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Newcastle revealed to have highest audience of live TV games so far

3 years ago

A list of the Top 10 most watched live TV games so far this season has just been published.

Seven rounds of Premier League matches have gone so far.

Five of Newcastle’s seven games have been shown live: the home games against Tottenham & Liverpool, plus away ones at Huddersfield, Swansea and Brighton.

Of all Premier League live TV games so far, eight of them have had a UK audience of over 1m viewers.

This year’s top 10 most viewed live TV games (so far) according to BARB:

Newcastle v Liverpool – 1.56million

Spurs v Chelsea – 1.29million

Manchester United v Everton – 1.271million

Manchester United v West Ham – 1.15million

Liverpool v Arsenal – 1.089million

Arsenal v Leicester – 1.07million

Manchester City v Everton – 1.059million

Swansea v Newcastle – 1.002million

Chelsea v Arsenal – 900,000

Manchester City v Liverpool – 800,000

As you can see, Newcastle feature in two of those games that attracted at least 1m UK viewers.

The trip to Swansea was the eighth highest so far and then the home game v Liverpool easily the biggest so far.

The game against the scousers attracting some 270,000 more UK viewers than the next highest – Spurs v Chelsea.

With no doubt those domestic viewing figures reflected in the worldwide audience for Newcastle v Liverpool, little wonder Mike Ashley is in no hurry to sell the club, thanks to the massive global (free) promotion it gives Sports Direct and the rest of his retail empire.

The Chronicle report that Newcastle’s other three live TV games had audiences of:

Newcastle v Tottenham –  794,000

Huddersfield v Newcastle – 724,000

Brighton v Newcastle – 718,000


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