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Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
LIVERPOOL & MOHAMED SALAH HOST ARSENAL IN CLASH OF PERFECT PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS THIS SAT., AUG. 24 AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC & UNIVERSO, HIGHLIGHTING THIS WEEK’S ACTION
Christian Pulisic & Chelsea Visit Norwich City on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Every Premier League Weekend Begins at 7 A.M. ET on NBCSN
1.3 Million Viewers for Manchester City-Tottenham on NBC, Telemundo and NBC Sports Digital on Saturday; Sunday’s Chelsea-Leicester City Match Up 44% from Aug-Sept 2018 Viewership in Same Window
Premier League Pick ‘Em Grand Prize Winner Awarded $50,000 for Perfect Score Last Week
Four Exclusive Matches on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” this Weekend; Available Now for $64.99
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 20, 2019 –Mohamed Salah and Liverpool host Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal this Saturday, August 24 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo, highlighting NBC Sports’ Premier League action this week.
Heading into the third week of the 2019-20 Premier League season, Liverpool and Arsenal are the only clubs who have won both of their first two matches. Salah and Aubameyang shared the 2018-19 Golden Boot Award (along with Sadio Mane), and each have already netted goals for their teams this season. Arlo White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux.
Saturday’s Manchester City-Tottenham was the most-watched match of the weekend with 1.3 million viewers across NBC Sports, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and Telemundo Deportes. Chelsea-Leicester City was the most watched match on Sunday, posting a TAD of 736,000 viewers, up 44% from NBCSN’s August -September 2018 average for the Sunday 11 a.m. ET Premier League window.
This weekend’s match coverage begins on Friday, August 23 at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by the first match of the weekend – Aston Villa v. Everton at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Everton look for their second win of the season, while Aston Villa hope to collect their first three points back in the Premier League.
Match coverage on Saturday begins at 7:30 a.m. ET as Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Norwich City on NBCSN, following Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET. In his first start for Chelsea, Pulisic netted his first assist for the team last Wednesday against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup. Chelsea aim for their first win this season against newly promoted Norwich City, who collected their first victory last weekend over Newcastle.
At 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and Universo present Manchester United v. Crystal Palace. Manchester United look to rebound after a 1-1 draw with Wolves, while Crystal Palace come off a narrow 1-0 loss to Sheffield United. Also at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold offers exclusive coverage of three matches: Brighton & Hove Albion v. Southampton, Sheffield United v. Leicester City, and Watford v. West Ham.
Live coverage on Sunday, August 25 begins at 7 a.m. ET with NBCSN’s newly expanded two-hour Premier League Mornings, followed by a doubleheader on NBCSN: Bournemouth v. Manchester City at 9 a.m. ET and Tottenham v. Newcastle at 11:30 a.m. ET. Tottenham come off a 2-2 draw with Manchester City, while Newcastle look for their first win after two tough losses to open the season. White calls the match, joined by Dixon.
NBC Sports Gold wraps up this week’s Premier League coverage with Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Burnley at 11:30 a.m. ET. Burnley look to rebound after a narrow loss to Arsenal, while Wolves aim for their first victory of the season at home.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live this weekend, joined by former USMNT player Kyle Martino 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. On this week’s episode, Mourinho visits his childhood street, recalls memories of playing soccer for fun, and reflects on the pressures he faced at Manchester United. 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 crucial role Thierry Henry played in lifting Arsenal to their 2003-04 Premier League title and maintaining their unbeaten season. This week’s episode will be available exclusively on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel (available Saturday, August 24).
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 Monday’s episode, The Robbies recap last weekend’s Premier League action and results, including VAR’s impact on the thrilling Manchester City-Tottenham draw and more. The 2 Robbies podcast is available via audio on NBCSports.com/podcasts and via video on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel.
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).
In last week’s competition, one Premier League Pick ‘Em fan from Texas was awarded the grand prize of $50,000 for predicting the correct scores of all five featured Premier League matches.
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em this Week:
Match Week 3
|Sat., Aug. 24||10 a.m. – NBCSN & Universo||Manchester United v. Crystal Palace|
|Sat., Aug. 24||10 a.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Watford v. West Ham|
|Sat., Aug. 24||12:30 p.m. – NBC & Universo||Liverpool v. Arsenal|
|Sun., Aug. 25||9 a.m. – NBCSN||Bournemouth v. Manchester City|
|Sun., Aug. 25||11:30 a.m. ET – NBCSN & Telemundo||Tottenham v. Newcastle|
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):
|Fri., Aug. 23||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 23||3 p.m.||Aston Villa v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Fri., Aug. 23||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 24||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 24||7:30 a.m.||Norwich City v. Chelsea||NBCSN|
|Sat., Aug. 24||10 a.m.||Manchester United v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 24||10 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Southampton||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 24||10 a.m.||Sheffield United v. Leicester City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 24||10 a.m.||Watford v. West Ham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 24||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug. 24||12:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. Arsenal||NBC, Universo|
|Sat., Aug. 24||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC|
|Sun., Aug. 25||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 25||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 25||9 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Manchester City||NBCSN|
|Sun., Aug. 25||11:30 a.m.||Tottenham v. Newcastle||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Aug. 25||11:30 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Burnley||NBC Sports Gold|