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OSC Weekly Ratings Wrapup

by David Carlson
October 31, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS)

Strong West Coast MLS playoff game, NWSL Championship barely ripples

The National Women's Soccer League held its championship game Sunday, and like many other sporting events, they got a fairly poor rating going up against the buzz-saw of NFL football. While it did make the Top 150 Cable Originals for Sunday, the 166,000 viewers are likely less than it could have drawn holding its championship sometime in August, instead of September and October as it has the past two years.

Major League Soccer had a good doubleheader on ESPN networks on Thursday, starting with slightly over 300,000 watching the Atlanta vs. Philly contest, followed with a growing audience that exploded up to 586,000 once the second game switched over to ESPN.

Last Week's OSC Leagues Ratings Summary:

10/237pmFS1MLS.04/111k
10/2310pmFS1MLS.07/159k
10/248pmESPN2MLS (ATL/PHI).12/303k
10/2410:30pmMLS
ESPN2(1st 30 min).15/320k
ESPN(Rest of game).29/586k
10/274pmESPNNWSL Champ..05/166k

OSC Leagues on TV in the coming week:

MLS Playoffs

10/2910pmESPNLAFC vs. Seattle
10/308pmFS1Atlanta vs. Toronto

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NOTE: Don't know what the "demo" is? Unsure of why the different ratings numbers don't match up? Read our explanation of TV ratings in our first article here.


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