Premiership TV By The Numbers

soccer on tv 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.


4 thoughts on “Premiership TV By The Numbers”

  1. 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. 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

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