NBC Sports Group Celebrates a Decade of Milestones

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NBC Sports Group Celebrates a Decade of Milestones

NBC Sports Group Celebrates a Decade of Milestones

NBC Sports Group - the home to a significant number of sports media's first-historically speaking game introductions on radio, TV, and live spilling - one week from now finishes the Decade of the 2010s, which was featured by viewership records, achievements, and firsts.

Through the span of the decade, NBC communicates 208 games programs which found the middle value of 20+ million watchers - positioning #1 among all media organizations.

NBC Sports' initially live occasion of the decade, the 2010 NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2010, was held at noteworthy Fenway Park in Boston, while the last will be more than 4,000 miles away with the Women's 10K at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Tour de Ski next Tuesday, Dec. 31 in Toblach, Italy (9 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA).

In the 3,650 days between those two occasions, NBC Sports Group had a serious decade:

Television HISTORY

Most-Viewed Sporting Event in U.S. Television History - 2012 London Olympics (arrived at 217 million TV watchers)

Most-Watched Program in TV history - SUPER BOWL XLIX (found the middle value of 114.4 million TV watchers)

#1 Primetime Show for Unprecedented Eight Consecutive Seasons (on pace for nine with 2019) - Sunday Night Football

Most Dominant Summer Games Ever, Among Adults 18-49 - 2016 Rio Olympics (329% favorable position versus other communicate systems consolidated)

Most Dominant Winter Games Ever, Average Viewership - 2018 PyeongChang Olympics (82% favorable position versus other communicate systems joined)

Most-Watched NHL Game on Record - 2019 Stanley Cup Final, Blues-Bruins Game 7 (Total Audience Delivery of 8.9 million watchers)

Most-Watched Stanley Cup Final on Record (Series) - 2013 Blackhawks-Bruins

Most-Watched NHL Regular-Season Game on Record - 2011 NHL Winter Classic, Capitals-Penguins at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh (4.53 million TV watchers)

Most-Watched Live Premier League Match in U.S. Television History - Arsenal-Manchester United (Total Audience Delivery of 1.43 million watchers, 11/22/14)

Most noteworthy Rated NBA Regular-Season Game Ever on a Regional Sports Network - NBC Sports Bay Area (23.22 HH rating for Warriors-Grizzlies, as Warriors broke NBA record for standard season triumphs, 4/13/16)


First Sports Program to Rank #1 in Primetime for Full TV Season - NBC Sunday Night Football, 2011 NFL Season

First Media Company to Stream an NFL Game - SUPER BOWL XLVI on NBC

First Female Executive Producer of National Sports Network - Molly Solomon, Golf Channel, Feb. 29, 2012 (Solomon was named Executive Producer and President, NBC Olympics Production and Executive Producer, GOLF Channel, Nov. 19, 2019).

First Horse Racing Triple Crown in quite a while - American Pharoah, 2015 on NBC

First Open Championship Presented by NBC Sports Group - 2016 Open at Royal Troon on Golf Channel and NBC

First Augusta National Women's Amateur - Presented by NBC Sports, April 6, 2019

First Indianapolis 500 on NBC - May 26, 2019


January 29, 2011 - Comcast finishes securing of NBCUniversal. The expansive reach and celebrated history of NBC Sports join with Comcast's all day, the everyday capacity to super-serve fans to make the NBC Sports Group.

May 19, 2011 - Mark Lazarus is named Chairman, NBC Sports Group. Under his initiative, the organization procured media rights to and encouraged associations with the Olympics, NFL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, the Premier League, the NHL, and Notre Dame, among numerous different associations and reestablishments. (Lazarus was elevated to Chairman, NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports, and News in January 2019).

October 21, 2011 - Telemundo gains the rights to the FIFA World Cup. Telemundo Deportes, the organization's games division, has since developed to turn into the home of the greatest worldwide games in Spanish-language media, including the FIFA Men's World Cup, FIFA Women's World Cup, Olympic Games, and Premier League. Driving into its introduction of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the organization opened the Telemundo Center worldwide base camp which set the standard for Hispanic media as the main people to come, sight and sound creation office with news, sports, stimulation, studios, universal and computerized all under one rooftop. Telemundo Deportes' introduction of the 2018 FIFA World Cup conveyed the most live-gushed game in Spanish-language history, while its inclusion of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the most-watched Women's World Cup in Spanish-language history.

January 2, 2012 - VERSUS is authoritatively renamed NBC Sports Network (and after two years is rebranded NBCSN). Under NBC Sports Group, the system arrives at new statures, developing to a pinnacle of 85.2 million watchers in October 2017, and conveying its greatest year in Total Day and primetime viewership in 2018. What's more, NBCSN has developed Total Day viewership 42% from the year preceding the rebrand (95,000 normal watchers in 2011) to schedule 2019 (135,000), which is pacing to be the biggest crowd development in that range for any games link organize.

July 2016 - NBC Sports Digital dispatches NBC Sports Gold, it's direct-to-buyer live spilling item that furnishes sports fans with access to select premium games and content, life and on-request, at a reasonable cost. Propelled with a solitary cycling item, NBC Sports Gold right now offers 18 individual games "passes."

July 18, 2016 - NBC Sports Group obtains SportsEngine, an industry-driving games innovation stage in the adolescent and beginner sports cooperation showcase situated in Minneapolis, Minn. The innovation stage helps sports groups of youth associations improve the administration of their activities and gives significant administrations to their competitors, guardians, mentors, volunteers, and fans.

November 2, 2016 - The International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and NBCUniversal report the making of a thorough Olympic Channel substance and dispersion association in the United States. "Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA" offers fans all year Olympic-sport programming from around the globe, with an accentuation on their preferred American competitors and groups.

February 9, 2017 - Mike Tirico is named NBC Olympics primetime have, succeeding Bob Costas, who filled in as NBC's primetime have for a U.S. record 11 Olympics. Tirico made his primetime debut at The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018.

July 24, 2018 - Pete Bevacqua is named President, NBC Sports Group, answerable for managing NBC Sports Group's remarkable assortment of advantages and stages.

December 26, 2018 - NBC Sports dispatches allowed to-play NBC Sports Predictor games application, joining forces with Boom Fantasy. The application allows qualified fans to win countless dollars in real money prizes in free, straightforward challenges over different NBC Sports properties.


2.71 Billion - Live spilling minutes expended of NBC Olympics' inclusion of Rio 2016, denoting the most live-gushed game ever.

17.6 Million - New supporters marking on to NBC Sports' records over different games on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, since Jan. 1, 2013

15 Million - GolfNow, the online tee-time commercial center and innovation accomplice to a large number of greens and a huge number of enlisted clients outperformed 15 million rounds of golf in one year (Dec. 31, 2015).

300,000 - Square-foot NBC Sports International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Connecticut, opened June 2013.

17,025 - Hours of Olympic inclusion introduced by NBCUniversal over the 2010 Vancouver, 2012 London, 2014 Sochi, 2016 Rio, and 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

164 - Hours of TV inclusion of the last two Paralympic Games, with records set for Winter (2018 PyeongChang, 94 hours) and Summer (2016 Rio, 70 hours) rivalries.

100 - Number of NASCAR Cup Series races on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and the USA since the beginning of the present rights understanding in 2015.

13 - Consecutive years that NBC's FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA has positioned as the most-watched studio appear in sports, every year since its presentation in Sept. 2006 (on pace for 14 with the 2019 NFL season).