NBC Sports Regional Networks Delivers Most Streamed Month Ever

NBC Sports Regional Networks Delivers Most Streamed Month Ever

Led by record digital consumption of the NBA Playoffs, as well as a strong first month of the MLB season, NBC Sports Regional Networks registered its most-streamed month ever in April, delivering 111 million minutes consumed, up 63% over the previous record (67 million in April 2017).


Through the 2017-2018 NBA regular season for the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors, and Boston Celtics, and including the first round of the NBA Playoffs, NBC Sports Regional Networks streamed more than 245 million live minutes across 1.52 million unique devices, respective 47% and 105% increases from last year. Live streaming of the NBA Playoffs (76ers, Trail Blazers, Wizards, Warriors and Celtics) garnered nearly 22.3 million live minutes, up 108% year-over-year.

Overall, NBC Sports Philadelphia saw the most significant growth with its coverage of the 76ers, more than quadrupling both minutes streamed and uniques, 324% and 335%, respectively. In the first full season streaming Trail Blazers games, NBC Sports Northwest saw more than 8 million minutes streamed.

Below are the five NBA games which delivered the most total live minutes and unique devices for the NBC Sports Regional Networks:

Date Game Network Total Minutes Unique Devices
April 24, 2018 Heat vs. 76ers (Game 5) NBC Sports Philadelphia 2,514,451 33,320
December 18, 2017 Warriors vs. Lakers NBC Sports Bay Area 1,947,120 26,484
April 19, 2018 76ers vs. Heat (Game 3) NBC Sports Philadelphia 1,939,449 28,997
November 29, 2017 Warriors vs. Lakers NBC Sports Bay Area 1,874,368 27,836
April 24, 2018 Bucks vs. Celtics (Game 5) NBC Sports Boston 1,846,743 27,107


NBC Sports Regional Networks' streaming of local market MLB games for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's totaled more than 62.7 million live minutes across 442,000 unique devices in the first month of the season, up 86% and 79%, respectively, compared to last April. SNY's coverage of the Mets leads NBC Sports' RSNs, and has delivered more than 22 million total live minutes across 133,000 unique devices.

Below are the top five MLB games to date in live minutes and unique devices:

Date Game Network Total Minutes Unique Devices
March 29, 2018 Cardinals vs. Mets SNY 2,388,395 29,809
April 3, 2018 Phillies vs. Mets NBC Sports Philadelphia 2,006,554 37,217
April 5, 2018 Mets vs. Nationals SNY 1,603,012 23,940
April 26, 2018 Mets vs. Cardinals SNY 1,595,666 22,132
April 7, 2018 Dodgers vs. Giants NBC Sports Bay Area 1,357,249 17,958


In the second full season of live, local NHL streaming, NBC Sports Regional Networks experienced double-digit growth in consumption. Through the 2017-2018 NHL regular season for the Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals, in addition to the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Flyers, Sharks and Capitals, NBC Sports Regional Networks delivered 80.4 million total live minutes, across 554,000 unique devices, up 68% and 97%, respectively, compared to 2016-2017 (47.8 million total live minutes, 281,000 unique devices). Streaming on connected TVs saw the most significant growth, up 141% in minutes consumed and up 351% in uniques.

Across the RSNs, NBC Sports Philadelphia's digital coverage of the Philadelphia Flyers contributed the most to the season total, earning 32.9 million live minutes across 221,000 unique devices, up 184% and 251%, respectively, compared to 2016-2017. NBC Sports Washington delivered three of the five most-streamed games, including the most-streamed Game 3 of the Capitals - Blue Jackets series.

Below are the five NHL games, all from the first round of the playoffs, which delivered the most total live minutes and unique devices:

Date Game Network Total Minutes Unique Devices
April 17, 2018 Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Game 3 NBC Sports Washington 1,520,806 20,535
April 15, 2018 Blue Jackets vs. Capitals Game 2 NBC Sports Washington 1,396,056 18,823
April 23, 2018 Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Game 6 NBC Sports Washington 1,357,862 19,619
April 13, 2018 Flyers vs. Penguins Game 2 NBC Sports Philadelphia 1,218,931 21,548
April 20, 2018 Flyers vs. Penguins Game 5 NBC Sports Philadelphia 1,135,112 20,326


NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group's portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 35 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia+, NBC Sports Washington, SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Northwest.

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