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[12/30/13 - 11:12 AM]
NBCSN Posts Season's Top 2 Weekday Premier League Audiences During "12 Days of Premier League" Which Concludes with Full Slate on New Year's
NBCSN spins the numbers for the week of December 23-29.

[via press release from NBCSN]

NBCSN POSTS SEASON'S TOP 2 WEEKDAY PREMIER LEAGUE AUDIENCES DURING "12 DAYS OF PREMIER LEAGUE" WHICH CONCLUDES WITH FULL SLATE ON NEW YEAR'S

Manchester City v. Liverpool on NBCSN on Thurs., Dec. 26 Most-Watched Boxing Day Match Ever, Most-Watched Weekday Match This Season

Arsenal v. Chelsea on Mon., Dec. 23 Ranks as 2nd Most-Watched Weekday Premier League Match this Season

Season To Date: NBCSN Posts Three of Four Most-Watched Premier League Cable Telecasts On Record

Bonus New Year's Day 90-Minute Match of the Day on NBCSN at 3:30 p.m. ET

Stamford, Conn. - December 30, 2013 - NBCSN's telecast of Manchester City remaining unbeaten at home this season with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Boxing Day, December 26, averaged 704,000 viewers to rank as the most-watched Boxing Day match ever, the most-watched weekday Premier League match on cable this season and cable's second-most watched weekday Premier League game on record ("Manchester Derby" on April 30, 2012 drew one million viewers on ESPN).

NBCSN's telecast of the scoreless draw between Arsenal and Chelsea on Monday, Dec. 23, averaged 565,000 viewers to rank as NBCSN's second most-watched weekday Premier League match this season, and the fifth most-watched cable weekday game on record.

Since the start of the 2013-2014 Premier League season, NBCSN has posted three of the four most-watched Premier League cable telecast on record (see chart below).

Five Most-Viewed Premier League Matches on Cable (on record):
Date Home v. Away Network Viewers
Mon., Apr. 30, 2012 Manchester United v. Manchester City ESPN 1.0 million
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013 Manchester United v. Manchester City NBCSN 852,000
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013 Arsenal v. Manchester United NBCSN 803,000
Thurs., Dec. 26, 2013 Manchester City v. Liverpool NBCSN 704,000
Mon., Apr. 8, 2013 Manchester United v. Manchester City ESPN 611,000

NBCSN tallied its top two weekday Premier League audiences last week during the "12 Days of Premier League" coverage, which concludes with a full slate on New Year's Day. The Manchester City v. Liverpool (December 26, 2013) and Arsenal v. Chelsea (December 23, 2013) matches rank among the five most-viewed weekday Premier League matches on cable on record (see chart below).

Five Most-Viewed Weekday Premier League Matches on Cable (on record):
Date Home v. Away Network Viewers
Mon., Apr. 30, 2012 Manchester United v. Manchester City ESPN 1.0 million
Thurs., Dec. 26, 2013 Manchester City v. Liverpool NBCSN 704,000
Mon., Apr. 8, 2013 Manchester United v. Manchester City ESPN 611,000
Mon., Dec. 27, 2010 Chelsea v. Arsenal ESPN2 610,000
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013 Arsenal v. Chelsea NBCSN 565,000

· Fans live streamed 6.9 million minutes of live Boxing Day coverage on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. Live Extra users streamed 2.2 million minutes of Manchester City-Liverpool (December 26, 2013).

NEW YEAR'S DAY COVERAGE

NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage continues with 10 matches on New Year's Day. New Year's coverage is highlighted by Manchester United v. Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN called by lead play-by-play voice Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux, the former Premier League star who played in 36 international matches for England.

Bonus New Year's Day coverage includes an extended 90-minute, live Match of the Day on NBCSN at 3:30 p.m. ET as host Rebecca Lowe, former Jamaican National Team footballer Robbie Earle and former U.S. National Team midfielder Kyle Martino provide in-depth analysis, post-match interviews and reaction, plus extended highlights with the match commentators.

Below is the NBCUniversal schedule for New Year's Day (all times ET, subject to change):
Date Time Home v. Away Network
Mon., Dec. 30 11 p.m. Barclays Premier League Review NBCSN
Tues., Dec. 31 12 a.m. Premier League Encore: Manchester Monday NBCSN
Tues., Dec. 31 11:30 p.m. Premier League Encore NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 7:45 a.m. Swansea City v. Manchester City NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 9:45 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Southampton v. Chelsea NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Crystal Palace v. Norwich City Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Fulham v. West Ham United Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Hull City Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Stoke City v. Everton Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Sunderland v. Aston Villa Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. West Bromwich Albion v. Newcastle United Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 10 a.m. Arsenal v. Cardiff City Extra Time
Wed., Jan. 1 Noon Premier League Live NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 12:30 p.m. Manchester United v. Tottenham Hotspur NBCSN
Wed., Jan. 1 3:30 p.m. Match of the Day NBCSN

All matches will be preceded and followed by Premier League Live pre- and post-match shows from the NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Lowe hosts Premier League Live alongside Earle and Martino.

All Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. Games airing on NBC Sports Network will be live streamed via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

To date, AT&T U-verse(R), Bright House Networks, Cablevision's Optimum, Comcast's Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and Time Warner Cable have opted to carry the additional Premier League matches via the Premier League Extra Time package, and AT&T U-verse, Cablevision's Optimum, Charter, Comcast's Xfinity TV, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS will make all Premier League games available through TV Everywhere. Additionally, over 100 NCTC partners have either signed-on to the Premier League Extra Time package or have opted-in via TV Everywhere, including Blue Ridge Communications, Buckeye CableSystem, CenturyLink Prism, and RCN. In some cases, the Premier League Extra Time package will be available in select markets.

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.





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