MLS 2016 TV Thread (Ratings, Historical Data, Contracts etc)

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  1. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
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    Hi all,

    Happy New Year!

    This will be the new thread for the 2016 season regarding everything related to MLS on TV.

    In this thread we can talk about schedules, tv slots, tv stations, tv contracts, general soccer ratings, other sports and TV shows ratings as relates to MLS and of course track and try to speak on MLS TV ratings week to week.

    The first few posts in this thread will be dedicated to data so that there is always an easy reference point for the historical information and then we can keep a running tab on the ratings in the thread as we did in previous seasons.
     
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  2. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS 2015 Regular Season TV Viewership Summary

    Home teams listed first. All times are Eastern.

    Averages are only listed if we have compiled all the games for a specific network.

    FS1 (all ratings for 2.5 hour window unless specified)
    Game 1: 268k (KC vs NYR) Sunday 7:00pm 3/8/2015
    Game 2: 289k (SEA vs NE) Sunday 9:30pm 3/8/2015
    Game 3: 197k (POR vs LA) Sunday 7:00pm 3/15/2015
    Game 4: 134k (SJ vs CHI) Sunday 7:00pm 3/22/2015
    Game 5: 211k (RSL vs TFC) Sunday 7:00pm 3/29/2015
    Game 6: 166k (KC vs PHI) Sunday 7:00pm 4/5/2015
    Game 7: 271k (LA vs SEA) Sunday 7:00pm 4/12/2015
    Game 8: 186k (ORL vs TOR) Sunday 7:00pm 4/26/2015
    Game 9: 309k (SEA vs POR) Sunday 9:30pm 4/26/2015
    Game 10: 212k (NYCFC vs SEA) Sunday 7:00pm 5/3/2015
    Game 11: 233k (NYR vs NYC) Sunday 7:00pm 5/10/2015
    Game 12: 153k (PHI vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 5/17/2015
    Game 13: 161k (PHI vs NYR) Sunday 5:00pm 5/24/2015
    Game 14: 244k (SJ vs ORL) Sunday 7:00pm 5/24/2015
    Game 15: 206k (NE vs LA) Sunday 7:00pm 5/31/2015
    Game 16: 175k (SJ vs DAL) Sunday 7:00pm 6/7/2015
    Game 17: 378k (ORL vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 6/14/2015
    Game 18: 283k (RSL vs KC) Sunday 10:00pm 6/21/2015
    Game 19: 371k (POR vs SEA) Sunday 7:00pm 6/28/2015
    Game 20: 234k (NYC vs ORL) Sunday 2:30pm 7/26/2015
    Game 21: 109k (CHI vs DAL) Sunday 7:00pm 8/2/2015
    Game 22: 315k (NYR vs NYC) Sunday 7:00pm 8/9/2015
    Game 23: 120k (PHI vs CHI) Sunday 7:00pm 8/16/2015
    Game 24: 154k (NYR vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 8/30/2015
    Game 25: 166k (COLU vs DAL) Sunday 7:00pm 9/6/2015
    Game 26: 91k (ORL vs KC) Sunday 7:00pm 9/13/2015
    Game 27: 87k (PHI vs HOU) Sunday 7:00pm 9/20/2015
    Game 28: 76k (SJ vs RSL) Sunday 7:00pm 9/28/2015
    Game 29: 108k (LA vs DAL) Sunday 9:30pm 9/28/2015
    Game 30: 104k (COLO vs RSL) Sunday 7:00pm 10/4/2015
    Game 31: 194k (SEA vs LA) Sunday 9:30pm 10/4/2015
    Game 32: 156k (LA vs POR) Sunday 7:00pm 10/18/2015
    Game 33: 128k (COLU vs DC) Sunday 5:00pm 10/25/2015
    Average: 197k

    FS2 (all ratings for 2.5 hour window unless specified)
    Game 1: 77k (NYC vs POR) Sunday 7:00pm 4/19/2015 (this game was originally intended for FS1 but was bumped to FS2 when NASCAR ran long)

    Fox Deportes (all ratings for 2.5 hour window unless specified)
    Game 3: 67k (POR vs LA) Sunday 7:00pm 3/15/2015
    Game 4: 15k (SJ vs CHI) Sunday 7:00pm 3/15/2015
    Game 5: 46k (RSL vs TFC) Sunday 7:00pm 3/29/2015
    Game 6: 59k (KC vs PHI) Sunday 7:00pm 4/5/2015
    Game 7: 69k (LA vs SEA) Sunday 7:00pm 4/12/2015
    Game 8: 33k (NYC vs POR) Sunday 7:00pm 4/19/2015
    Game 9: 22k (ORL vs TOR) Sunday 7:00pm 4/26/2015
    Game 10: 60k (SEA vs POR) Sunday 9:30pm 4/26/2015
    Game 11: 43k (NYCFC vs SEA) Sunday 7:00pm 5/3/2015
    Game 12: 32k (NYR vs NYC) Sunday 7:00pm 5/8/2015
    Game 13: 14k (PHI vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 5/17/2015
    Game 14: 56k (PHI vs NYR) Sunday 5:00pm 5/24/2015
    Game 15: 22k (SJ vs ORL) Sunday 7:00pm 5/24/2015
    Game 16: 81k (NE vs LA) Sunday 7:00pm 5/31/2015
    Game 17: 28k (SJ vs DAL) Sunday 7:00pm 6/7/2015
    Game 18: 100k (ORL vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 6/14/2015
    Game 19: 22k (RSL vs KC) Sunday 10:00pm 6/21/2015
    Game 20: 32k (POR vs SEA) Sunday 7:00pm 6/28/2015
    Game 21: 92k (NYC vs ORL) Sunday 2:30pm 7/26/2015
    Game 22: 38k (CHI vs DAL) Sunday 7:00pm 8/2/2015
    Game 23: 42k (NYR vs NYC) Sunday 7:00pm 8/9/2015
    Game 24: 41k (PHI vs CHI) Sunday 7:00pm 8/17/2015
    Game 25: 24k (NYR vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 8/30/2015
    Game 26: 60k (COLU vs DAL) Sunday 7:00pm 9/6/2015
    Game 27: 59k (ORL vs KC) Sunday 7:00pm 9/13/2015
    Game 28: ?k (PHI vs HOU) Sunday 7:00pm 9/20/2015
    Game 29: 46k (SJ vs RSL) Sunday 7:00pm 9/28/2015
    Game 30: 78k (LA vs DAL) Sunday 9:30pm 9/28/2015
    Game 31: 13k (COLO vs RSL) Sunday 7:00pm 10/4/2015
    Game 32: 68k (SEA vs LA) Sunday 9:30pm 10/4/2015
    Game 33: 44k (LA vs POR) Sunday 7:00pm 10/18/2015
    Game 34: 20k (COLU vs DC) Sunday 5:00pm 10/25/2015
    Average: ? (Missing Games)

