via press release:
SUNDAY’S MANCHESTER UNITED-ARSENAL MATCH ON NBCSN RANKS AS 3RD MOST-WATCHED PREMIER LEAGUE GAME ON CABLE IN U.S. HISTORY
NBCSN Telecasts This Fall Account for 2 of the 3 Most-Watched Premier League Matches on Cable All-Time
NBC Sports Live Extra Posts Record for Live Minutes Streamed for a Sunday Premier League Match
Stamford, Conn. – November 12, 2013 – Sunday’s NBCSN telecast of defending champions Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over first-place Arsenal averaged 803,000 viewers to rank as the third most-watched Premier League match on cable in the U.S. on record. Robin van Persie scored the game’s only goal on a 27th-minute header to lift Manchester United to their third straight league win and hand his former club their first Premier League loss in 10 matches.
This fall, NBCSN has televised two of the three most-watched Premier League matches in U.S. cable history (chart below).
Five Most-Viewed Premier League Matches on Cable:
|ESPN||4/30/2012||Manchester United||Manchester City||1,033,000|
|NBCSN||9/22/2013||Manchester City||Manchester United||852,000|
|ESPN||4/8/2013||Manchester United||Manchester City||611,000|
- Most Minutes Streamed For a Sunday Match: Fans live streamed 1,630,201 minutes of Manchester United v. Arsenal, the most ever for a Sunday match, via NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets.
NBC Sports Group presents the most ambitious, extensive and comprehensive coverage of the Premier League available anywhere in the world with all 380 Premier League matches 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. In total, NBC Sports Group will present more than 1,600 hours of Premier League programming this season.