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June 19, 2014 – Vol. 29

Yahoo Sports – NBC Sports Network Digital Alliance Ranks No. 2 Among Sports Sites in Multi-Platform Minutes and Uniques For May

Boosted, in part, by the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the first two legs of the Triple Crown, Premier League Championship Sunday, and IndyCar and Formula One racing, the Yahoo Sports – NBC Sports Network digital alliance ranked No. 2 among all sports digital sites in May with 56.3 million uniques and 2.3 billion minutes, according to multi-platform data provided by comScore.

NBC Sports Live Extra Sets NHL Streaming Records for Playoffs, Final & Game 5

As previously announced, NBC Sports Live Extra set NHL streaming records during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Final and Game 5:

Game 5: The final game of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, which was unauthenticated, delivered record traffic for an NHL game on NBC Sports Live Extra for virtually every metric, including uniques (274,473) and live minutes (11,423,556).

Final: Live streaming for the five-game 2014 Stanley Cup Final on NBC Sports Live Extra delivered 603,000 uniques and 37.14 million minutes, up 38% and 22%, respectively, vs. last year and made 2014 the most-consumed Stanley Cup Final ever.

Playoffs: For the entire 93 games of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, NBC Sports Live Extra delivered 1.52 million uniques and 201.50 million minutes watched. Those metrics are the best-ever for an NHL post-season and are up 180% in uniques and 183% in minutes vs. last year.

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NBC Sports Digital and Golf Channel Provide Full Tournament Action this Weekend at the U.S. Women’s Open

NBC Sports Digital and Golf Channel will live stream all of the tournament action as the best female golfers in the world prepare for this weekend’s U.S. Women’s Open from Pinehurst. NBC Sports Live Extra and Golf Live Extra will live stream all tournament action, news and analysis of the U.S. Women’s Open. senior writer Randall Mell also will be filing daily reports from Pinehurst.


ProBasketballTalk is full-court press on NBA draft coverage, which culminates next week when three PBT writers will be at the draft. Among the features are in-depth profiles of the top three prospects, Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins. Click here for all the 2014 NBA Draft coverage:

MotorSportsTalk has two editorial features this week, leading up to the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend: One on Sebastian Vettel and this season’s performance compared to the previous four and another on how Mercedes is putting it together for this season. MST’s Luke Smith will be on-site covering the race.

Finally,’s national columnist Joe Posnanski has been busy this week, writing features on Martin Kaymer, Tim Duncan and the first-place KC Royals.