Liverpool-Manchester United Ranks as most-watched early morning Premier League match in U.S. history

 

Sunday’s NBCSN telecast of Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool averaged 950,000 viewers to rank as the most-watched early morning (before 10 a.m. ET) Premier League match in U.S. television history. Viewership peaked in the 10:45 a.m. ET quarter-hour with 1.2 million viewers. Juan Mata scored both goals for the Red Devils, securing Manchester United’s fourth straight league win and moving the team five points clear of Liverpool to maintain the fourth and final Champions League position.

NBC UNIVERSO averaged 146,000 viewers for Liverpool-Manchester United, bringing combined English- and Spanish-language viewership for the match to nearly 1.2 million viewers.

To date, NBC Sports Group’s Premier League viewership (average of 485,000 viewers) is up 10% compared to this point last season, and up 19% among Adults 18-49. NBCSN has televised four of the five most-watched Premier League matches in U.S. cable history (chart below).

Most-Viewed Premier League Matches on Cable (on record):

Date

Home v. Away

Network

Viewers

Mon., Apr. 30, 2012

Manchester City v. Manchester United

ESPN

1.0 million

Sun., Jan. 19, 2014

Chelsea v. Manchester United

NBCSN

1.0 million

Sun., Mar. 22, 2015

Liverpool v. Manchester United

NBCSN

950,000

Sun., Oct. 5, 2014

Chelsea v. Arsenal

NBCSN

874,000

Sun., Sept. 22, 2013

Manchester City v. Manchester United

NBCSN

852,000

via NBC Sports press release

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