EPL's first live telecast in U.S. fails to get 1.0 rating

NEW YORK (AP) -- Manchester United's 2-1 win over Arsenal, the first U.S. live telecast of the Premier League on an over-the-air network, got a 0.9 overnight rating on Fox.

The game, which started at 11 a.m. EST Sunday, received a lower rating than three delayed telecasts of EPL matches earlier this season that averaged a 1.3 rating, Fox said Monday. The earlier broadcasts preceded or followed NFL games.

Fox said several affiliates in major markets opted to televise Sunday's game on a delayed basis: Atlanta, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Miami, Milwaukee and Raleigh, N.C.

National ratings will be available later this week.

The rating is the percentage of television households tuned to a broadcast.

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