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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#ProgramEpisodeNetworkStartEndTotal Viewers (000)Viewers Age 18-49 (000)Day of the game
1PREMIER LEAGUE LCHELSEA/STOKENBC SPORTS NETWORK10:57 AM12:59 PM519302SAT
2LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-LBARCELONA VS. VALENCIABEIN SPORT ESPANOL3:34 PM5:45 PM506293SUN
3PREMIER LEAGUE LSOUTHAMPTON/TOTTENHAMNBC SPORTS NETWORK10:08 AM12:21 PM478270SUN
4PREMIER LEAGUE LARSENAL/WEST BROMNBC SPORTS NETWORK8:24 AM10:30 AM392225SAT
5LIGA MX LTIGRES / CRUZ AZULUNIVISION DEPORTES6:54 PM9:00 PM362227SAT
6PREMIER LEAGUE LMANCHESTER UNITED/MIDDLESBROUGHNBC SPORTS NETWORK7:54 AM10:08 AM300159SUN
7LIGA MX LPUEBLA / MONARCASUNIVISION DEPORTES7:54 PM10:00 PM293177SUN
8PREMIER LEAGUE LSWANSEA/BOURNEMOUTHNBC SPORTS NETWORK1:27 PM3:32 PM279147SAT
9LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-LATHLETIC VS. REAL MADRIDBEIN SPORT ESPANOL11:06 AM1:15 PM264151SAT
10MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER LSEATTLE SOUNDERS/NEW YORK RED BULLSFOX SPORTS 17:00 PM9:30 PM18490SUN

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

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