Thursday December 7, 2023

NBC Sets Record for Most-Watched U.S. Premier League Match

  • Arsenal-Manchester United averaged a record 1.92 million English-language viewers.
  • Second most-watched Premier League match for Spanish-speaking TV.
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NBC Sports could be cashing in from a post-World Cup bump in U.S. soccer popularity. 

NBC said its telecast of Arsenal-Manchester-United on Sunday was the most-watched Premier League match ever in the U.S. 

  • NBC’s coverage of Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over ManU averaged a record 1.92 million English language viewers across NBC, Peacock, and digital platforms. 
  • The match drew an additional Spanish-language 382,000 viewers on Telemundo. That made it the most-watched Spanish-language match since Manchester City-Liverpool averaged 440,000 viewers in April.
  • Led by Peacock, NBC Sports set a new record for simul-streamed Premier League matches, with an Average Minute Audience (AMA) of 510,000 viewers.
  • This past weekend, NBC and the Premier League staged the eighth annual Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest in Orlando. It was the second this season, following a previous fan event in Philadelphia in October.
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In January, Fox Sports’ telecast of Argentina’s epic victory over France became the most-watched Men’s World Cup Final on American English-language TV.

The thrilling showdown between Argentina’s Lionel Messi and France’s Kylian Mbappe averaged a record 17,726,000 viewers. 

Telemundo and Peacock drew another 9 million Spanish-language TV viewers.

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