Manchester United v Man City the most watched game in US TV history

The Premier League giants are drawing big crowds on the box in the US, with one fixture in particular catching the eye of viewers.

Manchester United would have a fair shout at claiming to be the best supported English club in the United States, according to reported television figures of Premier League matches.

The Mirror compiled a list of the top five most watched games in Premier League history based solely on viewers in the US, a market many perceive as ripe for developing football as a brand.

And in a positive representation of Manchester United's power when it comes to drawing an audience, even when they are out of the Champions League as they have been this season, it is Louis van Gaal's side that is emphatically present when it comes to gathering people in front of the television across the Atlantic.

Five of the top viewing figures for Premier League games have featured the Red Devils, with the top two being derbies against Manchester City.

And the recent 4-2 win over their rivals at Old Trafford that put United four points ahead of City took the top spot of the all-time highest ratings ever.

  • Manchester United vs Manchester City, 12 April 2015 (1,100,000)
  • Manchester City vs Manchester United, 30 April 2012 (1,000,000)
  • Chelsea vs Manchester United, 19 January 2014 (1,000,000)
  • Liverpool vs Manchester United, 22 March 2015 (950,000)
  • Chelsea vs Arsenal, 5 October 2014 (874,000)
    (Courtesy of Daily Mirror)

Premier League viewing figures have risen by 10% this year according to the Mirror, and United would undoubtedly have played a part in that, having drawn a crowd of over 100,000 in a pre-season friendly with Real Madrid last summer.

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