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MLS All-Star Game draws largest TV audience ever
by Paul Kennedy, August 3rd, 2017 8:22PM
Thanks to Univision's broadcast of the MLS All-Star Game, Wednesday's match between the MLS all-star and Real Madrid was the most-watched mid-season game in league history with 1,484,000 million viewers on Univision (simulcast on UDN) and 420,000 on FS1.

When you add the audiences on TSN and TVA Sports in Canada, the 2.1 million viewers is an all-time record for an MLS All-Star Game in the U.S. and Canada.    

For just the second time ever, the All-Star Game broadcast in Spanish-language outperformed the English-language broadcast.

English-language viewership was down for the third straight year to less than half what it was three years ago for the match featuring Bayern Munich, and it was the second-lowest since 2000.

MLS All-Star Game Viewers (English-language):

YEAR AVG. (OPPONENT, NETWORK)
2017: 420,000 (Real Madrid, FS1)
2016: 513,000 (Arsenal, ESPN)
2015: 548,000 (Tottenham, FS1)
2014: 862,000 (Bayern Munich, ESPN2)
2013: 319,000 (Roma, ESPN2)
2012: 530,000 (Chelsea, ESPN2)
2011: 781,000 (Man. United, ESPN2)
2010: 714,000 (Man. United, ESPN2)
2009: 484,000 (Everton, ESPN2)
2008: 537,000 (West Ham, ESPN)
2007: 517,000 (Celtic, ESPN)
2006: 591,000 (Chelsea, ESPN)
2005: 807,000 (Fulham, ABC)
2004: 1,069,000 (East-West, ABC)
2003: 1,175,000 (Guadalajara, ABC)
2002: 927,000 (USA, ABC)
2001: 945,000 (East-West, ABC)
2000: 1,154,000 (East-West, ABC)