MLS All-Star Game draws most viewers on ESPN2 since 2005
The 862,000 viewers that watched the MLS All-Stars' victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday were the most to tune into ESPN's coverage of a MLS All-Star game since 2005, according to numbers from the Sports Business Journal.
In 2005, the game was moved from ABC to ESPN, which put the match on cable television.
There was also a UniMas broadcast of the match, which drew 410,000 viewers, for a combined audience of 1.27 million viewers.
By comparison, Fox drew 726,000 viewers for the Guinness International Champions Cup match between Manchester United and Real Madrid on Aug. 2.
The 2013 MLS All-Star game against AS Roma drew just 319,000 viewers.
- Sarah Barshop