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:
|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|