US Soccer TV Ratings

How Nielsen's 2013 report explains soccer

Nielsen has released it's data on sports fans in 2013, and it has some promising figures for soccer. While Nielsen ratings for soccer broadcasts often bring much wailing and gnashing of teeth, things are trending up in several areas.

Soccer on TV: Manchester Derby, LA vs. Seattle

The Manchester Derby beat out UFC last weekend, while the LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders faired well directly against that UFC fight.

Soccer TV Talk: Recent MLS, EPL Ratings on NBC

It's time to take a look at the recent MLS and EPL ratings on NBC Sports. The network has doubled down on soccer programming, but has the plan worked?

EPL on NBC Sports, Fox Sports One ratings updates

With new cable sports offerings launching last weekend, we take a look at how the various offerings fared. NBC Sports EPL coverage and Fox Sports One went toe to toe with ESPN.

EPL on NBC, Fox Sports One, have successful launch

Manchester United defeating Swansea launched the EPL on NBC, while a UFC Fight launched the new Fox Sports One. It was a milestone day in a changing cable sports landscape.

The EPL and LA Galaxy NBC Sports broadcasts

The LA Galaxy will have at least two broadcasts on NBC Sports after NBC becomes the home of the EPL in America. That and the ratings in English and Spanish for the Gold Cup final

Four Star Daily: Practice? Save of the Week

The Four Star Daily is out, and can you believe we're talking about practice? Also save of the week, new soccer TV, and more.

NBC Sports steady, friendlies uninspiring

MLS has gotten to a point where it's a bigger ratings draw than the midseason friendlies against foreign opponents. That's a step in the right direction. LA Galaxy vs. Portland pulled solid numbers for their Saturday night broadcast.

ESPN defends ratings, remains committed to soccer

After much was made of ESPN's dip in the ratings year to year for the Spring quarter, the cable giant has come back with an explanation of events. They've also reaffirmed their commitment to soccer.

National cablecasts and FIFA 13 forward

The LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers are scheduled to kick off on NBC Sports Network this weekend, and Marco di Vaio beat out Robbie Keane in the FIFA 13 MLS All-Star Game competition.


NBC Sports Network continues growth, ESPN drops

NBC Sports posted it's best quarter ever in the Spring, while ESPN was down significantly year to year. The NBC growth could pay off for MLS when contracts are renegotiated.

Magee return to Chicago featured on MLS Insider

Mike Magee's return to his hometown of Chicago was featured on episode three of MLS Insider on July 5. Robbie Rogers' side of the trade with Chicago was shown on the debut episode and episode three gave fans a chance to understand Magee's side.

MLS TV Ratings: Strong showing from weekend tilts

This past weekend's MLS national TV ratings are out, and relative to MLS they look quite healthy: MLS numbers: ESPN's Philly-NY Red Bulls game Sunday averaged 323K viewers. NBCSN's...

John Strong now lead announcer for NBC Sports

NBC Sports announced today that former Portland Timbers announcer has taken over play by play duties for their MLS coverage. Arlo White has already been announced as the lead play by play man for Premier League coverage.

Evening Star: MLS ESPN ratings, NBC Sports

The ratings are out for last weekend's MLS nationally telecast match of the week and the numbers are good. That plus a look at this weekend's national programming.

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