NBC Sports’ presentation of Tottenham’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday averaged 1.5 million viewers across NBC, Peacock and NBC Sports Digital platforms, marking the second-largest audience for a live Premier League match in United States history. Tottenham-Manchester City, won on Harry Kane’s Spurs club record 267th goal, was watched by an additional 288,000 viewers on Telemundo.
Coupled with the record 1.9 million viewers for Arsenal-Manchester United on Jan. 22, NBC Sports in a two-week stretch has registered the two most-watched live Premier League matches in U.S. history.
Additional NBC Sports Premier League viewership notes:
· Both matches were played in a new NBC Sunday 11:30 a.m. ET Premier League window, which will return next season.
· Led by Peacock, NBC Sports Digital registered an Average Minute Audience (AMA) of 358,000 viewers for Tottenham-Manchester City – second-best ever for a simulstreamed Premier League match – behind only Arsenal-Manchester United on Jan. 22 (510,000).
· Earlier this season, Peacock’s exclusive Tottenham-Arsenal match on Jan. 15 delivered an AMA of 808,000 viewers – the best streaming audience ever in the U.S. for a Premier League match.
· For the season, NBC Sports is averaging 524,000 viewers per TV match window – UP 4% from last season at this point. The 2021-22 season was the second-most watched in U.S. TV history.
Viewership figures are based upon official data from Nielsen and Adobe Analytics.
Most-Watched Live Premier League Matches, U.S. History
Match, Network Date Viewers*
Arsenal-Manchester United, NBC 1/22/23 1.9 Million
Tottenham-Manchester City, NBC 2/5/23 1.5 Million
Liverpool-Chelsea, NBC 8/28/21 1.4 Million
Arsenal-Manchester United, NBC 11/22/14 1.4 Million
Manchester City-Manchester United, NBC 4/7/18 1.4 Million