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

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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:

DateMatchNetworkViewers
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
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