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West Ham United

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 31-November 5, 2017

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The 2017 MLS Conference Semi-Final second leg’s averaged 262,500 viewers, up 10% from an average of 238,750 viewers for the first leg matches and up 20% from 219,250 for the 2016’s Conference semi-final second legs. Overall MLS Cup Playoff viewership is up around 13% from 2016 and up just 584 viewers from an average of 266,833 in 2015.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 31-November 5, 2017

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The 2017 MLS Conference Semi-Final second leg’s averaged 262,500 viewers, up 10% from an average of 238,750 viewers for the first leg matches and up 20% from 219,250 for the 2016’s Conference semi-final second legs. Overall MLS Cup Playoff viewership is up around 13% from 2016 and up just 584 viewers from an average of 266,833 in 2015.

United States

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 13-22, 2017

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The LigaMX Super Clásico match between Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara was unsurprisingly the most-watched soccer match in the United States over the last two weeks. The game drew 1.92 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes, equaling the total viewership from the same matchup in the 2016 Apertura one year ago, but down 21% from the two clubs’ meeting in February 2017.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 13-22, 2017

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The LigaMX Super Clásico match between Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara was unsurprisingly the most-watched soccer match in the United States over the last two weeks. The game drew 1.92 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes, equaling the total viewership from the same matchup in the 2016 Apertura one year ago, but down 21% from the two clubs’ meeting in February 2017.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 5-11, 2017

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The United States Men’s National Team’s 4-0 victory over Panama in the penultimate round of the “Hex” last Friday was the most-watched soccer match of the week as 1.152 million viewers tuned into the English-language broadcast on ESPN2 and another 1.5 million watched Univision’s Spanish-language broadcasts.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 5-11, 2017

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The United States Men’s National Team’s 4-0 victory over Panama in the penultimate round of the “Hex” last Friday was the most-watched soccer match of the week as 1.152 million viewers tuned into the English-language broadcast on ESPN2 and another 1.5 million watched Univision’s Spanish-language broadcasts.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 29-September 4, 2017

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In the soccer TV ratings game, the United States kept it close with Mexico this international break as their matches kicked off back to back. The United States played first, drawing nearly 2.4 million viewers total and over 1 million from both the English language ESPN and Spanish language Univision broadcasts.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 29-September 4, 2017

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In the soccer TV ratings game, the United States kept it close with Mexico this international break as their matches kicked off back to back. The United States played first, drawing nearly 2.4 million viewers total and over 1 million from both the English language ESPN and Spanish language Univision broadcasts.

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

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The United States’ 2-1 victory over Jamaica to claim the 2017 Gold Cup led in the ratings last week. FS1 delivered 1.772 million viewers for the match, up 117% from 818k for the 2015 final. The game also brought record streaming numbers as 71,742 unique viewers watched the match on FOX Sports GO, the largest audience ever on the platform for a soccer match.

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

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The United States’ 2-1 victory over Jamaica to claim the 2017 Gold Cup led in the ratings last week. FS1 delivered 1.772 million viewers for the match, up 117% from 818k for the 2015 final. The game also brought record streaming numbers as 71,742 unique viewers watched the match on FOX Sports GO, the largest audience ever on the platform for a soccer match.

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.

Liga MX

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 25-October 1, 2017

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Club América’s 2-1 victory over Toluca was the most-watched soccer match of last week with 955,000 viewers tuning in across Univision and Univision Deportes. It was also the most-watched Liga MX match since Club América took on Veracruz on September 9 in the same timeslot.

Overall, Liga MX viewership is down over 40% when compared to the first 11 match days of the 2017 Clasura and down 32% compared to the 2016 Apertura.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 25-October 1, 2017

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Club América’s 2-1 victory over Toluca was the most-watched soccer match of last week with 955,000 viewers tuning in across Univision and Univision Deportes. It was also the most-watched Liga MX match since Club América took on Veracruz on September 9 in the same timeslot.

Overall, Liga MX viewership is down over 40% when compared to the first 11 match days of the 2017 Clasura and down 32% compared to the 2016 Apertura.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 15-20, 2017

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Puebla’s 1-0 road win against Chivas de Guadalajara last week was the first Liga MX match of the Apertura to surpass the one million viewer number as 1.07 million tuned in to watch the game on Univision and Univision Deportes. Beginning with the start of the 2017 Apertura in July, Univision saw some changes to its Liga MX broadcasting schedule, adding two Friday night cable-only broadcasts.

