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World Soccer Talk: Most-watched Soccer Games on US TV for August 15-20, 2018

Aug 25, 2018

By: Collin Werner

Last Saturday’s Chelsea’s 3-2 victory over Arsenal drew a combined 1.167 million viewers on NBC and Universo, making it the most-watched soccer match on American television since the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Through the first two rounds, the Premier League is averaging 587,500 viewers, up slightly from 578,250 in the first two rounds of the 2017-18 season.

The UEFA Super Cup averaged 871,000 viewers across TNT and Univision’s networks. The English-language viewership dropped considerably from 315,000 on FOX Sports 1 last season to just 173,000 viewers for TNT’s first UEFA broadcast. Meanwhile for Univision, the 698,000 viewers far exceed any UEFA Champions League match on FOX Deportes last season.

Liga MX finally broke the 1 million viewer barrier for the 2018 Apertura on Saturday with a total of 1.02 million viewers watching one of three matches airing in the 10PM Eastern Time window. Querétaro and Club América played to a 1-1 draw on Univision which held the largest share of the audience while an additional 158,000 and 66,000 viewers watched matches on FOX Deportes and Univision Deportes.

Source: World Soccer Talk

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