Arsenal’s amazing 3-2 win against Manchester United on Sunday was the most watched football match in US history, as the broadcaster NBC states. The Gunners managed their five-point lead at the top of the table, and Eddie Nketiah’s last-gasp winner deserves mention here.
NBC reveals Arsenal vs Manchester United was the most-watched football game in US history
According to NBC, a record-breaking 1.92 million English Language viewers watched the match on various platforms, including video-streaming service Peacock.
The match even attracted an additional 382,000 Spanish viewers on Telemundo, a branch of NBCUniversal, making it the most witnessed Spanish-language game ever since Manchester City and Liverpool pulled a stunning 440,000 average last April.
Led by Peacock, NBC Sports even created a record for simul-streamed Premiere League matches that bagged an Average Minute Audience (AMA) of 510,000 viewers. The seeming profit of the Television network is evident, with soccer interest greatly going up ever since the Qatar World Cup 2022 ended, with Argentina lifting the cup for the third time.
Fox Sports telecast of that magnanimous showdown, where the game moved to a penalty shootout to end in Argentina’s favor, became the most viewed Men’s World Cup Final on American-English Language TV.
A stunning 17.73 million viewers were recorded to see Messi’s crowning moment, while Telemundo and Peacock also got in another whopping nine million on Spanish TV.
Sunday’s game was a top-notch thriller
Sunday’s five-goal thriller between Arsenal and Manchester United proved to be breathtaking from the beginning itself. Marcus Rashford opened the scoring with a mind-blowing long-range strike after 17 minutes.
Just after seven minutes, the scores were leveled thanks to Nketiah before Bukayo Saka smashed his own devastating strike from outside the box to take them ahead. United defender Lisandeo Martinez headed home just a moment earlier at the hour mark to level the scores once again. However, the visitors ensured an empty-hand return when Nketiah scored his second and Arsenal’s third in the game in the 90th minute.
Mikel Arteta’s team seems to emerge as the favorites to win this year’s Premier League, having gotten 50 points from a possible 57 to be ahead of City by five.