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Tuesday, February 7th, 2023
NBC SPORTS DELIVERS TWO MOST-WATCHED LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES IN U.S. HISTORY IN LAST TWO WEEKS
Sunday’s Tottenham-Manchester City Match Averages 1.5 Million English-Language Viewers on NBC and Peacock; Additional 288,000 Viewers on Telemundo
Led by Peacock, NBC Sports Digital Registers Two Largest Audiences for Simulstreamed TV Matches in Same Two-Week Stretch
Both Matches Were Featured in New NBC Sunday 11:30 a.m. ET Time Slot
NBC Sports’ Premier League Viewership UP 4% From Last Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 7, 2023 – NBC Sports’ presentation of Tottenham’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday averaged 1.5 million viewers across NBC, Peacock and NBC Sports Digital platforms, marking the second-largest audience for a live Premier League match in United States history. Tottenham-Manchester City, won on Harry Kane’s Spurs club record 267th goal, was watched by an additional 288,000 viewers on Telemundo.
Coupled with the record 1.9 million viewers for Arsenal-Manchester United on Jan. 22, NBC Sports in a two-week stretch has registered the two most-watched live Premier League matches in U.S. history.
Additional NBC Sports Premier League viewership notes:
- Both matches were played in a new NBC Sunday 11:30 a.m. ET Premier League window, which will return next season.
- Led by Peacock, NBC Sports Digital registered an Average Minute Audience (AMA) of 358,000 viewers for Tottenham-Manchester City – second-best ever for a simulstreamed Premier League match – behind only Arsenal-Manchester United on Jan. 22 (510,000).
- Earlier this season, Peacock’s exclusive Tottenham-Arsenal match on Jan. 15 delivered an AMA of 808,000 viewers – the best streaming audience ever in the U.S. for a Premier League match.
- For the season, NBC Sports is averaging 524,000 viewers per TV match window – UP 4% from last season at this point. The 2021-22 season was the second-most watched in U.S. TV history.
Viewership figures are based upon official data from Nielsen and Adobe Analytics.
Most-Watched Live Premier League Matches, U.S. History
|Arsenal-Manchester United, NBC||1/22/23||1.9 Million|
|Tottenham-Manchester City, NBC||2/5/23||1.5 Million|
|Liverpool-Chelsea, NBC||8/28/21||1.4 Million|
|Arsenal-Manchester United, NBC||11/22/14||1.4 Million|
|Manchester City-Manchester United, NBC||4/7/18||1.4 Million|