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NBC Sports Philadelphia delivers highest rating since 2012 for Bryce Harper’s return to Washington

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NBC Sports Philadelphia delivers highest rating since 2012 for Bryce Harper’s return to Washington

Phillies’ 8-2 Win Was Most-Streamed Phillies Game Ever

PHILADELPHIA- (April 3, 2019) – Bryce Harper returned to Washington, D.C., to face his old team, and with the Phillies off to their best start since 1915, last night’s game posted a 7.7 household rating on NBC Sports Philadelphia. The Phillies’ 8-2 win-- highlighted by Harper’s two-run home run-- is the highest-rated regular season game of any sport on either NBC Sports Philadelphia or NBC Sports Philadelphia+ since July 2012 (8.11 HH Rating, 7/5/12, Phillies vs. Mets).

On digital, the game delivered 43,000 unique devices and more than three million minutes, making it the most-streamed Phillies game ever.  The prior high was set for Phillies’ Opening Day, which registered 37,000 unique devices and two million minutes. 

The Phillies play the second of a two-game series with the Nationals today at 1 pm on NBC Sports Philadelphia and on the MyTeams app.

Phillies fans should follow @NBCSPhilly on all social media channels for exclusive articles, videos, podcasts and photos all season long. 

NBC Sports Philadelphia to present betting-focused 76ers game coverage this Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.

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NBC Sports Philadelphia to present betting-focused 76ers game coverage this Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m.

76ers vs. Hawks Presented by NBC Sports Bet to Feature Expert Betting Commentary and Analysis on NBC Sports Philadelphia+

PHILADELPHIA – APRIL 2, 2019 – NBC Sports Philadelphia will present alternate, betting-focused live coverage of the Philadelphia 76ers-Atlanta Hawks game this Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia+. 76ers vs. Hawks Presented by NBC Sports Bet will feature betting-related commentary and analysis in real time, along with up-to-date betting data and information.

The special program will be led by NBC Sports Philadelphia and 97.5 The Fanatic host Marc Farzetta alongside sports betting expert Brad Feinberg, an analyst on NBC Sports Philadelphia’s The Daily Line, and Anthony Gargano from 97.5 the Fanatic. The hosts will discuss a variety of betting lines and how gameplay impacts certain bets throughout the game.

The hosts’ commentary and analysis will be complemented by special on-screen graphics featuring betting data and information, including a glossary of gambling terminology. The remainder of the visual presentation will be identical to the primary game telecast on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

“We are thrilled to be the first to provide this betting-focused programming and analysis, with a format that is relevant to everyone, from those just learning to advanced bettors,” said NBC Sports Philadelphia President Brian Monihan. “This live coverage continues our commitment to engage our fans in new and exciting ways.”

The alternate telecast is NBC Sports Philadelphia’s latest venture in providing relevant and timely sports betting content for Philly sports fans. The Daily Line aired during the NFL season, and betting odds are included on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and within podcasts.

In addition, NBC Sports Group offers a variety of sports betting related content and programming:

  • NBC Sports Regional Networks in January launched an alternate predictive-gaming telecast for its NBC Sports Washington coverage of the Washington Wizards. Predict The Game will be produced for the eighth and final time of the season on April 5.
  • NBC Sports offers free-to-play prediction games on the NBC Sports Predictor games platform, in partnership with Boom Fantasy. Eligible fans have the chance to win thousands of dollars in weekly cash prizes across a variety of contests, including Premier League soccer and golf.
  • NBC Sports Radio produces The Daily Line, a weekday afternoon drive show from 3-7 p.m. ET, in partnership with Westwood One Radio.

Bryce Harper’s Phillies debut delivered best ratings and streaming numbers on NBC Sports Philadelphia since 2012

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Bryce Harper’s Phillies debut delivered best ratings and streaming numbers on NBC Sports Philadelphia since 2012

Harper Returns to the Lineup Today vs. Tampa Bay at 1 pm on NBC Sports Philadelphia+

PHILADELPHIA-(March 11, 2019)– Bryce Harper’s first game with the Phillies on Saturday delivered record ratings for NBC Sports Philadelphia. The network earned a 2.9 HH rating, up 311% over this year’s Spring Training average. NBCSP was the #1 network in the market across all key demographics and was the highest-rated Phillies Spring Training game since April 2012 (Mon, 4/2/12 vs. Pirates – primetime game). Harper was the designated hitter, and the game peaked with a 4.0 HH Rating when he took his first at-bat.

On digital, the game on Saturday delivered 13.5K uniques and 546K live stream minutes, making it the most-streamed Phillies Spring Training game ever. The game was up 108% among uniques, and 154% among minutes compared to the 2019 Spring Training streaming average.

Harper returns to the lineup today at 1 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The game will air on NBC Sports Philadelphia+, and livestream on the MyTeams app and NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.

Phillies game broadcasts are available via live stream for authenticated subscribers on the new MyTeams app, andNBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. In addition to live game coverage, the new MyTeams app provides comprehensive Phillies coverage from NBC Sports Philadelphia’s team of Phillies insiders, writers, producers and game talent including Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS), and Corey Seidman (@CSeidmanNBCS). Download the app here: MyTeams.

Phillies fans can follow @NBCSPhilly on all social media channels for exclusive articles, videos, podcasts and photos all-season long.