Last Weekend’s Most Watched Soccer Matches (March 4 and 5)
In this regular feature we look at the most watched soccer matches over the past weekend, the networks that came out on top and other relevant insights.
Which match had the largest audience?
Last weekend the English Premier League came in first on our list, thanks to the match played between Arsenal and Liverpool, which drew 614,000 viewers on Saturday (see table below).
Which broadcaster came out on top?
Thanks to the fact that it holds the rights to the English Premier League matches, NBC Sports Network was the most-watched network with more than 2.1 million viewers.
BeInSports Español came second with 546,000 viewers thanks to its coverage of the Spanish Liga Santanter.
What else is relevant?
The MLS managed to make it into the top ten twice, once with the Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC match, and a second time with Atlanta United vs the New York Red Bulls. Between both matches, the league drew 786,000 viewers.
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|#||Program||Episode||Network||Start||End||Total Viewers (000)||Viewers Age 18-49 (000)|
|1||PREMIER LEAGUE L||ARSENAL/LIVERPOOL||NBC SPORTS NETWORK||12:27 p.m.||2:32 p.m.||614||348|
|2||LIGA MX L||CRUZ AZUL / JAGUARES||UNIVISION DEPORTES||6:03 p.m.||8:00 p.m.||442||260|
|3||PREMIER LEAGUE L||HULL/LEICESTER||NBC SPORTS NETWORK||9:57 a.m.||11:58 a.m.||438||231|
|4||PREMIER LEAGUE L||MANCHESTER CITY/SUNDERLAND||NBC SPORTS NETWORK||10:57 a.m.||12:59 p.m.||412||179|
|5||MLS REGULAR SEASON L||ORLANDO CITY SC/NEW YORK CITY FC||ESPN||5:00 p.m.||7:32 p.m.||411||210|
|6||MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L||ATLANTA UNITED/NEW YORK RED BULLS||FOX SPORTS 1||7:30 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||375||212|
|7||PREMIER LEAGUE L||EVERTON/TOTTENHAM||NBC SPORTS NETWORK||8:23 a.m.||10:27 a.m.||363||173|
|8||LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L||BARCELONA VS. CELTA||BEIN SPORT ESPANOL||2:35 p.m.||4:48 p.m.||351||181|
|9||PREMIER LEAGUE L||BOURNEMOUTH/MANCHESTER UNITED||NBC SPORTS NETWORK||7:24 a.m.||9:31 a.m.||329||180|
|10||LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L||EIBAR VS. REAL MADRID||BEIN SPORT ESPANOL||10:05 a.m.||12:12 p.m.||195||103|
Source: SportsTVRatings.com ("All data ©Nielsen, provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen")