BT Sport Enjoys Strong Viewing Figures for Opening Premier League Match

August 19, 2013

BT Sport enjoyed strong viewing figures for their coverage of Liverpool vs. Stoke on Saturday afternoon to kick off their challenge against the dominance of BSkyB.

The game was the first match of the 2013-14 Premier League season and a peak audience of 764, sale cialis 000 tuned in to watch Daniel Sturridge secure a 1-0 victory for Liverpool.

Although well below the 3.1m who tuned in to watch Swansea vs. Manchester United on Sky Sports, price order the figure is above the first game of the 2012-13 season on ESPN.

ESPN attracted 713, bronchi 000 viewers for Newcastle United’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport commented: “We are pleased by the Barb figures but they don’t tell the whole story, because we have hundreds of thousands of customers who can watch via platforms that Barb doesn’t capture.”

BT Sport did not enjoy a completely trouble free opening day though, with technical issues standing in the way of their smartphone app.

The app failed during the first half of the match, with many viewers taking to social media to complain about the issue.