FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE ANNOUNCES YEAR-OVER-YEAR GROWTH OF CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BROADCAST
LOS ANGELES, CA. (August 12, 2020) – The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) announced today year-over-year viewership growth for the PLL Championship Game on NBC. The 2020 PLL Championship Game was played on Sunday, August 9th, on NBC at 12:30PM ET in Herriman, Utah, and featured Chaos LC taking on Whipsnakes LC.
The PLL Championship Game brought in a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 340,000 viewers on NBC, outperforming the 2019 Championship Game (276,000 viewers) by an impressive 23%. The game took place at Zions Bank Stadium and pitted the top-ranked, undefeated and defending champion Whipsnakes against the lowest seeded, yet red-hot Chaos. After Chaos shut down Whipsnakes in the opening three quarters, Whipsnakes went on an unprecedented 10-0 run propelled by Zed Williams to take home its second consecutive title with a 12-6 win. Williams tied the PLL single-game record with six goals, including five in the fourth quarter alone, and was subsequently named Tournament MVP.
With NBC and NBCSN coverage for the PLL Championship Series now complete, all 14 combined broadcasts averaged 153,000 Total Viewers, an increase of 33% over the 2019 inaugural PLL season.
ABOUT PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 7 teams rostered with the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL season is distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit www.premierlacrosseleague.com and follow on social media: Instagram (@PLL), Twitter (@PremierLacrosse), Facebook (@PremierLacrosseLeague) and YouTube (YouTube.com/PLL).