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Manchester United-Arsenal Game On NBCSN Scores 3rd Most Viewers Ever For EPL Game On Cable

robin van persie olivier giroud 600x333 Manchester United Arsenal Game On NBCSN Scores 3rd Most Viewers Ever For EPL Game On Cable

An average of 803,000 soccer fans tuned in to watch the live game between Manchester United and Arsenal on NBCSN on Sunday, November 10, making it the third most watched Premier League match on cable in US history.

In its first season of Premier League coverage, NBC already has televised two of the three most-watched EPL matches in US cable history:

1) Man United vs Man City, 4/30/12, ESPN, 1,033,000 viewers
2) Man City vs Man United, 9/22/13, NBCSN, 852,000 viewers
3) Manchester United vs Arsenal, 11/10/13, NBCSN, 803,000 viewers
4) Man United vs Man City, 4/8/13, ESPN, 611,000 viewers
5) Chelsea vs Arsenal, 12/27/10, ESPN2, 610,000 viewers

While Premier League viewership on US television continues to soar, MLS regular season viewership this year compared to last year was down 29% on ESPN and 8% on ESPN. The concern regarding poor MLS TV ratings is compounded by the fact that the WNBA’s regular season averaged more national TV viewers for each game than MLS this year.

Read: Why MLS has bigger problems than just poor TV ratings.

In the match between Manchester United against Arsenal, the Red Devils won the game with a goal by Robin van Persie.


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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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