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Premier League viewership on NBC rises 3% for 2022/23

2022/23 season was the competition's second-most watched in US history.

6 June 2023 Josh Sim

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The 2022/23 Premier League season was the second-most watched ever in the US, with broadcast partner NBC Sports confirming there was a three per cent year-on-year (YoY) increase in viewership.


  • NBC Sports averaged a total audience delivery (TAD) of 527,000 viewers per TV match window
  • Nine matches averaged a TAD of at least one million viewers
  • Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Manchester United on 22nd January was the most-watched Premier League match ever in the US, amassing 1.9 million viewers across NBC, Peacock and NBC Sports Digital platforms
  • The Arsenal-United game also set a record for a simulstreamed Premier League match, with an average minute audience (AMA) of 510,000 viewers
  • Tottenham Hotspur’s win over Manchester City on 5th February averaged 1.5 million viewers and became the second-most viewed game in US history
  • Peacock live streamed four exclusive matches with more than 750,000 viewers, two of which topped 800,000 viewers (AMA)
  • Peacock’s coverage of Liverpool’s draw with Arsenal on 9th April drew the league’s largest US streaming audience, averaging 833,000 viewers
  • Viewers watched a record 17.7 billion live match minutes across all NBC platforms, up nine per cent on the prior record set last season
  • NBC Sports Soccer accounts across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram finished 2022/23 with record consumption
  • Video views on the accounts jumped 172 per cent from last year, with social media engagement increasing by 89 per cent and impressions rising 35 per cent
  • The NBC Sports YouTube channel ended the season with a record of more than 230 million views (up 20 per cent) and 1.7 billion minutes watched (up 30 per cent)


In the US, NBC has shown the Premier League since 2013, with its latest six-year rights extension in 2021 worth around US$2.7 billion. Since becoming the competition’s broadcast partner, NBC has presented 47 of the 50 most-watched live Premier League matches ever in the US across all platforms.

Coming next:

NBC Sports and Peacock will be the exclusive US broadcaster for the Premier League’s Summer Series pre-season tournament taking place in the US from 22nd to 30th July.

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