via press release:
NBCUNIVERSAL PRESENTS UNPRECEDENTED COVERAGE OF PREMIER LEAGUE’S “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY” ON MAY 11
10 Matches Kick off Simultaneously at 10 a.m. ET on the Networks of NBCUniversal; Highlighted by Manchester City v. West Ham United on NBC and Liverpool v. Newcastle on NBCSN
Premier League Live Pregame Kicks off at 9 AM ET on CNBC
NBC to Present Special Season Wrap-up Postgame Show at 12 Noon ET
Washington, New York, Baltimore, Boston & Seattle Top U.S. Cities in Premier League Viewership
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
Stamford, Conn. – May 7, 2014 – NBCUniversal presents the most extensive and comprehensive “Championship Sunday” programming plans ever in the U.S. with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, Spanish-language networks Telemundo and mun2 will each televise one match.
NBC hosts coverage of first-place Manchester City v. West Ham, with a Man City win crowning them Premier League champions for the second time in three seasons. Second-place Liverpool face Newcastle Sunday on NBCSN, needing a Manchester City loss and a victory of their own to win their first-ever Premier League title. Liverpool’s Luis Suárez also can break the 38-match season Premier League scoring record with one goal, surpassing the record of 31 goals that he currently shares with Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) and Alan Shearer (1995–96).
Premier League “Championship Sunday” matches on May 11 will be televised live on the following networks of NBCUniversal, all at 10 a.m. ET:
|Date||Time||Home v. Away||Network|
|Sat., May 10||5:30 p.m.||Premier League Countdown: Championship Sunday||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 11||9 a.m.||Premier League Live||CNBC|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. West Ham United||NBC|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||Liverpool v. Newcastle United||NBCSN|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||Tottenham Hotspur v. Aston Villa||USA|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Chelsea||CNBC|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||Norwich City v. Arsenal||MSNBC|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||Hull City v. Everton||Bravo|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Manchester United||Syfy|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||Sunderland v. Swansea City||Esquire Network|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||Fulham v. Crystal Palace||E!|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||West Bromwich Albion v. Stoke City||Oxygen|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||Manchester City v. West Ham United||mun2*|
|Sun., May 11||10 a.m.||Liverpool v. Newcastle United||Telemundo*|
|Sun., May 11||Noon||Goal Zone||NBC, NBCSN|
|Sun., May 11||2 p.m.||Premier League Live: The Champions||NBCSN|
In addition, all 10 Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets (further details below).
NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off May 11 at 9 a.m. ET with an exclusive Premier League Live pregame show on CNBC featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe, Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino.
Lowe, Mustoe, Earle and Martino will return following the matches for a special Goal Zone season wrap-up postgame show on NBC at 12 Noon ET. NBCSN will simulcast Goal Zone. At 2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN wraps up the day’s coverage with a special Premier League Live: The Champions.
A special one-hour Premier League Countdown: Championship Sunday preview show airs Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN featuring Lowe, Mustoe, Earle and Martino.
Heading into “Championship Sunday,” more than 30.5 million Americans have tuned into NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Premier League in 2013-14 – more than double the 13.3 million who tuned in last season on ESPN/ESPN2/Fox Soccer.
Following are the 15 U.S. markets with the highest combined full-season NBC/NBCSN rating for Premier League matches:
|1. Washington, DC||9. Providence|
|2. New York||10. Philadelphia|
|3. Baltimore||11. Chicago|
|4. Boston||12. Buffalo|
|5. Seattle||13. Tampa|
|6. Richmond||14. Orlando|
|7. San Fran.-Oakland||15. Miami|