Real Madrid-Man City Semifinal Breaks US English-Language Viewing Record

Manchester City won't be glad to hear it, but Real Madrid's absurd comeback over City in last Wednesday's Champions League semifinal is breaking records as the most watched in U.S. television history. 

On CBS, an average of 1.11 million viewers tuned in for the Rodrygo Show. According to Front Office Sports, that's up 118% against a comparable semifinal match from 2019 — when Steve Nash was our spirit guide on TNT for Tottenham's European odyssey. Times have certainly changed for the better.

That average of 1.11 million viewers makes it the most watched UCL semifinal ever on English-language TV in America.

The Spanish-language numbers are even better. According to Univision, there was an average of 1.277 million across Univision and TUDN with a peak of 1.531 million. 

The final between Real Madrid and Liverpool is scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET on CBS and TUDN.

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