US Soccer TV Ratings

A group for all things related to the production of live US soccer television including talent, schedules, and ratings.

Univision has above average viewership for USA-BEL

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Univision released an average rating across the octofinal matches, with the US clocking in at 5.1 million total viewers. Final ratings for the US-Belgium tilt on ESPN average out to 9.8 US...

ESPN posted record ratings with World Cup match

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The United States may have lost 2-1 to Belgium, but a record number of people tuned in to watch it on ESPN. The cable network averaged a 9.6 overnight rating, making it the highest overnight rating...

Report: New MLS TV deal "On the Precipice"

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Reports from this weekend's ESPN upfront presentation for the World Cup broadcast are that ESPN, Fox, and MLS are on the precipice of a TV rights deal.

MLS TV ratings: Fixture stability breeds ratings

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Two months into the MLS season, and TV ratings are consistent for NBC Sports. ESPN hasn't jumped into the MLS pool yet, and while it's assumed UniMas has the best numbers for MLS they're a bit...

TV Broadcast Revenue VS Gate Revenue: Part I

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Television stations pay A LOT OF FREAKING MONEY to broadcast sporting events

How Nielsen's 2013 report explains soccer

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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,...

Soccer on TV: Manchester Derby, LA vs. Seattle

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

ESPN defends ratings, remains committed to soccer

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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

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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

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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

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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...

MLS TV Ratings: Strong showing from weekend tilts

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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

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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...

Evening Star: MLS ESPN ratings, NBC Sports

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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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