    ESPN2 (all ratings are for a 2 hour window unless specified)
    Game 1: 539k (ORL vs NYC) Sunday 5:00pm 3/8/2015 (2.5 hour window)
    Game 2: 289k (NYC vs NE) Sunday 5:00pm 3/15/2015
    Game 3: 250k (NYR vs DC) Sunday 5:00pm 3/22/2015
    Game 4: 152k (CHI vs PHI) Sunday 5:00pm 3/29/2015
    Game 5: 247k (RSL vs SJ) Sunday 5:00pm 4/5/2015
    Game 6: 226k (POR vs ORL) Sunday 5:00pm 4/12/2015
    Game 7: 243K (PHI vs NE) Sunday 5:00pm 4/19/2015
    Game 8: 216k (NYR vs LA) Sunday 5:00pm 4/26/2015
    Game 9: 233k (KC vs CHI) Sunday 5:00pm 5/3/2015
    Game 10: 177k (TOR vs HOU) Sunday 5:00pm 5/10/2015
    Game 11: 108k (DC vs ORL) Wednesday 8:00pm 5/13/2015
    Game 12: 172k (ORL vs LA) Sunday 5:00pm 5/17/2015
    Game 13: 240k (KC vs NE) Wednesday 8:00pm 5/20/2015
    Game 14: 332k (SEA vs NYR) Sunday 5:00pm 5/31/2015
    Game 15: 161k (RSL vs COLO) Sunday 5:00pm 6/7/2015
    Game 16: 214k (DC vs NE) Sunday 5:00pm 6/21/2015
    Game 17: 187k (LA vs POR) Wednesday 11:00pm 6/24/2015*
    Game 18: 133k (POR vs SJ) Sunday 11:00pm 7/5/2015
    Game 19: 163k (COLU vs CHI) Wednesday 8:30pm 7/15/2015
    Game 20: 245k (DC vs PHI) Sunday 5:00pm 7/26/2015
    Game 21: 165k (SJ vs POR) Sunday 5:00pm 8/2/2015
    Game 22: 345k (SEA vs ORL) Sunday 5:00pm 8/17/2015**
    Game 23: 62k (TOR vs NE) Sunday 5:00pm 9/13/2015***
    Game 24: 211k (NYR vs TOR) Wednesday 7:30pm 9/16/2015
    Game 25: 85k (DAL vs HOU) Sunday 5:00pm 10/4/2015
    Average: 216k

    *The start of this game was bumped to ESPN News. This rating starts from the 11:24pm mark.
    **The first half of this game was on ESPN News (which drew 129k)
    ***Opening day for NFL

    ESPN
    Game 1: 297k (NYC vs NYR) Sunday 5:00pm 6/28/2015
    Game 2: 310k (NYC vs TFC) Sunday 3:00pm 7/12/2015
    Game 3: 549k (LA vs SEA) Sunday 4:00pm 8/9/2015
    Game 4: 452k (LA vs NYCFC) Sunday 3:00pm 8/23/2015
    Game 5: 438k (SEA vs POR) Sunday 4:30pm 8/30/2015
    Game 6: 299k (POR vs NY) Sunday 5:00pm 9/20/2015
    Game 7: 278k (KC vs SEA) Sunday 5:00pm 9/28/2015
    Game 8: 215k (HOU vs SEA) Sunday 5:00pm 10/18/2015
    Game 9: 210k (KC vs LA) Sunday 7:00pm 10/25/2015
    Average: 339k

    ESPN Deportes

    Has averaged 33k through its first 13 telecasts
    Game X: 183k (LA vs SEA) Sunday 4:00pm 8/9/2015*

    * Largest number on ESPN Deportes for MLS ever

    Unimas
    Game 1: 341k (LA vs CHI) Friday 10:00pm 3/6/2015
    Game 2: 310k (HOU vs ORL) Friday 7:00pm 3/13/2015
    Game 3: Cancelled due to snow
    Game 4: 269k (ORL vs DC) Friday 7:00pm 4/3/2015
    Game 5: 230k (DAL vs COLO) Friday 7:00pm 4/10/2015
    Game 6: 166k (NYR vs SJ) Friday 7:00pm 4/17/2015
    Game 7: 150k (KC vs DAL) Friday 9:00pm 5/29/2015
    Game 8: 211k (HOU vs NYR) Friday 9:00pm 6/8/2015
    Game 9: 222k (COL vs DAL) Friday 9:00 6/19/2015
    Game 10: 166k (DAL vs HOU) Friday 9:00pm 6/26/2015
    Game 11: 356k (SJ vs LA) Friday 11:00pm 8/28/2015
    Game 12: 151k (NYR vs CHI) Friday 7:00pm 9/11/2015
    Game 13: 161k (KC vs DAL) Friday 7:00pm 9/18/2015
    Average: 224k (final average even if data set is incomplete.)

    UDN
    Game 1: 87k (LA vs CHI) Friday 10:00pm 3/6/2015
    Game 2: 51k (HOU vs ORL) Friday 7:00pm 3/13/2015
    Game 3: 57k (PHI vs DAL) Saturday 4:00pm 3/21/2015 (rescheduled from the Friday night snow)
    Game 4: 71k (ORL vs DC) Friday 7:00pm 4/3/2015
    Game 5: 28k (DAL vs COLO) Friday 7:00pm 4/10/2015
    Game 6: 32k (NYR vs SJ) Friday 7:00pm 4/17/2015
    Game 7: 48k (CHI vs NYC) Friday 8:00pm 4/24/2015
    Game 8: 40k (COLO vs DAL) Friday 10:00pm 4/24/2015
    Game 9: 50k (HOU vs DAL)) Friday 8:00pm 5/1/2015
    Game 10: 47k (RSL vs SJ) Friday 10:00pm 5/1/2015
    Game 11: 63k (ORL vs NE) Friday 8:00pm 5/8/2015
    Game 12: 58k (COLO vs SJ) Friday 10:00pm 5/8/2015
    Game 13: 35k (NYC vs CHI) Friday 7:00pm 5/15/2015
    Game 14: 43k (DAL vs NYR) Friday 9:00pm 5/15/2015
    Game 15: 43k (COLU vs CHI) Friday 8:00pm 5/22/2015
    Game 16: 60k (LA vs HOU) Friday 10:30pm 5/22/2015
    Game 17: 18k (KC vs DAL) Friday 9:00pm 5/29/2015
    Game 18: 34k (HOU vs NYR) Friday 9:00pm 6/8/2015
    Game 19: 34k (COLO vs DAL) Friday 9:00pm 6/19/2015
    Game 20: 31k (DAL vs HOU) Friday 9:00pm 6/26/2015
    Game 21: 87k (Hou vs CHI) Friday 9:00pm 7/3/2015
    Game 22: 59k (SJ vs HOU) Friday 11:00pm 7/10/2015
    Game 23: 66k (LA vs SJ) Friday 11:00pm 7/17/2015
    Game 24: 72k (RSL vs KC) Friday 11:00pm 7/24/2015
    Game 25: 22k (POR vs CHI) Friday 11:00pm 8/7/2015
    Game 26: 38k (SJ vs COLO) Friday 11:00pm 8/15/2015
    Game 27: 100k (POR vs HOU) Friday 11:00pm 8/21/2015
    Game 28: 143k (SJ vs LA) Friday 11:00pm 8/28/2015
    Game 29: 68k (NYR vs ORL) Friday 7:00pm 9/25/2015
    Average: ? (missing data)

