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NBCSN Nets Third-Largest Premier League Cable Audience with ManU-Arsenal

Nov. 10 Match Averages 803K Viewers; Generates over 1.6M Minutes of Live-Streaming 11/12/2013 5:18 PM Eastern

 

NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Manchester United-Arsenal match finished first on the digital side of the docket for a Sunday game and second among its cable telecasts.

With Robbie Van Persie’s heading in the 27th minute the difference versus his old side, ManU’s 1-0 triumph over Arsenal on Nov. 10 averaged 803,000 viewers on NBCSN, according to Nielsen data.

That trailed the 852,000 who saw ManU-Manchester City on Sept. 22, which remains NBCSN's most-watched Barclay Premier League match. ESPN’s April 30, 2012 presentation of the Manchester Darby drew 1.03 million, the largest cable audience for a Premier League contest.

According to NBC Sports Group officials, fans live-streamed more than 1.63 million minutes of the Red Devils-Gunners action, the most-ever for a Sunday match, via NBC Sports Live Extra, the group's live streaming service for desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Top Barclays Premier League Cablecasts:

Network

Date

Home

Away

Viewers

ESPN

4/30/2012

Manchester United

Manchester City

1,033,000

NBCSN

9/22/2013

Manchester City

Manchester United

852,000

NBCSN

11/10/13

Manchester United

Arsenal

803,000

ESPN

4/8/2013

Manchester United

Manchester City

611,000

ESPN2

12/27/2010

Chelsea

Arsenal

610,000

 

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