Premier League has best ratings month ever
Bolstered by lead-ins from the Sochi Olympics as well as heavy promotion within Winter Games coverage, live game telecasts of the Premier League on the networks of NBCUniversal posted the league’s best-ever monthly audience in the U.S. in February. The 17 Premier League matches on NBC, NBCSN and USA Network averaged 609,000 viewers – a 76% jump from the league’s best U.S. month prior to NBC Sports Group’s August 2013 debut of Premier League coverage (346,000 in Sept. 2011 for 12 matches on Fox/Fox Soccer and ESPN2).
In addition, the February viewership marks the second consecutive U.S. record monthly viewership for the Premier League, following the prior mark of 492,000 viewers for 14 Premier League telecasts on NBC and NBCSN in January.
NBC posted its best monthly Premier League average with 1.1 million February viewers while NBCSN also set a monthly mark with an average of 508,000 Premier League viewers in February.