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


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:

111/22/2014Man United vs. ArsenalNBC1.41 million
22/5/2012Chelsea vs. Man UnitedFOX1.38 million
31/31/2015Chelsea vs. Man CityNBC1.35 million
410/26/2014Man United vs. ChelseaNBC1.29 million
51/22/2012Man United vs. ArsenalFOX1.26 million
69/12/2015Man United vs. LiverpoolNBC1.25 million
72/8/2014Cardiff vs. SwanseaNBC1.24 million
83/20/2016Man City vs. Man UnitedNBC1.17 million
910/24/2015Everton vs. ArsenalNBC1.15 million
104/12/2015Man United vs. Man CityNBCSN1.13 million
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  1. daniel March 24, 2016
  2. john mcloughlin December 10, 2017

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