Category: NBC Sports

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

NBC Sports to broadcast Premier League Live from Manhattan in special fan festival

NBC Sports will be televising a special Premier League Live on Saturday, November 25 live from Manhattan as part of a soccer fan festival for supporters in the United States. The live telecast will feature Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle broadcasting live from a “Premier League Mornings Fan Festival” in the South Street Seaport on Saturday, November 25, beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. The Premier League Live team will broadcast from around the event throughout the day. The event will include supporters of many clubs, a turf pitch, match-viewing areas, a special glimpse at the Premier League trophy ... Read more

Derek Rae joins NBC Sports to boost its Premier League TV coverage

In a period of dark and depressing news for soccer fans in the United States, the best news this week is that Derek Rae has been signed by NBC Sports to be a match commentator. Rae’s debut for NBC Sports will be the Liverpool-Manchester United match, which will be televised live in the United States on NBCSN at 7:30am ET on Saturday. Rae calls the match, joined by Phil Neville at Anfield. Saturday’s coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live, joined by former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team ... Read more

NBC Sports Gold subscribers receive apology after Premier League Pass outages

NBC Sports has issued an apology to subscribers of their NBC Sports Gold service after the debacle that occurred Saturday, which resulted in a major online outage at the same time that Manchester United played away against Southampton. “We apologize for the disruptions and inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding as we continue to look for new ways to bring you the best sports content in the world,” NBC Sports wrote in an e-mail to NBC Sports Gold subscribers. The outage Saturday caused fans of Premier League clubs in the US to flock to social media to vent their anger at ... Read more

NBC Sports Gold crashes, causing havoc for Premier League coverage

NBC Sports Gold suffered its worst outage of the season today when the Premier League Pass paid-subscription service crashed, causing soccer fans across the United States to miss valuable minutes of seeing their team in action. As a result, soccer fans stormed to social media to vent their anger at NBC Sports. Last weekend, NBC Sports suffered a similar outage that caused Liverpool fans to miss precious minutes of their game against Burnley, which was only available on NBC Sports Gold. And with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all playing during the same 10am-Noon ET window today, NBC Sports ... Read more

NBC Sports in talks to offer Premier League Pass to bars across United States

NBC Sports is in discussions with cable companies to find a solution for Premier League Pass that can be used in bars across the United States, according to a NBC Sports executive in an interview with Sports TV Ratings. Currently, Premier League Pass is only available via online streaming to consumers for a fee of $50 per season. That’s left bars across the United States stranded for the first three weeks of the Premier League season without a way to show all of the games that they’ve been accustomed to broadcasting. As a result, supporters groups across the United States ... Read more

Manchester United-West Ham tops 1 million viewers on NBCSN and Telemundo

NBCSN and Telemundo combined their efforts Sunday to attract more than 1 million viewers for Manchester United’s opening game of the 2017/18 season against West Ham United. The match from Old Trafford in England averaged 680,000 viewers on NBCSN for the game that was televised live from 11am-1pm ET on Sunday, August 13. The game was also broadcast in Spanish-language by Telemundo, which averaged 348,000 viewers. This year’s Telemundo opener outperformed last year’s opener by +81% for the August 28, 2016 game featuring Manchester City against West Ham United (192,000 viewers). Combined, the viewing total of 1,028,000 was the most-watched ... Read more