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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
MANCHESTER CITY HOST TOTTENHAM THIS SAT. AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC & TELEMUNDO, HIGHLIGHTING NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE THIS WEEK
Christian Pulisic Could Make Home Debut for Chelsea v. Leicester City This Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Telemundo
Every Premier League Weekend Begins at 7 A.M. ET on NBCSN
Manchester United-Chelsea Tops 1 Million Viewers to Rank as Most-Watched Opening Weekend Premier League Match Ever on Cable & Largest Premier League Cable Audience on Any Weekend in 4 Years
Jose Mourinho Highlights “Inside the Mind” Four-Part Series Now on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel; Second Episode Premieres This Friday
Premier League on NBC Debuts as NBC Sports’ Newest Podcast
Three Exclusive Matches on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” this Weekend; Available Now for $64.99
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 13, 2019 – Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and defending Premier League champions Manchester City host Harry Kane and Tottenham this Saturday, August 17 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo, highlighting NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage this week.
Aguero and Sterling combined to score four goals in Manchester City’s 5-0 rout of West Ham in their opening match, while Kane scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Aston Villa. Arlo White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon.
On Sunday, August 18 at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, USMNT midfielder Christian Pulisic could make his home debut in front of Chelsea fans, as the Blues host Leicester City. Chelsea aim to bounce back from a 4-0 loss to Manchester United in their season opener, while Leicester City look for their first three points of the season after a draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers last week. White and Dixon call the match.
NBCSN registered a Total Audience Delivery average of 1.01 million viewers for Sunday’s Manchester United-Chelsea match – ranking as the most-watched opening weekend Premier League cable match ever in the U.S. and as the most-watched cable match in four years (1.16 million viewers for the Manchester Derby, 4/12/15). The match topped by 30% last year’s season-opener in the similar Sunday late morning time slot (779,000 viewers for Arsenal-Manchester City at 11 a.m. ET on 8/12/18). Second-half viewership peaked at 1.06 million TV-only viewers in the quarter hour that Pulisic entered the game (12:45-1 p.m. ET).
This weekend’s match coverage begins on Saturday, August 17 at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings, followed by a doubleheader on NBCSN: Arsenal host Burnley at 7:30 a.m. ET, followed by Southampton v. Liverpool at 10 a.m. ET. Southampton look to rebound from a 3-0 loss at Burnley on opening weekend, while Mohamed Salah and Liverpool look for a second straight win after opening with a 4-1 win over Norwich City.
Also at 10 a.m. ET, CNBC televises Aston Villa v. Bournemouth and NBC Sports Gold offers exclusive coverage of three matches: Brighton & Hove Albion v. West Ham, Everton v. Watford, and Norwich City v. Newcastle.
Live coverage on Sunday, August 18 begins at 7 a.m. ET with NBCSN’s newly expanded two-hour Premier League Mornings, followed by Sheffield United v. Crystal Palace at 9 a.m. ET. Both teams look for their first three points of the season after coming off draws last weekend. Wrapping up this week’s Premier League coverage on Monday, August 19 is Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester United at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. While Wolves look for their first Premier League win of the season, Manchester United aim to remain near the top of the table after an impressive 4-0 defeat of Chelsea at Old Trafford.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live this weekend, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF JOSE MOURINHO
NBC Sports kicks off a new season of “Inside the Mind” with a four-part series featuring former Chelsea and Manchester United manager and new Sky Sports pundit Jose Mourinho. The first episode, which debuted last week, focuses on Mourinho’s life after Manchester United and his return to football. On this week’s episode, Mourinho discusses his coaching mentality, what the life of a manager entails, and more. New episodes of “Inside the Mind” will be available every Friday at NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel.
This week’s episode of “CROSSROADS” focuses on the pivotal moment when Liverpool star Steven Gerrard slipped in a crucial game against Chelsea during the 2013-14 season, helping Manchester City win the title. This week’s episode will be available exclusively on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel (available Saturday, August 17).
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every match day on The 2 Robbies podcast. On this past Sunday’s episode, Mustoe and Earle recap and review the opening weekend of the 2019-20 Premier League season from Old Trafford. On Wednesday’s new episode, Mustoe and Earle react to the UEFA Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea, and the duo preview this weekend’s Premier League matches. The 2 Robbies podcast is available via audio on NBCSports.com/podcasts and via video on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel.
PREMIER LEAGUE ON NBC PODCAST
NBC Sports’ newest podcast features interviews with the biggest names in the Premier League, a collection of spirited in-studio debates with Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Kyle Martino, and exclusive on-site interviews and access with Arlo White, Lee Dixon, and Graeme Le Saux. This week’s episode features the entire announce team’s review of the opening weekend of the 2019-20 Premier League season on location from Anfield, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Old Trafford.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns this season from the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app. The app, developed with Boom Fantasy, is available in the App Store and Google Play Store, and gives eligible fans the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes over the next year. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em will feature at least $2,500 in weekly prizes, with a $50,000 grand prize for a “perfect week” – picking the correct scores of all five Premier League matches in that match week’s competition (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em this Week:
Match Week 2
|Sat., Aug. 17||10 a.m. – NBCSN & Universo||Southampton v. Liverpool|
|Sat., Aug. 17||12:30 p.m. – NBC & Telemundo||Manchester City v. Tottenham|
|Sun., Aug. 18||9 a.m. – NBCSN||Sheffield United v. Crystal Palace|
|Sun., Aug. 18||11:30 a.m. – NBCSN & Telemundo||Chelsea v. Leicester City|
|Mon., Aug. 19||3 p.m. ET – NBCSN & Universo||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester United|
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.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – has launched its upgraded “Premier League Pass” for the 2019-20 season. For the first time, “Premier League Pass” will also include full-event replay for all 380 matches on demand*, new Sky Sports content, and more than 1,400 hours of the most robust offering of Premier League shoulder programming ever available in the U.S. Fans can purchase the enhanced “Premier League Pass,” priced at $64.99, today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com. Also available for purchase on NBCSportsGold.com is the new “MatchDay Pass” for $39.99, which features 140 live matches.
Following is the match schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Aug. 17||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 17||7:30 a.m.||Arsenal v. Burnley||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 17||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 17||10 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Bournemouth||CNBC|
|Sat., Aug. 17||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. West Ham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 17||10 a.m.||Everton v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 17||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. Newcastle||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 17||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 17||12:30 p.m.||Manchester City v. Tottenham||NBC, Telemundo|
|Sat., Aug. 17||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 18||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 18||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 18||9 a.m.||Sheffield United v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 18||11:30 a.m.||Chelsea v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Aug. 18||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 19||12:30 a.m.||Match of the Day II||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 19||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Aug. 19||3 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester United||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Aug. 19||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|