Record overnight rating for Premier League 'Championship Sunday' on NBCUniversal networksby jmaloni
Unprecedented simultaneous presentation of all 10 games live on different TV networks posts combined 1.56 - up 79 percent from prior mark
NBCUniversal scored a ratings record for its unprecedented "Championship Sunday" programming featuring all 10 Premier League matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on the season's final day. In addition, Spanish-language networks Telemundo and mun2 each televised one match.
Yesterday's matches - featuring Manchester City winning their second Premier League title in three seasons with a 2-0 victory over West Ham United on NBC, while Liverpool secured second place with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Newcastle on NBCSN - posted a combined 1.56 metered market rating (10 a.m.-noon ET) on the 10 English-language networks, according to The Nielsen Company.
The 1.56 is up 79 percent from the final day of the 2011-12 Premier League season on ESPN2, FX, Fox Soccer, Speed and Fuel (0.87 for 10 a.m.-noon ET). On the final Sunday of the 2012-13 season, only two Premier League games aired on rated networks (ESPN2 and FOX Soccer).