TV Report: U.S. game at T&T drew just 620,000 viewers

The USA's 2-1 loss at Trinidad & Tobago drew a combined 620,000 viewers on beIN Sports and Universo, the third lowest audience for a U.S. match during the Hexagonal.

The audience of 463,000 on beIN Sports was the largest of the four games it aired -- all away games.

The Honduras-Mexico game on Telemundo averaged 2.5 million viewers, more than the MLB Division Series on TBS and NBA preseason on ESPN.

Hexagonal Viewers (U.S. Games):
(1) June 11, 2017: Mexico-USA (6,552,000)
-- 4,500,000 Univision/UDN
-- 2,052,000 FS1
 
(2) Nov. 11, 2016: USA-Mexico (
5,315,000)
-- 4,053,000 Univision/UDN
-- 1,262,000 FS1

(3) Oct. 6, 2017: USA-Panama (2,652,000)
-- 1,500,000 Univision/UDN
-- 1,152,000 ESPN

(4) Sept. 1, 2017: USA-Costa Rica (2,373,000)
-- 1,071,000 ESPN
-- 1,302,000 Univision/UDN

(5) June 8, 2017: USA-Trinidad & Tobago (1,717,000)
-- 920,000 UniMas/UDN
-- 797,000 FSI

(6) March 29, 2017: Panama-USA (1,691,000)
-- 1,153,000 Telemundo
-- 281,000 BeIN Sports
-- 257,000 Universo

(7) March 25, 2017: USA-Honduras (1,025,000)
-- 579,000 FS1
-- 446,000 UniMas/UDN

(8) Oct. 10, 2017: USA-Trinidad & Tobago (620,000)
-- 463,000 beIN Sports
-- 157,000 Universo

(9) Sept. 5, 2017: Honduras-USA (531,000)
-- 275,000 Universo
-- 256,000 beIN Sports

(10) Nov. 15, 2016: Costa Rica-USA (435,000)
-- 241,000 BeIN Sports
-- 194,000 Universo
15 comments about "TV Report: U.S. game at T&T drew just 620,000 viewers".
  1. Scott Kirley, October 13, 2017 at 4:14 a.m.

    I can't believe this game wasn't on ESPN or network TV. Viewership would have been much better. 

  2. Bob Ashpole, October 13, 2017 at 6:11 a.m.

    Judging by all the people commenting on the match the next day with certainty in their convictions, there should have been 20 million viewers.

  3. ROBERT BOND replied, October 13, 2017 at 8 a.m.

    we earned our right to comment......saw the C R diaster too..no energy...

  4. :: SilverRey ::, October 13, 2017 at 10:22 a.m.

    I honestly felt like it was back in the early days again. The Mexico game was readily available on over the air channels, meanwhile the US game is not available for the typical cable consumer and isn't on the typical sports packages meaning very few bars carry it. I literally had no place to go, so I was forced to find some pirate stream to watch the game on my laptop while the Mexico game showed on tv. This just doubled down on my misery for the night.
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    There were many more than 600k watching that game - we were just all huddled over our laptops.

  5. Molly Wilsbacher replied, October 13, 2017 at 12:18 p.m.

    I agree 100% that many of us searched in vein for the US match on our TV's. After a 1/2 hour, I watched it streaming on my laptop while watching the Mexico game on TV.

  6. Andrew Brown replied, October 13, 2017 at 7:08 p.m.

    I used the go90 app on my cellphone to watch. It was awesome.

  7. Fire Paul Gardner Now, October 13, 2017 at 10:31 a.m.

    The home team gets to sell the rights and I guess no one was willing to pay T&T more than BeIn.  I have directv and the only way to get BeIn is to get the most expensive package.  I'd like to have it but not at the expense of doubling my monthly TV bill.  

  8. Ridge Mahoney from Soccer America replied, October 13, 2017 at 2:11 p.m.

    You do know where Jack Warner was born, right?

  9. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, October 13, 2017 at 2:20 p.m.

    It isn't just the T&T game.  There have been other games on BeIn because "bigger" networks don't want to part with the $.

  10. Gus Ortiz, October 13, 2017 at 10:47 a.m.

    The fact that this game was not broadcast on ESPN or Fox shows just how inept the current US Soccer authorities are.  They should always try to expose the National team to the biggest audience no matter what the price.  Eric Wynalda where are you?

  11. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, October 13, 2017 at 2:21 p.m.

    US Soccer has nothing to do with it.  The home federation sells the rights and presumably they do so to the highest bidder.  I guess ESPN and Fox didn't bid more than BeIn.  Blame them.

  12. Mike Coliton, October 13, 2017 at 10:57 a.m.

    My cable provider do not offer the small networks to carry the game.  

  13. Kris Spyrka, October 13, 2017 at 11:36 a.m.

    I don't know what provider or package you have?  I couldn't view this game because BEIN in my area is an extra subscription, which I can't justify for one game.  So FOX and ESPN can pound sand for not broadcasting their own National Team!  They left a very important/key match up to a network whose demographic is largely a Spanish speaking audience.  Also, any games on FOX2 are a no go, where the subscription is not even offered with my Xfinity/Comcast.  So, that leaves you with expensive streaming services.  The a la carte system with selective blackouts is maddening, but I'm old enough to remember not having soccer on TV at all.  So there's that.

  14. Paula Barrett, October 13, 2017 at 9:52 p.m.

    Something is wrong when the bein sports channel is not included in most cable pkgs. but the Spanish bein channel is. We pay a fortune for cable with the sports pkg. and Comcast doesn't carry it.

  15. Fanfor soccer, October 14, 2017 at 1:16 a.m.

    I didn't attempt to watch the game.  Reason being i thought it would be a walk a way for us.  Instead we walked away.  Totally walked away.  I did start to watch the replay and watched about 20 minutes and could see why we lost.  If we would have just showed up looking like we wanted to play.  We didnt.  End of story.

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