TV: Mexico's SuperClasico playoff game is highest-rated soccer match in 2020

Univision's Saturday prime-time coverage of the Liga MX Liguilla, the playoff series for the Apertura championship, drew the highest-rated soccer match on any U.S. network and in any language in 2020.

The second leg of the Club America and Guadalajara semifinal series, featuring Mexico's two most popular teams, drew 2.5 million viewers and ranked as the No. 1 program on broadcast television among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 and the No. 2 program among all viewers.

The game was the second in a Saturday doubleheader. The Leon-Puebla and Club America-Chivas games delivered an average audience of 1.9 million.

The first leg of the Chivas-America series averaged 1.5 million viewers on Telemundo, which acquired rights to Chivas home games in 2020-21.

Until the SuperClasico second leg, the most-watched game on U.S. television in 2020 was the final of UEFA Champions League between Bayern Munich and Paris St. Germain, which averaged a Spanish-language record 2.05 million viewers on Univision in August.
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