Countdown To Championship Sunday: Everton Host Third-Place Manchester City On CNBC Sat., May 3, At 12:30 PM ET

nbc-epl1Second-Place Chelsea Host Norwich City Sun., May 4, at 11 a.m. ET and First-Place Liverpool visit Crystal Palace Mon., May 5, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Last Sunday’s Liverpool-Chelsea Match is Most-Watched Early Match in U.S. History

All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

Stamford, Conn. – April 29, 2014 – “They are not going to enjoy coming to our place. We are not going to make it easy for them,”saidU.S. Men’s National Team and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard regarding Everton’s match this Saturday against Manchester City. Howard commented immediately following Sunday’s Crystal Palace-Manchester City match, which he called on NBCSN.

As Championship Sunday approaches, third-place Manchester City, with a game in hand over fellow title contenders Liverpool and Chelsea, visit Everton Saturday, May 3, at 12:30 p.m. ET on CNBC. Lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White is joined by Lee Dixon for the call from Goodison Park.

Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Liverpool on Sunday averaged 940,000 viewers and ranks as the most-watched early (pre-10 a.m. ET kickoff)game ever in the U.S., and the third most-watched game ever on cable (behind 1.033 million for the “Manchester Derby” on ESPN, 4/30/12; and 1.019 million for Chelsea-Manchester United on NBCSN, 1/19/14).

NBC Sports Group’s coverage on Saturday kicks off with West Ham v. Tottenham at 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Manchester United v. Sunderland at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN. All matches not shown on NBCSN in the Saturday 10 a.m. ET window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.

NBCSN’s slate of matches on Sunday includes fourth-place Arsenal, who could secure a Champions League spot with a win, against West Bromwich Albion at 8:30 a.m. ET and second-place Chelsea, coming off of a victory against first-place Liverpool, host relegation-threatened Norwich City at 11 a.m. ET. White is joined by Graeme Le Saux to call Chelsea-Norwich City Sunday on NBCSN.

This Sunday’s live, 60-minute Match of the Day II at 1:30 p.m. ET features host Rebecca Lowe, former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, and former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle providing in-depth analysis, post-match interviews and reaction, plus extended highlights with match commentators.

Premier League coverage continues on Monday, May 5, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when first-place Liverpool and league-leading scorer Luis Suárez (30 goals) visit Crystal Palace. White and Dixon have the call from Selhurst Park.

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 Mustoe and Earle.

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®, 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.

Below is the schedule for the 37th week of the Premier League season (all times ET):

Date Time Home v. Away Network
Sat., May 3 6 a.m. Barclays Premier League Match Pack NBCSN
Sat., May 3 6:30 a.m. Barclays Premier League Preview NBCSN
Sat., May 3 7 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., May 3 7:45 a.m. West Ham v. Tottenham NBCSN
Sat., May 3 10 a.m. Manchester United v. Sunderland NBCSN
Sat., May 3 10 a.m. Stoke City v. Fulham Extra Time
Sat., May 3 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Cardiff City Extra Time
Sat., May 3 10 a.m. Aston Villa v. Hull City Extra Time
Sat., May 3 10 a.m. Swansea City v. Southampton Extra Time
Sat., May 3 Noon Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., May 3 12:30 p.m. Everton v. Manchester City CNBC
Sun., May 4 2 a.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., May 4 6 a.m. Match of the Day NBCSN
Sun., May 4 8 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., May 4 8:30 a.m. Arsenal v. West Bromwich Albion NBCSN
Sun., May 4 11 a.m. Chelsea v. Norwich City NBCSN
Sun., May 4 1 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sun., May 4 1:30 p.m. NBCSN’s Match of the Day II NBCSN
Sun., May 4 2:30 p.m. NBCSN’s Match of the Week NBCSN
Mon., May 5 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Mon., May 5 3 p.m. Crystal Palace v. Liverpool NBCSN
Mon., May 5 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Tues., May 6 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Tues., May 6 2:45 p.m. Manchester United v. Hull City NBCSN
Tues., May 6 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Wed., May 7 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Wed., May 7 2:45 p.m. Manchester City v. Aston Villa NBCSN
Wed., May 7 2:45 p.m. Sunderland v. West Bromwich Albion Extra Time
Wed., May 7 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Wed., May 7 11:30 p.m. Barclays Premier League Review NBCSN
Thurs., May 8 2:30 a.m. Barclays Premier League World NBCSN

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.

–NBC Sports Group–

Day 14 – “NHL Playoff Pass” – Game 6 Showdown Between Rangers And Flyers Tonight At 7:30 P.M. ET on NBCSN

nhl_nbc_2DAY 14 – “NHL PLAYOFF PASS” – GAME 6 SHOWDOWN BETWEEN RANGERS AND FLYERS TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Game 6 – (2) Rangers-(3) Flyers at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Rangers Lead 3-2

Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire Call Game 6 in Philly

Game 7 Matchups Set for Wednesday – (4) Wild-(1) Avalanche at 9:30 p.m. ET on CNBC, (3) Kings-(2) Sharks at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN

All Games Will Be Streamed Live On NBC Sports Live Extra Via “TV Everywhere”

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 29, 2014Henrik Lundqvist and the (2) New York Rangers look to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win on the road in Game 6 against Claude Giroux and the (3) Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage of Rangers-Flyers begins with NHL Live at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, hosted by Liam McHugh, alongside former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

The Rangers have led the series three times, only to see the Flyers notch victories in Games 2 and 4 to draw even. A Flyers win tonight in Philadelphia would set the stage for Game 7 tomorrow night in New York, and a Game 7 tripleheader across NBCSN and CNBC.

New York took advantage of the home crowd on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in Game 5, building a 3-0 lead with goals from Marc Staal, Brad Richards and Dominic Moore, en route to a 4-2 victory. The winner of the Rangers-Flyers first-round series will face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick will call the action alongside Eddie Olczyk and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

THE PASS – TUESDAY, APRIL 29 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury,Keith Jones
7:30 p.m. Game 6 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (3) Philadelphia NBCSN Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire

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“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. On Fridays, a weekend edition will be posted.

