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MLS viewers on NBCSN up 94 percent through Week 5
by Paul Kennedy, April 9th, 2014 5:43PM

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[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The Portland-Seattle thriller averaged 277,000 viewers on NBCSN, pushing the season average for MLS on NBCSN to 223,000 through Week 5, up 94 percent from last year's average for five games.

The Seattle-Sporting KC game (330,000 viewers) on opening day and Portland-Seattle match have both drawn more fans than any MLS game did on NBCSN in 2013.

There is no MLS game on NBCSN this weekend and just three more until MLS's World Cup break.

MLS on NBCSN: First Five Games (2014)
330,000 Seattle-Sporting KC (March 8)
171,000 Seattle-Toronto FC (March 15)
180,000 Real Salt Lake-LA Galaxy (March 22)
157,000 D.C. United-Chicago (March 29)
277,000 Portland-Seattle (April 5)
Average: 223,000.

MLS on NBCSN: First Five Games (2013)
107,000 Houston-D.C. United (March 2)
79,000 Chicago-New England (March 9)
82,000 Sporting KC-Chicago (March 16)
209,000 Seattle-Portland (March 23)
97,000 D.C. United-Columbus (March 30)
Average: 114,800.


5 comments
  1. John Soares
    commented on: April 9, 2014 at 7:07 p.m.
    So!?.... The secret IS keep Seattle in the (TV) line up!
  1. Mike Jacome
    commented on: April 9, 2014 at 9:41 p.m.
    Yes, but then I will never been able to watch them, I only have MLS LIVE and no cable... If they keep broadcasting Seattle nationwide all their games will be blacked out :(
  1. Andrea Hana
    commented on: April 10, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.
    I give it 10-15 years tops and the NFL will be watching their smoke! ;)
  1. Dan Phillips
    commented on: April 10, 2014 at 3:33 p.m.
    Seattle-Portland is the best draw. Great crowds, intense rivalry!
  1. Stuart Berwick
    commented on: April 14, 2014 at 3:19 p.m.
    I am really happy to see that MLS is starting to pull better numbers. Personally I am a season ticket holder at FC Dallas and this year the crowds have been really good year over year. Of course we are hampered in television coverage here because of a deal FC Dallas made with Time Warner, which is probably the weakest provider in the DFW market. Yes the crowds are way up, yes Seattle does show up a lot but a lot are cheering against them, especially when they played Portland. Good job NBC in having both EPL and MLS on their networks.

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