Manchester United-Arsenal sets U.S. record for Premier League viewers
The Nov. 22 game between Manchester United and Arsenal was the most-watched Premier League game in U.S. history, according to the Associated Press.
The game, which aired on NBC Sports, averaged 1.41 million viewers. It beat the previous record of 1.38 million viewers, set on Feb. 5, 2012 for a game on FOX between United and Chelsea.
The November game was also watched by 63,000 unique viewers on the NBC Sports Live Extra app, which NBC said was the fifth-highest total ever, according to the AP.
Manchester United defeated Arsenal 2-1 on an own-goal from Kieran Gibbs and a goal from Wayne Rooney. The two will play each other again on May 16 at Old Trafford.
United is currently in fourth place in the Premier League, while Arsenal is in sixth.
- Molly Geary