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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

NBC SPORTS GROUP INTRODUCES CONTEST TO DETERMINE THE BEST AMERICAN BAR FOR PREMIER LEAGUE FANS

Premier League Fans Can “Show Their Pub Some Love” By Nominating & Voting Now at NBCSports.com/BestPLBarContest

Winning Bar Receives $50,000, an Exclusive Viewing Party & National Commercial

Top-10 Trending Bars Currently in New York, Washington DC, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago & Seattle

Last Sunday’s Arsenal v. Manchester United Match 2nd-Most Streamed & 3rd-Most Watched This Season; Top 10 Lists Below

Premier League Coverage Continues Sat., Oct. 17

STAMFORD, Conn. – October 7, 2015 – This week, NBC Sports Group introduced a contest searching for the best Premier League bar in America.

From now through December 6, NBC Sports Group is asking fans to “show their pub some love” by submitting nominations  to help their bar take the throne at NBCSports.com/BestPLBarContest. Additionally, fans can support their pub by:

  • Checking in on the NBC Sports Matchmaker App
  • Sharing stories, images and videos by tagging their bar and using #BestPLBarContest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Describing how much their Premier League pub means to them here.

The contest site also features a full list of participating bars, a list of trending bars, a social media feed with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts with the hashtag #BestPLBarContest, and a schedule of upcoming Premier League fixtures.

Following are the 10 bars currently trending:

  • The Londoner, Dallas, TX
  • Maggie McGarrys, San Francisco, CA
  • Irish Channel, Washington, DC
  • Carragher’s, New York, NY
  • Lucky Bar, Washington, DC
  • Boston Beer Garden, Boston, MA
  • 11th Street Bar, New York, NY
  • Beef & Barley, Chicago, IL
  • George and Dragon Pub, Seattle, WA
  • The Blind Pig, New York, NY

Bars will be judged by an NBC Sports Group judging panel, and the winning bar will be based on the number of in-bar check-ins as well as fan content submitted and shared. The winning bar will receive a cash prize of $50,000 to upgrade their viewing experience. The pub will also win a party hosted by NBC Sports Group for all fans who helped them earn the ultimate bragging rights, along with a national TV commercial to showcase that their pub is #1 in America. The commercial will be featured on NBC and NBCSN during Premier League coverage.

Top 10 Premier League Matches on NBCSN, USA & NBC Sports Live Extra

Two months into the 2015-16 Premier League season, below are the top 10 matches on NBCSN/USA Network and NBC Sports Live Extra.

NBCSN/USA
Rank Date Match Network Viewers
1 Sun., Aug. 16 Chelsea v. Manchester City NBCSN 818,000
2 Sun., Aug. 30 Manchester United v. Swansea NBCSN 745,000
3 Sun., Oct. 4 Manchester United v. Arsenal NBCSN 866,000
4 Sun., Aug. 23 Manchester City v. Everton NBCSN 661,000
5 Sun., Aug. 9 Liverpool v. Stoke NBCSN 610,000
6 Sat., Aug. 8 Tottenham v. Manchester United NBCSN 626,000
7 Sat., Sept. 19 Arsenal v. Chelsea NBCSN 607,000
8 Sun., Sept. 20 Manchester United v. Southampton NBCSN 629,000
9 Sat., Sept. 26 Sunderland v. Manchester United NBCSN 699,000
10 Sun., Aug. 23 Chelsea v. West Brom USA 505,000

 

NBC Sports Live Extra
Rank Date Match Total Minutes
1 Mon., Aug 24 Arsenal v. Liverpool 6 million
2 Sun., Oct. 4 Arsenal v. Manchester United 3.6 million
3 Sat., Sept. 12 Manchester United v. Liverpool 3.6 million
4 Sun., Aug. 30 Swansea v. Manchester United 3.5 million
5 Sun., Aug. 23 Everton v. Manchester City 3.4 million
6 Sat., Sept. 19 Chelsea v. Arsenal 3.2 million
7 Fri., Aug. 14 Aston Villa v. Manchester United 3.2 million
8 Sun., Aug. 16 Manchester City v. Chelsea 3.2 million
9 Sat., Aug. 8 Manchester United v. Tottenham 3.1 million
10 Sat., Oct. 3 Chelsea v. Southampton 2.9 million

 

Eight of NBC Sports Live Extra’s 10 most-streamed Premier League matches of all-time have come this season. To date, NBC Sports Live Extra has delivered 115 million live minutes and 865,000 unique users, up 45% and 15%, respectively, versus the same period last season.

NBC Sports Group’s live Premier League coverage continues next Saturday, October 17 at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live followed by Tottenham v. Liverpool on NBCSN, and continues throughout the weekend on NBC, NBCSN and USA Network.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–