    Combined Unimas/UDN(these were not separated out)
    Orlando City vs. New York City FC (UniMas+UDN, Oct. 16 7:00-9:06 p.m.) 229k total viewers; 119k adults 18-49
    San Jose vs. Sporting KC (UniMas+UDN, Oct. 16 11:00 p.m.-1:04 a.m.) 182k total viewers; 107k adults 18-49

    2015 ALL Star Game Wed July 29 7:00pm
    FS1: 548k
    Unimas/UDN combined: 285k


    2015 US Open Cup Final Wed Sept 30 7:00pm
    ESPN2: 333k
    UDN: 48k



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    Random Canadian games below(we don't get these numbers regularly so just adding what we find)


    TSN
    353k (VAN vs TOR) Saturday 6:00pm 3/7/2015
    96k (CHI vs VAN) Saturday 6:00pm 3/14/2015
    109k (LA vs VAN) Saturday 10:00pm 4/4/2015
    110k (POR vs VAN) Saturday 10:30pm 5/2/2015
    193k (TOR vs HOU) Sunday 5:00pm 5/10/2015
    126k (TFC vs SJ) Saturday 5:00pm 5/30/2015
    195k (COLO vs VAN) Saturday 9:00pm 7/4/2015
    138k (NYC vs TOR) Sunday 3:00pm 7/12/2015
    141k (TFC vs PHI) Saturday 4:00pm 7/18/2015
    132k (POR vs VAN) Saturday 10:30pm 7/18/2015
    129k (SEA vs VAN) Saturday 10:00pm 8/1/2015
    112k: (TOR vs KC) Saturday 4:00pm 8/8/2015
    182k (VAN vs RSL) Sunday 10:00pm 8/9/2015
    110k (TFC vs ORL) Saturday 4:00pm 8/22/2015
    152k (VAN vs DAL) Saturday 10:00pm 8/22/2015
    101k (TFC vs COLO) Saturday 2:00pm 9/19/2015
    138k (VAN vs SEA) Saturday 7:00pm 9/19/2015
    122k (VAN vs NYC) Saturday 10:00pm 9/26/2015


    TSN2
    58k (COLU vs TOR) Saturday 7:30pm 3/14/2015
    48k (ORL vs TOR) Sunday 5:00pm 4/26/2015

    Sportsnet One
    90k (CHI vs TOR) Saturday 3:00pm 4/4/2015

    Sportsnet 360
    74k (NE vs TOR) Saturday 7:30pm 8/1/2015

    TSN4
    75k (PHI vs TFC) Saturday 4:00pm 5/2/2015
     
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  3. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2015 Playoff Ratings Summary

    Unimas:

    Game 1: 225k (DC vs NE) Wednesday 10/28/2015 7:30pm
    Game 2: 363k (SEA vs LA) Wednesday 10/28/2015 10:00pm
    Game 3: 229k (MON vs TFC) Thursday 10/29/2015 7:00pm
    Game 4: 336k (POR vs KC) Thursday 10/29/2015 9:30pm*

    UDN:
    Game 1: 45k (MON vs TFC) Thursday 10/29/2015 7:00pm
    Game 2: 93k (POR vs KC) Thursday 10/29/2015 9:30pm


    ESPN:
    Game 1: 219k (DC vs NYR) Sunday 11/1/2015 3:00pm
    Game 2: 249k (POR vs VAN) Sunday 11/1/2015 5:00pm
    Game 3: 259k (COL vs MON) Sunday 11/8/2015 3:00pm
    Game 4: 242k (NY vs DC) Sunday 11/8/2015 5:00pm
    Game 5: 278k (COLU vs NY) Sunday 11/22/2015 5:00pm
    Game 6: 286k (DAl vs POR) Sunda7 1/29/2015 5:00pm

    FS1:
    Game 1: 136k (MON vs COLU) Sunday 11/1/2015 7:00pm
    Game 2: 220k (SEA vs DAL) Sunday 11/1/2015 9:30pm
    Game 3: 221k (DAL vs SEA) Sunday 11/8/2015 7:30pm
    Game 4: 339k (VAN vs POR) Sunday 11/8/2015 10:00pm
    Game 5: 211k (POR vs DAL) Sunday 11/22/2015 7:30pm
    Game 6: 240k (NYR vs COLU) Sunday 11/22/2015 7:30pm

    Fox Deportes:
    Game 3: 83k (DAL vs SEA) Sunday 11/8/2015 7:30pm
    Game 4: 86k (VAN vs POR) Sunday 11/8/2015 10:00pm
    Game 5: 38k (POR vs DAL) Sunday 11/22/2015 7:30pm
    Game 6: 95k (NYR vs COLU) Sunday 11/22/2015 7:30pm

    Note: That for the playin games on Unimas, NE, Seattle, Portland and KC all had local TV coverage


    Canada TV Ratings

    RDS:

    Game 1: 319k (MON vs TFC) Thursday 10/29/2015 7:00pm

    TSN:
    Game 1: 263k (MON vs TFC) Thursday 10/29/2015 7:00pm
     
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  4. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS 2014 Regular Season TV Ratings Summary

