Real Madrid's unforgettable 5-2 victory at Anfield in the UEFA Champions League was one of the most-watched fixtures in the USA, but two other ties finished ahead of that Anfield clash.

The viewership numbers for soccer matches aired live between February 20-26 in the USA are in, with Liga MX once again overcoming stiff competition to come out on top. In fact, the top two spots in the list of most-watched games went to the Mexican top flight after beating out the likes of the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier League.

The blockbuster fixture saw Guadalajara, the league's second-most successful club, beat Tigres UANL 2-1 in a clash that was watched by over 1.3 million people on Univision. While that result was not enough to see Chivas go top of the table, they are now level on points with second-placed Toluca (18 points) but behind on goal difference.

It was a brilliant weekend for Univision, in particular, as the Spanish-language television network claimed the second spot with their coverage of the 2-2 draw between Atlas and Club America. Over 1.1 million people tuned in to see Liga MX's most successful team pick up a point at the Jalisco Stadium.

While TUDN and USA Network garnered large audiences with their coverage of European soccer and the Premier League, respectively, the third spot went to CBS thanks to their coverage of the unforgettable UEFA Champions League tie between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Vinicius Jr. and Karim Benzema both scored twice as Los Blancos ran riot at Anfield, winning 5-2 in a contest watched by nearly one million people.

Here is the full list of games that made this ranking. Only matches with an audience of over 100,000 average viewers are listed.


Tuesday, February 21

UEFA Champions League: Liverpool 2-5 Real Madrid at 2:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 523,000

Viewership rating: 0.28

Saturday, February 25

Liga MX: Tigres 1-2 Guadalajara at 8:11 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 1,307,000

Viewership rating: 0.63

Liga MX: Atlas 2-2 America at 10:16 p.m. 

Average viewers: 1,188,000

Viewership rating: 0.55

Liga MX: Cruz Azul 1-0 Juarez at 5:55 p.m. 

Average viewers: 812,000

Viewership rating: 0.41


Tuesday, February 21

UEFA Champions League: Liverpool 2-5 Real Madrid at 2:48 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 946,000

Viewership rating: 0.53

Wednesday, February 22

UEFA Champions League: RB Leipzig 1-1 Manchester City at 2:51 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 892,000

Viewership rating: 0.52


Tuesday, February 21

UEFA Champions League: Liverpool vs Real Madrid at 2:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 147,000

Viewership rating: 0.06

Thursday, February 23

UEFA Europa League: Manchester United vs Barcelona at 3:00 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 325,000

Viewership rating: 0.15

Friday, February 24

Liga MX: Mazatlan 1-2 Pumas UNAM at 10:09 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 236,000

Viewership rating: 0.10

Liga MX: Necaxa 1-1 Queretaro at 7:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 137,000

Viewership rating: 0.05

Saturday, February 25

Liga MX: Tigres 1-2 Guadalajara at 8:11 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 458,000

Viewership rating: 0.16

Liga MX: Atlas 2-2 America at 10:17 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 409,000

Viewership rating: 0.14

Liga MX: Cruz Azul 1-0 Juarez at 5:55 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 264,000

Viewership rating: 0.09

USA Network

Friday, February 24

Premier League: Wolves 1-1 Fulham at 2:54 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 257,000

Viewership rating: 0.14

Saturday, February 25

Premier League: Bournemouth 1-4 Manchester City at 12:27 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 495,000

Viewership rating: 0.28

Premier League: Southampton 0-1 Leeds at 9:54 a.m. ET

Average viewers: 370,000

Viewership rating: 0.22

Sunday, February 26

Premier League: Tottenham 2-0 Chelsea at 8:24 a.m. ET

Average viewers: 481,000

Viewership rating: 0.30


Wednesday, February 22

SheBelieves Cup: USWNT 2-1 Brazil at 6:59 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 454,000

Viewership rating: 0.24

ESPN Deportes

Saturday, February 25

La Liga: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid at 12:20 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 280,000

Viewership rating: 0.12

Sunday, February 26

La Liga: Almeria 1-0 Barcelona at 12:10 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 226,000

Viewership rating: 0.10


Sunday, February 26

Liga MX: Tijuana 2-0 Pachuca at 10:12 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 163,000

Viewership rating: 0.06

Liga MX: Santos Laguna 3-2 Puebla at 7:51 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 158,000

Viewership rating: 0.06

Fox Sports 1

Sunday, February 26

MLS: Seattle Sounders 4-0 Colorado Rapids at 8:08 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 152,000

Viewership rating: 0.05


Saturday, February 25

MLS: Nashville SC 2-0 New York City at 4:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 390,000

Viewership rating: 0.21