Category: NBC Sports

NBCSN to broadcast Brazil-Switzerland World Cup game in Spanish

Sunday’s massive World Cup game between Brazil and Switzerland will be televised live on NBCSN in Spanish as well as on Telemundo Deportes. The game, which will be NBCSN’s first-ever World Cup broadcast, kicks off at 2pm ET. Pre-match coverage begins at 1:30pm ET. Televised live from Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, the match will be simulcast in Spanish from Telemundo Deportes, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Sammy Sadovnik calls the match on Telemundo and NBCSN, joined by Eduardo Biscayart and Juan Pablo Sorin, a former member of the Argentina national team, where he played ... Read more

Top 10 most-watched Premier League games in US TV history

The viewing figures for the top 10 most-watched Premier League games in US TV history make incredible reading. The top 10 chart (see below) shows how important it is for Manchester United to be playing well. Out of the top 10 games, they’re featured in eight of them. But it’s not just the red half of Manchester that has a huge impact on record-breaking viewing numbers in the United States. All of the top 10 games feature clubs from Manchester, with Manchester City featured in five of the 10 most-watched games. In fact, out of the top 10 most-watched games, ... Read more

Man City-Man United derby delivers 1.7 million viewers to break all-time US TV record

Saturday’s derby between Manchester City and Manchester United was the most-watched Premier League game ever in US television history after 1.72 million people tuned in to watch one of the games of the season. NBC delivered 1.35 million viewers, while 309,000 soccer fans tuned in to watch the game on Telemundo to combine for an average of 1.72 million viewers across all platforms (also including the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com). With the record number, NBC Sports has now televised the 10 most-watched live Premier League telecasts in US history. The live notation is important because a Liverpool-Chelsea game on ... Read more

NBC’s Premier League pundits to swap places this weekend

NBC’s Premier League pundits will swap places this weekend to add variety to the coverage of the world’s most popular sports league on US television. US-based pundits Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe will head to England to commentate games and offer their pitchside analysis, while UK-based pundits Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux will head to the United States to add their analysis in the NBC studio in Stamford, Connecticut. Premier League Live and Goal Zone host Rebecca Lowe will be joined Dixon and Le Saux for the “analyst swap,” while Premier League play-by-play commentators Arlo White and ... Read more

Big changes coming to Premier League on US TV

Now that the Premier League television deals have been completed in the United Kingdom for five out of the seven main TV packages, the changes are going to have a big impact on how the Premier League is watched in the United States for the 2019/20 through 2021/22 seasons. Under the new TV deal, the Premier League, Sky Sports and BT Sport in the United Kingdom will introduce new kickoff times for many of the matches scheduled to begin August 2019. The changes that soccer fans in the United States will experience are: • Early Sunday kickoff times moved from 8:30am ... Read more

NBC’s Man City-Leicester broadcast is most-watched game in more than 12 months

Saturday’s live broadcast of the Manchester City against Leicester City game on the over-the-air NBC network averaged 1.24 million viewers this past Saturday, February 10. The live Premier League match, which league leaders Manchester City won 5-1, delivered NBC’s largest Premier League audience in more than a year with an average of 1.15 million viewers. The previous record was 1.16 million for Manchester United-Tottenham on January 21, 2017. Combined with the average viewing audience for the game (118,000) on the Spanish-language Universo network, the Manchester City-Leicester match averaged 1,245,000 viewers. Meanwhile, helped by an Olympics lead-in, NBCSN’s Chelsea-West Brom match ... Read more

Arsenal-Manchester United game surpasses 1 million viewers on NBC and Universo

One of the most entertaining soccer games of the 2017/18 season was rewarded with more than 1 million viewers on US television, according to the latest Nielsen numbers. The match between Arsenal and Manchester United aired on Saturday, December 2 from 12:30-2:30pm ET on NBC and Universo. The game averaged 1.07 million viewers. For the NBC network broadcast, 1.017 million tuned in. Plus, 56,000 watched the Spanish-language broadcast of the game on Universo. For viewers in the United States, the English-language broadcast featured commentators Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux. The million plus viewers for the game represents ... Read more

Referee Mark Clattenburg joins NBC Sports to boost its Premier League coverage

Referee Mark Clattenburg has joined NBC Sports as a new studio analyst in the network’s coverage of the Premier League, World Soccer Talk has learned. According to a NBC Sports spokesman, “[Clattenburg] will join us periodically throughout the season.” Clattenburg made his NBC Sports debut appearance on Friday’s pre-match coverage of the West Ham United versus Leicester City game. With his strong Geordie accent, he made an immediate impact providing viewers with rare insight into how referees prepare for games. The Englishman also shared his analysis regarding a few different controversial refereeing decisions from the past several weeks of the ... Read more