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Thursday, October 30th, 2014
NBC POSTS RECORD-SETTING SOCCER WEEKEND WITH MOST-WATCHED PREMIER LEAGUE & MLS MATCHES
Sunday’s Manchester United-Chelsea Match Averages 1.29 Million Viewers
Landon Donovan’s Final Regular-Season Game on Saturday (Seattle Sounders-LA Galaxy) Averages 699,000 Viewers
NBC Sports Group Has Televised 7 of Premier League’s 10 Most-Watched Live Matches in U.S.
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 30, 2014 – NBC set Premier League and MLS viewership records with a pair of match telecasts last weekend.
Last Sunday’s Manchester United-Chelsea match – a 1-1 tie at Old Trafford – averaged 1.29 million viewers on NBC to rank as the most-watched Premier League game since NBC Sports Group kicked off its BPL coverage in August 2013.
In its 15 months televising the Premier League, NBC Sports Group has aired 7 of the league’s 10 most-watched live games on U.S. television.
Sunday’s game, which was NBC’s first BPL match on a Sunday afternoon (and had competition from live NFL games), is the second-most watched live game in the U.S. in Premier League history (Manchester United-Chelsea, 2/5/12 on Fox, 1.38 million).
Saturday’s Seattle Sounders-LA Galaxy game on NBC, a 2-0 Sounders victory that was Landon Donovan’s final regular-season MLS game and decided the Supporters’ Shield (most regular-season points), averaged 699,000 viewers to rank as NBC Sports Group’s most-watched MLS game ever (including playoffs).
NBC Sports Group’s soccer coverage continues this weekend with six live matches.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Sat., Nov. 1||7 a.m.||Barclays Premier League Preview||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 1||8 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 1||8:45 a.m.||Newcastle v. Liverpool||NBCSN, mun2|
|Sat., Nov. 1||11 a.m.||Chelsea v. Queens Park Rangers||NBCSN, mun2|
|Sat., Nov. 1||11 a.m.||Arsenal v. Burnley||Extra Time|
|Sat., Nov. 1||11 a.m.||Everton v. Swansea City||Extra Time|
|Sat., Nov. 1||11 a.m.||Hull City v. Southampton||Extra Time|
|Sat., Nov. 1||11 a.m.||Stoke City v. West Ham||Extra Time|
|Sat., Nov. 1||11 a.m.||Leicester City v. West Brom||Extra Time|
|Sat., Nov. 1||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 1||1:30 p.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sat., Nov. 1||8 p.m.||MLS Playoffs: Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 2||6:30 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 2||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 2||8:30 a.m.||Manchester City v. Manchester United||NBCSN, mun2|
|Sun., Nov. 2||11 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 2||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Nov. 2||10:30 p.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Nov. 3||12:30 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Nov. 3||Noon||Barclays Premier League World||NBCSN|
|Mon., Nov. 3||1:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League News||NBCSN|
|Mon., Nov. 3||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Nov. 3||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Sunderland||NBCSN, mun2|
|Mon., Nov. 3||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Nov. 3||10:30 p.m.||Barclays Premier League Review||NBCSN|
All matches will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.
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