NBC’s debut of Premier League Goal Rush a smashing success


The United States debut of Goal Rush was a smashing success on the NBC Sports App today.

The live look-in program features all of the goals and key moments of Premier League matches between the 10am-Noon ET timeslot. The first US broadcast of the program featured an average of 2.5 goals per game as 15 goals rained in from the 6 matches that were played.

Presented by John Dykes from Premier League Productions, the host began Goal Rush with the broadcast of Watford versus Arsenal from Vicarage Road. As goals started to pour in from around the games being played, Dykes switched to a live look-in at other grounds around England such as Stamford Bridge and Selhurst Park to share videos of the key plays.

As an example of how it worked (see screenshot below), as a key incident was happening in another game, Dykes gave the viewer a heads-up (in this case, see below, at Selhurst Park as a penalty was about to happen). The video would then switch to the key moment, while keeping a smaller window (bottom left) of the main featured game (Watford-Arsenal). This way, you didn’t miss anything from Vicarage Road plus you could see whether the penalty attempt would go in the back of the net (or not, in this case, as Yohan Cabaye didn’t score).

Plus, in the top left of the screen, the graphic showed the latest scores from all of the Premier League games.


Once the key moment ended, Dykes would return the video to the full screen of the featured game.

While Goal Rush isn’t for everyone, it’s a perfect way for soccer fans to keep updated on all of the action of 6 games at once. Dykes did a brilliant job of keeping the viewer updated on all of the matches, while letting the games breathe so fans could see plenty of action without getting whiplash.

You can watch em>Goal Rush every Saturday from 10am-Noon ET on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com.


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