Mike Koeshartanto

Soccer on U.S. TV – May 2019

May is always a great soccer month, as European domestic and continental leagues and competitions come to a close and down in Mexico, the Liga MX Clausura title is decided. Let’s take a look back at a month that featured 250 broadcasted games with 275 different teams.

  • In Mexico, Club León and Tigres met twice to decide the Liga MX Clausura champion. With a combined 3.73M viewers tuning in on Univision, Tigres won its seventh Liga MX title
  • The Liga MX story hardly ends there. Mexico’s top league and the most-watched league in the U.S. had seven of the nine most-watched games of the month, totaling 9.53M viewers and an average of 1.59M viewers per game – all on Univision
  • Looking at the 20 most-watched games of May, 11 were from the Liga MX Clausura. Total audience: 13.4M
  • In Europe, one of the only major domestic leagues with an open title race in the league’s last weekend was the Premier League. As they’ve done in the past, NBC featured all matches across NBC networks, including the two title contenders – Manchester City and Liverpool – on NBCSN and NBC, respectively. Manchester City may have won the title, but Liverpool’s game on NBC was seen by 240K more people!
  • In the world of continental competitions, the Concacaf Champions League title was decided with 932K viewers on UniMas seeing Monterrey lift the trophy. In Europe, the two Liverpool, Barcelona UEFA Champions League semifinals were watched by a combined 2.83M people. For comparison sake, 46 percent (1.30M) of TV viewership was on English-language TNT and 54 percent (1.53M) on Spanish-language Univision.

See you all back here in a few weeks as we recap June and crunch numbers on the first few weeks of the Women’s World Cup and Copa America!

Categories: Broadcast, Infographics, Liga MX, Research, Television Ratings, Uncategorized