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[02/05/15 - 09:36 AM]
"Super" Premier League Viewership on NBC Last Weekend
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1.

[via press release from NBC]

"SUPER" PREMIER LEAGUE VIEWERSHIP ON NBC LAST WEEKEND

Saturday's Chelsea-Manchester City Match Averaged 1.35 Million Viewers -- Third Most-Watched Live Premier League Game Ever in U.S.

8.6 Million Watched 2:30pm ET Half-Hour of Super Bowl XLIX Pre-game Show Which Included Premier League Highlights & Men in Blazers Vignette

Chelsea-Manchester City Most Streamed Weekend Premier League Game on NBC Sports Live Extra

Coverage Continues with "Double Derby Day" on Saturday

STAMFORD, Conn. - Feb. 5, 2014 - While the exhilarating Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl telecast on NBC recorded the largest audience in U.S. television history, NBC's Premier League coverage also scored with American viewers on Super Bowl weekend.

NBC's broadcast of Chelsea v. Manchester City last Saturday, Jan. 31, -- a 1-1 draw between the Premier League's top two clubs -- averaged 1.35 million viewers to rank as the third most-watched live Premier League match in U.S. history. NBC's Manchester United-Arsenal telecast on November 22, 2014 averaged 1.41 million to rank as the most-watched live Premier League match in the U.S.

In the past five months, NBC has televised three of the four most-watched live Premier League matches in U.S. history (chart below).

Most-Watched Live Premier League Matches, U.S. History

Network Date Match Avg.Viewership
NBC 11/22/2014 Arsenal-Manchester United 1.41 million viewers
Fox 2/5/2012 Manchester United-Chelsea 1.38 million viewers
NBC 1/31/2015 Chelsea-Manchester City 1.35 million viewers
NBC 10/26/2014 Chelsea-Manchester United 1.29 million viewers

In addition, Chelsea-Manchester City ranks as the most-streamed weekend Premier League match in history, with more than 73,000 uniques on NBC Sports Live Extra.

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 8.6 million people tuned into the 2:30 p.m. ET half-hour of NBC's Super Bowl XLIX Pre-game Show, which included Premier League host Rebecca Lowe on set with Football Night in America's Dan Patrick and Tony Dungy at University of Phoenix Stadium. Lowe delivered a Premier League highlight segment, which included a look at the Chelsea-Manchester City match. Leading into Lowe's segment was a special one-minute piece with the Men in Blazers' Michael Davies and Roger Bennett choosing which NFL players they would recruit for their #MINIFFC soccer roster with MINI USA.

NBC Sports Group's live soccer coverage continues with 20 matches in five days highlighted by two of the biggest derbies in English soccer this Saturday, Feb. 7. Coverage begins Saturday at 7:45 a.m. ET when storied rivals Tottenham and Arsenal face off in the North London Derby on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO, and continues at 12:30 p.m. ET, with Everton hosting neighbors Liverpool in a Merseyside Derby on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO.

Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal's soccer coverage through Wednesday, Feb. 11 (all times ET):
Date Time Match Network
Sat., Feb. 7 6 a.m. Barclays Premier League Preview NBCSN
Sat., Feb. 7 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Feb. 7 7:45 a.m. Tottenham v. Arsenal NBCSN
Sat., Feb. 7 10 a.m. Aston Villa v. Chelsea NBCSN, NBC UNIVERSO
Sat., Feb. 7 10 a.m. Manchester City v. Hull City Extra Time
Sat., Feb. 7 10 a.m. Queens Park Rangers v. Southampton Extra Time
Sat., Feb. 7 10 a.m. Swansea City v. Sunderland Extra Time
Sat., Feb. 7 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Crystal Palace Extra Time
Sat., Feb. 7 12:30 p.m. Everton v. Liverpool NBC, NBC UNIVERSO
Sat., Feb. 7 11 p.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Feb. 8 1 a.m. Match of the Week NBCSN
Sun., Feb. 8 6 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Feb. 8 7 a.m. Burnley v. West Bromwich Albion NBCSN
Sun., Feb. 8 9:05 a.m. Newcastle v. Stoke City NBCSN
Sun., Feb. 8 11:15 a.m. West Ham v. Manchester United NBCSN, Telemundo
Sun., Feb. 8 1 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sun., Feb. 8 11:30 p.m. Match of the Day II NBCSN
Mon., Feb. 9 12:30 a.m. Match of the Week NBCSN
Mon., Feb. 9 10 p.m. THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW NBCSN
Mon., Feb. 9 Midnight Barclays Premier League Review NBCSN
Tues., Feb. 10 1 a.m. Premier League Encore NBCSN
Tues., Feb. 10 1:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League News NBCSN
Tues., Feb. 10 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Tues., Feb. 10 3 p.m. Liverpool v. Tottenham NBCSN
Tues., Feb. 10 2:45 p.m. Arsenal v. Leicester City Extra Time
Tues., Feb. 10 2:45 p.m. Hull City v. Aston Villa Extra Time
Tues., Feb. 10 2:45 p.m. Sunderland v. Queens Park Rangers Extra Time
Tues., Feb. 10 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Tues., Feb. 10 Midnight Match of the Week NBCSN
Wed., Feb. 11 1:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League News NBCSN
Wed., Feb. 11 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Wed., Feb. 11 2:45 p.m. Chelsea v. Everton NBCSN
Wed., Feb. 11 2:45 p.m. Manchester United v. Burnley Extra Time
Wed., Feb. 11 2:45 p.m. Stoke City v. Manchester City Extra Time
Wed., Feb. 11 2:45 p.m. Southampton v. West Ham Extra Time
Wed., Feb. 11 3 p.m. Crystal Palace v. Newcastle Extra Time
Wed., Feb. 11 3 p.m. West Bromwich Albion v. Swansea City Extra Time





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