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Thursday, December 29th, 2022
FIRST-PLACE ARSENAL VISIT BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION THIS SAT., DEC. 31 AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC, PEACOCK & UNIVERSO AS NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE “FESTIVE FIXTURES” CONTINUES
Mohamed Salah and Liverpool Host Leicester City Tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock
“Festive Fixtures” Concludes Next Week, Highlighted by Arsenal v. Third-Place Newcastle (Tues., Jan. 3, 2:45 p.m. ET, USA Network & Universo) and Chelsea v. Second-Place Manchester City (Thurs., Jan. 5, 3 p.m. ET, Peacock)
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, Hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, Returns with a New Episode this Saturday, Dec. 31 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC
BOXING DAY VIEWERSHIP MILESTONES: Aston Villa-Liverpool on USA Network is Most-Watched Boxing Day Match on Cable on Record; Full-Day Slate on USA Network Delivers Largest Average Audience since 2015
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 29, 2022 – NBC Sports’ Premier League “Festive Fixtures” continues this weekend, highlighted by first-place Arsenal visiting Brighton & Hove Albion this Saturday, Dec. 31 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo.
In their first PL match since the World Cup break, Arsenal topped West Ham, 3-1 on Monday and are five points ahead of second-place Manchester City. Brighton & Hove Albion defeated Southampton, 3-1, on Monday. Peter Drury and Lee Dixon will call the match live from the Amex Stadium.
This weekend’s coverage begins tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 30, with Premier League Live at 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, followed by West Ham hosting Brentford at 2:45 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo. At 3 p.m. ET on Peacock, Leicester City visit Liverpool.
On Saturday, Premier League Mornings begins at 7 a.m. ET on USA Network, followed by Manchester United visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers at 7:30 a.m. ET on USA Network and Universo. Four matches will be presented live at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday: Newcastle v. Leeds United (USA Network, Universo), Fulham v. Southampton (Peacock), Manchester City v. Everton (Peacock), and Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace (Peacock). The Goal Rush whip-around show will stream live on Peacock at 10 a.m. ET, providing viewers the most compelling action in real time and on replay so they won’t miss a single goal or key play.
Following Brighton & Hove Albion-Arsenal on Saturday (12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock and Universo) is Goal Zone at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Then at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, returns with a new episode.
Sunday’s coverage begins with Premier League Mornings at 8 a.m. ET on Peacock, followed by Tottenham hosting Aston Villa at 9 a.m. ET (Peacock) and Chelsea visiting Nottingham Forest at 11:30 a.m. ET (Peacock). Goal Zone will air at 1:30 p.m. ET on Peacock, with an encore on NBC at 4 p.m. ET.
“Festive Fixtures” concludes next week with matches from Monday, Jan.2 – Thursday, Jan. 5. Highlighting the midweek slate is Arsenal hosting third-place Newcastle on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 2:45 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo and PL leading goal-scorer Erling Haaland and second-place Manchester City visiting Christian Pulisic and Chelsea on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock.
Premier League title winners Alan Shearer and Gary Cahill will join NBC Sports’ studio team of Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Tim Howard on-location for the Premier League Mornings Live fan festival in Orlando, Florida, on January 21-22, 2023. Registration for the two-day event at Universal CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort’s entertainment complex, is open now. For more information and to register for the event, click here.
This season, Peacock will once again stream all games airing on the NBC broadcast network live. In addition, Peacock will feature studio shows, full match replays and the Premier League TV channel. All matchdays and windows exclusively on Peacock will feature NBC Sports’ Premier League studio coverage.
BOXING DAY VIEWERSHIP MILESTONES
Monday’s traditional Boxing Day matches delivered viewership milestones for USA Network. The 12:30 p.m. ET Aston Villa-Liverpool game was the most-watched Boxing Day match ever on cable (on record) — with a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 838,000 viewers – and led to a three-match average of 575,000 viewers on Monday, which is the best on cable for a Boxing Day since 2015.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every matchweek on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. On the most recent episode, Earle and Mustoe discuss this week;s matches and give their thoughts on what they witnessed first-hand from The Emirates, Old Trafford & Elland Road. “The 2 Robbies” podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns on the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor powered by PointsBet games app, available in the App Store and Google Play Store. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em features a $50,000 jackpot prize for a “perfect score” – predicting the correct exact results of all featured matches in that contest (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em:
NBC SPORTS PUB PASS
For commercial establishments looking to show Premier League, they can get the NBC Sports Pub Pass, the new customizable platform specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the USA. The NBC Sports Pub Pass offers Pubs, Bars, Clubs and Restaurants and commercial establishments nationwide all the Premier League matches and programming specifically for commercial establishments – Live, Commercial-Free and On-Demand. To subscribe or to find out more information about the NBC Sports Pub Pass go to https://www.nbcpubpass.com/.
STREAMING ON PEACOCK
Peacock’s expansive programming features live sports coverage including Premier League, MLB Sunday Leadoff, Sunday Night Football, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, golf, Olympic sports, and much more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.
To learn more about how to watch Premier League on Peacock and how to sign up visit peacocktv.com/sports/premier-league.
Premier League games on NBC and USA Network will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs via authentication, giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcasts. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.
Following is NBC Sports’ “Festive Fixtures” schedule for Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Dec. 30||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Fri., Dec. 30||2:45 p.m.||West Ham v. Brentford||USA Network, Universo|
|Fri., Dec. 30||3 p.m.||Liverpool v. Leicester City||Peacock|
|Fri., Dec. 30||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Sat., Dec. 31||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||USA Network|
|Sat., Dec. 31||7:30 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester United||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 31||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Leeds United||USA Network, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Fulham v. Southampton||Peacock|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. Everton||Peacock|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Crystal Palace||Peacock|
|Sat., Dec. 31||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Sat., Dec. 31||Noon||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sat., Dec. 31||12:30 p.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Arsenal||NBC, Peacock, Universo|
|Sat., Dec. 31||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Dec. 31||3:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBC|
|Sun., Jan. 1||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 1||9 a.m.||Tottenham v. Aston Villa||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 1||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 1||11:30 a.m.||Nottingham Forest v. Chelsea||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 1||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Sun., Jan. 1||4 p.m.||Goal Zone (encore)||NBC|
|Mon., Jan. 2||Noon||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Mon., Jan. 2||12:30 p.m.||Brentford v. Liverpool||USA Network, Universo|
|Mon., Jan. 2||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2:45 p.m.||Arsenal v. Newcastle||USA Network, Universo|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2:45 p.m.||Everton v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Peacock|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2:45 p.m.||Leicester City v. Fulham||Peacock|
|Tues., Jan. 3||2:45 p.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Tues., Jan. 3||3 p.m.||Manchester United v. Bournemouth||Peacock|
|Tues., Jan. 3||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Wed., Jan. 4||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Wed., Jan. 4||2:30 p.m.||Southampton v. Nottingham Forest||Peacock|
|Wed., Jan. 4||2:45 p.m.||Leeds United v. West Ham||Peacock|
|Wed., Jan. 4||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Tottenham||USA Network|
|Wed., Jan. 4||3 p.m.||Aston Villa v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||Peacock|
|Wed., Jan. 4||2:30 p.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Wed., Jan. 4||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Thurs., Jan. 5||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Thurs., Jan. 5||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. Manchester City||Peacock|
|Thurs., Jan. 5||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|