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Barca-Man. City sets FS1 soccer viewing record
by Paul Kennedy, March 13th, 2014 7:58PM

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[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League Wednesday averaged 420,000 viewers, making it the most-watched soccer game in Fox Sports 1 history.

The three most-watched soccer broadcasts have all taken place in the UEFA Champions League's round-of-16 series.

Most of Fox's soccer programming moved to Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 following their launch and the closure of Fox Soccer.

UCL Average Viewers (Round of 16 Live Games)
420,000 Barcelona-Man. City (Fox Sports 1, March 12)
395,000 Man. City-Barcelona (Fox Sports 1, Feb. 18)
363,000 Bayern Munich-Arsenal (Fox Sports 1, March 11)
258,000 Olympiakos-Man. United (Fox Sports 1, Feb. 25)
172,000 Galatasaray-Chelsea (Fox Sports 1, Feb. 26)
140,000 Arsenal-Bayern Munich (Fox Sports 2, Feb. 19)
87,000 Zenit St. Petersburg-Bor. Dortmund (Fox Sports 1, Feb. 25)
36,000 Schalke 04-Real Madrid (Fox Sports 2, Feb. 26)
17,000 Bayer Leverkusen-Paris SG (Fox Sports 2, Feb. 18)
Note: Atletico Madrid-AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen-Paris SG viewers unavailable.


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