commentary team for World Cup 2018,

• Latest news from FOX and Telemundo about their Confederations Cup coverage

• Analysis of the UEFA Champions League TV coverage in the USA,

• Our thoughts on what impact the MLS Miami team can have on the league and TV ratings,

• Plus questions from YOU, the listeners and much more.