NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”
November 4, 2016 – Vol. 96
NBC Sports Digital “Bytes” is a collection of highlights, information and metrics for NBC Sports Digital properties. Previous editions can be found on NBCSportsGroupPressbox.com.
Digital Exclusive Premier League Goal Zone Tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. ET
NBC Sports Digital will present a live 30-minute digital exclusive extension of Goal Zone, NBC Sports Group’s Premier League post-match show, tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Hosted by Rebecca Lowe, Goal Zone breaks down the day’s Premier League action with the latest news and analysis from around the grounds. Lowe will be joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
Following the show tomorrow, Earle and Mustoe will conduct a Facebook Live session on the NBC Sports Soccer Facebook page, answering fan questions before their 5 p.m. ET NBC Sports Radio program The 2 Robbies Football Show.
NBC Sports Group presents a full slate of Premier League matches this weekend, beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by first-place Manchester City v. Middlesbrough at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO.
Coverage this weekend is highlighted by one of the most anticipated matches of the season, the North London Derby between storied rivals Arsenal and Tottenham on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC UNIVERSO. Click here for a promo for the match on NBC Sports’ YouTube page.
Eagles-Cowboys Ranks As Most-Streamed Sunday NBC NFL Game
The Dallas Cowboys’ 23-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday set a live stream record for a Sunday NBC game (excluding Super Bowls) with 933,000 unique users, up 84% vs. Week 8 in 2015 (Green Bay-Denver). In addition, Eagles-Cowboys delivered 39 million minutes to rank as NBC Sports Digital’s second-best Sunday NBC game ever (excluding Super Bowls).
Eddie Olczyk Talks “Pucks and Ponies”
NBC Sports Group’s hockey analyst and horse racing analyst/handicapper Eddie Olczyk will conduct a Facebook Live session from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in Santa Anita Park today at 4 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Facebook page. Olczyk will take fans questions about both hockey and horse racing ahead of the running of the 33rd Breeders’ Cup Classic tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
CSN Chicago Live Stream of Cubs Parade
With the Chicago Cubs ending their 108-year World Series drought on Wednesday night, CSN Chicago is bringing fans that can’t join in on the festivities closer to the action via its live stream of the parade and celebrations. Fans can visit the stream here on CSNChicago.com.
NBC Sports Group Hits the Ignition Switch on New Full-Throttled Quiz Show “Shotgun”
As previously announced, NBC Sports Group will debut Shotgun, a high-octane automotive quiz show, on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app this Sunday, November 6. From the creators of The Amazing Race, Shotgun tests contestants’ skills at answering questions while riding in the passenger seat of a professional race car. The first four episodes will be available online on Sunday, following NBC’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race coverage from Texas Motor Speedway. The second four episodes will be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app on Sunday, November 13, following NBC’s NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff race from Phoenix. Click here for more information.
ICYMI on NBC SportsWorld
The Chicago Cubs are World Champions, but it wasn’t easy. Someday, after the tears have dried, Game 7 may go down as one of the greatest games ever played, writes Joe Posnanski.
From the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr. to the triumph of his son at Daytona to the terror of the Sept. 11 attacks, the 2001 NASCAR season will never be forgotten. The documentary 2001 chronicles the tumultuous year in NASCAR.
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