The return of Liga MX's playoff stage handed quite a few surprises in terms of ratings across the country.

The last few weeks in terms of sports TV ratings had been dominated by either UEFA Champions League and Premier League matches. That trend did not continue this week, as Liga MX stepped back and reclaimed its throne as one of the most watched leagues in the United States with the top three most-viewed games in North America.

Surprisingly, a mid-week match between Puebla and América claimed the top spot of the week, with just a bit over 750,000 average users watching the game that ended in a draw. The second most-watched game featured Clausura 2021 champions Cruz Azul and Tigres UANL, in an exciting clash that concluded in a one-nil draw for Cruz Azul.

The third-ranked game in this listing also had two Mexican teams involved: Pachuca and San Luis. The hosts prevailed despite a late surge by San Luis and made it to the semi-finals thanks to this crucial 3-2 victory. The first leg of this clash also gave TUDN a chance to brag, since their mid-week clash over 340,000 average users on Wednesday, meaning that almost one million fans were keeping an eye on the outcome of that playoff tie.

USA Network

Tuesday, May 10

Premier League: Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool at 2:54 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 348,000

Viewership rating: 0.10

Wednesday, May 11

Premier League: Wolves 1-5 Manchester City at 3:10 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 309,000

Viewership rating: 0.05

Thursday, May 12

Premier League: Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal at 2:39 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 405,000

Viewership rating: 0.13

Sunday, May 15

Premier League: West Ham 2-2 Manchester City at 9:00 a.m. ET

Average viewers: 515,000

Viewership rating: 0.17

Premier League: Everton 2-3 Brentford at 11:27 a.m. ET

Average viewers: 524,000

Viewership rating: 0.16


Wednesday, May 11

Liga MX: San Luis 2-2 Pachuca at 7:32 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 345,000

Viewership rating: 0.15

Liga MX: Puebla 1-1 América at 10:09 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 757,000

Viewership rating: 0.33

Thursday, May 12

Liga MX: Cruz Azul 0-1 Tigres UANL at 7:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 413,000

Viewership rating: 0.16

Saturday, May 14

Liga MX: América 3-2 Puebla at 6:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 340,000

Viewership rating: 0.13

Liga MX: Pachuca 3-2 San Luis at 9:04 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 552,000

Viewership rating: 0.20

Sunday, May 15

Liga MX: Atlas 1-1 Guadalajara at 6:33 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 513,000

Viewership rating: 0.25

Liga MX: Tigres UANL 0-1 Cruz Azul at 9:05 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 654,000

Viewership rating: 0.31


Thursday, May 12

Liga MX: Guadalajara 1-2 Atlas at 10:00 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 268,000

Viewership rating: 0.11


Saturday, May 14

Bundesliga: Arminia Bielefeld 1-1 RB Leipzig at 9:00 a.m. ET

Average viewers: 266,000

Viewership rating: 0.10

Sunday, May 15

MLS: Atlanta United 2-2 New England at 1:30 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 382,000

Viewership rating: 0.11

MLS: Seattle Sounders 3-1 Minnesota United at 3:59 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 275,000

Viewership rating: 0.06

Fox Deportes

Monday, May 9

Liga MX Femenil: Monterrey 2-1 Tijuana at 9:55 p.m. ET

Average viewers: 54,000

Viewership rating: 0.03