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Premiership TV By The Numbers

I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at the number of English Premier League matches shown on TV in the US during the first week of this Premiership season and compare it to a similar week from last year. Here’s what I discovered:

  • 20% increase in number of EPL matches shown on Fox Soccer Channel*
  • 66% increase in number of live EPL matches shown on Fox Soccer Channel**
  • 140% increase in number of EPL matches shown on FSC & Setanta combined (compared to just FSC last year)***
  • 233% increase in number of live EPL matches shown on FSC & Setanta combined (compared to just FSC last year)****

*Number has increased from 5 to 6; ** Number has increased from 3 to 5; *** Number has increased from 5 to 12; **** Number has increased from 3 to 10.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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4 Responses to Premiership TV By The Numbers

  1. Rampart66 says:

    Is there any way you can find ratings information? I’ll be curious to see the increase in number of American EPL viewers from year to year.

  2. The Gaffer says:

    Rampart,

    I’ll see what I can find, but it’s usually difficult to find the information. But I will ask the Fox Soccer Channel exec I plan on interviewing next week for an upcoming Podcast episode.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  3. Gizmo says:

    Is the Premiership that popular in the US?

  4. The Gaffer says:

    In a word, yes.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

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