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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. 

NBC Sports Philadelphia was the third most watched RSN in the country in 2018

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NBC Sports Philadelphia was the third most watched RSN in the country in 2018

PHILADELPHIA – February 11, 2019 – NBC Sports Philadelphia posted its best finish ever in 2018, as the third most-watched RSN in total day and primetime households (HH), according to Nielsen Media Research. NBC Sports Philadelphia moved up three spots from 2017. NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Chicago also placed in the Top 10, ranking fifth and eighth, respectively.

As the number three RSN in the nation in primetime (M-Su/7-11pm), NBC Sports Philadelphia averaged nearly 41,000 household impressions a night in the market from January 1 through December 31, 2018.

2018 NBC Sports Philadelphia Highlights:

  • Following the 2017-18 season (which was the Sixers’ highest-rated since the 2011-12 season) Sixers ratings have continued to grow – pacing up 16% during the current 2018-19 season.
  • NBC Sports Philadelphia registered a 6.2 HH overnight rating on November 14, when Jimmy Butler made his Sixers’ debut against the Orlando Magic, making it the highest rated Sixers game since 2001.
  • Sixers playoff ratings (April 14-14, 2018) averaged a 6.8 HH rating, the highest postseason rating since 2012.
  • Sixers streaming uniques are up 63%, and average streaming minutes are up 77% versus last year.
  • Sixers homepage views on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com are up 36%.
  • Phillies household ratings are up 26% over 2017.
  • Phillies streaming uniques are up 224%, and average streaming minutes are up 227%.
  • Phillies homepage views on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com are up 54%.
  • Flyers streaming uniques are up 44%, average streaming minutes are up 48%.
  • Flyers homepage views on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com are up 31%.


NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com Highlights:

  • Page views are up 30%
  • Video starts are up 41%
  • Unique visitors are up 10%
  • Visits per uniques are up 9%
     

Social Media Engagements:

  • Facebook are up 39%
  • Twitter are up 424%
  • Instagram are up 202%


In 2018, NBC Sports Philadelphia debuted new programs and products including – The Mike Missanelli Show, Sixers Outsiders, and the digital exclusive “The Swipe,” on Instagram,  plus the new MyTeams app, and Philly Pass – a new Direct to Consumer product, targeting out of market Philly sports fans.

NBC Sports Philadelphia replays Roy Halladay's perfect game Sunday at 8 p.m.

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NBC Sports Philadelphia replays Roy Halladay's perfect game Sunday at 8 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA – January 25, 2019 – NBC Sports Philadelphia will replay newly-elected Hall of Famer Roy Halladay’s Perfect Game this Sunday, January 27 at 8 p.m. 

The Cy Young Award winner, pitched his Perfect Game on May 29, 2010, when he retired all 27 Florida Marlins, striking out 11 en route to Phillies 1-0 win. 

Fans can read Jim Salisbury’s story on Halladay’s election into the Hall of Fame on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com