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC (in primetime), and NHL Network. In addition, all Stanley Cup Playoff games airing on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC will be live streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.

POTENTIAL GAME 7 TRIPLEHEADER TOMORROW ACROSS NBCSN AND CNBC

Two Game 7 matchups are set for Wednesday night on NBCSN and CNBC, as the (1) Colorado Avalanche look to hold serve at home against the (4) Minnesota Wild, and the (3) Los Angeles Kings look to complete an historic comeback against the (2) San Jose Sharks.

CNBC’s coverage on Wednesday will start at 9:30 p.m. ET with Game 7 between the Avalanche and Wild. The home team has won each of the first six games of this series, including Minnesota’s 5-2 win on Monday night, as Wild captain Zach Parise scored the game-winning goal and recorded four points to force Game 7 back in Denver. The winner of Wild-Avalanche will go on to face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks in the second round.

NBCSN will present coverage of Game 7 on Wednesday between the Sharks and Kings at 10 p.m. ET tomorrow night, as the Kings look to pull off an improbable comeback with four straight victories to erase a 3-0 series deficit. Justin Williams broke a 1-1 tie with just over eight minutes remaining in the third period on Monday night, as the Kings went on to win 4-1, and force Game 7 back in San Jose.

Only three teams have ever rallied from a 0-3 deficit to win a Stanley Cup Playoff series (’42 Toronto Maple Leafs, ’75 New York Islanders, ’10 Philadelphia Flyers). The winner of Kings-Sharks will go on to face the Anaheim Ducks in the second round.

With two Game 7 matchups already for set for tomorrow night, a Flyers win in Game 6 tonight against the Rangers would set the stage for a Game 7 tripleheader on Wednesday night across NBCSN and CNBC. Game coverage would begin with Game 7 between the Rangers and Flyers from Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the third consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

Network Games
NBC 6
NBCSN 25
CNBC 11
NHL-N 2
Total 44

One-goal Games: 23
OT games: 13

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC, including the comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;
  • CNBC will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.”

– NBC Sports Group –

Day 13 – Stanley Cup Playoff Game 6 Tripleheader Tonight Across NBCSN and CNBC

nbc-sports-groupGame 6 – (1) Penguins-(4) Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Penguins Lead 3-2

Game 6 – (1) Avalanche-(4) Wild at 9 p.m. ET on CNBC – Avalanche Lead 3-2

Game 6 – (2) Sharks-(3) Kings at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Sharks Lead 3-2

All Games Will Be Streamed Live Via NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 28, 2014 – NBC Sports Group presents three pivotal Game 6 Stanley Cup Playoff matchups across NBCSN and CNBC tonight, as the Penguins, Avalanche, and Sharks all look to close out their first-round series on the road and advance to the second round, starting tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN when (1) Pittsburgh visits the (4) Columbus Blue Jackets.

NBCSN’s coverage continues at 10 p.m. ET when the (2) San Jose Sharks look to close out their series against the surging (3) Los Angeles Kings, following the Kings’ victories in Games 4 and 5 to force Game 6 in Los Angeles.

CNBC’s coverage begins tonight at 9 p.m. ET with Game 6 between the (1) Colorado Avalanche and (4) Minnesota Wild, as the Avalanche look to advance to the second round and build off of momentum from their Game 5 overtime win on Saturday night.

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“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. On Fridays, a weekend edition will be posted.

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC (in primetime), and NHL Network. In addition, all Stanley Cup Playoff games airing on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC will be live streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.

THE PASS – MONDAY, APRIL 28 (All times ET)

Time Coverage Network Commentators
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
7 p.m. Game 6 – (1) Pittsburgh at (4) Columbus NBCSN Kenny Albert, Pierre McGuire
9 p.m. Game 6 – (1) Colorado at (4) Minnesota CNBC Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro, Farhan Lalji
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) CNBC Russ Thaler, Anson Carter
10 p.m. Game 6 – (2) San Jose at (3) Los Angeles NBCSN Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda

TONIGHT – APRIL 28

NHL Live, hosted by Kathryn Tappen, Mike Milbury, and Keith Jones begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.  Russ Thaler will host NHL Live on CNBC at 9 p.m. ET alongside Anson Carter, leading into coverage of Avalanche-Wild.

Game coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN following NHL Live, as the (1) Pittsburgh Penguins look to advance to the second round with a victory over the (4) Columbus Blue Jackets. After the Blue Jackets scored early in Game 5 to take a 1-0 lead, the Penguins responded with goals from Chris Kunitz, Jussi Jokinen and Kris Letang, as Pittsburgh outshot Columbus 51-24 and won 3-1 to carry a 3-2 series lead back to Columbus. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

CNBC presents Game 6 between the (1) Colorado Avalanche and (4) Minnesota Wild at 9 p.m. ET, as the Wild look to hold off the Avs and force a decisive Game 7 in Denver. Minnesota looked primed to take control of the series with a 3-2 lead late in Game 5, until P.A. Parenteau scored with 1:14 remaining in the third period, and Nathan MacKinnon scored 3:27 into overtime to give Colorado a 4-3 win, and a 3-2 series lead. Gord Miller, Ray Ferraro and Farhan Lalji will call the action from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

NBCSN’s doubleheader continues at 10 p.m. ET as the (2) San Jose Sharks try for third time to eliminate the (3) Los Angeles Kings and advance to the second round. San Jose held a 3-0 series lead heading into Game 4 in Los Angeles, but the Kings earned decisive 6-3 and 3-0 victories in Games 4 and 5 to seize momentum and force Game 6 in Los Angeles. Randy Hahn (play-by-play) and Drew Remenda (analyst) will call the action from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

In the event that the Penguins-Blue Jackets game on NBCSN runs beyond 10:15 p.m. ET, NHL Network will air puck drop of Sharks-Kings. Sharks-Kings will return to NBCSN immediately following the conclusion of Penguins-Blue Jackets, where it will be seen in its entirety.

