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Newcastle-Man United Almost Breaks Viewing Audience Record For EPL Match On US TV

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FOX Sports’s national broadcast of Newcastle United against Manchester United, shown on delay over its free-to-air FOX network, was watched by an average of 1.4 million people on October 7, 2012.

The tape-delayed broadcast of Newcastle-Manchester United garnered a rating of 0.9.

The broadcast of Newcastle-Manchester United had a 29% higher rating and a 40% increase in average audience compared to the 0.7 TV rating and 1.0 million average viewing audience that watched Liverpool-Manchester United in September, 2012.

The 1.4 million people who watched the game almost beat the record viewing audience for a Premier League match on US television. In November, 2011, a record 1.6 million people watched Chelsea-Liverpool on FOX.

The average viewing audience for Newcastle-Man United doesn’t include the number of viewers who watched the game live on FOX Soccer earlier in the morning on October 7.

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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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