Category: NBC Sports

Record 2.2 million watch Premier League season finale across NBC Sports

If anyone ever doubted the popularity of the Premier League on US television, Sunday’s live broadcasts of all 10 games on the final day of the season proved them wrong. Sunday’s Premier League season finale registered a record Total Audience Delivery of 2.2 million viewers – marking the most-watched Championship Sunday in U.S. TV history, according to official national data provided by Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics. Sunday’s viewership milestone increased 19% from last year’s season finale (1.8 million) including: • 854K for Liverpool-Wolves on NBC • 443K for Brighton-Man City on NBCSN on Sunday from 10am-1pm ET • 143K for ... Read more

NBCSN’s Manchester United Treble documentary is a masterpiece: Review

It’s only fitting that one of the main storytellers in the Manchester United documentary that will premiere on Sunday on NBCSN about the treble-winning season is the man who called the game that night, commentator Clive Tyldesley. His words and voice are so intertwined with that memorable day in 1999 when the Red Devils — against all odds — came from 0-1 down to win the UEFA Champions League 2-1 in injury time, thereby making history as the only English club ever to have won the treble of the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup trophies in one season. The year ... Read more

NBC Premier League Fan Fests create deeper connections with soccer fans in US

Photo credit: NBC Sports Group. For English-language soccer fans in the United States, no league has done a better job in connecting with supporters throughout the country than the Premier League courtesy of NBC Sports. So far this season, NBC Sports has already launched two Premier League fan festivals. And the third one, to be held in Boston this weekend, will be the broadcaster’s most ambitious one yet. Staged over two days instead of the one-day events that we’re accustomed to, the Boston Fan Fest will be next door to an iconic venue that will be familiar to Americans for ... Read more

NBC bringing Premier League Fan Fest to Boston on March 30-31

NBC Sports and the Premier League are partnering to present the first two-day “Premier League Mornings Live” supporter event on March 30-31 in Boston. The Saturday-Sunday fan festival will take place in the shadow of Fenway Park’s iconic “Green Monster,” at the famed Cask ‘n Flagon sports bar across the street from the stadium. In addition, historic Lansdowne Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and open to supporters, serving as a special outdoor viewing venue complete with Premier League-themed activities, events, merchandise giveaways and food. The fan festival will span five match windows (three on Saturday, two on Sunday) ... Read more

NBCSN adds Sky Sports News on weekdays for sports fans in United States

Beginning March 1, NBCSN will simulcast Sky Sports News on weekdays from 11am to Noon ET, providing sports fans in the United States with a daily update on the latest news from the Premier League, cricket, golf, rugby and other sports. For many soccer fans in the United States, this will be welcome news. In the days of FOX Soccer Channel, many soccer fans were hooked on watching Sky Sports News every day to stay up-to-date on the latest transfer stories as well as breaking news from the world of sport. “We look forward to sharing Sky Sports News’ best-in-class ... Read more

How things could have been so different if MLS had continued on NBC Sports

There’s no doubt that NBC Sports has transformed the fortunes and perception of the Premier League in the United States, but it is often forgotten NBC Sports actually acquired the rights to show Major League Soccer (MLS) for three seasons from 2012-2014 before they acquired the US’ Premier League rights. NBC’s coverage of MLS was outstanding enough to win plaudits from fans and media, but as the US-based top flight league approaching its nineteenth season, MLS executives were — according to a World Soccer Talk source — demanding a massive increase in the rights fees to broadcast the domestic league, which ... Read more

Sky Sports News returns to US TV this Thursday on NBCSN

NBC Sports has agreed a deal with Sky Sports to simulcast the Sky Sports coverage of Transfer Deadline Day to viewers in the United States on NBCSN this Thursday. During previous transfer deadline days, NBCSN televised a Deadline Day broadcast featuring Rebecca Lowe and the NBCSN Premier League analysts sharing their takes on the underwhelming transfer moves of the day. But this Thursday, thanks to Comcast’s $39 billion acquisition of Sky Television in 2018, NBCSN will strengthen the close working relationship between the two companies to include live coverage of Sky Sports’ Transfer Deadline Day from 2-5PM ET on NBCSN ... Read more

NBC Sports Gold launches free preview weekend for Premier League viewers

NBC Sports will launch a free preview of their Premier League Pass streaming service from NBC Sports Gold this weekend. Priced at $50 per year, this is the first time this season that NBC Sports Gold has offered a free preview, which will include all of the Premier League matches exclusive to NBC Sports Gold as well as the shoulder programming available from Premier League Productions. The free preview coincides with this Saturday’s Premier League Mornings Live fan fest in Washington DC. Last season, NBC Sports advertised they would feature 130 games via the NBC Sports Gold Premier League Pass ... Read more