    Home teams listed first. All times are Eastern

    NBC Sports Network (all ratings for 2.5 hour window unless specified)
    Game 1: 330k (SEA vs KC) Saturday 3:00pm. 3/8/2014
    Game 2: 171k (SEA vs TFC) Saturday 4:30pm. 3/15/2014
    Game 3: 180k (RSL vs LA) Saturday 4:00pm 3/22/2014
    Game 4: 157k (DC vs CHI) Saturday 4:00pm 3/29/2014
    Game 5: 277k(POR vs SEA) Saturday 3:00pm 4/5/2014
    Game 6: 171k (CHI vs NE) Saturday 4:00pm 4/19/2014
    Game 7: 219k (KC vs CLB) Sunday 4:00pm 5/4/2014
    Game 8: 219k (POR vs LA) Sunday 2:30pm 5/11/2014
    Game 9: 79k (SJ vs LA) Saturday 10:30pm 6/28/2014
    Game 10: 71k (NY vs HOU) Friday 8:30pm 7/4/2014
    Game 11: 109k (POR vs LA) Friday 11:00pm 7/4/2014
    Game 12: 69k (DC vs SJ) Friday 11:00pm 7/11/2014
    Game 13: 103k (POR vs COLO) Friday 11:00pm 7/18/2014
    Game 14: 67k (SJ vs CHI) Wednesday 10:30pm 7/23/2014
    Game 15: 141k (KC vs PHI) Friday 8:00pm 8/1/2014
    Game 16: 192k (SJ vs SEA) Saturday 10:30pm 8/2/2014
    Game 17: 118k (LA vs SJ) Friday 10:30pm 8/8/2014
    Game 18: 82k (HOU vs PHI) Friday 9:00pm 8/15/2014
    Game 19: 183k (RSL vs SEA) Saturday 2:30pm 8/16/2014
    Game 20: 121k (DAL vs RSL) Friday 9:00pm 8/22/2014
    Game 21: 132k (KC vs HOU) Friday 8:00pm 8/29/2014*
    Game 22: 134k (DC vs NY) Sunday 2:30pm 8/31/2014
    Game 23: 97k (LA vs COLO) Friday 10:30pm 9/5/2014
    Game 24: 132k (NY vs KC) Saturday 7:30pm 9/6/2014
    Game 25: 234k (SEA vs RSL) Friday 10:30pm 9/12/2014
    Game 26: 191k (PHI vs NY) Saturday 3:00pm 9/13/2014
    Game 27: 107k (RSL vs COLO) Friday 10:00pm 9/19/2014
    Game 28: 132k (POR vs VAN) Saturday 5:00pm 9/20/2014
    Game 29: 131k (NY vs SEA) Saturday 7:30pm 9/20/2014
    Game 30: 118k (KC vs NE) Friday 3:00pm 9/26/2014
    Game 31: 134k (DC vs PHI) Saturday 8:00pm 9/27/2014
    Game 32: 143k (DC vs KC) Friday 8:00pm 10/3/2014
    Game 33: 128k (NY vs HOU) Saturday 6:00pm 10/4/2014
    Game 34: 111k (SJ vs POR) Saturday 11:00pm 10/4/2014
    Game 35: 152k (SEA vs VAN) Friday 10:00pm 10/10/2014
    Game 36: 110k (POR vs RSL) Friday 10:00pm 10/17/2014
    Game 37: 76k (COLO vs DAL) Saturday 5:30pm 10/18/2014
    Game 38: 50k (CHI vs HOU) Friday 8:00pm 10/24/2014
    Average: 142k
    *1 hour 17 minute delay for weather during game



    ESPN2 (all ratings are for a 2.5 hour window unless specified)
    Game 1: 232k (KC vs NY) Tuesday 8:00pm 5/27/2014
    Game 2: 269k (POR vs DAL) Wednesday 10:00pm 6/11/2014
    Game 3: 426k (SEA vs POR) Sunday 10:30pm 7/13/2014
    Game 4: 253k (PHI vs NY) Wednesday 7:00pm 7/16/2014
    Game 5: 256k (KC vs LA) Saturday 6:00pm 7/19/2014
    Game 6: 366k (SEA vs LA) Monday 10:00pm 7/28/2014
    Game 7: 170k (RSL vs NY) Wednesday 9:00pm 7/30/2014
    All Star Game: 862k (MLS vs Bayern Munich) Wednesday 9:30pm 8/6/2014
    Game 8: 209k (POR vs SEA) Saturday 5:00pm 8/24/2014
    Game 9: 233k (POR vs SJ) Sunday 4:30pm 9/7/2014
    Game 10: 164k (NY vs DC) Wednesday 8:00pm 9/10/2014
    Game 11: 127k (LA vs NY) Sunday 8:30pm 9/28/2014
    Game 12: 140k (CHI vs PHI) Thursday 8:00pm 10/2/2014
    Game 13: 168k (DAL vs LA) Sunday 7:00pm 10/12/2014
    Game 14: 214k (LA vs SEA) Sunday 8:00pm 10/19/2014
    Game 15: 148k (KC vs NY) Sunday 8:30pm 10/26/2014
    Average: 225k (does not include all star game)

    ESPN(all ratings are for 2 hour window unless specified)
    Game 1: 495k (KC vs CHI) Sunday 3:00pm 7/6/2014

    ESPNDeportes
    Average: 42k

    Unimas
    All Star Game: 410k (MLS vs Bayern Munich) Wednesday 9:30pm 8/6/2014
    .11 Average for all regular season games

    NBC

    Game 1: (LA vs POR) Saturday 2:30pm 8/2/2014
    Overnight: .33
    Final: 409k

    Game 2: (SEA vs LA) Saturday 2:30pm 10/25/2014
    Overnight: .59
    Final: 699k

    Assorted Ratings from Canada
    http://forums.redpatchboys.ca/showthread.php?35785-2014-TFC-TV-ratings
    http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/mls-on-canada-tv.2011254/
    https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/author/chris-zelkovich/
     
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  5. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2014 MLS Playoff TV Ratings Summary


    NBCSN

    Game 1: 205k (RSL vs LA) Sat 8:00pm 11/1/2014
    Game 2: 386k (SEA vs DAL) Mon 10:30pm 11/10/2014
    Game 3: 267k (NE vs NY) Sat 1:30pm 11/29/2014


    ESPN2
    Game 1: 231k (NY vs KC) Thu 8:00pm 10/30/2014
    Game 2: 353k (DAL vs SEA) Sun 9:00pm 11/2/2014
    Game 3: 184k (NE vs COLU) Sun 5:00pm 11/9/2014
    Game 4: 358k (LA vs RSL) Sun 7:00pm 11/9/2014

    ESPN:

    Game 1: 365k (LA vs SEA) Sunday 5:00pm 11/23/2014
    Game 2: 573k (SEA vs LA) Sunday 9:20pm 11/30/2014


    NBC
    Game 1: .52 Overnight (DC vs NY) Sun 2:30pm 11/8/2014
    607k viewers

    Game 2: .51 Overnight (NY vs NE) Sun 1:30pm 11/23/2014
    550k viewers
     
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  6. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS 2013 Regular Season TV Ratings Summary

