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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”)

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”)