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NBC Delivers Most-Watched Premier League Sunday Doubleheader Ever On US Cable

nbc studios epl sign NBC Delivers Most Watched Premier League Sunday Doubleheader Ever On US Cable

NBC Sports posted Super Sunday’s best-ever ratings on US cable this past weekend for its live coverage of Manchester United-Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur-Arsenal.

The two matches averaged 725,000 viewers, with an average of 779,000 watching Manchester United-Liverpool, the fourth most-watched Premier League match on NBCSN this season, and fifth most-watched ever on cable.

Top 5 most-viewed Premier League matches on cable (on record) are:

1. Manchester United v. Manchester City, Mon., Apr. 30, 2012, ESPN, 1.0 million
2. Chelsea v. Manchester United, Sun., Jan. 19, 2014, NBCSN, 1.0 million
3. Manchester United v. Manchester City, Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, NBCSN, 852,000
4. Arsenal v. Manchester United, Sun., Nov. 10, 2013, NBCSN, 803,000
5. Manchester United v. Liverpool, Sun., March 16, 2014, NBCSN, 779,000

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4 Responses to NBC Delivers Most-Watched Premier League Sunday Doubleheader Ever On US Cable

  1. Chris in Dallas says:

    At some point you have to think the higher-ups are going to start moving more and more of the higher profile matches to NBC proper. It’s too fertile a ground to not try and get a few more advertising dollars.

    • Chris says:

      I don’t think they will for Sunday games to be honest. I would love it but with nhl on NBC games at 12 30 usually due to golf and the nfl I doubt we would see any.

  2. Phil Badger says:

    surprised more ppl watched ManU-Pool than Spurs-Arsenal. Yes, there are more fans of ManU and Pool in the USA than Spurs and Arse, but with the match starting at 9:30 AM ET(and 6:30 west coast), I would’ve thought it would have made the later game a higher rating. Both games should have been equally compelling to the neutral.

  3. Remy says:

    Nice! NBCSN is awesome. I bet ESPN would have never pulled this off, except for that one MANU vs Man City game.

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