What: Take a quick look at the sports events that people watched over the past weekend in this new regular weekly feature!

Which sport drew the biggest audience?

NASCAR’s race day in Atlanta. Broadcasted by Fox Sports 1, this sport event came in first on our list with 848,000 viewers.

What broadcaster drew the biggest audience?

Thanks to college basketball (both male and female) ESPN (including ESPNU and ESPN2) was once again the most watched broadcaster over the weekend. In addition to showing all college regular season games, the network also added a MLS game  — Orlando City versus New York City FC — to its broadcasting (which earned 15th place in the ranking of the weekend’s most watched events).

Of the 11.9 million who watched the Top 25 live sports events last weekend, 4.6 million watched ESPN.

Fox Sports drew the second-largest audience, through a broadcast combination of NASCAR races, a UFC fight and one MLS match. Over the weekend, the network had 3.3 million viewers.

Soccer made it into the top ten thanks to the Liga MX match between Cruz Azul and Jaguares. Broadcasted through Univision Deporte, the sports event attracted 442,000 viewers.

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#ProgramEpisodeNetworkStartEndTotal Viewers (000)Viewers Age 18-49 (000)
1NASCAR RACEDAY LATLANTAFOX SPORTS 112:30 p.m.2:00 p.m.848189
2COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN LFLORIDA/VANDERBILTESPN2:07 p.m.4:13 p.m.739283
3NASCAR RACEDAY: XFINITY LATLANTAFOX SPORTS 11:30 p.m.2:06 p.m.730120
4COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN LBAYLOR/TEXASESPN4:13 p.m.6:04 p.m.725339
5COLLEGE GAMEDAY-BKBL LREGUALR SEASONESPN11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.662307
6NASCAR M.E. CUP FIN PRA LATLANTAFOX SPORTS 112:06 p.m.1:30 p.m.624132
7PREMIER LEAGUE LARSENAL/LIVERPOOLNBC SPORTS NETWORK12:27 p.m.2:32 p.m.614348
8COLL BASK POST-SEASON LCAMPBELL/WINTHROPESPN1:00 p.m.3:04 p.m.465238
9UFC PPV PREFIGHT L209:WOODLEY/THOMPSON 2FOX SPORTS 17:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.453211
10LIGA MX LCRUZ AZUL / JAGUARESUNIVISION DEPORTES6:03 p.m.8:00 p.m.442260
11WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN LUCF/UCONNESPN25:00 p.m.6:46 p.m.44291
12PREMIER LEAGUE LHULL/LEICESTERNBC SPORTS NETWORK9:57 a.m.11:58 a.m.438231
13COLL BASK POST-SEASON LNORTH FLORIDA/FLORIDA GULF COASTESPN3:04 p.m.5:00 p.m.420206
14PREMIER LEAGUE LMANCHESTER CITY/SUNDERLANDNBC SPORTS NETWORK10:57 a.m.12:59 p.m.412179
15MLS REGULAR SEASON LORLANDO CITY SC/NEW YORK CITY FCESPN5:00 p.m.7:32 p.m.411210
16COLL BKBL SCOREBOARD LPORTLAND/ST. MARYSESPN26:46 p.m.7:00 p.m.40992
17WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN LPURDUE/MARYLANDESPN27:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.38377
18MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER LATLANTA UNITED/NEW YORK RED BULLSFOX SPORTS 17:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.375212
19WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN LMISSISSIPPI ST/SOUTH CAROLINAESPN23:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.36371
20PREMIER LEAGUE LEVERTON/TOTTENHAMNBC SPORTS NETWORK8:23 a.m.10:27 a.m.363173
21LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-LBARCELONA VS. CELTABEIN SPORT ESPANOL2:35 p.m.4:48 p.m.351181
22WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN LSTANFORD/OREGON STESPN29:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.33564
23PREMIER LEAGUE LBOURNEMOUTH/MANCHESTER UNITEDNBC SPORTS NETWORK7:24 a.m.9:31 a.m.329180
24NASCAR XFINITY QUALIFY LATLANTAFOX SPORTS 19:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.28765
25WMNS COLL BKBL POST SSN LDUKE/NOTRE DAMEESPN21:00 p.m.2:47 p.m.27765

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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