REMINDER: Games airing on cable in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are subject to local blackouts.

BLUES-BLACKHAWKS AND FLYERS-RANGERS DRAW BIG RATINGS ON NBC

Yesterday’s Blues-Blackhawks game on NBC (3-6pm ET) delivered a 2.3 overnight rating, the highest of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs so far. There is no comparison to last year.

The game drew a 17.2 HH rating in Chicago, the highest ever for a first round Blackhawks game in the market. It drew a 12.7 HH rating in St. Louis, the highest for any Blues game ever on NBC in the market. NBC was the No. 1 network in both markets during the game.

Yesterday’s Flyers-Rangers game on NBC (Noon-3pm ET) posted a 1.6 overnight rating. There is no comparison to last year.

The game drew a 3.7 HH rating in the New York market, the highest ever rating for a first round Rangers game on NBC in the market. In Philadelphia, the game drew a 7.2HH rating. NBC was the No. 1 network in both markets during the game.

Final viewership figures for this weekend’s games, including those on cable, will be ready later today or this week.

(2) RANGERS-(3) FLYERS – GAME 6 – TUESDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN will present Game 6 between the (2) New York Rangers and (3) Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, as the Rangers look to advance to the second round with a win on the road. The home team has won every game thus far in the series, including the Rangers’ 4-2 victory in New York on Sunday afternoon to take a 3-2 series lead.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick will call the action alongside Eddie Olczyk and McGuire from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the third consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

Network Games
NBC 6
NBCSN 23
CNBC 10
NHL-N 2
Total 41

One-goal Games: 22
OT games: 13

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC, including the comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;
  • CNBC will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.”

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

– NBC Sports Group –

DAYS 10-12 – “NHL Playoff Pass” – Pivotal Game 5 And Game 6 Matchups Highlight NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff Coverage This Weekend

nbc-sports-groupGame 4 – (2) Rangers-(3) Flyers at 7 p.m. ET on CNBC – Rangers Lead 2-1

Game 5 – (3) Blackhawks-(2) Blues at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 2-2

Game 5 – (4) Stars-(1) Ducks at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Series Tied 2-2

Viewership on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC Up 51% vs. 2013; Game 4 Bruins-Red Wings Produces Strong Streaming Numbers

All Games on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC Will Be Streamed Live Via NBC Sports Live Extra

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 25, 2014 Pivotal Game 5 and Game 6 Stanley Cup Playoff matchups will be featured across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and NBC Sports Live Extra this weekend, as first-round coverage continues with teams battling for their playoff lives.

The first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs has so far been highlighted by comebacks and dramatic conclusions, as 23 of 31 games have been won in come-from-behind fashion. A team has overcome a multi-goal deficit in nine of those wins, breaking the record set in 1991 (8) for the most such victories in first-round history; there were only eight such victories in the entire 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The action begins tonight in Philadelphia with Game 4 between the (3) Flyers and (2) New York Rangers, as the Flyers look to even the series at two. NBCSN’s doubleheader begins at 8 p.m. ET, as the (2) St. Louis Blues host the (3) Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5, with the series deadlocked at two games apiece. Coverage continues at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with another pivotal Game 5, as the (1) Anaheim Ducks host the (4) Dallas Stars with their series tied at two.

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“NHL Playoff Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box provides a quick daily overview of NBC Sports Group’s Stanley Cup Playoff coverage, plus information and highlights. The Pass will be published weekdays to preview that evening’s games. On Fridays, a weekend edition will be posted.

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All Stanley Cup Playoff games will be presented on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC (in primetime), and NHL Network. In addition, all Stanley Cup Playoff games airing on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC will be live streamed via NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets.

Please note that dates and commentating assignments for some of this weekend’s games have been updated from previous releases. For more information on NBC Sports Group’s overall NHL Playoff coverage, please click here.

THE PASS – FRIDAY, APRIL 25-SUNDAY, APRIL 27 (All times ET)

FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Time Coverage Network Commentators
7 p.m. Game 4 – (2) N.Y. Rangers at (3) Philadelphia CNBC Ken Daniels, Pierre McGuire
NHL Live CNBC Russ Thaler, Anson Carter
7 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, Jeremy Roenick
8 p.m. Game 5 – (3) Chicago at (2) St. Louis NBCSN Dave Strader, Brian Engblom
10:30 p.m. Game 5 – (4) Dallas at (1) Anaheim NBCSN John Walton, Butch Goring
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
3 p.m. Game 5 – (4) Detroit at (1) Boston NBC Dave Strader, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
6:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Russ Thaler, Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick
7 p.m. Game 5 – (4) Columbus at (1) Pittsburgh NBCSN Ken Daniels, Joe Micheletti
9:30 p.m. Game 5 – (4) Minnesota at (1) Colorado NBCSN John Forslund, Tripp Tracy
10 p.m. Game 5 – (3) Los Angeles at (2) San Jose CNBC Randy Hahn, Drew Remenda
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) CNBC Dave Briggs, Anson Carter
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
Noon Game 5 – (3) Philadelphia at (2) N.Y. Rangers NBC Kenny Albert, Brian Engblom
NHL Live (Intermission Reports) NBC Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury, Keith Jones
3 p.m. Game 6 – (2) St. Louis at (3) Chicago NBC Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
7:30 p.m. NHL Live NBCSN Kathryn Tappen, Jeremy Roenick, Anson Carter
8 p.m. Game 6 – (1) Anaheim at (4) Dallas NBCSN Gord Miller, Joe Micheletti

TONIGHT – APRIL 25

NHL Live, hosted by Liam McHugh, Keith Jones, and Jeremy Roenick, begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Russ Thaler will host NHL Live on CNBC alongside Anson Carter, throughout coverage of Rangers-Flyers.

