Thursday, June 12th, 2014


June 12, 2014 – Vol. 28

NBC Sports Live Extra App Surpasses 10 Million Downloads

The NBC Sports Live Extra app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices and tablets — surpassed 10 million downloads this past weekend on the strength of numerous “NBC Sports Championship Season” events, including the Belmont Stakes, the Stanley Cup Final, French Open Men’s and Women’s Finals, Firestone 600 (IndyCar), and Canadian Grand Prix (F1). The app is currently at 10.1 million downloads and growing.

Since its debut prior to the 2012 London Olympic Games, the NBC Sports Live Extra app has streamed some of the most high-profile and prestigious events in sports including the London and Sochi Olympics, all NHL regular-season and playoff games, including the Stanley Cup Final, for the past two seasons, horse racing’s Triple Crown, all 380 Premier League matches this past season, and many more.

Following are the Top 10 events that have appeared on the NBC Sports Live Extra app (unique viewers):

  Date Games / Event Uniques
1 Feb. 21, 2014 Sochi: Men’s Hockey Semifinal: USA vs. Canada 2,122,447
2 Feb. 20, 2014 Sochi: Women’s Gold Medal Hockey: USA vs. Canada (OT) 1,162,784
3 Feb. 19, 2014 Sochi: Men’s Hockey Quarterfinal: USA vs. Czech Republic 798,337
4 Aug. 9, 2012 London: USA vs Japan, Women’s Soccer Final 682,806
5 Feb. 15, 2014 Sochi: Men’s Hockey: USA vs. Russia 598,552
6 Feb. 11, 2014 Sochi: Men’s Halfpipe Final, Semi, and Qual 595,764
7 Aug. 2, 2012 London: Michael Phelps wins 200IM Gold 423,681
8 Jul. 31, 2012 London: Team USA Women’s Gymnastics wins Gold 393,752
9 June 7, 2014 The 146th Belmont Stakes 389,680
10 Jul. 28, 2012 London: Ryan Lochte wins 400IM Gold 365,839

“Championship Saturday” Sets Streaming Records for Horse Racing & NHL

NBC Sports’ “Championship Saturday,” featuring California Chrome’s attempt at a Triple Crown in the 146th Belmont Stakes and Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings,  set streaming records on NBC Sports Live Extra for minutes consumed in each property.

Fans live streamed more than 6.8 million minutes of the Belmont Stakes on NBC Sports Live Extra – a record for any horse race streamed by NBC Sports Digital. Coverage included an isolation camera on California Chrome, bonus analysis from NBC Sports commentators, and replays and footage from the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The Belmont Stakes was watched by 389,680 unique viewers.

Last Saturday’s Stanley Cup Final Game 2, which ended in the second overtime, delivered 9.0 million minutes of live streaming on NBC Sports Live Extra, the most ever for an NHL game. It surpassed last year’s Stanley Cup Final triple-overtime Game 1, which produced 8.9 million minutes of consumption. Game 2 was watched by 220,411 unique viewers.

Game 4 set the record for an authenticated Stanley Cup Final live stream with 137,708 uniques. It also delivered 5.23 million minutes.

Viewers Stream 2.4 Million Minutes of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Thunder Valley National

Last weekend’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships coverage from the Thunder Valley National in Lakewood, Colo. delivered 2.4 million minutes and 40,000 uniques on NBC Sports Live Extra. Consumption for the Thunder Valley National was up 136% and 61%, respectively, over last year’s event. Surrounds the U.S. Open features expanded editorial content during the U.S. Open this week with up-to-the-minute blogs and fan interaction, including:

  • News & Features – features U.S. Open-related content throughout the event, including preview content about Phil Mickelson’s quest for a U.S. Open victory, the 15th anniversary of Payne Stewart’s victory at Pinehurst, changes to No. 2 and what the ladies can learn from the men when the U.S. Women’s Open follows the week after at Pinehurst.
  • Live Chats – editorial staff is hosting live chats to keep fans up-to-date and answer their questions as the action unfolds.
    • Today & Tomorrow: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
    • Saturday & Sunday: 2-7:30 p.m. ET
  • Exclusive Video Content will provide exclusive “Instant Analysis” video updates delivered by a Golf Channel expert about the day’s biggest story.