Last Weekend’s Most Watched Soccer Match in the US: Arsenal vs Manchester City

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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 game between Arsenal and Manchester City, of the English Premier League, was the most watched during the weekend, with up to 630,000 viewers. NBC Sports Network broadcast it.

Which broadcaster came out on top?

Once again, because of their Premier League broadcasting rights, NBC Sports Network was the most watched broadcaster with close to 1.6 million viewers. BeIn Sports, the holder of the Spanish la Liga rights, came in  second.

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What else is relevant?

The match played between New England and Portland, on Sunday, was  the  only MLS’ game that made it to the Top Ten, with 266,000 viewers.

Program Episode Network Start End Total Viewers (000) Viewers Age 18-49 (000) Day of the game
1 PREMIER LEAGUE L MANCHESTER CITY/ARSENAL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:57 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 631 311 Sun
2 PREMIER LEAGUE L CRYSTAL PALACE/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 a.m. 12:02 p.m. 448 230 Sat
3 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L GRANADA VS. BARCELONA BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 2:35 p.m. 4:47 p.m. 393 206 Sun
4 PREMIER LEAGUE L EVERTON/LIVERPOOL NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:22 a.m. 9:28 a.m. 287 137 Sat
5 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER L PORTLAND/ NEW ENGLAND ESPN2 9:00 p.m. 11:06 p.m. 266 125 Sun
6 PREMIER LEAGUE L MIDDLESBROUGH/SWANSEA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:24 a.m. 10:31 a.m. 256 100 Sun
7 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L REAL MADRID VS. ALAVES BEIN SPORT ESPANOL 10:05 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 246 145 Sun
8 LIGA MX L JAGUARES / UNAM UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:37 p.m. 8:57 p.m. 226 123 Sat
9 PREMIER LEAGUE L WEST BROM/MANCEHSTER UNITED CNBC 10:00 a.m. 12:04 p.m. 151 113 Sat
10 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L GRANADA VS. BARCELONA BEIN SPORT 2:35 p.m. 4:50 p.m. 118 78 Sun

 

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

 

 


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