Game coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET on CNBC when the (3) Philadelphia Flyers host the (2) New York Rangers in Game 4 of their first-round series, with the Rangers holding a 2-1 advantage through three games. In Game 3, Martin St. Louis scored and added an assist, as Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves in a 4-1 victory. Ken Daniels (play-by-play) Emmy Award-winning ‘Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

NBCSN presents a doubleheader of Western Conference Stanley Cup Playoff matchups, starting at 8 p.m. ET with Game 5 between the (3) Chicago Blackhawks and (2) St. Louis Blues. Patrick Kane scored twice in Game 4, including the game-winner 11:17 into overtime, to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 win and tie the series at two. Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Brian Engblom will call the game from Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.

NBCSN’s doubleheader continues at 10:30 p.m. ET as the (1) Anaheim Ducks host the (4) Dallas Stars in Game 5 of their first-round series. The home team has won each of the first four games, including Dallas’ 4-2 win on Wednesday night, as the Stars erased a 2-0 second-period deficit. John Walton (play-by-play) and Butch Goring (analyst) will have the call from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

NBC, NBCSN and CNBC will combine to present four Game 5s on Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. ET on NBC with Game 5 between the (1) Boston Bruins and (4) Detroit Red Wings, as Boston looks to advance to the second round with a win. In Game 4, Jerome Iginla’s deflection at 13:32 of overtime beat Red Wings goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to give Boston a 3-2 win, and a 3-1 series lead. Strader, McGuire and Eddie Olczyk will have the call from TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

NBCSN’s coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with a Game 5 matchup between the (1) Pittsburgh Penguins and (4) Columbus Blue Jackets, as Columbus looks to carry momentum from a thrilling win in Game 4. Brandon Dubinsky scored with 24 seconds left in regulation to tie the game 3-3, and Nick Foligno scored 2:49 into overtime to give the Blue Jackets a 4-3 win and tie the series at two games apiece. No lead has been safe in this series; in each game, the team that has held a 3-1 lead has gone on to lose the game by a score of 4-3. Daniels (play-by-play) and Joe Micheletti (analyst) will provide live commentary from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The action continues on NBCSN at 9:30 p.m. ET with the (1) Colorado Avalanche and (4) Minnesota Wild in Game 5 of their series, following the Wild’s two victories in Minnesota to even the series at two. Minnesota has stymied Colorado over the last two games, limiting the Avalanche to just one goal and 34 shots over two games at Xcel Energy Center. John Forslund (play-by-play) and Tripp Tracy (analyst) will have the call from Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.

CNBC’s coverage starts at 10 p.m. ET with Game 5 between the (2) Los Angeles Kings and (3) San Jose Sharks, as the Sharks look to close out the series and advance to the second round. Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams each scored twice on Thursday night, as the Kings defeated the Sharks 6-3 in Game 4 in Los Angeles to extend the series. Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda will call the action from the SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose, Calif.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

Sunday’s Stanley Cup Playoff action features a doubleheader on NBC, starting at Noon ET with Game 5 between the Rangers and Flyers. Kenny Albert (play-by-play) and Engblom (analyst) will call the action from Madison Square Garden in New York.

NBC’s coverage continues at 3 p.m. ET with Game 6 between the Blues and Blackhawks. Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick will call the action alongside Olczyk and McGuire from United Center in Chicago, Ill.

NBCSN will present Game 6 between the Ducks and Stars at 8 p.m. ET, as the series shifts back to Dallas. Gord Miller (play-by-play) and Micheletti (analyst) will provide live commentary from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

In the event that a game runs late and beyond puck drop of the following game on NBC, NBCSN or CNBC, the start of the later game will air on NHL Network, and will remain on NHL Network until the early game has concluded. The late game will then return to its original network where it will be seen in its entirety.

REMINDER: Games airing on cable in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are subject to local blackouts.

VIEWERSHIP & CONSUMPTION

COVERAGE ON NBC/NBCSN/CNBC UP 51 % VS. 2013

Through the first eight days of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC/NBCSN/CNBC, games averaged 716,000 viewers, up 51% from the same point in the playoffs last year (475,000 viewers). The Stanley Cup Playoffs across NBC/NBCSN/CNBC have reached a total audience of 19.776 million viewers through eight days, up 22% from the same point in the playoffs last year (16.209 million).

BRUINS-RED WINGS GAME 4 DELIVERS STRONG STREAMING VIEWERSHIP

Last night’s Game 4 matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings, in which the Bruins defeated the Red Wings by a score of 3-2 in overtime, was the second-best authentication-required first-round game in all key metrics of first-round games ever. This surpassed the mark set by Game 4 between the Blues and Blackhawks one day earlier, which ranked second at the time.

The game delivered 149,000 live starts, 2.64 million minutes watched, 57,000 visits, and 50,000 uniques.

GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR

For the third consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.

Network Games
NBC 3
NBCSN 18
CNBC 8
NHL-N 2
Total 31

One-goal Games: 18
OT games: 10

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Playoff games that air on NBC, NBCSN and CNBC, including the comprehensive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final. The vast majority of games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Games airing on:

  • NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
  • NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;
  • CNBC will live stream exclusively through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.”

– NBC Sports Group –

NBC Sports Group Presents Record 15.5 Hours Of Kentucky Derby Coverage

nbc-sports-groupCoverage from Churchill Downs Begins Wednesday, April 30 and Continues Through Derby Day Saturday, May 3 on NBC and NBCSN

NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Kentucky Derby on NBC with Exclusive Camera Angles and Analysis

NBC Sports Group Presents 30.5 Total Hours of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown over Next 6 Weeks

New Social Offerings on Vine, Twitter & NBC Sports Group’s “Social Center”

NEW YORK – April 24, 2013 – NBC Sports Group will present 15.5 hours of Kentucky Derby coverage, a record for the event, beginning Wednesday, April 30, at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminating with the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC, Saturday, May 3. Coverage begins on Saturday at Noon on NBCSN and continues at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.

NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage, which has been honored with the Eclipse Award in the Television-Live Programming category for the past two years, includes 7.5 hours on Derby Day on NBC and NBCSN. Highlights include:

  • Live coverage of 12 races on Friday and Saturday – every race in NBC/NBCSN telecast windows
  • Live coverage of the Kentucky Derby Draw on Wednesday, April 30, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN to determine the post positions
  • Three hours of “Derby Classics” (featuring recent winners Orb and I’ll Have Another) to air on NBCSN

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group coverage of the Kentucky Derby features Bob Costas, a 25-time Emmy Award-winner, and veteran NBC Sports commentator Tom Hammond; analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey; analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier; NBCSN host/NBC reporter Laffit Pincay, III; reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers, and Jay Privman, and race caller Larry Collmus. Josh Elliott makes his NBC Sports Group debut on May 2-3, providing a mix of features and interviews at Churchill Downs.   Carolyn Manno also makes her Kentucky Derby debut as do Olympic figure skaters and NBC figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, who will serve as fashion experts.

The coordinating producer of NBC’s horse racing coverage is Rob Hyland, a veteran of the network’s horse racing coverage since 2001. The Kentucky Derby is directed by Sunday Night Football and NBC Sports’ horse racing director, Drew Esocoff. The coverage on NBCSN is produced by Billy Matthews and directed by Patrick McManus. The executive producer of NBC Sports and NBCSN is Sam Flood, who has produced 11 Triple Crown races for the network.

30½ HOURS OF TRIPLE CROWN COVERAGE: NBC Sports Group will present 30½ hours of Triple Crown coverage this season from Churchill Downs, Pimlico and Belmont, including “classics” from the Derby, Preakness and Belmont, live racing from all three tracks prior to the three Triple Crown races, and post-race coverage of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont on NBCSN.  This marks the fourth consecutive year that all three Triple Crown races will air on NBC.

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NBC SPORTS GROUP TRIPLE CROWN COVERAGE (All Times ET):

KENTUCKY DERBY
Date Time Event Network
Wed., April 30 4 p.m. Kentucky Derby Classics: 2013 Winner Orb NBCSN
5 p.m. Kentucky Derby Draw NBCSN
Thurs., May 1 4 p.m. Kentucky Derby Classics: 2012 Winner I’ll Have Another NBCSN
5 p.m. Kentucky Derby Access NBCSN
Fri., May 2 2 p.m. Kentucky Derby Classics NBCSN
3 p.m. Kentucky Oaks NBCSN
Sat., May 3 12 p.m. Kentucky Derby Saturday NBCSN
4 p.m. Kentucky Derby NBC
7 p.m. Kentucky Derby Post-Race Show NBCSN
PREAKNESS STAKES
Date Time Event Network
Fri., May 16 3 p.m. Preakness Classics NBCSN
4 p.m. Black Eyed Susan Stakes NBCSN
Sat., May 17 1 p.m. Preakness Saturday NBCSN
4:30 p.m. Preakness Stakes NBC
6:30 p.m. Preakness Post-Race Show NBCSN
BELMONT STAKES
Date Time Event Network
Fri., June 6 4 p.m. Belmont Stakes Classics NBCSN
5 p.m. Belmont Stakes Access NBCSN
Sat., June 7 2:30 p.m. Belmont Stakes Saturday NBCSN
4:30 p.m. Belmont Stakes NBC
7 p.m. Belmont Stakes Post-Race Show NBCSN

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NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA KENTUCKY DERBY COVERAGE

NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream NBC and NBCSN Kentucky Derby week coverage. The vast majority of the content will be streamed live via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play and on Windows 8 and Windows mobile devices.

Derby Week coverage airing on NBCSN and NBC, including the Kentucky Derby race, will be streamed to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra.

NBC Sports Live Extra’s Derby Day coverage includes:

  • Four exclusive camera angles that showcase the activity happening across Churchill Downs on Derby day
  • Bonus analysis by NBC Sports commentators
  • Replays and footage from the key “Road to the Kentucky Derby” prep races

Derby Week coverage will also air on the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

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NBC SPORTS SOCIAL MEDIA AT THE KENTUCKY DERBY

CUSTOM VINES FROM @ORIGIFUL: For the first time, NBC Sports Group will be partnering with Vine video artist Ian Padgham (@Origiful) to create custom Kentucky Derby Vines for on-air, Vine and Twitter. Ian Padgham is an artist, video producer, and social media specialist based out of San Francisco. In 2013 he became passionate about Vine and set up a small business exploring social video for brands. He has several hundred thousand followers on the app, multiple Editors’ Pick credits, and his Vines have been featured in publications including Fast Company, CNN, and Forbes.

PADDOCK 140:  NBC Sports Group celebrates the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby with the 140 characters that make up a tweet.  NBC Sports will have a Twitter driven presence, on-air, online and on Twitter wrapped under the Paddock 140 name. At Churchill Downs, the Paddock 140 will house the Twitter mirror and allow celebrities and VIP guests to tweet directly from the Red Carpet. Celebrities will make their Derby picks onsite at the Paddock 140 through the Twitter Mirror and will be featured on-air during the NBC broadcast. For fans who can’t make it to the onsite Paddock 140, within the Kentucky Derby All-Access page (NBCSports.com/Derby) all of the Twitter conversation, photos, video and @Origiful created Vines will be housed in a branded Paddock 140 section, alongside trending horses and Derby related terms all week long. On Twitter, Paddock 140 onsite and online content will be featured within tweets and identified with #Paddock140.

