Wednesday, December 15, 2021

TV Soccer Viewership: Dec 6-13, 2021

Soccer viewership/ratings summary for last week:

1. MLS wrapped up their 26th season on ABC as 1.14m viewers watched NYCFC win the MLS Cup in Portand. The MLS Cup seems to always fall in the 1 million range on broadcast TV. The rating of 0.67 is a little low compared to previous years, but still in-line. MLS has not seen the kind of growth they likely want with their final. They can get ratings close to this on broadcast early in the spring on broadcast TV. 

2. Manchester United continues to be a big draw for NBC. Their match against Norwich did just about as well as the MLS Final pulling 1.01 million with a 0.60 rating.

3. Over on cable we finally see a USA Network game top the weekend for the Premier League (440k, Liverpool v Aston Villa). They've started to advertise a bit more heavily that the league will be jumping over to that network soon so that messaging might be paying off.

4. Liga MX is again top of the list on cable as the Apertura part of their season comes to a close. I don't have a direct source for their broadcast numbers on Univision but the combined number for the Atlas v Leon is reported to have been 2.4 million viewers.

5. Liga MX Femenil has three matches on my list this week. The Tigres v America match pulled a good 12k on Monday night.

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US Cable Viewership: Soccer Programs Dec 6-13
Viewers (000)Event/GameNetworkDate
772LIGA MX PT SUN: FINAL: ATLAS / LEONTUDN12/12
608LIGA MX THU: FINAL: LEON / ATLASTUDN12/9
468SELECCION MEXICANA 12/8: MEXICO VS CHILETUDN12/8
440PREMIER LEAGUE L: ASTON VILLA/LIVERPOOLUSA12/11
422PREMIER LEAGUE L: EVERTON/CRYSTAL PALACENBCSN12/12
350PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSN12/12
343PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSN12/11
320PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIONBCSN12/11
317FUTBOL CENTRAL PT SUNTUDN12/12
302PREMIER LEAGUE L: SOUTHAMPTON/ARSENALNBCSN12/11
301PREMIER LEAGUE L: WOLVES/MANCHESTER CITYNBCSN12/11
296PREMIER LEAGUE L: WEST HAM/BURNLEYNBCSN12/12
206PREMIER LEAGUE L: ARSENAL/EVERTONNBCSN12/6
187CONTACTO DEPORTIVOTUDN12/9
177UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2: REAL MADRID/INTERTUDN12/7
153UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: FC BAYERN/BARCATUDN12/8
135FUTBOL CENTRAL LTUDN12/8
133MLS DT SAT: FINAL: PORTLAND / NYC FCTUDN12/11
129LIGA MX FEMENIL L: SF: TIGRES / AMERICATUDN12/13
123PREMIER LEAGUE L: WATFORD/BRENTFORDNBCSN12/10
114PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONENBCSN12/12
110LIGA DE EXPANSION MX L: CLUB CELAYA/ATLANTETUDN12/9
109PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONENBCSN12/6
104LIGA MX FEMENIL L: SF: AMERICA / TIGRESTUDN12/10
104LIGA PREMIER: NORWICH CITY VS MANUNITEDUNIVERSO12/11
92CONCACAF LEAGUE: MOTAGUA/COMUNICACIONESTUDN12/8
89CONTACTO DEPORTIVO LTUDN12/8
74LIGA MX FEMENIL: SF:MONTERREY VS ATLASFOX DEP12/13
47LIGA PREMIER: EVERTON VS ARSENALUNIVERSO12/6
sources: showbuzzdaily, spoilertv, me

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X. Last thing - I've been writing about soccer for over 12 years now on this site. My primary focus has been on MLS and the Columbus Crew, but I cover all things I can. I've been on Twitter for about 10 of those and have never blocked anyone - until last night. His name is Edwin Games and he is associated with MLS. I've interacted with him numerous times. His admitted objective is to combat anything seen as negative towards MLS (particularly tv ratings). He has progressively gotten more aggressive and there appears to be no change in this pattern of gaslighting, namecalling, getting personal, etc. Anyone familiar with abusive behavior knows that it only escalates until someone is removed - he is blocked. My hope is MLS cuts him off. I recommend anyone reading this do the same.

4 comments:

Eddy said...

Lol I'm not associated with MLS my dude you are clueless. Just a fan get a grip just MLS fans disagree with you doesn't mean they work or are associated with MLS. GOD I wish I was.

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Eddy said...

Lol you aren't fooling anyone. Keep pedaling your stories,with your "straight unbiased takes" [eye rolls] MLS keeps succeeding. You claim fans of MLS just want to defend it, you want to attack it and try to make it appear its failing so you can try to make a point of P/R is the fix lol. Stop the whole fair and balance crap the oh I talk about a MLS team for bajillion years so I'm not biased schtick. You literally have posts flat out wishing for low MLS ratings. Lol can't take the heat in the kitchen and debate your side without trying to own the convo that the other person just isn't as smart as you or stupidly claim they are affiliated with MLS haha. Stand by your ideas and debate them without all the BS tactics you use. Truth is you just are a P/R mouth pot calling the kettle black a true fan of the league. It irritates you to get called out and checked you aren't used to that sort of thing. Have known and worked with folks like you, the types my whole life.
You were just being Charmin soft my friend and a moment of not having control over the narrative you like to push and that ppl like the one guy a few weeks ago were calling you out on your data charts being misleading u got
heated. You figure blocking me would allow you to regain control. I saw you and Chris tweets saying how he utilizes the block now. So you guys had your little game plan Dming each other how cute. Further going into your safe spaces of your echo chambers. FACT is I don't care about Pro/Rel not for or against it but thinking you have some sort of effect creating your little blog to serve as a Pro/Rel resource center, where you spin up and concoct the charts to pettle ain't jack my friend.

Preaching to a small crowd, majority of soccer fans folks do not care about P/R trust me. They just want to watch talented players play soccer.


You really need to get a grip on reality and stop the conspiracy theories. I read how you guys think everyone who disagrees with you is associated with MLS, but this crap about me is quack job level and a waste of time. I kinda wish you keep going down that fruitless rabbit hole. That other dude Bobby that was really the one going at you is not me in case you have this grand conspiracy. Since you are posting my name here post the twitter thread so folks can see how thin skinned you got. I said maybe two or three things I called the Pro/Rel nuts Pro/Relistan and OMG I went over the edge w/Chris who've I had Adult convo, respectable debate with got in his feelsies and you guys rage quit the convo after talking your smack all these years and acting like you have all the answers.


Truth is you aren't used to ppl challenging you, you P/R guys spend all your time in your Echo Chambers.

That results in a delusional reality that everyone or even a majority agrees with you. So when you get in debates online if you can't use your normal tactics of getting all your PR buddies to run the person off (not happening) you do what is essentially rage quit the debate (block) and try to act like you won or am above it. Just lame I'll never block someone unless they curse at me or become threatening.

I am a retired Marine and know how to protect myself and stand up for what I believe in. So you can lame (lol) try to DOX me and leave my government name on here outside of where I posted on my public Twitter Profile ALL YOU WANT, in hopes some of your Crazy Pro Rel buds try to come at me cause you can't debate so are reduced to lame duck and run and smack talk from your safe space digital corner of a echo chamber tactics. I stand by every word I said. Don't delete this comment either. If you are gonna keep my name here and try to keep the debate going let's do it hear. Don't get upset that you can't "own" and talk down to someone in a debate.

Anyway have a nice day pal๐Ÿ˜‰ thinking I'm associated with MLS you guys think highly of yourself. Trust me MLS ain't thinking about you, me or your PR buds