Premier League Viewership Up 5%; Last Saturday’s Manchester United-Chelsea Match on NBC Delivered 916,000 Viewers
Match Week Kicks Off This Friday, Oct. 30, with Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Crystal Palace at 4 p.m. ET (NBCSN and Universo); Concludes Monday with Sixth-Place Leeds United Hosting Fourth-Place Leicester City at 3 p.m. ET (NBCSN and Universo)
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN Features Borussia Dortmund Player – and American – Gio Reyna
Promoted: Leeds United Premieres Monday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 28, 2020 – Mohamed Salah and defending champions Liverpool host West Ham this Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Arsenal visit Marcus Rashford and Manchester United this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock Premium, highlighting this weekend’s Premier League action.
Second-place Liverpool topped Sheffield United, 2-1, last weekend behind goals from Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota. Salah is tied for third in the league with six goals this season. West Ham, who drew with Manchester City last weekend, are unbeaten in their last four Premier League matches.
Arsenal and Manchester United both look to make their way up the table as the Gunners aim to bounce back from consecutive PL losses after falling to Leicester City, 1-0.
Last Saturday on NBC, Manchester United drew 0-0 with Chelsea. The match delivered a Total Audience Delivery average of 916,000 viewers, to rank as the third most-watched Premier League game this season. This season’s Premier League matches (Sept. 12-Oct. 25) are averaging 477,000 viewers (TAD) across matches on NBC and NBCSN – up 5% from last year (455,000, Sept. 14-Oct. 27, 2019).
This weekend’s coverage kicks off Friday, Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by a matchup of two clubs in the top half of the table as ninth-place Wolverhampton Wanderers host eighth-place Crystal Palace (NBCSN, Universo).
Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live on Saturday and Sunday, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Premier League and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard. Ahmed Fareed hosts coverage on Friday and Monday.
Saturday’s coverage begins at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings on Peacock Premium. Next at 8:30 a.m. ET on Peacock Premium, Manchester City visit Sheffield United. At 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Burnley, who are seeking their first league win of the season.
Sunday kicks off at 7 a.m. ET on Peacock Premium as third-place Aston Villa, who look to rebound following their first loss of the season last weekend, host Southampton, who topped first-place Everton, 2-0, last Sunday. At 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo, James Rodriguez and league-leading Everton visit Newcastle. The day’s match action concludes at 2:15 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium as Premier League leading scorer Heung-Min Son (eight goals) and fifth-place Tottenham host Brighton & Hove Albion.
On Monday, Premier League coverage begins at Noon ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Fulham v. West Brom at 12:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, Universo). The weekend’s match coverage concludes at 3 p.m. ET with sixth-place Leeds United v. Jamie Vardy and fourth-place Leicester City (NBCSN, Universo)
Monday’s coverage continues with Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN featuring Borussia Dortmund player – and American – Gio Reyna, and concludes with the latest episode of Promoted at 6 p.m. ET.
Hosted by Roger Bennett, Promoted: Leeds United takes an in-depth look at the history and tradition of one of English football’s biggest clubs. Featuring interviews with Leeds players both past and present, including Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison, club owner and chairman Andrea Radrizzani and lifelong supporters, the show explores Leeds’ journey back to the Premier League after 16 years away and spotlights head coach Marcelo Bielsa as one of football’s living legends.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every match day on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. On Sunday’s episode, Earle and Mustoe recapped the key stories from Matchday 6 in the Premier League including the scoreless draw between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford, Liverpool’s comeback victory against Sheffield United, and more. The “2 Robbies” podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns on the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app, available in the App Store and Google Play Store. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em features a $50,000 jackpot prize for a “perfect score” – predicting the correct exact results of all featured matches in that contest (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em:
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NBC SPORTS PUB PASS
For commercial establishments looking to show Premier League, they can get the NBC Sports Pub Pass, the new customizable platform specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the USA. The NBC Sports Pub Pass offers Pubs, Bars, Clubs and Restaurants and commercial establishments nationwide all the Premier League matches and programming specifically for commercial establishments – Live, Commercial-Free and On-Demand. To subscribe or to find out more information about the NBC Sports Pub Pass go to https://www.nbcpubpass.com/.
Peacock – NBCUniversal’s new streaming service – features free and premium tiers across mobile, web and connected TV devices. Starting this season, Peacock Premium is the exclusive home of 175 live matches and a total of 1,500 hours of Premier League programming – the most robust offering ever available in the U.S. – including full-event replays for all 380 matches on-demand (after 9 p.m. ET) for the 2020-21 season. Premier League matches are included with Peacock Premium, which is $4.99 per month. Additionally, Peacock will feature Premier League news and other programming from Premier League Productions on its free, exclusive Premier League TV channel on Peacock, now streaming seven days a week. Visit peacocktv.com/premierleague for more information.
Viewers can sign up for Peacock for free at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android, Android TV devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.
Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Following is the match schedule for this weekend’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Oct. 30||3:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Oct. 30||4 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, Universo|
|Fri., Oct. 30||6 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 31||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock Premium|
|Sat., Oct. 31||8:30 a.m.||Sheffield United v. Manchester City||Peacock Premium|
|Sat., Oct. 31||10:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 31||11 a.m.||Burnley v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Oct. 31||1 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Oct. 31||1:30 p.m.||Liverpool v. West Ham||NBC, Universo|
|Sun., Nov. 1||6:50 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., Nov. 1||7 a.m.||Aston Villa v. Southampton||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., Nov. 1||9 a.m.||Newcastle v. Everton||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Nov. 1||11 a.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., Nov. 1||11:30 a.m.||Manchester United v. Arsenal||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., Nov. 1||1:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., Nov. 1||2:15 p.m.||Tottenham v. Brighton & Hove Albion||Peacock Premium|
|Sun., Nov. 1||4:15 p.m.||Goal Zone||Peacock Premium|
|Mon., Nov. 2||Noon||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Nov. 2||12:30 p.m.||Fulham v. West Brom||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Nov. 2||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Nov. 2||3 p.m.||Leeds United v. Leicester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Nov. 2||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Nov. 2||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Mon., Nov. 2||6 p.m.||Promoted: Leeds United||NBCSN|