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Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
NBCUNIVERSAL PRESENTS 10 MATCHES LIVE ACROSS 10 NETWORKS FOR PREMIER LEAGUE “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY,” THIS SUN., MAY 24, AT 10 AM ET
Premier League Live Kicks off at 9 AM ET on NBCSN
NBC Presents Special Season Wrap-up Goal Zone Show at 12 Noon ET
Washington, New York, Columbus, Denver & Philadelphia Top U.S. Cities in Premier League Rating
Special 1-Hour Season Finale of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Sunday on NBCSN Following NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Coverage
Special Sneak Preview of Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Following All 10 Matches
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 19, 2015 – NBCUniversal presents a blockbuster “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks this Sunday, May 24 at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO will each televise one match in Spanish, and all 10 matches will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.
Chelsea, this season’s Premier League champions, will be presented with the trophy this Sunday, while Newcastle and Hull City aim to avoid the final relegation position. Depending on the result of their match against Arsenal on Wednesday, 16th-place Sunderland could join Newcastle and Hull City in Sunday’s fight to avoid relegation.
Premier League “Championship Sunday” matches on May 24 will be televised live on the following networks of NBCUniversal, all at 10 a.m. ET:
|· NBC||· Bravo|
|· NBCSN||· E!|
|· USA||· Esquire|
|· CNBC||· Oxygen|
|· SYFY||· Telemundo*|
|· MSNBC||· NBC UNIVERSO*|
NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off at 9 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe, Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino. Following the matches on each of the 10 networks, there will be a special one-minute sneak preview of Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, which premieres Friday, June 12.
Lowe, Mustoe, Earle and Martino will return following the matches for a special Goal Zone season wrap-up post-game show on NBC at Noon ET, which will include the emotional scenes from around the grounds, Chelsea’s trophy ceremony from Stamford Bridge, and all of the key highlights and interviews from the final day of the season. NBCSN will simulcast Goal Zone for the first hour, with coverage switching to NBCSN from 1-2 p.m. ET. At 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN wraps up the day’s coverage with a special Premier League Live: The Champions, which will take a look at Chelsea’s path to the Premier League title.
NBCSN presents a special one-hour season finale of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, on Sunday night, with an encore presentation on Monday night, May 25, following NHL Stanley Cup Playoff coverage. Rebecca Lowe will be a guest in the “Panic Room” on the finale.
A full television schedule with channel assignments for each match will be announced on Wednesday, May 20, following Arsenal v. Sunderland at 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Heading into the weekend, Pro Soccer Talk will have comprehensive coverage of the most important story lines, including:
- Key match previews
- Five things to know ahead of “Championship Sunday”
- A Pro Soccer Talk Extra video taking a closer look at the relegation struggle
- Match television listings
- Full coverage of Monday’s Championship Playoff Final, between Norwich City and Middlesbrough, with the winner earning promotion to the Premier League for next season
- A lifelong Burnley fan’s reflection upon his club’s most recent Premier League relegation on NBC SportsWorld. Click here for the full long form piece.
Throughout the week, the NBC Sports Soccer handles will be updating fans with the latest news from around the Premier League on Facebook and Twitter, with score updates, recaps and analysis on “Championship Sunday.” Club supporters can tweet photos from their viewing parties by tagging @NBCSportsSoccer or using #BPLonNBC.
Heading into “Championship Sunday,” NBC Sports Group’s Premier League viewership (average of 426,000 viewers) is up 10% compared to this point last season, and up 16% among Adults 18-49.
Following are the 15 U.S. markets with the highest combined full-season NBC/NBCSN rating for Premier League matches:
|1. Washington, DC||9. Knoxville|
|2. New York||10. Indianapolis|
|3. Columbus, OH||11. Providence|
|4. Denver||12. Dallas|
|5. Philadelphia||13. Seattle|
|6. Miami||14. Albuquerque|
|7. Boston||15. Sacramento|
|8. West Palm Beach|
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 on 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–