    Home teams listed first. All times are Eastern

    NBC Sports Network (all ratings for 2.5 hour window unless specified)
    Game 0: 95k (RSL vs SEA) Saturday 7:30pm 2/23/2013*
    Game 1: 107k (HOU vs DC). Saturday 8:00pm. 3/2/2013
    Game 2: 79k (CHI vs NE) Saturday 7:30pm 3/9/2013
    Game 3: 82k (KC vs CHI) Saturday 3:00pm 3/16/2013
    Game 4: 209k (SEA vs POR) Saturday 8:00pm 3/16/2013
    Game 5: 97k (DC vs COLU) Saturday 3:30pm 3/23/2013
    Game 6: 100k (NY vs PHI) Saturday 3:30pm 3/30/2013
    Game 7: 41k (COLO vs RSL) Saturday 7:30pm 4/6/2013
    Game 8: 86k (DAL vs LA) Saturday 3:30pm 4/13/2013
    Game 9: 108k (POR vs SJ) Sunday 10:30pm 4/14/2013
    Game 10: 58k (LA vs KC) Saturday 10:30pm 4/21/2013
    Game 11: 53k (MON vs CHI) Saturday 4:00pm 4/27/2013
    Game 12: 122k (COLU vs NY) Saturday 4:00pm 5/4/2013
    Game 13: 51k (CHI vs PHI) Saturday 1:30pm 5/11/2013
    Game 14: 80k (KC vs HOU) Sunday 3:30pm 5/26/2013
    Game 15: 96k (NE vs LA) Sunday 4:00pm 6/2/2013
    Game 16: 149k (SEA vs VAN) Saturday 10:30pm 6/8/2013
    Game 17: 133k (POR vs COLO) Sunday 7:00pm 6/23/2013
    Game 18: 123k (PHI vs DAL) Saturday 5:30pm 6/29/2013
    Game 19: 173k (VAN vs SEA) Saturday 11:00pm 7/6/2013
    Game 20: 126k (POR vs LA) Saturday 11:00pm 7/13/2013
    Game 21: 94k (HOU vs CHI) Saturday 8:00pm 7/27/2013
    Game 22: 83k (KC vs NY) Saturday 6:30pm 8/3/2013
    Game 23: 58k (PHI vs DC) Saturday 8:00pm 8/10/2013
    Game 24: 110k (NY vs PHI) Saturday 8:00pm 8/17/2013
    Game 25: 133k (CHI vs KC) Friday 8:30pm 8/23/2013
    Game 26: 171k (RSL vs POR) Friday 10:00pm 8/30/2013
    Game 27: 67k (NY vs DC) Saturday 8:00pm 8/31/2013
    Game 28: 102k (SEA vs CHI) Saturday 10:00pm 9/7/2013
    Game 29: 177k (SEA vs RSL) Friday 10:00pm 9/13/2013
    Game 30: 131k (POR vs COL) Friday 10:00pm 9/20/2013
    Game 31: 247k (LA vs SEA) Saturday 10:00pm 9/21/2013
    Game 32: 98k (KC vs PHI) Friday 8:00pm 9/27/2013
    Game 33: 89k (DC vs CHI) Friday 8:00pm 10/4/2013
    Game 34: 183k (COLO vs SEA) Saturday 10:00pm 10/5/2013
    Game 35: 83k(KC vs DC) Friday 8:00pm 10/18/2013
    Game 36: 189k (PHI vs KC) Saturday 3:00pm 10/26/2013
    Game 37: 68k (SJ vs DAL) Saturday 5:30pm 10/26/2013
    Average: 103k (does not include Game 0)
    * This was the Preseason Diamond Cup final.


    ESPN2 (all ratings are for a 2.5 hour window unless specified)
    Game 1: 221k (POR vs NY) Sunday 7:30pm 3/3/2013
    Game 2: 179k (SJ vs NY) Sunday 10:00pm 3/10/2013
    Game 3: 108k (DAL vs HOU) Sunday 1:00pm 3/17/2013
    Game 4: 157k (CHI vs NY) Sunday 5:00pm 4/7/2013
    Game 5: 170k (DC vs PHI) Sunday 5:00pm 4/21/2013
    Game 6: 145k (LA vs HOU) Sunday 11:00pm 5/5/2013
    Game 7: 250k (LA vs NY) Sunday 1:00pm 5/19/2013*
    Game 8: 191k (LA vs SEA) Sunday 11:00pm 5/26/2013
    Game 9: 393k (NY vs HOU) Sunday 2:00pm 6/30/2013**
    Game 10: 138k (COLO vs LA) Saturday 7:00pm 7/27/2013***
    All-Star Game: 319k (MLS vs Roma) Wednesday 7:00pm 7/31/2013
    Game 11: 184k (DAL vs LA) Sunday 8:00pm 8/11/2013
    Game 12: 346k (SEA vs POR) Sunday 10:00pm 8/25/2013
    Game 13: 82k (SJ vs PHI) Sunday 11:00pm 9/8/2013*
    Average: 197k (does not include All Star Game)
    *Window was 128 minutes
    **Window was only 80 minutes due to Confed Cup game running long
    ***Window was 126 minutes

    ESPN(all ratings are for ~2 hour window).
    Game 1: 262k (POR vs DAL) Saturday 5:00pm 6/15/2013
    Game 2: 323k (PHI vs NY) Sunday 5:00pm 6/23/2013
    Game 3: 331k (CHI vs KC) Sunday 3:00pm 7/7/2013
    Game 4: 300k (SEA vs NY) Sunday 9:00pm 9/29/2013
    Game 5: 189k (POR vs SEA) Sunday 9:00pm 10/13/2013
    Game 6: 232k (LA vs SJ) Sunday 9:00pm 10/20/2013
    Game 7: 247k (SEA vs LA) Sunday 9:00pm 10/27/2013
    Average: 269K

    ESPNDeportes
    Average: 32k

    Unimas
    23 games: 223k average

    NBC

    Game 1: (NY vs DC) Saturday 12:30pm 3/16/2013
    Overnight: .7
    Final: .3, 461k

    Game 2: (POR vs LA) Sunday 3:30pm 9/29/2013
    Overnight: .3*

    Game 3: (DAL vs SEA) Saturday 2:30pm 10/19/2013
    Final: .3, 395k

    Game 4: (DC vs HOU) Sunday 1:30pm 10/27/2013
    Final: .2, 294k

    *Not sure if this is overnight or the fast national rating
     
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  7. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2013 MLS Playoff TV Ratings Summary