TWITTER MIRROR: For the second year in a row, NBC Sports and Twitter are partnering to have the “Twitter Mirror” present on the Red Carpet at the Derby and on the Pink Carpet during Oaks Day. The “Twitter Mirror” will bring fans closer to the celebrities and VIP action at Churchill Downs. Celebrity and “best-dressed” photos will be pushed out through the @NBCSN Twitter feed and collected and housed at NBCSports.com/Derby.  Content from the “Twitter Mirror” will be featured on-air during Derby Day.

KENTUCKY DERBY ALL-ACCESS: Horse racing fans and fans of the elegance and glitz of the Derby can access content from Derby week at a “social center” housed on NBCSports.com. Fans can access and sort social media content from Instagram, Twitter and Vine through various streams including horse racing experts, horses (including the horses themselves, jockeys and trainers), glamour (celebrities, fashion experts), a photos-only section and Vine videos. Kentucky Derby All-Access aggregates what’s trending around the Derby and what’s hot in the social world. In addition, fans can plug in their first and last names and will be given their ‘Horse Name’ to be shared on Twitter.

Facebook:

  • All week at Facebook.com/NBCSports, fans will be presented with Derby information, photos and video from Churchill Downs.

Twitter: Viewers and tweeters alike will be encouraged to join the conversation by using the hashtag #KYDERBY. Reminders will appear on screen throughout all of NBC and NBCSN’s Kentucky Derby week coverage.

  • Fans hosting their own Derby parties will be asked to submit photos with #DerbyParty. Our favorites will be featured on-air.
  • On-air integration of live tweets from celebrities, horse-racing experts and @NBCSN will be featured on screen throughout the broadcasts to keep viewers up to date with what’s happening and trending on Twitter.
  • @NBCSN will live tweet the Kentucky Derby Draw Show on Wednesday, April 30 starting at 5 p.m. ET

Instagram: For 360-degree coverage of behind-the-scenes access to Derby Week, fans can follow @NBCSports on Instagram at Instagram.com/NBCSports for the parties, food, fashion and, of course, the races.

Pinterest: The NBC Sports Pinterest account (Pinterest.com/NBCSports) is the perfect place for Derby fans to plan their Derby parties and get ready for the glitz and glamour of Derby week. Fans can access photos and videos around the Derby from NBCSports.com and NBC Sports social channels as well as find recipes and ideas for their ultimate Derby Party.

Vine: NBC Sports will utilize Vine to give fans quick video look-ins at everything that makes up the Kentucky Derby. From morning workouts with the horses, to Millionaire’s Row, NBC Sports Vines will give fans the full Derby experience for those that can’t make it to the track for Derby Week. Padgham will be creating custom Derby Vines that will be pushed out via the NBC Sports Vine account.

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NBC SPORTS GROUP AND HORSE RACING: NBC Sports Group is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup. NBC has been the exclusive home of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since 2001, and the Belmont Stakes since 2011, when the NBC Sports Group reassembled the Triple Crown.

KENTUCKY DERBY: The 2013 Kentucky Derby was the second-most watched in a quarter century with 16.2 million viewers. Women comprised 51% of that audience, ranking as the highest percentage of female viewership for any major sporting event in 2013.

AWARDS FOR NBC’S HORSE RACING COVERAGE: Since its involvement in the Triple Crown, NBC Sports has been honored with 13 Eclipse Awards for its thoroughbred racing coverage including the award for Television – Live Program for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. NBC’s previous wins in that category include: Preakness (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008), Kentucky Derby (2007, 2012), Belmont (2004) and Breeder’s Cup (2001).  Additionally, NBC Sports has won three Eclipse Awards in the features category: 2002 on War Emblem (Preakness broadcast), 2005 Afleet Alex (Kentucky Derby broadcast) and 2009 Mine That Bird (Preakness broadcast), and the 2005 and 2006 Preakness broadcasts were nominated for the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Special.

For Listings and the NBCSN Channel Finder, visit http://www.nbcsports.com/tv-listings .

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

Óscar De La Hoya Ends His Silence In An Exclusive Interview With Jessi Losada For “Titulares Telemundo”

Telemundo MediaThe boxer’s first interview since announcing he was entering rehab will air in two parts Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 on “Titulares Telemundo” at 11PM/10 C or following local newscasts

De la Hoya speaks frankly about his illness, his family and happiness

Miami –April 23, 2014- Legendary boxer Óscar de la Hoya ends his silence since entering rehab for addiction in 2013 in an exclusive interview with Deportes Telemundo presenter Jessi Losada.  The interview will air in two parts on “Titulares Telemundo” on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 at 11PM/10C or following local newscasts.

“I have a disease and I’m not afraid to admit it,” De la Hoya confesses in the interview, speaking openly about the challenges of rehab, the impact of his illness on his life and family, and his struggles to overcome fear and insecurity.

2014 NBC “Sunday Night Football” Schedule Announced

nbc-sundaynightfootball22 Game Slate Features 19 Primetime Regular Season Games and 3 Postseason Games including Super Bowl XLIX

NFL Season Begins on NBC Thursday, September 4 with NFL Kickoff 2014 Featuring Russell Wilson & Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks Hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers

Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck Meet Again as Denver Broncos Host Indianapolis Colts in Opening Sunday Night Football Game on September 7

Seahawks visit 49ers in NFC Championship Game Rematch on Thanksgiving Night

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 23, 2014 – America’s No. 1 primetime television show gets “Back to Football” as NBC broadcasts 19 NFL games during the 2014 regular season, featuring: Russell Wilson and the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in NFL Kickoff 2014 on Thursday, September 4; Andrew Luck and Indianapolis visiting Peyton Manning and the AFC Champion Denver Broncos in the opening Sunday Night Football game on September 7; the San Francisco 49ers grand opening of Levi’s Stadium against the Chicago Bears on September 14; and NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game, featuring a San Francisco rematch of the down-to-the wire NFC Championship Game between the NFC West rivals Seahawks and 49ers.

