Last Weekend’s Most Watched Soccer Match: Stoke City-Chelsea followed by Barcelona-Valencia

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In this regular feature we look at the most watched soccer matches in the U.S. over the past weekend, the networks that came out on top and other relevant insights.

Which match had the largest audience?

The most watched match was the match played between Stoke City and Chelsea, at the 29th round of the English Premier League, it was viewed by  an audience of 519,000 last Saturday.

Which broadcaster came out on top?

NBC Sports Network was the most watched sports network. The network broadcast's English Premier League matches and had almost 2 million viewers. The second most watched network was BeInSports with approximately 770,000 viewers. BeinSports broadcast's Spain's popular La Liga.

What else is relevant?

Two Liga MX matches made it into the top 10. These matches were broadcast by Univision Deportes. Both matches, Tigres vs Cruz Azul and Puebla vs Monarcas, had a combined audience of 655,000 viewers.

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# Program Episode Network Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) Day of the game
1 PREMIER LEAGUE L CHELSEA/STOKE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:57 AM 12:59 PM 519 302 SAT
2 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L BARCELONA VS. VALENCIA BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 3:34 PM 5:45 PM 506 293 SUN
3 PREMIER LEAGUE L SOUTHAMPTON/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:08 AM 12:21 PM 478 270 SUN
4 PREMIER LEAGUE L ARSENAL/WEST BROM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:24 AM 10:30 AM 392 225 SAT
5 LIGA MX L TIGRES / CRUZ AZUL UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:54 PM 9:00 PM 362 227 SAT
6 PREMIER LEAGUE L MANCHESTER UNITED/MIDDLESBROUGH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:54 AM 10:08 AM 300 159 SUN
7 LIGA MX L PUEBLA / MONARCAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:54 PM 10:00 PM 293 177 SUN
8 PREMIER LEAGUE L SWANSEA/BOURNEMOUTH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:27 PM 3:32 PM 279 147 SAT
9 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L ATHLETIC VS. REAL MADRID BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 11:06 AM 1:15 PM 264 151 SAT
10 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L SEATTLE SOUNDERS/NEW YORK RED BULLS FOX SPORTS 1 7:00 PM 9:30 PM 184 90 SUN

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


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