The results are in for the Top 15 US TV markets for Premier League viewership. For the 2021/22 Premier League season, how did your city score in the TV ratings compared to the rest of the United States?

It was a thrilling season with Manchester City winning the title. But it kept us hooked from the opening day through matchday 38 — ten months in total.

Top 15 U.S. TV markets for Premier League viewership

Ranking Local TV Market
1 Washington DC
2 Norfolk
3 Cincinnati
6 New York
8 Buffalo
9 Fort Myers
10 Hartford
  San Francisco
14 Sacramento
15 Providence

Source: NBC Sports. Ratings are based on telecasts that appeared across NBC, USA Network and NBCSN

In what was the final season of its current deal, NBC Sports made plenty of changes. In December 2021, Comcast shuttered NBCSN. Instead, it moved many of the Premier League games to the USA Network and Peacock Premium.

Overall, though, the move didn’t change things much for viewers. At the end of the day, soccer fans will seek out the ways to watch the games if they’re important enough. And with a 2021/22 season featuring so many storylines, including the success of Jesse Marsch at Leeds, it was a season to remember.

Everton skirted close to danger, but it was Burnley that went down instead. At the top of the table, the title race went all the way to the final day of the season. And in European qualification, both Chelsea and Spurs joined City and Liverpool in the Champions League. Arsenal narrowly missed out, but ended up in the Europa League along with Manchester United. And West Ham got into the Europa Conference League.

If you enjoyed it, the new season starts Saturday, August 6. If you can’t wait that long, several of the Premier League clubs are playing friendlies in the United States this summer.


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