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Premier League season 2nd most-watched ever in US history

Premier League most-watched ever

England’s 2021/22 Premier League season was the second most-watched in US history, according to data provided by NBC Sports. The most-watched season was 2015-16 when Leicester City won the title.

It’s a season where the title race, European qualification and relegation battle were decided on the final day. From the top to the bottom of the Premier League, 2021/22 was filled with plenty of talking points.

Averaging 507,000 viewers per game, the Premier League viewing average is 21% better than last season (414,000). Furthermore, NBC Sports have presented 28 of the 30 most-watched live Premier League matches ever in the US. across all platforms.

For the ninth consecutive year, all games were presented live on the final day of the season. The total audience numbers (TAD) for the season finale on Sunday, May 22 matched 2019’s record number. The 2022 finale generated a total audience delivery of 2.2 million viewers across all platforms.

Record breaking numbers for Premier League

For instance, Sunday’s Manchester City-Aston Villa match on NBC and Peacock posted a TAD of 955,000 viewers. It marked the most-watched season finale match on record. Meanwhile, Liverpool-Wolverhampton Wolves on USA Network was the most-watched s cable season finale match on record (681,000).

During the 2021/22 season, other highlights include the Liverpool-Chelsea match on NBC and Peacock on August 28. That one match delivered a TAD of more than 1.4 million viewers to rank as the most watched live Premier League match in U.S. history. Similarly, USA Network’s Manchester City-Liverpool on April 10 is the second most watched cable match in U.S. history.

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  1. Bill

    May 29, 2022 at 11:07 am

    I flew up to Providence RI from Raleigh NC to watch the last day of the season with my son. He is 27 and a lifelong Liverpool guy. WHAT A DRAMATIC day it was. No sport in America can deliver the tension and the drama of that day with much on the line for so many teams.
    When Liverpool was in first for those 12 minutes I was up and cheering (I’m a neutral) but my Son switched to the Man City match because “a Villa 2-0 lead wont hold in the second half. He was right and we all know how it ended.

    Just a remarkable day to be a sports fan.

  2. Anthony

    May 25, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    To justify the new rights fees, Premier League should eventually be delivering 2 million viewers (TAD) for select Saturday (12:30 PM) and Sunday (11:30 AM or whatever) matchups. Do they get there?

    Also, is Rebecca Lowe signed up for next year?

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