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World Soccer Talk: Most-watched soccer games on US TV for November 13-26, 2018

Nov 30, 2018

By: Collin Werner

Last Saturday afternoon’s London Derby between Spurs and Chelsea averaged 824,000 views on the NBC broadcast network, the most for a Premier League match on NBC since September 1. The Premier League has seen more than a 13% drop in viewership in October and November when compared to the first two months of the season, shedding over 100,000 average viewers per match.

Mexico’s two matches against Argentina were unsurprisingly the two most-watched matches of the November international break with both matches averaging 879,000 viewers across UniMás and Univision Deportes. The United States’ away trip to England and Italy averaged just 363,000 viewers on ESPN2, FOX Sports 1 and UniMás with the match against England grabbing the most viewers at 455,000.

The MLS Conference Finals first leg matches were the least watched since 2015 with a 15% drop in viewership compared to last season. ESPN’s broadcast accounted for most of that with Atlanta United’s 3-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls earning 85,000 fewer viewers than the Columbus Crew and Toronto FC’s 0-0 draw to open the Conference Finals in 2017.

Source: World Soccer Talk

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