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

Which match had the largest audience?

Last weekend the English Premier League came in first on our list, thanks to the match played between Arsenal and Liverpool, which drew 614,000 viewers on Saturday (see table below).

Which broadcaster came out on top?

Thanks to the fact that it holds the rights to the English Premier League matches, NBC Sports Network was the most-watched network with more than 2.1 million viewers.

BeInSports Español came second with 546,000 viewers thanks to its coverage of the Spanish Liga Santanter.

What else is relevant?

The MLS managed to make it into the top ten twice, once with the Orlando City SC vs. New York City FC match, and a second time with Atlanta United vs the New York Red Bulls. Between both matches, the league drew 786,000 viewers.

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#ProgramEpisodeNetworkStartEndTotal Viewers (000)Viewers Age 18-49 (000)
1PREMIER LEAGUE LARSENAL/LIVERPOOLNBC SPORTS NETWORK12:27 p.m.2:32 p.m.614348
2LIGA MX LCRUZ AZUL / JAGUARESUNIVISION DEPORTES6:03 p.m.8:00 p.m.442260
3PREMIER LEAGUE LHULL/LEICESTERNBC SPORTS NETWORK9:57 a.m.11:58 a.m.438231
4PREMIER LEAGUE LMANCHESTER CITY/SUNDERLANDNBC SPORTS NETWORK10:57 a.m.12:59 p.m.412179
5MLS REGULAR SEASON LORLANDO CITY SC/NEW YORK CITY FCESPN5:00 p.m.7:32 p.m.411210
6MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER LATLANTA UNITED/NEW YORK RED BULLSFOX SPORTS 17:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.375212
7PREMIER LEAGUE LEVERTON/TOTTENHAMNBC SPORTS NETWORK8:23 a.m.10:27 a.m.363173
8LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-LBARCELONA VS. CELTABEIN SPORT ESPANOL2:35 p.m.4:48 p.m.351181
9PREMIER LEAGUE LBOURNEMOUTH/MANCHESTER UNITEDNBC SPORTS NETWORK7:24 a.m.9:31 a.m.329180
10LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-LEIBAR VS. REAL MADRIDBEIN SPORT ESPANOL10:05 a.m.12:12 p.m.195103

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

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Ximena is a Swiss-Mexican journalist based in Mexico City where she specialized in business, and travel topics. Graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), she has worked as an editor at the magazines Expansión , Aire and Accent, from Expansion Group. Currently she is working with different media in Spanish and English independently. She is a passionate traveler who does not miss the opportunity to see a new place in the world.

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