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Thursday, March 1st, 2018
NBCSN, LED BY PYEONGCHANG OLYMPICS SUCCESS, ADDS NEARLY 650,000 TV HOMES IN LATEST NIELSEN REPORT
Featuring Around-the-Clock Winter Games Coverage, NBCSN Delivered Its Best Month Ever in February & Ranked #1 among All Sports Cable Networks in the Month
Network also Featured Super Bowl Post-Game, NHL, Premier League, Rugby and Track & Field among Other Events
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 1, 2018 – The most recent Nielsen report shows an increase of 646,000 NBCSN television homes following its extensive coverage of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. NBCSN also presented live Premier League and NHL games and accompanying studio shows, a Super Bowl post-game show, rugby, track & field, and college hockey and basketball in February. NBCSN is in approximately 85 million U.S. TV homes.
“We are pleased that this report amplifies NBCSN’s best month ever,” said Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Broadcasting and Sports. “With hundreds of hours of Winter Games coverage along with our other valuable programming, our business continues to grow and the Olympics prove once again to be dominant and powerful.”
In February, NBCSN posted the network’s record monthly audiences in primetime (average of 1.27 million viewers) and Total Day (753,000 viewers) and ranked as the #1 sports cable network in both metrics for the month (Jan. 29-Feb. 25), according to Nielsen.
NBCUniversal’s carriage agreements with leading distributors increased the number of homes with access to NBCSN’s coverage of the Olympics and the other premier sports in its portfolio.
NBCSN is NBC Sports Group’s dedicated 24/7 linear sports network. The Emmy Award-winning network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL) – including two Stanley Cup Final games — NASCAR, IndyCar, Premier League, Tour de France, and America’s Cup. In addition, NBCSN features college football, college basketball, college hockey, cycling, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup, Ironman, and Premiership Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as PFT Live, The Dan Patrick Show, and NASCAR America. NBCSN is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.
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