Man City vs. Man United ranks as most-watched Manchester derby ever on US TV

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Sunday’s derby between Manchester City and Manchester United shown on NBC in the United States scored an average of 1.17 million viewers, according to The Nielsen Company.

Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Manchester City was the most-watched Manchester derby in U.S. history. Plus, the game was the most-streamed NBC Premier League game on NBC Sports Live Extra with 4.4 million minutes. To date, the 2015-16 Premier League season has totaled 2.1 million unique users and 462 million live minutes on NBC Sports Live Extra, up 19% and 65% respectively compared to the same point last season.

Since kicking off its Premier League coverage in August 2013, NBC Sports Group has televised eight of the 10 most-watched live Premier League telecasts ever in the U.S.

Meanwhile, here are the 10 most-watched live Premier League matches in U.S. television history:

Date Match Network Viewers
1 11/22/2014 Man United vs. Arsenal NBC 1.41 million
2 2/5/2012 Chelsea vs. Man United FOX 1.38 million
3 1/31/2015 Chelsea vs. Man City NBC 1.35 million
4 10/26/2014 Man United vs. Chelsea NBC 1.29 million
5 1/22/2012 Man United vs. Arsenal FOX 1.26 million
6 9/12/2015 Man United vs. Liverpool NBC 1.25 million
7 2/8/2014 Cardiff vs. Swansea NBC 1.24 million
8 3/20/2016 Man City vs. Man United NBC 1.17 million
9 10/24/2015 Everton vs. Arsenal NBC 1.15 million
10 4/12/2015 Man United vs. Man City NBCSN 1.13 million

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  1. daniel March 24, 2016

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