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Wednesday, August 16th, 2023
MANCHESTER UNITED VISIT TOTTENHAM THIS SATURDAY, AUG. 19, AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC, PEACOCK, AND TELEMUNDO
Erling Haaland and Defending Champions Manchester City Host Newcastle this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock
Goal Rush Whip-Around Show Streams Live on Peacock this Saturday During 10 a.m. ET Multi-Match Window
Crystal Palace Manager Roy Hodgson Featured on New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, Hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, this Sunday, Aug. 20, on Peacock
NBC Sports and Peacock Deliver Viewership Milestones on Premier League Opening Weekend
STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 16, 2023 – Marcus Rashford and Manchester United visit Heung-min Son and Tottenham this Saturday, Aug. 19, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo, highlighting Premier League action across NBC Sports this weekend.
Manchester United topped Wolverhampton Wanderers, 1-0, on Monday. Tottenham, in their first Premier League match under manager Ange Postecoglou, drew Brentford, 2-2. Peter Drury and Graeme Le Saux will call the match live from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Coverage this weekend begins on Friday, Aug. 18, with Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET on USA Network leading into Sheffield United at Nottingham Forest at 2:45 p.m. ET (USA Network).
On Saturday, Premier League Mornings begins at 9:30 a.m. ET on USA Network, followed by three matches live at 10 a.m. ET: Mohamed Salah and Liverpool v. Bournemouth (USA Network, Telemundo), Fulham v. Brentford (Peacock), and Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Brighton & Hove Albion (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 Tottenham-Manchester United on Saturday, Erling Haaland and defending PL champions Manchester City host Newcastle at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock in a matchup of top-four clubs from last season. Haaland, who set the Premier League record for most goals in a single season last year (36), scored two goals in City’s season-opening 3-0 victory at Burnley last Friday. Newcastle opened the 2023-24 campaign with a 5-1 win v. Aston Villa on Saturday behind two goals from Alexander Isak. Haaland and Isak were the only PL players with multiple goals on opening weekend.
Coverage on Sunday begins with Premier League Mornings at 8 a.m. ET on USA Network, followed by Aston Villa hosting Everton at 9 a.m. ET (USA Network). At 11:30 a.m. ET, Chelsea visit West Ham on USA Network and Telemundo. Jon Champion and Le Saux will call the action live from London Stadium. Also on Sunday, THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, returns with a new episode on Peacock featuring Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson.
This weekend’s coverage concludes on Monday, Aug. 21, with Arsenal – last season’s Premier League runners up – visiting Crystal Palace at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock. Monday’s coverage concludes with Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET on Peacock.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live and Goal Zone shows alongside former Premier League player Robbie Mustoe and former Premier League and USMNT player Tim Howard. On Monday, Paul Burmeister hosts alongside Mustoe and former Premier League player Danny Higginbotham.
Throughout the 2023-24 season, Premier League coverage will be featured across NBC, Peacock and USA Network. Peacock continues its expansive coverage of the Premier League this season — including exclusive matches, all games airing live on the NBC broadcast network, studio shows, full match replays, and more. USA Network begins its second full season as the cable home of the PL. Telemundo, Universo and Peacock will provide extensive Spanish-language coverage.
NBC SPORTS AND PEACOCK DELIVER VIEWERSHIP MILESTONES ON PREMIER LEAGUE OPENING WEEKEND
- NBC Sports averaged 632,000 viewers (across NBC, USA Network, Peacock, and NBC Sports Digital) for Premier League matches on NBC and USA Network Friday through Monday, marking the most-watched Premier League opening weekend since 2015 and UP 39% from last season (603,000)
- Sunday’s Chelsea-Liverpool match on Peacock delivered an Average Minute Audience of 973,000 viewers (in English and Spanish), marking the most-streamed Premier League match all-time (surpassing by 12% the Liverpool-Arsenal AMA of 872,000 on April 9, 2023)
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 recap the opening weekend of the 2023-24 season, including Manchester United’s 1-0 win, Newcastle’s dominant 5-1 victory at St. James’ Park, and more. “The 2 Robbies” podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.
STREAMING ON PEACOCK
Peacock’s expansive programming offers the most live sports of any SVOD service in the United States, including live coverage of the Premier League, FIFA Women’s and Men’s World CupTM (in Spanish), U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Teams soccer matches (in Spanish), Sunday Night Football, Big Ten football (beginning in September), Olympic Games, MLB Sunday Leadoff, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, 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’ schedule for the first weekend of Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Aug. 18||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Fri., Aug. 18||2:45 p.m.||Nottingham Forest v. Sheffield United||USA Network|
|Fri., Aug. 18||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Sat., Aug. 19||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||USA Network|
|Sat., Aug. 19||10 a.m.||Liverpool v. Bournemouth||USA Network, Telemundo|
|Sat., Aug. 19||10 a.m.||Fulham v. Brentford||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 19||10 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 19||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 19||Noon||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sat., Aug. 19||12:30 p.m.||Tottenham v. Manchester United||NBC, Peacock, Telemundo|
|Sat., Aug. 19||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 19||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. Newcastle||Peacock|
|Sat., Aug. 19||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|
|Sun., Aug. 20||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||USA Network|
|Sun., Aug. 20||9 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Everton||USA Network|
|Sun., Aug. 20||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||USA Network|
|Sun., Aug. 20||11:30 a.m.||West Ham v. Chelsea||USA Network, Telemundo|
|Sun., Aug. 20||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||USA Network|
|Sun., Aug. 20||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||Peacock|
|Mon., Aug. 21||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Mon., Aug. 21||3 p.m.||Crystal Palace v. Arsenal||Peacock|
|Mon., Aug. 21||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock|