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NBCSN is TV's fastest growing sports network since debut of Premier League on August 17, 2013; NBCSN Total Day Audience Up 80% & Adult 25-54 Demo Up 73% since Premier League Launch
In the 50 weeks since NBCUniversal debuted its unprecedented coverage of the Barclays Premier League on August 17, 2013, NBCSN is television’s fastest growing sports cable network in Total Day viewership (6 a.m.-6 a.m.), according to live plus same day data released by The Nielsen Company.
The 2014-15 Premier League season kicks off on Saturday, August 16 on NBC and NBCSN.
NBCSN... Read the rest of the article »
The Copa MX Opening Tournament kicks off this Tuesday and Univision Deportes is ready to bring all the action live on TV!
Below is the list of Copa MX, Liga MX, MLS and friendly matches set to air on Univision Deportes Network and UniMás between Tuesday, July 29th and Sunday, August 3rd.
Tuesday, July 29
Copa MX Opening Tournament 2014: Guadalajara vs. Coras Tepic LIVE on Univision Deportes Network at 7:55 p.m. ET/6:55 p.m. CT/4:55 p.m. PT
Copa MX Opening Tournament 2014: Correcaminos UAT vs.... Read the rest of the article »
Univision Deportes goes all out on Sunday with live, wall-to-wall coverage of the highly anticipated 2014 World Cup final - Germany vs Argentina.
During 12 unprecedented hours of livecoverage on Sunday —from the rhythm-packed closing ceremony featuring superstar Shakira and the nail-biting championship match to the emotionally-charged presentation of the 2014 trophy to the winning nation—Univision Deportes’ expert team of sportscasters and commentators will walk viewers through every electrifying step of the tournament’s... Read the rest of the article »
The nominees for the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot, Golden Gloves, and Best Young Player awards are out, and they contain some surprise exclusions
The nominees for the Golden Ball, Golden Gloves, and Best Young Player awards of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil have been announced.
The Best Young Player candidates come in the shape of France national team duo Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane, and Netherlands' Memphis Depay.
The Hyundai Best Young Player Award nominees are @paulpogba, @Memphis & @raphaelvarane - http://t.co/dGCo6Jsfax... Read the rest of the article »
More Than 5.4 Million Total Viewers Watch Argentina Advance to Final With Win Over Netherlands In Riveting Semifinal; Univision Deportes 2014 World Cup Audience Reaches Nearly 78 million Total Viewers
Univision Deportes’ presentation of the two semifinal matches of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ set new ratings records, delivering its most-viewed World Cup semifinal round matches ever, averaging 5.6 million Total Viewers and 2.7 million Adults 18-49 for Brazil vs. Germany and Argentina vs. Netherlands. Univision Deportes’ coverage bested the previous semifinal high set on 7/7/10-7/8/10... Read the rest of the article »
Univision Deportes 2014 World Cup Audience Reaches Nearly 76 Million Total Viewers; 2014 World Cup Audience is Pacing +38% Ahead of 2010 World Cup through 61 Matches
Univision Deportes’ presentation of the Brazil vs. Germany semifinal match of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ delivered its most-viewed World Cup semifinal match ever, averaging 5.8 million Total Viewers and 2.9 million Adults 18-49. The match bested the previous semifinal high set on 7/7/10 (Germany-Spain) by +37% among Total Viewers and +24% among Adults 18-49. The match aired on the Univision... Read the rest of the article »
Double Digit Increases Across ESPN’s Digital Media Platforms
ESPN’s presentation of Friday’s Brazil vs. Colombia match, a 2-1 Brazil victory at Estadio Catelao in Fortaleza, was seen by an average audience of 6,349,000 viewers based on a 3.6 fast national rating, according to Nielsen, making it the most-watched FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match across all networks in the United States. The viewership surpassed the previous high for a World Cup quarterfinal... Read the rest of the article »
Univision Deportes 2014 World Cup Audience is Pacing +40% Ahead of the 2010 World Cup Through 58 Matches Delivering Its Most-Viewed Day of Quarterfinal Matches Ever
Univision Deportes’ presentation of the first day of quarterfinal matches of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ set new ratings records, delivering its most-viewed day of quarterfinal World Cup matches ever, averaging 5.1 million Total Viewers and 2.7 million Adults 18-49. The matches featured France vs. Germany and Brazil vs. Colombia. Friday’s coverage bested the previous quarterfinal... Read the rest of the article »
The USMNT enjoyed a fairly successful campaign but eventually bowed out of the competition losing to Belgium 2-1 in extra time in the Round of 16.
When Jürgen Klinsmann’s men were paired with the likes of Germany, Portugal and Ghana no one gave them a chance and the The Stars and Stripes were expected to crash out of the tournament in the first round only. Furthermore Landon Donovan’s exclusion from the squad to travel to Brazil left a lot of USA fans heartbroken who were getting increasingly pessimistic of their team's chances... Read the rest of the article »
USMNT stars Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey received a call from American president Barack Obama after their impressive run in Brazil
Two USA players were in fr the shock of their lives after USA's World Cup elimination.
Tim Howard and team captain Clint Dempsey, two of the national side's star players of the 2014 World Cup tournament, received a call from American president Barack Obama to congratulate them on their impressive performance.
Jurgen Klinsmann's men were placed in the “group of death” alongside... Read the rest of the article »
For once, a pitch invader had an important message which needs to be heard.
“In Brasilia, more than 80 percent of public schools have inadequate facilities, lacking chairs, books and water-tight roofs, according to the Tribunal de Contas do Distrito Federal, a watchdog.” (Bloomberg)
The favelas – bricks and cement adorned with color trapping despair within its steep alleyways – are Brazil’s least well-kept secret. President Rousseff cannot... Read the rest of the article »
More than 29.5 million Canadians have tuned into CBC’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ coverage
Just out of the Round of 16, CBC has established new viewing records for coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, with 29.5 million Canadians tuning in on CBC/SRC or one of its partners, on TV or online since June 12, 2014. This surpasses the cumulative reach for CBC’s coverage of the entire 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament™.
Additional ratings highlights are as follows:
• To... Read the rest of the article »
USA vs. Belgium Match Delivers Strong Results Across Univision Platforms; Univision Deportes Reaches 70.9 Million Total Viewers during 2014 World Cup
Univision Deportes’ presentation of the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ set new ratings records. The Round of 16 averaged 4.4 million Total Viewers and 2.3 million Adults 18-49, outdelivering its 2010 World Cup Round of 16 coverage by +22% among Total Viewers, and +10% among Adults 18-49. The matches aired on the Univision Network, which was simulcast on Univision Deportes... Read the rest of the article »
Combined TV, Digital and Audio Coverage Posts Average Minute Audience of Nearly 18 Million; ESPN Telecast Averages 16,491,000 Viewers and 9.8 HH US Rating
• Match Generates WatchESPN Viewership Records
• ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Telecasts Reach Nearly 100 Million People
• Significant Viewership Growth Over 2010 and 2006, including in All Key Demos
• Match Sets Rating Record in 20 markets; Washington, D.C.; New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles Highest-Rated Thru 56 Games
ESPN’s telecast of the United... Read the rest of the article »
Super-sub Romelu Lukaku inspired Belgium to a dramatic 2-1 win in extra-time over losers USA but Tim Howard won everyone’s heart.
Millions of American fans do not know much about football. They call the sport “soccer”, much to the enragement of European supporters. This summer's FIFA World Cup dream is over for the USMNT.
Many in the United States who hardly understand the rules of the Beautiful Game may not bother tuning in to watch the rest of the tournament. However, they will certainly not forget the name... Read the rest of the article »
One of the dark horses of the tournament is set to face one of the slightly underrated teams for the last spot in the quarterfinals.
The two teams involved in this match have taken markedly different paths to the Round of 16. Belgium, everyone's favorite dark horse, won three games as expected but could not hit top form in any of their group matches.
Against Algeria, they seemed nervous; the game changed thanks to the experience of Marouane Fellaini and the wonderful skills of Dries Mertens. They did not really deserve... Read the rest of the article »
USA may have already exceeded expectations, but the American players are not content. Watch live as a talented Belgian squad looks to put an end to the American dream.
Getting out of their group looked like a tall order for the United States, but after earning four points from a possible nine, they now find themselves in the knockout stage of the tournament.
A physical and hard fought match with Belgium will have fans on the edge of their seats. Belgium’s golden generation will go toe-to-toe with an American squad that not many had much confidence in.
The... Read the rest of the article »
Bad news for Belgium as two of the Red Devils' star defenders look set to miss out on their match against USA
Belgium’s hopes of booking their quarter-final spot has taken a blow as Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is set to miss out on their round of 16 clash with USA.
The Gunners skipper picked up a knock in the European team's clash with Russia and has now been rulled out of the Red Devils all-important tie against Jurgen Klinssman’s side.
In a statement by the national team boss... Read the rest of the article »
Since the start of the World Cup, interest in the sport has gained momentum in the United States. A defeat against Belgium could be a big blow for American fans, while a victory would send the country into celebration.
In a country where soccer, or if you prefer football, is not the main sport, fans have gathered in bunches to show their patriotism. From east to west, American fans can be seen at outdoor viewing parties, or crammed into local pubs, singing loud and proud.
Face paint and all, World Cup 2014 has taken the United States by storm.
With all this excitement and interest comes a lot better... Read the rest of the article »
Belgium has not set the world alight in this World Cup. Their performances have not been excellent. The USA meanwhile, with a combination of intelligence and luck, has escaped the Group of Death.
Belgium’s three wins in the World Cup were works of individuals rather than of a team. The players have not yet gelled. The USA on the other hand has played better with a lesser group of players. Team work has been the key to their success and their escape from a highly difficult group of death.
When these two meet in the Round of 16, USA’s battle hardened side will look to bring... Read the rest of the article »