Ratings

NBCSN Tallies Top Morning Premier League Audience

ManU-Liverpool Telecast Averaged 950K Viewers 3/25/2015 9:00 AM Eastern

 

NBCSN's coverage of Manchester United's 2-1 win over Liverpool on March 22 was the most-watched early morning Premier League match in U.S. TV history.

 

 
 
The game, highlighted by Juan Matta's(pictured) pair of goals, averaged 950,000 watchers, the most for a Premier League contest that kicked off Stateside before 10 a.m. (ET), according to officials at the programmer.
 
 
Viewership topped out in the 10:45 p.m. (a.m.) quarter hour with 1.2 million watchers.
 
 
NBC Universo averaged 146,000 viewers for Liverpool-Manchester United, bringing the combined English- and Spanish-language viewership for the match to nearly 1.2 million viewers.
 

 

 

 

Season to date, NBC Sports Group’s Premier League viewership has grown 10% to an average of 485,000 viewers, and is up 19% among adults 18 to 49.
 
 
NBCSN has televised four of the five most-watched Premier League matches in U.S. cable history.
 
Most-Viewed Premier League Matches on Cable (on record):
 
DateHome v. AwayNetworkViewers
Mon., Apr. 30, 2012Manchester City v. Manchester UnitedESPN1.0 million
Sun., Jan. 19, 2014Chelsea v. Manchester UnitedNBCSN1.0 million
Sun., Mar. 22, 2015Liverpool v. Manchester UnitedNBCSN950,000
Sun., Oct. 5, 2014Chelsea v. ArsenalNBCSN874,000
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013Manchester City v. Manchester UnitedNBCSN852,000
 
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