In addition to kicking off the 2014 NFL season, NBC will crown the Super Bowl XLIX champion in Arizona on Sunday, February 1, 2015. NBC will also broadcast a Divisional Playoff game on the weekend of January 10-11, and a Wild Card Playoff game on the January 3-4 weekend.

Highlights of the 2014 Sunday Night Football schedule:

  • 19 primetime games, including the NFL’s opening game of the season, NFL Kickoff 2014 and NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game;
  • Every 2013 playoff team makes an appearance on Sunday Night Football; 16 of NBC’s 18 scheduled games involve at least one playoff team from last season; 9 of 18 include two playoff teams (Week 17 game TBD);
  • Three games each for the Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers, Packers, Cowboys;
  • The 49ers host the Seahawks on NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game. NBC will broadcast a Thanksgiving night game each season through 2022;
  • Three matchups among bitter NFC East rivals: Giants-Eagles (Week 6), Cowboys-Giants (Week 12) and Cowboys-Eagles (Week 15);
  • The 190thmeeting between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers (Week 10 in Green Bay) – the most played matchup in NFL history;
  • A pair of playoff rematches, including a rematch of the NFC Championship Game (Seahawks-49ers) on Thanksgiving, and a rematch of the AFC Divisional Playoffs (Colts-Patriots) in Indianapolis on November 16.

NBC TO BROADCAST 19 NFL GAMES IN 2014: As part of the agreement NBC signed with the NFL in December2011,NBC, for the third straight season, will broadcast 19 regular-season games, including 17 regular-season Sunday Night Football games, NFL Kickoff 2014, and the annual Thanksgiving night game. NBC’s original Sunday Night Football agreement, which began in 2006, included 17 regular-season games. It was increased to 18 games in 2010.

SNF IS NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION: NBC’s Sunday Night Football averaged 21.7 million viewers in 2013, putting it on pace to rank as the No. 1 show for the entire primetime television season (September-May, based on Nielsen live plus same day data) for the third consecutive year. In addition, for the full TV season to date (through April 20), Sunday Night Football ranks as the No. 1 program across the key demographics of Adults 18-34, 18-49, 25-54, as well as Men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, and Women 18-34 and 18-49, based on Nielsen live plus same day data.

2014 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Thurs. Sept. 4 NFL Kickoff  Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
Sun. Sept. 7 Week 1   Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos
Sun. Sept. 14 Week 2   Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers
Sun. Sept. 21 Week 3   Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
Sun. Sept. 28 Week 4 New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Oct. 5 Week 5   Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots
*Sun. Oct. 12 Week 6 New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Oct. 19 Week 7 San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos
*Sun. Oct. 26 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Nov. 2 Week 9 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Nov. 9 Week 10 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Nov. 16 Week 11  New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
*Sun. Nov. 23 Week 12 Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
**Thurs. Nov. 27 Week 13 Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
*Sun. Nov. 30 Week 13 Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
*Sun. Dec. 7 Week 14 New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers
*Sun. Dec. 14 Week 15 Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Dec. 21 Week 16 Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
*Sun. Dec. 28 Week 17 TBA

*Flex Week

** Thanksgiving Night Game

Following is a month-by-month look at the 2014 Sunday Night Football schedule:

SEPTEMBER

Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks raise the banner for their Super Bowl XLVIII title prior to hosting Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers and the 2013 NFC North champion Green Bay Packers in NFL Kickoff 2014 on Thursday, September 4. Five-time MVP Peyton Manning and the AFC champion Denver Broncos close out NFL Kickoff Sunday on September 7 hosting Andrew Luck and the defending AFC South winner Indianapolis Colts. On September 14, the San Francisco 49ers open Levi’s Stadium against the Chicago Bears. Sunday Night Football’s first interconference matchup is September 21 as Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers visit Cam Newton and the defending NFC South champion Carolina Panthers. SNF wraps up its opening month as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints visit Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on September 28.

OCTOBER

Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals, aiming to make their fourth consecutive playoff appearance, visit Tom Brady and the five-time defending AFC East champion New England Patriots on October 5. SNF’s first matchup of NFC East rivals comes in Week 6, as Eli Manning and the New York Giants visit LeSean McCoy and the defending division champion Philadelphia Eagles on October 12Colin Kaepernick faces Peyton Manning for the first time on October 19 as the 49ers visit the Broncos.  Prolific passers and former Super Bowl MVPs Rodgers and Brees face off on October 26 when the Packers visit the Saints.

NOVEMBER

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens visit bitter divisional rival Pittsburgh on November 2 continuing a closely-contested AFC North rivalry in which the last five games have been decided by a field goal or less. On November 9, SNF features the NFL-record 190th edition of the storied Bears-Packers matchup from Lambeau Field.  The Bears and Packers have combined to win the past four NFC North titles. In an AFC Divisional Playoff rematch, quarterbacks Brady and Luck meet again as the Patriots visit the Colts on November 16. SNF closes November with three games in eight days beginning with a classic NFC East rivalry as the Dallas Cowboys visit the New York Giants on November 23. On Thanksgiving night (November 27), the Seattle Seahawks visit the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of the thrilling 2013 NFC Championship Game. AFC West rivals Denver and Kansas City, who combined for 24 regular season victories last season, conclude the month on November 30 at Arrowhead Stadium.

