The first game back of the MLS is Back Tournament averaged 464,000
viewers on ESPN and another 28,000 on ESPN Deportes for a total of 492,000 viewers.
The Orlando City-Inter Miami game is the second most-viewed MLS regular-season telecast on the ESPN networks in the last two years. The LAFC-Inter Miami game averaged 663,000 on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
How does it compare to other restarts in the last two months?
-- The NWSL averaged 527,000 for the North Carolina-Portland game on CBS, the first nationally televised women's pro league game ever.
-- The Manchester City-Arsenal makeup game on the Premier League's first day back averaged 518,000 viewers on NBCSN and Universo. (The first two weekend games on NBC averaged 1,049,500.)
-- The Revierderby (Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke 04) drew 407,000 viewers on FS1 and Fox Deportes to kick off the Bundesliga's restart in May.
-- The Mallorca-Barcelona game on the first weekend in LaLiga has been the Spanish league's most-watched game since the restart on beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Espanol with 316,000 viewers.
-- The first night of the preseason Copa por Mexico on TUDN averaged 235,500 viewers for the doubleheader.
-- The first Serie A game on ESPN -- Lecce-AC Milan -- averaged 115,000.