NBC Posts Network Assignments for English Premier League’s Championship Sunday

Whether it’s Championship Sunday or Relegation Sunday, it’s the same. The final day of the English Premier League will be covered by 10 NBCUniversal networks. All ten games will be aired live. And as Manchester City and Liverpool fight it out for first place plus teams fight for positioning in the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues and the last three teams in the table will be sent out of the EPL to the English Football League.

On Sunday, all 20 EPL teams will be in action at the same time at 10 a.m. ET/3 p.m. British Summer Time. The networks utilized on Sunday will be as follows:

  • Bravo
  • CNBC
  • E!
  • Esquire Network
  • MSNBC
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Oxygen
  • Syfy
  • USA

In addition, mun2 and Telemundo will be utilized for Spanish language simulcasts of games on NBC and NBCSN.

It all begins with Premier League Live hosted by Rebecca Lowe Sunday morning at 9 ET/6 PT on CNBC. NBCSN is airing Formula 1 early Sunday morning, but will be airing EPL on time at 10 a.m. It’s going to be a cracker of a Sunday.

Here’s the schedule for Sunday on the networks of NBCUniversal.

NBCUNIVERSAL PRESENTS UNPRECEDENTED COVERAGE OF PREMIER LEAGUE’S “CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY” ON MAY 11

10 Matches Kick off Simultaneously at 10 a.m. ET on the Networks of NBCUniversal; Highlighted by Manchester City v. West Ham United on NBC and Liverpool v. Newcastle on NBCSN
Premier League Live Pregame Kicks off at 9 AM ET on CNBC
NBC to Present Special Season Wrap-up Postgame Show at 12 Noon ET
Washington, New York, Baltimore, Boston & Seattle Top U.S. Cities in Premier League Viewership
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra

Stamford, Conn. – May 7, 2014 – NBCUniversal presents the most extensive and comprehensive “Championship Sunday” programming plans ever in the U.S. with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on Sunday, May 11 at 10 a.m. ET. In addition, Spanish-language networks Telemundo and mun2 will each televise one match.

NBC hosts coverage of first-place Manchester City v. West Ham, with a Man City win crowning them Premier League champions for the second time in three seasons. Second-place Liverpool face Newcastle Sunday on NBCSN, needing a Manchester City loss and a victory of their own to win their first-ever Premier League title. Liverpool’s Luis Suárez also can break the 38-match season Premier League scoring record with one goal, surpassing the record of 31 goals that he currently shares with Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) and Alan Shearer (1995–96).

Premier League “Championship Sunday” matches on May 11 will be televised live on the following networks of NBCUniversal, all at 10 a.m. ET:

Date Time Home v. Away Network
Sat., May 10 5:30 p.m. Premier League Countdown: Championship Sunday NBCSN
Sun., May 11 9 a.m. Premier League Live CNBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Manchester City v. West Ham United NBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Newcastle United NBCSN
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur v. Aston Villa USA
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Cardiff City v. Chelsea CNBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Norwich City v. Arsenal MSNBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Hull City v. Everton Bravo
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Southampton v. Manchester United Syfy
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Sunderland v. Swansea City Esquire Network
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Fulham v. Crystal Palace E!
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. West Bromwich Albion v. Stoke City Oxygen
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Manchester City v. West Ham United mun2*
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Newcastle United Telemundo*
Sun., May 11 Noon Goal Zone NBC, NBCSN
Sun., May 11 2 p.m. Premier League Live: The Champions NBCSN

*Spanish-language telecast

In addition, all 10 Premier League games will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets (further details below).

NBCUniversal’s “Championship Sunday” coverage kicks off May 11 at 9 a.m. ET with an exclusive Premier League Live pregame show on CNBC featuring Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe, Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino.

Lowe, Mustoe, Earle and Martino will return following the matches for a special Goal Zone season wrap-up postgame show on NBC at 12 Noon ET.  NBCSN will simulcast Goal Zone. At 2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN wraps up the day’s coverage with a special Premier League Live: The Champions.

A special one-hour Premier League Countdown: Championship Sunday preview show airs Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN featuring Lowe, Mustoe, Earle and Martino.

Heading into “Championship Sunday,” more than 30.5 million Americans have tuned into NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Premier League in 2013-14 – more than double the 13.3 million who tuned in last season on ESPN/ESPN2/Fox Soccer.

Following are the 15 U.S. markets with the highest combined full-season NBC/NBCSN rating for Premier League matches:

1. Washington, DC 9. Providence
2. New York 10. Philadelphia
3. Baltimore 11. Chicago
4. Boston 12. Buffalo
5. Seattle 13. Tampa
6. Richmond 14. Orlando
7. San Fran.-Oakland 15. Miami
8. Norfolk

And that will do it.

Ken Fang

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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