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MLS on NBC Sports Network gets big bump in viewers
by Paul Kennedy, March 20th, 2012 6:57PM

TAGS:  mls, soccer business, television


[TELEVISION WATCH] NBC Sports Network's coverage of Sunday's Philadelphia-Colorado game was watched by an average of 124,000 viewers, a jump of 51 percent from the 82,000 viewers who watched the opening FC Dallas-New York telecast a week earlier. The 124,000 viewers is a gain of 82 percent over the average of 68,000 viewers on Fox Soccer Channel's MLS game coverage last season.
The 124,000 viewers is for the full two-and-a-half hour telecast window that includes pre- and post-game programming. The two-hour game window averaged 145,000 viewers, more than double the FSC average for last season.
The viewership peaked at 211,000 early in the second half.

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