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.
What match had the largest audience?
The game between Malaga and Barcelona, played on Saturday afternoon, was the most was the most watched during the weekend. 431,000 viewers broadcast the 31st game of the Spanish Liga Santander.
Which broadcaster came out on top?
The most watched network was NBC Sports, although BeIn Sports broadcast La Ligas’s match. because of their Premier League broadcasting right, NBC made it to number one with 1.3 million viewers.
What else is relevant?
Female soccer was the fifth most watched game, thanks to the match played by the U.S. against Russia. 400,000 viewers tuned ESPN to watch the encounter on Sunday afternoon.
|Program||Episode||Network||Start||End||Total Viewers (000)||Viewers Age 18-49 (000)||Day of the game|
|1||LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L||MALAGA VS. BARCELONA||BEIN SPORT ESPANOL||2:35 p.m.||4:47 p.m.||431||265||Sat|
|2||PREMIER LEAGUE L||MANCHESTER UNITED/SUNDERLAND||NBC SPORTS NETWORK||8:24 a.m.||10:29 a.m.||420||231||Sun|
|3||PREMIER LEAGUE L||LEICESTER/EVERTON||NBC SPORTS NETWORK||10:57 a.m.||1:03 p.m.||387||209||Sun|
|4||LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L||REAL MADRID VS. ATLETICO MADRID||BEIN SPORT ESPANOL||10:04 a.m.||12:16 p.m.||347||203||Sat|
|5||USA SOCCER WOMEN L||UNITED STATES/RUSSIA||ESPN||2:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||384||212||Sun|
|6||LIGA MX L||SANTOS / PACHUCA||UNIVISION DEPORTES||6:36 p.m.||9:03 p.m.||298||177||Sun|
|7||LIGA MX L||CRUZ AZUL / MONARCAS||UNIVISION DEPORTES||5:57 p.m.||7:55 p.m.||293||177||Sat|
|8||PREMIER LEAGUE L||HULL/MANCHESTER CITY||NBC SPORTS NETWORK||9:57 a.m.||11:58 a.m.||281||124||Sat|
|9||PREMIER LEAGUE L||WATFORD/TOTTENHAM||NBC SPORTS NETWORK||7:24 a.m.||9:26 a.m.||251||89||Sat|
|10||BUNDESLIGA L||BAYERN MUNICH/DORTMUND||FOX SPORTS 1||12:10 p.m.||2:30 p.m.||174||92||Sat|
Source: SportsTVRatings.com (“All data ©Nielsen, provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen”)