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”)