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Monday, May 16th, 2016
RECORD OVERNIGHT RATING FOR PREMIER LEAGUE “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY” ON NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL
Final Match of The Premier League Season: Manchester United V. Bournemouth Tomorrow, Tues., May 17, At 3 P.M. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Live Extra Delivers Most-Streamed “Championship Sunday” Ever
One-Hour Season Finale of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Tonight Following NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 16, 2015 – Despite Leicester City winning the Premier League title two weeks ago, the three clubs assured of relegation already determined, and the postponement of Manchester United-Bournemouth, NBCUniversal scored a ratings record for yesterday’s “Championship Sunday” programming. Sunday’s schedule featured live Premier League matches on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks, as well as one match apiece on Spanish-language networks TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO.
The matches – featuring Manchester City virtually clinching a Champions League spot with a 1-1 tie against Swansea City on NBC – posted a combined 1.57 metered market rating (10 a.m. -Noon ET) on the 10 English-language networks, according to The Nielsen Company. The combined 1.57 overnight is up 10% from last year’s coverage (1.43). (Top 15 local markets below.)
NBC Sports Group presents the final match of the 2015-16 Premier League season, Manchester United v. Bournemouth, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The match, scheduled to take place yesterday as a part of “Championship Sunday,” was postponed amid security concerns. NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon at Old Trafford. Coverage on NBCSN begins at 2:30 p.m. ET with Premier League Live. Steve Bower hosts Premier League Live joined by analyst Robbie Mustoe.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – delivered the most-streamed “Championship Sunday” ever, with 130,000 unique users and 7 million live minutes, up 43% and 100%, respectively, from last season’s “Championship Sunday” coverage (10 matches on 5/24/15).
Top local markets for NBCUniversal’s 10-network “Championship Sunday” coverage:
- West Palm Beach
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
NBCSN presents a special one-hour season finale of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, tonight following coverage of the Tampa Bay Lightning-Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game. NBC Sports Group’s Premier League analyst Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Mustoe will guest on the show.
Manchester United v. Bournemouth 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 the match 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):
|Mon., May 16||TBD (p.m.)||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 17||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., May 17||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Bournemouth||NBCSN|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–