Top 10 most watched of the week (sports): Champions League and Nascar remain in the winner’s circle

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Your 10 most watched programs of the week on Slingbox, sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most watched live sports:

1. UEFA Champions League
2. Nascar: Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500
3. Liga MX soccer
4. La Liga soccer
5. NBA: Warriors vs. Cavaliers
6. NBA: Cavaliers vs. Rockets
7. PGA Tour: Honda Classic
8. Cricket World Cup: New Zealand vs. Australia
9. NBA: Thunder vs. Suns
10. CONCACAF Champions League

Nascar’s trip to the our winner’s circle last week wasn’t unexpected — the season-opening Daytona 500 is always the biggest race of the year — but this week’s list shows that the stock car circuit isn’t going away. The Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 (the sponsor name is a combination of a charity that provides scholarships for the families of killed or disabled soldiers, and a convenience store chain) in Atlanta was the second-most watched sporting event on Slingbox this week. The only thing that eclipsed it was the UEFA Champions League, which featured some big matchups this week including Barcelona beating Man City and Monaco beating Arsenal.

Soccer was big overall, as it has been for a while now. The pro leagues in Mexico and Spain remained in the top half of our list, while the CONCACAF Champions League — in which D.C. United and Montreal Impact are both vying to be the first MLS team to win since 2000 — made it on as well. And plenty of NBA games are creeping on as of late. Again the Cavaliers proved to be the biggest draw on Slingbox, while a Cleveland-free matchup — the thrilling overtime game that saw Phoenix outlast Oklahoma City — also appeared.

We’ll be back next week with another set of top 10s.

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