Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Soccer Viewership: MAY 10-16

No broadcast TV for soccer last week as Liga MX and the Premier League approach the end of their 2021/22 seasons.

Highlights/Lowlights:

• Liga MX takes the top three spots. The Clausura playoffs wrap up this week. Strong numbers for the league last week. Fans like games that matter, go figure.

• After a really up and down Clausura, TUDN's Liga MX coverage will probably finish statistically flat (they are down 3% right now) from 2021 and '20.

• The Premier League's 2nd to last week of the 2021/22 season saw strong numbers and keeps the league a huge +30% YOY (+15% over 2020)

MLS scores 382k on ESPN. It's easily their best number of the year. It puts their YOY number at -21%, which is much improved over the -40s they were at till last week.

• MLS hasn't pulled a rating on TUDN since April 23. On the year they've only had 4 games with a greater than 0.0 rating on their span-lang partner. The only other span-lang MLS game to pull a rating was April 9th LAG v LAFC match (149k) on FOXD.

• Rare appearance for the Bundesliga this year. The 266k is an "MLS-like" number that ESPN will be happy with for now. The 18-49 was nearly half of all viewers as well.

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US TV Viewership: Soccer Programs May 10-16
Viewers (000)Event/GameNetworkDate
757LIGA MX L: QF: PUEBLA / AMERICATUDN5/11
654LIGA MX PT SUN: QF: TIGRES / CRUZ AZULTUDN5/15
552LIGA MX L: QF: PACHUCA / ATLETICO SAN LUISTUDN5/14
515PREMIER LEAGUE L: MAN CITY/WEST HAMUSA5/15
513LIGA MX EF SUN: QF: ATLAS / CHIVASTUDN5/15
485PREMIER LEAGUE L: BRENTFORD/EVERTONUSA5/15
413LIGA MX L: QF: CRUZ AZUL / TIGRESTUDN5/12
405PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/TOTTENHAMUSA5/12
388PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/NEWCASTLEUSA5/16
382MLS REGULAR SEASON L: ATLANTA/NEW ENGESPN5/15
350PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIOUSA5/15
348PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/ASTON VILLAUSA5/10
345LIGA MX L: QF: ATLETICO SAN LUIS / PACHUCATUDN5/11
340LIGA MX EF SAT: QF: AMERICA / PUEBLATUDN5/14
309PREMIER LEAGUE L: MANCHESTER CITY/WOLVESUSA5/11
275MLS REGULAR SEASON  L: SEATTLE/MINNESOTAESPN5/15
272PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIOUSA5/11
268FUT-EST-CHIVA-R-TEL-UNVSO: GUADA VS ATLASUNIVERSO5/12
266GERMAN BUNDESLIGA L: BIELEFELD/RB LEIPZIGESPN5/14
265PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONEUSA5/15
255PREMIER LEAGUE L: BURNLEY/TOTTENHAMUSA5/15
183PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONEUSA5/11
166PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIOUSA5/12
163PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIOUSA5/10
141PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONEUSA5/16
133PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIOUSA5/16
128PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONEUSA5/10
114PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONEUSA5/12
84LIGA MX FEMENIL: SF:MONTERREY VS PACHUCAFOXD5/16
80FUTBOL CENTRAL EF SUNTUDN5/15
73FUTBOL ESTEL CHIVAS EXTRAUNIVERSO5/12
61FUTBOL CHIVAS FEMINIL: GUADALAJARA V TIGRESUNIVERSO5/16

sources: showbuzzdaily, spoilertv, helltown

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Leaderboards for Eng-lang viewership. Pay-TV includes live steaming services such as YTTV and Hulu.

000sProgram - BroadcastCount
881Premier League9
826UEFA Champions League13
484FA Women's Super League1
450MLS - ABC1
438USWNT1
437MLS - FOX4
434Bundesliga1
428NWSL3
396La Liga1

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000sProgram - Pay TVCount
869World Cup Qualifier - Concacaf3
422EPL78
295USMNT1
266Bundesliga1
230EPL - Studio105
230MLS - ESPN13
190USWNT2
180General Soccer4
161MLS - FS110
158World Cup Qualifier - UEFA2
155Concacaf Champions League7
118FIFA Club World Cup1


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Top 25 Soccer Programs 2022 YTD (by rating)

The table below shows the top 25 Eng-lang soccer events/programs on TV this year, so far (Jan 1 - May 9). This is sorted by Rating, not Viewership. Rating is the share of TVs tuned into that particular program at that particular time.

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Count:
13 - UEFA Champions League
10 - Premier League
1 - NWSL
1 - World Cup Qual: Concacaf

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Rating000sEvent/GameNetworkDate
0.651,275NBC PREMIER LEAGUE TOTTENHAM AT MAN CITYNBC2/19
0.621,110UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE-SEMI: REAL V MAN CITYCBS5/4
0.60993UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE-SEMI: MAN CITY V REALCBS4/26
0.58995NBC PREMIER LEAGUENBC1/15
0.55945NBC PREMIER LEAGUE - MAN CITY AT SOUTHAMPTONNBC1/22
0.54904UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE-QTRS: REAL V CHELSEACBS4/12
0.54850UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE-QTRS: CHELSEA VS REAL MADRIDCBS4/6
0.53944NBC PREMIER LEAGUE: MAN UNITED V BRIGHTONNBC5/7
0.52856UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE - ATHLETICO / MAN UNITEDCBS2/23
0.52456NWSL CHALLENGE CUP: SANDIEGO FC V ANGEL CITY FCCBS4/2
0.51900NBC PREMIER LEAGUE WEST HAM AT LIVERPOOLNBC3/5
0.51808UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE-RND16: REAL VS PSGCBS3/9
0.50805UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE-SEMI: L'POOL V VILLARREALCBS4/27
0.48759UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE-RND16: LIVERPOOL VS INTERCBS3/8
0.47769UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE-RND16 PSG V REALCBS2/15
0.47727UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE-RND16 INTER VS LIVERPOOLCBS2/16
0.46750NBC PREMIER LEAGUE: TOTTENHAM AT ASTON VILLANBC4/9
0.44777UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE - CHELSEA / LILLECBS2/22
0.44658UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE-QTRS: MAN CITY V ATLETICOCBS4/5
0.42780PREMIER LEAGUE: MAN CITY V NORWICHNBC2/12
0.42712NBC PREMIER LEAGUE: MAN CITY V LEEDSNBC4/30
0.411,036WORLD CUP QUALIFIER USA L: USA/PANAMAFS13/27
0.41721UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE-QTRS: LIVERPOOL V BENFICACBS4/13
0.401,088PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/MANCHESTER CITYUSA4/10
0.40624PREMIER LEAGUE: TOTTENHAM V BRENTFORDNBC4/24
data: showbuzzdaily
homework: helltown