TV Report: Fox network twinbill draws 1,613,000 viewers

Last Saturday's FA Cup-MLS doubleheader on Fox reached a combined 1,613,000 viewers.

Manchester United's 2-1 overtime victory over Crystal Palace delivered 1,018,000 viewers (a 26 percent increase compared to the 2015), while the NYCFC-Red Bulls Hudson River Derby -- MLS's first game on the Fox network -- averaged 595,000 viewers (the most for a regular-season MLS telecast on any network since October 2014).

An additional 142,000 viewers tuned in to the United-Palace match on Fox Deportes, while the Red Bulls' 7-0 win at Yankee Stadium averaged 41,000 viewers on Fox's Spanish-language network.

On Sunday, the Portland-Vancouver match averaged 463,000 viewers, making it the most-watched regular-season MLS game on ESPN since the 2015 season opener between Orlando City and NYCFC.

The viewing winners of the weekend were the Liga MX semifinals. The second legs averaged 1,400,000 viewers on Telemundo (Pachuca-Leon) and 1,395,000 viewers on UDN (Monterrey-Club America). (The audience for the Monterrey-America game on Univision was unavailable.)

2016 U.S. Men's English-Language Viewers:
AVERAGE GAME (NETWORK)
954,000 USA-Guatemala (ESPN2, March 2016)
531,000 USA-Iceland (ESPN2, January 2016)
429,000 USA-Ecuador (ESPN2, May 2016)
304,000 Puerto Rico-USA (FS1, May 2016)
294,000 USA-Canada (FS1, February 2016)
162,000 Guatemala-USA (BeIN Sports, March 2016)

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