The Most Watched Soccer Matches and Networks of the Past Weekend (NEW)

In this regular feature we look at the most watched soccer matches over the last weekend (February 25-26). Here’s a quick look at the matches people watched the most, the networks that won and other relevant insights.

What match had the largest audience?

Mexican LigaMX' match between Cruz Azul and America was the most watched, with 663,000 viewers on Saturday (see table below).

Which broadcaster won?

Thanks to the fact that it holds the rights to the Spanish Liga Santander matches, BeInSports was the most-watched network with more than 1.2 million viewers, or one-third of the total viewers that watched the top 10 matches (check out the table below).

What else is relevant?

While La Liga, Liga MX and the Premier League matches dominated the top 10, one German Bundesliga match tmade it into the top 10. Coming in aton number 8 was Leverkusen vs. Mainz, with 109,000 viewers.

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# Program Episode Network Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000)
1 LIGA MX 2 SAT AMERICA / CRUZ AZUL UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:59 p.m. 12:04 a.m. 663 419
2 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L ATLETICO MADRID VS. BARCELONA BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 10:05 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 519 319
3 LIGA MX L JAGUARES / GUADALAJARA UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:39 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 491 281
4 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L VILLARREAL VS. REAL MADRID BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 2:34 p.m. 4:48 p.m. 461 285
5 PREMIER LEAGUE L SWANSEA/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:55 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 422 217
6 PREMIER LEAGUE L STOKE/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:24 a.m. 10:31 a.m. 354 187
7 LIGA MX L QUERETARO / UNAM UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:50 p.m. 7:50 p.m. 305 194
8 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L VILLAREAL VS. REAL MADRID BEIN SPORT 2:35 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 151 81
9 BUNDESLIGA - L LEVERKUSEN VS MAINZ FOX DEPORTES 9:25 a.m. 11:32 a.m. 109 72
10 LALIGA SANTANDER-L LEGANES VS. DEPORTIVO BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 12:23 p.m. 2:28 p.m. 67 42

Source: SportsTVRatings.com ("All data ©Nielsen, provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen")


Ximena Cassab @xcassab

Ximena is a Swiss-Mexican journalist based in Mexico City where she specialized in business, and travel topics. Graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), she has worked as an editor at the magazines Expansión , Aire and Accent, from Expansion Group. Currently she is working with different media in Spanish and English independently. She is a passionate traveler who does not miss the opportunity to see a new place in the world.

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