via press release:
NBCSN & NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA POST RECORD NUMBERS FOR MANCHESTER UNITED-CHELSEA PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH
NBC Sports Network Telecast Posts Second-Best Viewership All-Time for Early Season, Weekday Premier League Match
Telecast Tops All Monday Sporting Events in Men 18-34 Demo
NBC Sports Live Extra Tops Streaming Numbers of Many U.S.-Based Sporting Events
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 27, 2013 – NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra drew record numbers for coverage of Monday afternoon’s Manchester United-Chelsea Premier League match.
NBC Sports Network’s telecast averaged 536,000 viewers – tops for an NBCSN Premier League match this season and ranking #2 all-time among weekday, early season (prior to December) Premier League matches on U.S. television (540,000 for Manchester United-Tottenham, 8/22/11 on ESPN2).
The match also marked NBCSN’s best weekday audience since the 2012 London Olympics. Viewership peaked at 682,000 viewers from 4:30-4:45 p.m.
Among Men 18-34, NBCSN’s Premier League average audience (147,000) topped all Monday sporting events – finishing +18% above the second-most watched telecast in the demo (Cincinnati-St. Louis MLB game in primetime on ESPN; 125,000 average viewers).
NBC Sports Live Extra’s live stream of the match generated 3,207,658 live minutes and averaged 51.8 minutes per visit. Both are records for Premier League streaming on NBC Sports Live Extra and are comparable to many established U.S.-based sports streams.
The 3.2 million live minutes for the match, which began at 3 p.m. ET and required verification, surpassed NBC’s two NFL preseason games this year and every Notre Dame Football stream last season, both of which did not require verification of a cable/satellite/telco subscription. It also surpassed all NHL streams with the exception of Stanley Cup Final games. In live minutes, Manchester United-Chelsea was the second-highest NBCSN stream in NBC Sports Live Extra history, behind only Game 2 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final (3,236,341).
NBC Sports Live Extra, the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktop, mobile devices and tablets, is offered by nine of the 10 largest cable/satellite/telco providers, plus many others. For a complete list of providers, click here http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/08/16/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/.
NBC Sports Group’s exclusive Premier League coverage continues with a full weekend slate beginning Saturday at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Premier League Live, followed by Manchester City-Hull City at 7:45 a.m. ET.
Following is the NBCUniversal schedule for the third week of the Premier League season:
Date Time (ET) Home-Away Network
Wed., Aug. 28 12 a.m. Barclays Premier League Encore NBCSN
2 a.m. Barclays Premier League Review NBCSN
Thurs., Aug. 29 7 p.m. Barclays Premier League World NBCSN
7:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League Match Pack NBCSN
Fri., Aug. 30 7 a.m. Barclays Premier League News NBCSN
7 p.m. Barclays Premier League Preview NBCSN
Sat., Aug. 31 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
7:45 a.m. Manchester City-Hull City NBCSN
9:45 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
10 a.m. Cardiff City-Everton NBCSN
10 a.m. Newcastle-Fulham Extra Time
10 a.m. West Ham-Stoke City Extra Time
10 a.m. Norwich City-Southampton Extra Time
Noon Premier League Live NBCSN
12:30 p.m. Crystal Palace-Sunderland NBC
11 p.m. NBCSN’s Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 1 8 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
8:30 a.m. Liverpool-Manchester United NBCSN, Telemundo
8:30 a.m. West Brom-Swansea City Extra Time
10:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
11 a.m. Arsenal-Tottenham Hotspur NBCSN, mun2
1 p.m. Barclays Premier League Goal Zone NBCSN
11 p.m. NBCSN’s Match of the Day II NBCSN
Mon., Sept. 2 12 a.m. NBCSN’s Match of the Week NBCSN
NBC Sports Group presents the most ambitious, extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Premier League available anywhere in the world. All 380 Premier League matches will be made available live in the United States on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktop, mobile and tablets. In total, NBC Sports Group will present more than 1,600 total hours of Premier League programming.