Fox Deportes

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 19-24, 2017

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Similar to last season, the FOX over-the-air network aired an NFL/MLS doubleheader for the final MLS broadcast on FOX in 2017. Last weekend, FOX drew a combined average of 1.35 million viewers for the MLS broadcasts, up 4% from 1.298 million in 2016. MLS games on the FOX broadcast network overall, however, have experienced a 5% drop in viewership when compared to 2016.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 19-24, 2017

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Similar to last season, the FOX over-the-air network aired an NFL/MLS doubleheader for the final MLS broadcast on FOX in 2017. Last weekend, FOX drew a combined average of 1.35 million viewers for the MLS broadcasts, up 4% from 1.298 million in 2016. MLS games on the FOX broadcast network overall, however, have experienced a 5% drop in viewership when compared to 2016.

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.

Telemundo

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for September 5-10, 2017

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Mexico’s September 5th draw away to Costa Rica drew 2.7 million viewers on Telemundo’s networks, beating out Mexico’s Confederations Cup Group Stage match against Portugal to become the most-watched soccer game on Telemundo in 2017. The United States’ match against Honduras drew a combined 531,000 viewers on beIN Sports and NBC Universo.

Manchester United-West Ham tops 1 million viewers on NBCSN and Telemundo

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NBCSN and Telemundo combined their efforts Sunday to attract more than 1 million viewers for Manchester United’s opening game of the 2017/18 season against West Ham United.

The match from Old Trafford in England averaged 680,000 viewers on NBCSN for the game that was televised live from 11am-1pm ET on Sunday, August 13.

Manchester United-West Ham tops 1 million viewers on NBCSN and Telemundo

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NBCSN and Telemundo combined their efforts Sunday to attract more than 1 million viewers for Manchester United’s opening game of the 2017/18 season against West Ham United.

The match from Old Trafford in England averaged 680,000 viewers on NBCSN for the game that was televised live from 11am-1pm ET on Sunday, August 13.

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 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.

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.

English Premier League

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 21-27, 2017

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Last week saw two Premier League matches break the one million viewer mark. Saturday afternoon’s match between Manchester United and Leicester City drew 1.137 million viewers across NBC and Universo, up 38% from the same window last week and up 15% from the opening weekend. Then on Sunday, Liverpool’s 4-0 destruction of Arsenal drew 1.

Two Premier League matches break one million viewers on US TV

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Two matches from this past weekend broke the million viewers barrier on US television. Those games were Manchester United versus Leicester and Liverpool against Arsenal.

Man United’s game against Leicester was the most-watched soccer game anywhere on US television last weekend with an average of 1.

Two Premier League matches break one million viewers on US TV

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Two matches from this past weekend broke the million viewers barrier on US television. Those games were Manchester United versus Leicester and Liverpool against Arsenal.

Man United’s game against Leicester was the most-watched soccer game anywhere on US television last weekend with an average of 1.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 8-13, 2017

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The 2017/18 season of the Premier League kicked off on a Friday for the first time as Arsenal hosted Leicester, which drew 375,000 viewers on NBCSN, up 80% from last season’s opener between Hull and Leicester on CNBC. Premier League viewership peaked at 1.028 million viewers on Sunday afternoon for Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat of newly-promoted Newcastle.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for August 8-13, 2017

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The 2017/18 season of the Premier League kicked off on a Friday for the first time as Arsenal hosted Leicester, which drew 375,000 viewers on NBCSN, up 80% from last season’s opener between Hull and Leicester on CNBC. Premier League viewership peaked at 1.028 million viewers on Sunday afternoon for Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat of newly-promoted Newcastle.

ESPN

ESPN scores 1.7 million viewers for el Clásico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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ESPN’s live coverage of the first el Clásico to be played on US soil between Barcelona and Real Madrid delivered 1.7 million viewers last Saturday.

The match, billed as el Clásico Miami and part of the 2017 International Champions Cup, was shown live across ESPN in English and ESPN 2/ESPN Deportes in Spanish.

ESPN scores 1.7 million viewers for el Clásico Miami between Barcelona and Real Madrid

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ESPN’s live coverage of the first el Clásico to be played on US soil between Barcelona and Real Madrid delivered 1.7 million viewers last Saturday.

The match, billed as el Clásico Miami and part of the 2017 International Champions Cup, was shown live across ESPN in English and ESPN 2/ESPN Deportes in Spanish.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for July 18-23, 2017

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MLS returned from its summer break with Orlando City SC taking on Atlanta United on ESPN last Friday night. The match drew 338,000 viewers, up 13% from ESPN’s previous Friday night broadcast on June 30 and a strong number for MLS on the network. The next day, however, Minnesota United’s match against the New York Red Bulls broadcast on ESPN was the networks second least-watched match of the season with only 222,000 viewers.

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.

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.

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.