The International Break had a huge hand in the outcome of this week's audience measurements, but it had a very clear winner.

It was not the usual weekend for football fans in the United States, as club football was put to rest in most leagues and the International Break was in the spotlight. This meant a few changes in the way fans watch football, but it did not bring major changes to who has dominated TV listings in North America in 2023.

With the International Break in full motion, one could have expected the USMNT to be among the teams with the highest rating numbers. If you are among those who believe that, you would be making a mistake, since it was Mexico who earned the top honor this week, as over one million average viewers saw them beating Suriname on Thursday evening. That was not all for El Tri, as their follow-up game against Jamaica had over 490,000 average viewers on Sunday, securing the first two spots in the podium for Diego Cocca's men.

The third place in this ranking went to a Major League Soccer match. The goalless draw between the Portland Timbers and LA Galaxy had a bit over a quarter of a million average viewers, but the difference between them and the first place was quite large.

In case you were wondering where the USMNT ranked on this list, the Stars and Stripes had their game against Grenada earning over 260,000 viewers, good enough for the fourth place in our ranking.

Here is the list of games that made our ranking this week. To make the cut, the game in question must have over 100,000 viewers in the United States.


Saturday, March 25

Major League Soccer - Portland Timbers 0-0 LA Galaxy at 4:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 266,000

Viewership rating: 0.15

Fox Deportes

Saturday, March 25

Club Friendly: Guadalajara 2-2 Toluca at 8:49 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 132,000

Viewership rating: 0.03

Liga MX Femenil: Monterrey 1-1 Tigres UANL at 11:03 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 142,000

Viewership rating: 0.05

Fox Sports 1

Thursday, March 23

UEFA Euro Qualifiers: Italy 1-2 England at 3:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 236,000

Viewership rating: 0.12

Friday, March 24

UEFA Euro Qualifiers: Sweden 0-3 Belgium at 3:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 126,000

Viewership rating: 0.06

Fox Sports 2

Sunday, March 26

UEFA Euro Qualifiers: Luxembourg 0-6 Portugal at 2:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 112,000

Viewership rating: 0.05


Friday, March 24

CONCACAF Nations League: Grenada 1-7 USA at 7:53 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 260,000

Viewership rating: 0.14


Thursday, March 23

CONCACAF Nations League: Suriname 0-2 Mexico at 7:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 190,000

Viewership rating: 0.08

Club Friendly: América 0-0 Santos Laguna at 10:02 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 249,000

Viewership rating: 0.09

Friday, March 24

CONCACAF Nations League: Belize 1-2 Guatemala at 9:56 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 117,000

Viewership rating: 0.04

Sunday, March 26

Club Friendly: América 2-1 Tijuana at 5:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 167,000

Viewership rating: 0.07

CONCACAF Nations League: Mexico 2-2 Jamaica at 7:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 490,000

Viewership rating: 0.19


CONCACAF Nations League: Mexico 2-2 Jamaica at 7:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 1,133,000

Viewership rating: 0.59