FOX Sports’ split-national MLS broadcast on FOX delivered 1,298,000 viewers on Sunday, Sept. 18, making it the most-watched MLS telecast of any kind and on any network in 12 years.
Sunday’s presentation featured two MLS matches airing live adjacent to regional National Football League broadcasts as part of a joint MLS and NFL lineup. In markets airing the 1:00 PM ET NFL match, viewers saw Toronto FC erase a two-goal deficit to tie the New York Red Bulls, 3-3 at 5:00 PM ET, while Sporting Kansas City and the LA Galaxy played to a 2-2 draw at 2:00 PM ET in markets that aired a late NFL game.
The lineup of simultaneous MLS and NFL games marked the first time in the MLS’s 21 seasons that a network partner televised games from two leagues on the same network at the same time.
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