    NBCSN

    Game 1: 158k (SEA vs COL) Wed 10:30pm 10/30/2013
    Game 2: 142k (HOU vs MTL) Thu 8:30pm 10/31/2013
    Game 3: 114k (NE vs KC) Sat 8:00pm 11/2/2013
    Game 4: 233k (SEA vs POR) Sat 10:00pm 11/2/2013
    Game 5: 195k (POR vs SEA) Thursday 11:00pm 11/7/2013
    Game 6: 241k (KC vs HOU) Saturday 7:30pm 11/23/2013
    Average: 181k

    ESPN2
    Game 1: 182k (RSL vs LA) Thursday 9:00pm 11/7/2013

    ESPN
    Game 1: 296k (LA vs RSL) Sun 9:00pm 11/3/2013
    Game 2: 302k (RSL vs POR) Sun 9:00pm 11/10/2013
    Game 3: 271k (POR vs RSL) Sun 9:00pm 11/24/2013

    ESPN/ESPN Average: 263k

    NBC
    Game 1: ? (NY vs HOU) Sun 3:30pm 11/3/2013
    Game 2: ? (HOU vs KC) Sat 2:30pm 11/9/2013
     
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  8. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2012 Regular Season TV Ratings

    Home teams listed first. All times are Eastern

    NBC Sports Network (all ratings for 2.5 hour window unless specified)
    Game 1: 82k (Dal vs NY). Sunday 3:00pm. 3/11/2012
    Game 2: 124/145k (2.5 hour/two hour) (PHI vs COLO) Sunday 4:00pm. 3/18/2012
    Game 3: 107k (2.5 hour) (SEA vs HOU) Friday 10:00pm 3/23/2012
    Game 4: 76k (DC vs DAL) Friday 7:30pm 3/30/2012
    Game 5: 123k (LA vs NE) Saturday 11:00pm 3/31/2012
    Game 6: 126k/139k (2.5 hour/two hour) (PHI vs COLU) Saturday 4:00pm 4/14/2012
    Game 7: 79k (CHI vs TOR) Saturday 3:30pm 4/21/2012
    Game 8: 70k (NY vs NE) Saturday 3:30pm 4/28/2012
    Game 9: 96k (SEA vs PHI) Saturday 4:00pm 5/5/2012
    Game 10: 120k (HOU vs DC) Saturday 4:30pm 5/12/2012
    Game 11: 71k (HOU vs LA) Saturday 2:30 5/26/2012
    Game 12: 53k (KC vs SJ) Sunday 4:40 5/27/2012
    Game 13: 63k (CHI vs NY) Sunday 5:00pm 6/17/2012
    Game 14: 137k (NY vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 6/24/2012
    Game 15: 133k (KC vs CHI) Friday 8:00pm 6/29/2012
    Game 16: 151k (SEA vs COLO) Saturday 11:00pm 7/7/2012
    Game 17: 259k (POR vs LA) Saturday 11:00pm 7/14/2012
    Game 18: 60k (SJ vs DAL) Wednesday 11:00pm 7/18/2012
    Game 19: 392k (DAL vs LA) Saturday 8:00pm 7/28/2012
    Game 20: 233k (PHI vs NE) Sunday 7:00pm 7/29/2012
    Game 21: 148k (HOU vs NY) Friday 8:00pm 8/3/2012
    Game 22: 405k (POR vs DAL) Sunday 7:00pm 8/5/2012
    Game 23: 252k (NY vs HOU) Friday 8:00pm 8/10/2012
    Game 24: 52k (COLU vs LA) Wednesday 7:00pm 8/15/2012*
    Game 25: 98k (DC vs PHI) Sunday 5:00pm 8/19/2012
    Game 26: 40k (RSL vs PHI) Friday 7:30pm 8/24/2012
    Game 27: 124k (DAL vs LA) Sunday 7:00pm 8/26/2012
    Game 28: 121k (COLO vs POR) Friday 10:30pm 8/31/2012
    Game 29: 143k (CHIV vs SJ) Sunday 9:00pm 9/2/2012
    Game 30: 63k (DAL vs LA) Wednesday 9:00pm 9/5/2012
    Game 31: 81k (KC vs HOU) Friday 8:30pm 9/14/2012
    Game 32: 45k (RSL vs POR) Saturday 8:00pm 9/22/2012
    Game 33: 94k (CHIC vs KC) Friday 8:30pm 9/28/2012
    Game 34: 102k (VAN vs SEA) Saturday 9:00pm 9/29/2012
    Game 35: 82k (LA vs RSL) Saturday 9:00pm 10/6/2012
    Game 36: 101k (SEA vs RSL) Wednesday 10:00pm 10/17/2012
    Game 37: 39k (HOU vs PHI) Saturday 7:30pm 10/20/2012
    Game 38: 50k (KC vs PHI) Wednesday 8:30pm 10/24/2012
    Game 39: 62k (CHI vs DC) Saturday 4:00pm 10/27/2012
    Game 40: 101k (POR vs SJ) Saturday 6:30pm 10/27/2012
    Average: 119k (includes just the 2.5 hour numbers)

    * This game overlapped with US @ Mexico friendly on ESPN2 and Univision


    ESPN2 (all ratings are for a 2 hour window)
    Game 1: 337k (POR vs PHI) Monday 9:30pm 3/12/2012
    Game 2: 344k (DC vs NY) Sunday 6:00pm 4/22/2012
    Game 3: 275k (PHI vs NY) Sunday 12:30pm 5/13/2012
    Game 4: 146k (CHIV vs LA) Saturday 10:30pm 5/19/2012
    Game 5: 213k (HOU vs Dal) Saturday 7:30pm 6/16/2012
    Game 6: 320k (SJ vs LA) Saturday 10:00pm 6/30/2012
    All Star Game: 530k (MLS vs Chelsea) Wednesday 8:30 7/25/2012
    Game 7: 270k (SEA vs LA) Sunday 9:00pm 8/5/2012
    Game 8: 163k (CHIV vs LA) Sunday 11:00pm 8/12/2012
    Game 9: 130k (NY vs KC) Sunday 9:00pm 8/26/2012
    Game 10: 125k (PHI vs DCU) Thursday 8:00pm 9/20/2012
    Average: 232k (does not include all star game)

    ESPN (all ratings are for a 2 hour window)
    Game 1: 217k (NY vs COLO) Sunday 4:00pm 3/25/2012
    Game 2: 215k (KC vs LA) Saturday 4:00pm 4/7/2012*
    Game 3: 508k (LA vs NY) Saturday 8:00pm 5/5/2012
    Game 4: 888k (POR vs SEA) Sunday 5:00pm 6/24/2012**
    Game 5: 496k (LA vs CHI) Sunday 3:00pm 7/8/2012
    Game 6: 344k (NY vs SEA) Sunday 4:00pm 7/15/2012
    Game 7: 611k (NY vs PHI) Saturday 2:30pm 7/21/2012
    Game 8: 290k (POR vs SEA) Sunday 9:00pm 10/7/2012
    Game 9: 211k (SEA vs DAL) Sunday 9:00pm 10/21/2012
    Game 10: 265k (LA vs SEA) Sunday 9:00pm 10/28/2012
    Average: 405k

    ESPN/ESPN2 Combined Ratings: 20 games, 318k

    *Was moved from ESPN2 to ESPN
    **Had a period of time in first half that overlapped with Italy England Euro QF. The 888k represents only the MLS portion of the telecast. It does not include any of the Euro OT or PK ratings.


