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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
SUNDAY’S LIVERPOOL-MANCHESTER UNITED TELECAST ON NBCSN RANKS AS MOST-WATCHED EARLY MORNING PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH IN U.S. TELEVISION HISTORY
Viewership Peaked at 1.2 Million Viewers From 10:45-11 a.m. ET
Liverpool-Manchester United Second Most-Streamed Premier League Match on NBC Sports Live Extra
Road Trip: NBC Sports Group’s Entire Premier League Coverage to Originate From the U.K. on April 11-13
STAMFORD, Conn. – Mar. 24, 2015 – Sunday’s NBCSN telecast of Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool averaged 950,000 viewers to rank as the most-watched early morning (before 10 a.m. ET) Premier League match in U.S. television history. Viewership peaked in the 10:45 a.m. ET quarter-hour with 1.2 million viewers. Juan Mata scored both goals for the Red Devils, securing Manchester United’s fourth straight league win and moving the team five points clear of Liverpool to maintain the fourth and final Champions League position.
NBC UNIVERSO averaged 146,000 viewers for Liverpool-Manchester United, bringing combined English- and Spanish-language viewership for the match to nearly 1.2 million viewers.
To date, NBC Sports Group’s Premier League viewership (average of 485,000 viewers) is up 10% compared to this point last season, and up 19% among Adults 18-49. NBCSN has televised four of the five most-watched Premier League matches in U.S. cable history (chart below).
Most-Viewed Premier League Matches on Cable (on record):
|Date||Home v. Away||Network||Viewers|
|Mon., Apr. 30, 2012||Manchester City v. Manchester United||ESPN||1.0 million|
|Sun., Jan. 19, 2014||Chelsea v. Manchester United||NBCSN||1.0 million|
|Sun., Mar. 22, 2015||Liverpool v. Manchester United||NBCSN||950,000|
|Sun., Oct. 5, 2014||Chelsea v. Arsenal||NBCSN||874,000|
|Sun., Sept. 22, 2013||Manchester City v. Manchester United||NBCSN||852,000|
Liverpool-Manchester United was the second most-streamed Premier League match ever on NBC Sports Live Extra, delivering 78,000 uniques. The match also delivered the most visits (110,000) on Live Extra for a Premier League match.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S ENTIRE PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE TO ORIGINATE FROM U.K. ON APRIL 11-13
For the first time since NBC Sports Group kicked off its Premier League coverage in August 2013, the entire Premier League team will work together on-location in the United Kingdom on April 11-13. Host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will join NBC’s UK-based team of Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for more than 18 hours of live on-site Premier League coverage across three days. Coverage features two on-site studios at each stadium, including pitch-side sets at Old Trafford for the Manchester Derby, Anfield for Liverpool-Newcastle, and Turf Moor for Burnley-Arsenal. Click here for more information.
NBC Sports Group is once again making all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra 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 at the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. NBC UNIVERSO is airing 100 Premiere League matches in Spanish on its network, with matches also streamed live on its NBC UNIVERSO NOW app. Every MVPD has the option to carry every Premier League match on live television and via live streaming at no additional cost to consumers.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–