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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
LIVERPOOL HOST BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION THIS SAT. AT 12:30 PM ET ON NBC & UNIVERSO; MANCHESTER UNITED V. TOTTENHAM MON. AT 3 PM ET ON NBCSN & UNIVERSO
Manchester City visit Wolverhampton Wanderers This Saturday – Coverage Begins with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Arsenal Host West Ham Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Universo
Chelsea-Arsenal on NBC Last Saturday Ranks As 2nd-Most Watched August PL Game on Record
Four Exclusive Matches on NBC Sports Gold this week – Saturday at 10 a.m. ET and Sunday at 11 a.m. ET
This is Football, hosted by Joe Scarborough, Premieres with Chelsea Episode This Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Makes Season Debut with Guest James Corden Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 22, 2018 – NBC Sports’ live Premier League coverage continues this week, highlighted by Liverpool hosting Brighton & Hove Albion this Saturday, August 25, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. Liverpool hosted Brighton in the final match of last season, when Mohamed Salah broke the record for the most goals in a 38-game Premier League season (32 goals) and claimed the league’s Golden Boot award. Brighton & Hove Albion come off a 3-2 win over Premier League powers Manchester United, with all three goals scored in the first half, while the Reds come off a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.
Following the match Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC is a live Goal Zone hosted by Rebecca Lowe, who will be joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe. In addition, former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg will join the studio as a guest throughout the weekend, discussing key refereeing decisions and themes. Lowe also hosts Premier League Mornings and Premier League Live joined by Martino and Mustoe this week.
Last Saturday’s NBC match – a 3-2 Chelsea win over Arsenal – posted a Total Audience Delivery average of 1.14 million viewers (1.07 million viewers on NBC) to rank as the second-most watched August Premier League game on record. In the thrilling match, the Gunners fought back from two goals down to level the score, before Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso scored the game winning goal in the 81st minute.
This week’s live Premier League action begins Saturday at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by Wolverhampton Wanderers against defending champions Manchester City at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Man City come off a dominant 6-1 win over Huddersfield Town, including a hat trick by Sergio Aguero.
Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, Arsenal face West Ham United on NBCSN and Universo, as the Gunners’ first-year head coach Unai Emery seeks his first win with the club. Also Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents three exclusive matches: Bournemouth v. Everton; Huddersfield v. Cardiff City; and Southampton v. Leicester City.
Live coverage this Sunday, August 26, begins at 7:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on NBCSN, followed by Watford v. Crystal Palace. Coverage continues Sunday at 11 a.m. ET with Newcastle v. Chelsea on NBCSN and Telemundo. Also Sunday at 11 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents Fulham v. Burnley.
Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, NBC presents a new episode of This is Football, hosted by Joe Scarborough. In the series, Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and a longtime Premier League fan, will take viewers inside the history, tradition and rivalries between the clubs and their supporters. In Sunday’s episode, Scarborough travels to Stamford Bridge, to visit Chelsea, one of the most prominent clubs in the Premier League. The show was filmed in the days leading up to the Blues’ match against Liverpool in May.
On Monday, August 27, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, last season’s third-place finishers visit last season’s runners-up as Harry Kane (30 goals last season, second-most in PL) leads Tottenham into Old Trafford to face Paul Pogba and Manchester United. NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Lee Dixon. Coverage begins Monday at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN.
NBCSN presents the season premiere of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET, featuring James Corden as guest.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – “Premier League Pass” features 150 exclusive Premier League matches live and on-demand, an extensive suite of daily and weekly news shows, plus classic archive programming never available before in the U.S. “Premier League Pass” features more than 1,000 hours of additional non-match content throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2018-19 season of “Premier League Pass,” priced at $49.99. Click here for more information.
NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value 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 app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Following is the match schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Aug. 25||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 25||7:30 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 25||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. West Ham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 25||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Everton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 25||10 a.m.||Huddersfield v. Cardiff City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 25||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Leicester City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 25||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 25||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 26||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 26||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 26||8:30 a.m.||Watford v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 26||11 a.m.||Newcastle v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Aug. 26||11 a.m.||Fulham v. Burnley||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug. 26||1 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 26||2 p.m.||This is Football||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 26||1 a.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 27||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 27||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Aug. 27||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 27||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|