    NBC
    Game 1: 576k (.4 rating) (POR vs SEA) Saturday 3:30pm 9/15/2012
    Game 2: ? (.4 rating) (CHI vs NY) Saturday 3:30pm 10/6/2012*
    Game 3: ? (.3 rating) (PHI vs NY) Saturday 1:30pm 10/27/2012*

    *While I don't know the exact ratings of each, we do know that the average of these two
    games was in the 575k range. (all NBC and NBCSN games averaged out to 151k)


    Galavision (all ratings are for a 2 hour window)
    Game 1: 90k (CHIV vs HOU) Sunday 7:00pm 3/11/2012
    Game 2: 77k (LA vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 3/18/2012
    Game 3: 24k (KC vs DAL) Sunday 7:00pm 3/25/2012
    Game 4: 31k (COLO vs CHI) Sunday 7:00pm 4/1/2012
    Game 5: 45k (CHI vs HOU) Sunday 7:00pm 4/15/2012
    Game 6: 34k (DAL vs COLO) Sunday 7:00pm 5/6/2012
    Game 7: 66k (SJ vs CHIV) Sunday 7:00pm 5/13/2012
    Game 8: ?? (POR vs CHI) Sunday 7:00pm 5/20/2012
    Game 9: 23k (PHI vs DC) Saturday 7:00pm 6/16/2012
    Game 10: 47k (DAL vs CHIV) Saturday 9:00pm 6/23/2012
    Game 11: 44k (TOR vs NY) Saturday 9:00pm 6/30/2012
    Game 12: 52k (HOU vs DC) Sunday 9:00pm 7/15/2012
    Game 13: 31k (PHI vs CHI) Sunday 7:00pm 8/12/2012
    Game 14: 104k (NY vs POR) Sunday 7:00pm 8/19/2012
    Game 15: 128k (NY vs DC) Wednesday 8:00pm 8/29/2012
    Game 16: 93k (HOU vs CHI) Sunday 7:00pm 9/2/2012
    Game 17: 81k (Chiv vs DC) Sunday 7:00pm 9/23/2012
    Game 18: 53k (LA vs Colo) Sunday 7:00pm 9/30/2012
    Game 19: 42k (CHIV vs DAL) Sunday 7:00pm 10/7/2012
    Game 20: 57k (SJ vs LA) Sunday 7:00pm 10/21/2012
    Game 21: 20k (DAL vs CHIV) Sunday 7:00pm 10/28/2012
    Average: 57k (for 20 games)


    Telefutura
    All Star Game: 358k (MLS vs Chelsea) Wednesday 8:30 7/25/2012
     
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  9. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2012 Playoff TV Ratings

    Playoffs
    Game 1: 201k (CHI vs HOU) Wed 9:00pm 10/31/2012 ESPN2
    Game 2: 142k (LA vs VAN) Thu 10:30pm 11/1/2012 NBCSN
    Game 3: 137k (SEA vs RSL) Fri Nov 2 10:00 NBCSN
    Game 4: 158k (DC vs NY) Sat Nov 3 7:56 NBCSN
    Game 5: ? (HOU vs KC) Sun Nov 4 3:30 NBC
    Game 6: 335k (LA vs SJ) Sun Nov 4 9:00 ESPN
    Game 7: 93k (KC vs HOU) Wed Nov 7 9:05 NBCSN
    Game 8: 424k (SJ vs LA) Wed Nov 7 11:13 ESPN2
    Game 9: 125k (NY vs DC) Thu Nov 8 7:30 NBCSN
    Game 10: 94k (RSL vs SEA) Thu Nov 8 10:00 NBCSN
    Game 11: 59k (HOU vs DC) Sun Nov 11 4:00 NBCSN
    Game 12: 540k (LA vs SEA) Sun Nov 11 8:00 ESPN
    Game 13: 111k (DC vs HOU) Sun Nov 18 4:00 NBCSN
    Game 14: 485k (SEA vs LA) Sun Nov 18 9:00 ESPN
     
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  10. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #10 MLSFan123, Jan 1, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 11, 2016
    Historical Data

    MLS Cup Through the Years
    2015 Sun., 12/6/2015 Crew/Timbers ESPN: 668k, WatchESPN: 108k, Univision Deportes: 206k
    Unimas: 300k, TSN: 87k
    2014 Sun., 12/7/14 Galaxy/Revs ESPN: .61 964K Unimas: .48 698k Univision Deportes: .18 245k WatchESPN: 89k
    2013 Sat., 12/7/13 Sporting/Real Salt Lake ESPN 505k, Unimas 514k
    2012 Sat., 12/1/12 Galaxy/Dynamo ESPN 797k, Telefutura 485k
    2011 Sun., 11/20/11 Galaxy/Dynamo ESPN 0.6 1.039M
    2010 Sun., 11/21/10 Rapids/FC Dallas ESPN 0.4 748k
    2009 Sun., 11/22/09 Real Salt Lake/Galaxy ESPN 0.7 1.141M
    2008 Sun., 11/23/08 Crew/Red Bulls ABC 0.6 907k
    2007 Sun., 11/18/07 Dynamo/Revolution ABC 0.8 1.097M
    2006 Sun., 11/12/06 Revolution/Dynamo ABC 0.8 1.245M
    2005 Sun., 11/13/05 Galaxy/Revolution ABC 0.8 1.137M
    2004 Sun., 11/14/04 Wizards/United ABC 0.8
    2003 Sun., 11/23/03 Fire/Earthquakes ABC 0.6 876K
    2002 Sun., 10/20/02 Revolution/Galaxy ABC 0.8 1.169M
    2001 Sun., 10/21/01 Galaxy/Earthquakes ABC 1.0
    2000 Sun., 10/15/00 Fire/Wizards ABC 0.7
    1999 Sun., 11/21/99 United/Galaxy ABC 0.7
    1998 Sun., 10/25/98 Fire/United ABC 1.0
    1997 Sun., 10/26/97 Rapids/United ABC 1.4
    1996 Sun., 10/20/96 United/Galaxy ABC 1.4