DECEMBER

The San Diego Chargers and Philip Rivers, who passed for 4,000+ yards in five of the past six seasons, host the Patriots on December 7.  The Cowboys visit the Eagles on December 14 in a rematch of last season’s “win-and-in” Week 17 SNF matchup (a 24-22 Philadelphia win), which was the most-watched primetime game of 2013 (27.4 million viewers).  The Arizona Cardinals, the last team to defeat the Seahawks before last season’s Super Bowl run (17-10 on Dec. 22, 2013) and the winners of 10 games in the ultra-competitive NFC West, host Seattle on December 21. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 28. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING: For the first time, flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 11-17 as it has been in recent years. In Weeks 11-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 28. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

NBC Sports Adds NFL Divisional Playoff Game To Postseason Schedule

nbc-sports-groupNBC to Broadcast Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona, Divisional Playoff & Wild Card Game in 2014 Postseason

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 22, 2014 – For the first time since acquiring the Sunday Night Football package in 2006, NBC will televise an NFL Divisional Playoff game this upcoming season and each season thereafter through 2022, per NBC Sports Group’s nine-year extension with the NFL which begins this season.

NBC will broadcast three 2014 postseason games – Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona on Sunday, February 1, 2015, a Divisional Playoff game on the weekend of January 10-11, and a Wild Card Playoff game on the January 3-4 weekend.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football averaged 21.7 million viewers in 2013 putting it on pace to rank as the No. 1 show for the entire primetime television season (September-May, based on Nielsen live plus same day data) for the third consecutive year.

–NBC Sports Group–

Chicago Fire Host New England Revolution Saturday At 4 P.M. ET on NBCSN

NBCSN_LogoStamford, Conn. – April 16, 2014 – NBCSN’s Major League Soccer coverage this weekend features the Chicago Fire hosting the New England Revolution on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, immediately following NBCSN’s Premier League coverage.

The Revolution and Fire meet for the first time in the MLS regular season on Saturday. The two teams last met in September when Chicago’s Alex scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute of play to put the Fire ahead 3-2. Chicago are led by last season’s MLS MVP Mike Magee, while New England look to maintain momentum coming off a 2-0 win against the Houston Dynamo.

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match joined by former MLS defender Robbie Russell (Real Salt Lake, D.C. United) and Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia announcer Danny Pommells, both making their NBCSN debuts.

Strong on Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution: “This is a matchup of two teams that will be fighting each other all season long for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Chicago are still trying to get their engine running under new coach Frank Yallop, but reigning MVP Mike Magee is a player who always needs an eye kept on him. New England have roared to life recently with two wins out of three, and in an emotional week for everyone around Boston, will be looking to bring home a big win on the road.”

MLS ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBCSN’s coverage of Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets 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.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

About NBC Sports Group’s Soccer Coverage

NBC Sports Group’s networks and platforms are leading destinations for soccer fans in the U.S. Its soccer portfolio includes Major League Soccer (MLS), U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer tournaments, and the Premier League. NBCUniversal, via the NBC Sports Group, is the home for all 380 Premier League matches, as well as comprehensive shoulder programming. NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2 also provide comprehensive Spanish-language soccer coverage. Both channels will air Premier League matches, as well as serve as the U.S. Spanish-language home for the FIFA World Cup from 2015 through 2022. Online, ProSoccerTalk on NBCSports.com provides comprehensive coverage of the sport, from the Premier League to MLS to the U.S. National Team and other key international soccer stories.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit www.NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

NBC SPORTS GROUP

85th Annual Notre Dame Blue-Gold Game Airs Saturday, April 12 at 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBCSN_LogoAnnual Spring Scrimmage Provides Look at Top Recruits and 2014 Fighting Irish Football Team

Paul Burmeister, Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan to Call Action from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend

Quarterbacks & Head Coach Brian Kelly Mic’d Up; Current and Former Players Interviewed Throughout Game

NBC’s 24th Season Broadcasting Notre Dame Football Home Games Begins Saturday, August 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET vs. Rice University

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 9, 2014 – Notre Dame’s 85th annual Blue-Gold Game airs this Saturday, April 12 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The annual spring football scrimmage will provide fans with their first look at head coach Brian Kelly’s top 2014 recruits, as well as a preview of the 2014 Fighting Irish football roster. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream coverage of the Notre Dame Blue-Gold Game via “TV Everywhere.”

Paul Burmeister will handle play-by-play duties of Saturday’s game, alongside Emmy Award-nominated analyst Mike Mayock and sideline reporter Alex Flanagan live from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.

NBCSN’s coverage will be enhanced by production elements that will give fans an all-access look into Saturday’s game. Quarterbacks for both teams and head coach Brian Kelly will be mic’d up, and Kelly will be on headset to communicate with Burmeister and Mayock live during the fourth quarter, while simultaneously calling plays from the sidelines. Flanagan will conduct interviews with players throughout the game as they come off of the field, and with former Notre Dame standouts over the course of the telecast.

NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC

NBC’s 24th season of broadcasting Notre Dame Football home games begins on Saturday, August 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET when the Fighting Irish host the Rice Owls in their season opener, followed by a primetime matchup against the rival Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 Notre Dame football season continues Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, when the Fighting Irish host the Purdue Boilermakers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., in the 2014 iteration of the Shamrock Series.

The 2014 schedule also includes games against Stanford on Saturday, Oct. 4; North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 11; Northwestern on Saturday, Nov. 15; and Louisville on Saturday, Nov. 22. All four of those games are slated for 3:30 p.m. ET kickoffs on NBC.

2014 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE ON NBC

Date Opponent Network Time (ET)
Sat., August 30 Rice University NBC 3:30 p.m.
Sat., September 6 University of Michigan NBC 7:30 p.m.
Sat., September 13 Purdue University* NBC 7:30 p.m.
Sat., October 4 Stanford University NBC 3:30 p.m.
Sat., October 11 University of North Carolina NBC 3:30 p.m.
Sat., November 15 Northwestern University NBC 3:30 p.m.
Sat., November 22 University of Louisville NBC 3:30 p.m.

*2014 Shamrock Series at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will stream coverage of this weekend’s Blue-Gold Game via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. In addition, NBC Sports Live Extra will stream all Notre Dame football home games for upcoming the 2014 season.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

This weekend’s Blue-Gold Game on NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra:

http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/08/16/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–