Most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 31-November 5, 2017

The 2017 MLS Conference Semi-Final second leg’s averaged 262,500 viewers, up 10% from an average of 238,750 viewers for the first leg matches and up 20% from 219,250 for the 2016’s Conference semi-final second legs. Overall MLS Cup Playoff viewership is up around 13% from 2016 and up just 584 viewers from an average of 266,833 in 2015. For the third consecutive week, Club América’s Liga MX game on Univision was the most-watched soccer game in the United States, last week drawing 1.14 million viewers as they took on Puebla. For Univision, it was also their fourth consecutive week with a single broadcast drawing over 1 million viewers. On NBC, Liverpool’s 4-1 win against West Ham United drew 676,000 viewers, a slight decrease from 710,000 viewers for last week’s late Saturday kickoff featuring Chelsea and Bournemouth. Sunday proved to be the most popular day for viewership last week with
couple of high profile matches starting with Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal which drew 642,000 viewers on NBCSN followed by 782,000 tuning in for Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat of Mourinho’s Manchester United. Both matches managed to outdraw the previous Sunday’s match between Leicester City and Everton on NBC. Here are the most-watched soccer games on US TV for October 31-November 5, 2017:
Rank Date Competition Teams TV1 TV2 Total
1 11/4/17 Liga MX América / Puebla Univision; 1140000 —; — 1,140,000
2 11/4/17 Liga MX Pachuca / Querétaro Univision; 629000 UDN; 318000 947,000
3 11/5/17 Premier League Man Utd / Chelsea NBCSN; 782000 —; — 782,000
4 11/4/17 Premier League West Ham / Liverpool NBC; 676000 —; — 676,000
5 11/5/17 Premier League Arsenal / Man City NBCSN; 642000 —; — 642,000
6 11/5/17 Liga MX Pumas / Sanots Univision; 431000 —; — 431,000
7 10/31/17 MLS Conference Semi-Final Columbus Crew / New York City FC ESPN; 424000 —; — 424,000
8 11/3/17 Liga MX Morelia / Cruz Azul —; — UDN; 406000 406,000
9 11/4/17 Liga MX Chivas / Atlas —; — UDN; 345000 345,000
10 11/4/17 Liga MX Lobos / Monterrey —; — UDN; 324000 324,000
11 11/5/17 MLS Toronto FC / New York Red Bulls ESPN; 307000 —; — 307,000
12 11/3/17 Liga MX Tigres / Leon —; — UDN; 305000 305,000
13 11/4/17 Premier League Newcastle / Bournemouth NBCSN; 305000 —; — 305,000
14 11/4/17 Premier League Stoke City / Leicester City NBCSN; 292000 —; — 292,000
15 11/5/17 MLS NYCFC / Columbus Crew FS1; 270000 —; — 270,000
16 11/5/17 MLS Portland Timbers / Houston Dynamo FS1; 265000 —; — 265,000
17 11/5/17 Premier League Spurs / Crystal Palace NBCSN; 261000 —; — 261,000
18 11/1/17 UEFA CL Group Stage Spurs / Real Madrid FS1; 259000 —; — 259,000
19 11/2/17 MLS Conference Semi-Final Seattle Sounders / Vancouver Whitecaps FS1; 208000 —; — 208,000
20 11/5/17 Liga MX Tigres / Necaxa —; — UDN; 190000 190,000
21 10/31/17 UEFA CL Group Stage Olymipakos / Barcelona —; — FOXD; 168000 168,000
22 11/1/17 Liga MX Atlas / Tigres —; — UDN; 166000 166,000
23 10/31/17 UEFA CL Group Stage Man Utd / Benfica FS1; 145000 —; — 145,000
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