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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
2015-16 PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS LEICESTER CITY TO RAISE TROPHY AT HOME MATCH V. EVERTON THIS SAT. AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON USA NETWORK & NBC UNIVERSO
Yesterday’s Title-Deciding Chelsea-Tottenham Match Ranks as Most-Streamed Match Ever on NBC Sports Live Extra
Manchester United v. Leicester City on Sunday Ranks as Most-Watched Match on NBCSN Since Arsenal-Chelsea on 4/26/15 & Second-Most Streamed on Live Extra
Fourth-Place Manchester City v. Third-Place Arsenal This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN
12 Days Until “Championship Sunday” on the Networks of NBCUniversal
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 3, 2016 – 2015-16 Premier League Champions Leicester City will put the finishing touches on their remarkable “Cinderella” story season when they raise the Premier League trophy at the King Power Stadium this Saturday, May 7, where they face Everton at 12:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and NBC UNIVERSO. NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the action, joined by Graeme Le Saux.
Leicester City became champions after second-place Tottenham failed to win against Chelsea yesterday, drawing 2-2. The thrilling match ranks as the most-streamed match ever on NBC Sports Live Extra, delivering 145,000 unique users and 8.5 million live minutes. The Foxes’ 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Sunday averaged 908,000 viewers to rank as NBCSN’s most-watched match since Arsenal-Chelsea on April 26, 2015 (979,000 average viewers). Leicester City-Manchester United also ranks as Live Extra’s second-most streamed match ever, delivering 143,000 unique users and 7.2 million live minutes.
Leicester City, crowned champions in England’s top flight for the first time in their 132-year history, became only the fifth club to win the Premier League title in the last 21 years (Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City).
With 12 days until “Championship Sunday” (Sun., May 15, 10 a.m. ET on the networks of NBCUniversal), two tight Premier League races continue – at the top of the table for the remaining two Champions League positions (clubs with a top-four finish), and at the bottom to avoid the remaining two relegation positions (clubs with a bottom-three finish). This week’s Premier League coverage begins Saturday at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by relegation-threatened Norwich City (19th-place) v. Champions League hopefuls Manchester United (5th place) at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.
Coverage continues Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, when NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO host coverage of Aston Villa v. Newcastle, and USA Network hosts coverage of Sunderland v. Chelsea. Only one point separates 17-place Newcastle from 18th-place Sunderland, which are in the final relegation position.
Premier League coverage on Sunday, May 8, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by second-place Tottenham v. Southampton at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and TELEMUNDO. Coverage continues Sunday at 11 a.m. ET with a blockbuster match between fourth-place Manchester City v. third-place Arsenal on NBCSN. White calls Manchester City-Arsenal joined by analyst Lee Dixon.
All matches not on NBCSN or USA Network in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET and Sunday 11 a.m. ET television windows will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.
This week’s live Premier League coverage concludes on Tuesday, May 10, with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by West Ham v. Manchester United at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.
Steve Bower hosts Premier League Live joined by Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino.
Saturdays throughout the Premier League season, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, hosted by Earle and Robbie Mustoe, airs at 5 p.m. ET on the terrestrial NBC Sports Radio Network as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio mobile app. For more information, and to download the app, visit NBCSportsRadio.com.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will air Monday on NBCSN following coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. English freestyle footballer duo Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch – the “F2 Freestylers” – will guest this week.
All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. NBC Sports Live Extra will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Sat., May 7||6 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 7||7 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 7||7:45 a.m.||Norwich City v. Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 7||10 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Newcastle||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., May 7||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. Chelsea||USA|
|Sat., May 7||10 a.m.||West Ham United v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 7||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Stoke City||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 7||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. West Bromwich Albion||Extra Time|
|Sat., May 7||Noon||Premier League Live||USA|
|Sat., May 7||12:30 p.m.||Leicester City v. Everton||USA, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Sat., May 7||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA|
|Sun., May 8||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 8||8:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. Southampton||NBCSN, TELEMUNDO|
|Sun., May 8||11 a.m.||Manchester City v. Arsenal||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 8||11 a.m.||Liverpool v. Watford||Extra Time|
|Sun., May 8||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 9||TBD (p.m.)||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., May 9||11:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 10||12:30 a.m.||Premier League Encore||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 10||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 10||2:45 p.m.||West Ham v. Manchester United||NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO|
|Tues., May 10||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–