This is pretty cool, especially if you are located in one of the cities involved. NBCSN, home of the Premier League, will turn 70 pubs nationwide into a viewing party extravaganza that will bring fans together to cheer on their favorite teams on the biggest day of the season – Championship Sunday.
Top soccer pubs throughout New York City, Washington D.C., Seattle, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami will offer NBCUniversal’s most extensive and comprehensive Championship Sunday coverage ever in the U.S. Locals will have the opportunity to experience all 10 matches live simultaneously on 10 different television networks as they are presented by NBCUniversal on Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. ET across the company’s umbrella of channels.
For those that want to catch the games from home, they will be shown on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Esquire Network and Syfy. In addition, Spanish-language networks Telemundo and mun2 will each televise one match.
Click here or visit www.nbcsports.com to view a city-by-city list of NBCSN’s official Premier League viewing party pubs throughout the country. And for those of you on twitter, to get involved in on the action and celebrate Champion Sunday on NBCSN, tweet with #ChampionshipSunday.
John Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Sports Group stated that:
We started the season in soccer bars greeting the fans with the chant – every week, every game, on TV and streaming live. They liked what they heard so we decided to end the season back in the bars to thank our loyal fans for a great season.
If you were wondering how NBC were doing with viewer numbers, this is will offer some encouragement into their buyout of Fox Soccer’s former EPL contract. As the exclusive home for the Premier League, NBCSN netted significant Nielsen advances averaging 395,000 viewers, up 80% from the 220,000 watchers during last year’s full season cable average. Nine of the 10 most-watched Premier League games ever on cable have been on NBCSN this season!