The skinny on February
293 matches featuring 248 teams across 28 leagues and competitions.
Club America, Monterrey lead the way
In January we had a first time occurrence since we’ve been tracking matches broadcast on U.S. TV – a women’s club team was the most-featured team. While Cruz Azul Femenil didn’t retain the crown in February, two different teams in Mexico did now that Liga MX and Concacaf Champions League are in full swing.
Club América made three appearances in the list of ten most-watched games of the month, totaling nearly three million total viewers. Monterrey featured once in a Liga MX game against León.
Trends in most-watched matches
If you’ve been reading our monthly recaps or if you’re in-tune with the sport’s media coverage you’ll know that two leagues have really dominated the airwaves. Thanks to coverage across the NBC family of networks and Telemundo, the Premier League has become the preeminent English language league in the U.S.
While matches continue to receive strong viewership, they still lack the consistency of Liga MX’s Spanish language broadcast viewership.
- Club América vs. Juárez | Univision | 1,100,000
- Tigres vs. Chivas | Univision | 1,100,000
- Cruz Azul vs. Tigres | TUDN | 1,100, 000
- Club América vs. Atlas | Univision | 1,000,000
- León vs. Monterrey | Univision | 986,000
- Arsenal vs. Everton | NBCSN / Telemundo | 962,000
- Pachuca vs. Tigres | Univision | 933,000
- Leicester City vs. Manchester City | NBC / NBC Universo | 922,000
- Manchester United vs. Wolverhampton | NBC | 913,000
- Club América vs. Necaxa | Univision | 886,000
For the sake of comparison to appease MLS fans like myself, the two most-watched MLS games in February were Nashville’s debut against Atlanta (FOX, 756K) and Chicharito’s LA Galaxy debut against Houston (Univision, 505K).