The first week of 2024 was rather quiet, with only a handful of matches making this list. This features games from La Liga and English Premier League.

The festive period has come and gone, and while hundreds of millions of people celebrated with friends and family, it was not a great week for soccer in the USA in terms of viewership.

In fact, only a handful of matches earned a spot in the list of most-watched soccer games for the first week of 2024. Nonetheless, the Premier League and La Liga made it onto the podium, with the English top-flight sealing the top spot — though the Primera Division sealed two slots on the podium.

Brighton's clash with West Ham was the most-watched match of the week, with that goalless draw earning the USA Network an average viewership of 356,000. De Zerbi's men were unable to overcome the Hammers despite thrashing Tottenham 4-2 in their final match of 2023 but the Seagulls remain in the hunt for UEFA Europa League qualification.

In second place was Barcelona's 2-1 victory over Las Palmas. This fixture brought in an average audience of 144,000 for ESPN Deportes as Xavi's men secured a much-needed victory irrespective of the frustrating performance. The last game on this list was also aired by ESPN Deportes and that was Girona's dramatic 4-3 triumph over Atletico, with that tie being watched by an average of 142,000 viewers.

Check out the most-watched soccer games in the USA for the week of January 1-7, 2024 below.

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USA Network

Tuesday, January 2

English Premier League: West Ham 0-0 Brighton at 2:27 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 356,000 

ESPN Deportes

Wednesday, January 3

La Liga: Girona 4-3 Atletico Madrid at 3:15 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 142,000

La Liga: Real Madrid 1-0 Mallorca at 1:10 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 135,000

Thursday, January 4

La Liga: Las Palmas 1-2 Barcelona at 3:15 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 144,000