    2011 Final Ratings
    ESPN: 4 games: 498k
    ESPN2: 17 games: 238k
    ESPN/ESPN2 Combined: 21 games: 288k
    FSC: 29 games: 71k
    Galavision: 18 games: 72k
    Telefutura: 12 games 233K rating
    All Star Game vs Man United: 781k Wed 8:30pm July 27, 2011 on ESPN2

    2010 Final Ratings
    ESPN2: 25 games 249K
    FSC: 25 games 53k
    Telefutura: 23 games 211k
    All Star Game vs Man United: 714k Wed July 28, 2010 on ESPN2

    2009 Final Ratings
    ESPN2: 22 games 284k
    FSC: 32 game 53k
    Telefutura: 24 games 229k
    ESPN Deportes: 69k*
    All Star Game vs Everton: 484k Wed July 29, 2009 on ESPN2
    *number is only through games played as of Sept 14, 2009. I do not know if this is a complete number

    2008 Final Ratings
    ESPN2: 27 games 253k (dedicated Thursday night slot)
    Telefutura: 26 games 254k
    ESPN Deportes: 40k

    2007 Final Ratings
    ESPN2: 26 games 289k (dedicated Thursday night slot)
    Telefutura: 24 games 282k

    2006 Final Ratings
    ESPN2: 21 games 263k

    MLS All Star Ratings Through he Years:
    2015: (Tottenham) FS1: 548k Unimas/UDN combined: 285k
    2014: (Bayern Munich) ESPN2: 863k
    2013: (Roma) ESPN2: 319k
    2012: (Chelsea) ESPN2: 530k
    2011: (Man United) ESPN2: 781k
    2010: (Man United) ESPN2: 714k
    2009: (Everton) ESPN2: 484k
    2008: (West Ham) ESPN: 537k
    2007: (Celtic) ESPN: 517k
    2006: (Chelsea) ESPN: 591k
    2005: (Fulham) ABC: 807k
    2004: (East vs West) ABC : 1.069M
    2003: (Chivas) ABC: 1.175m
    2002: (USA) ABC 927k
    2001: (East vs West) ABC: 945k
    2000: (East vs West) ABC: 1.154m
     
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  11. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Major League Soccer Regular Season US National TV Viewers [English]


    Year
    2012 2013 2014 2015
    # Games 60 57 54 68
    Mean 185k 151k 171k 221k
    Median 125k 131k 146k 211k
    Std Dev 157k 82k 88k 102k
    High 888k 393k 495k 549k
    Low 39k 41k 50k 62k
    < 100k 20 19 8 6
    < 200k 39 45 39 31
    ≥ 200k 21 12 15 37
    ≥ 300k 10 4 4 11
    ≥ 400k 5 0 2 4
    ≥ 500k 3 0 0 2
     
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  12. Tom Ado

    Tom Ado Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Not directly related to MLS, but here's an interesting wrap-up of the most-viewed sporting events from 2015.

    http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/201...l-basketball-nba-womens-world-cup-viewership/
    http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/201...basketball-nba-womens-world-cup-viewership/2/

    The Women's World Cup Final was one of only four non-NFL/CFB events to crack the Top 50.

    #17 Duke/Wisconsin (MBB National Championship) - 28.26 million (CBS)
    #26 USA/Japan (Women's World Cup Final) - 26.70 million (FOX, Telemundo)
    #40 Warriors/Cavaliers (NBA Finals Game 6) - 23.25 million (ABC)
    #44 Wisconsin/Kentucky (MBB Final Four) - 22.63 million (TBS, TNT, TruTV)

    And here's the most-viewed events by sport. The most-watched men's soccer match was the Mexico-Jamaica Gold Cup Final (6.53 million).

    http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/201...basketball-nba-womens-world-cup-viewership/3/
     
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  13. Stupid_American

    Jan 8, 2003
    New York, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pretty good TV news coming out of today's schedule drop,

    LINK: http://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2016/01/07/2016-national-tv-schedule

    Highlights include:

    (1) 29 of ESPN’s 34 matches will be showcased on ESPN, compared with eight in 2015
    (2) All 28 Univisión Deportes matches will air live on UniMás, with select matches simulcast on the cable network Univisión Deportes Network (UDN)
    (3) In addition to four matches on over-the-air FOX, FS1 will broadcast 30 regular season matches in 2016, each including an extended broadcast window to incorporate a 30-minute pregame show
     
  14. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So how do we get the NFL season cancelled so as to not impact MLS TV ratings down the stretch?
     
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  15. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    They don't. (I suppose MLS could wait for NFL to decline immensely for some reason, maybe concussions or something.)

    Or MLS perhaps thinks of other ways to address or work around their challenges. Maybe "the stretch" location is the key.
     
  16. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On FS1 you can see the haves and have nots

    Lots of Seattle, LAG, NYCFC, Orlando.

    1 game each for Dallas, RSL (maybe 2), Philly, Chicago, Houston.

    If I added correctly.
     
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  17. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kudos to both Fox and ESPN for giving even more visibility to MLS. I can't say the ratings deserve this but anyone who was bitching about Fox winning the MLS contract has been clearly proven wrong.
     
  18. s1xoburn

    s1xoburn Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    While I am very happy about this, MLS really makes it difficult to compare ratings from year to year.
     
  19. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    For we laypersons, certainly.

    But for the media businesses and partners that can dive deeper into the Nielsen data a demographic info, it ain't that difficult. And those partners are sticking around, and showing more commitment (seemingly each year) and offering up more in rights fees paid (seemingly every cycle).
     
  20. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So is the bottom line that 2015 was a poor year for the Worldwide Leader, and a good year for everyone else?
     
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  21. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Yeah, it's like that show that got no ratings, but some critics liked it, so the network is going to give it a little more promotion to see what comes of it.

    The other thing I thought is that we had a lot of back and forth over the Sunday afternoon timeslot, whether the good of consistency outweighed the bad of going up against the NFL. I personally believe it did, but I can see the debate because in 2015 it was a close call. In 2016, for that one season at least, I think it won't be; the exposure MLS gets next year are very likely going to garner a ratings increase, the question is just how much.
     
  22. kyleburkholder

    Dec 4, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    South Africa
    Should be Crew/Portland, right?

    Hopeful subconscious slipping in there, @MLSFan123? ;)
     
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  23. MLSFan123

    MLSFan123 Member+

    Mar 21, 2011
    Boston Area
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn it! Lol

    I will ask a mod to fix.
     
  24. Fanatical Monk

    Fanatical Monk Member+

    Jun 14, 2011
    Fantasyland
    I think the fact that some of them are late to the game, and didn't overspend on the leftover properties probably saved them the ESPN fate.

    Why does CBS Sportsnet exist at all? Monster Jam and drag boat racing can't draw that well can they?
     

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