USA NETWORK’S GRIPPING NEW COMPETITION SERIES ‘SNAKE IN THE GRASS’ PREMIERES ON MONDAY, AUGUST 1





USA NETWORK’S GRIPPING NEW COMPETITION SERIES ‘SNAKE IN THE GRASS’ PREMIERES ON MONDAY, AUGUST 1

National Radio and Television Personality Bobby Bones Hosts

Joining Cast Are Reality Competition Legends Yul Kwon, Earl Cole, Malcolm Freberg, Jeff Zausch, Janelle Pierzina, Rachel Reilly, Cirie Fields, Stephenie LaGrossa, Trish Hegarty, and Lacey Jones

LOS ANGELES – June 23, 2022 – USA Network pushes human nature to the limits with the new competition series, “Snake in the Grass,” which premieres on Monday, August 1 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT following “WWE Monday Night RAW.”

This action-packed social experiment is hosted by national radio and television personality Bobby Bones. Each episode will feature four players who are dropped into the wild for 36 hours with a chance to win $100,000. In order to win, the four must figure out which one of them is ‘the Snake’ – a saboteur who is secretly undermining the group every step of the way.

In this survival of the sneakiest, the players will compete in a series of grueling and mind-twisting challenges, from retrieving game pieces suspended on high wires over a 500-foot canyon, to scaling the face of a cliff to solve puzzles. With each successfully completed challenge, the competitors win a clue that helps reveal the identity of the Snake. Not wanting their identity revealed, the Snake will do whatever it takes to prevent the players from winning the clues by sabotaging their journey any chance they get.

After overnighting in the remote and rugged Central American jungle, the group will meet in ‘the Snake Pit’ where they must determine who they think the saboteur might be. If the three players can successfully reveal the identity, they will win the $100,000. If they get it wrong, the Snake walks away with all the money for themselves.

“Getting to host ‘Snake in the Grass’ has been a really cool experience,” Bones says. “I lived in Costa Rica for more than a month while we were shooting it, so I can’t wait for everyone to finally get to see what we’ve been up to. The show is a mix of adventure and mystery – it’s going to keep you guessing!”

Fan-favorite reality competition legends from “Survivor,” “Big Brother,” and “Naked and Afraid” will be among those competing in this real-life psychological thriller set in the central American jungle. Read up on all the players, and potential Snakes, below:

Malcolm Freberg (Survivor), Corpus Christie, TX
Yul Kwon (Survivor), Los Altos, CA
Earl Cole (Survivor), Kansas City, KS
Jeff Zausch (Naked and Afraid), Pocatello, ID
Rachel Reilly (Big Brother), Birmingham, AL
Janelle Pierzina (Big Brother), Minneapolis, MN
Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick (Survivor), Dunedin, FL
Cirie Fields (Survivor), Jersey City, NJ
Trish Hegarty (Survivor), Boston, MA
Lacey Jones (Naked and Afraid), Tamaroa, IL
Alissa Musto, Tampa, FL
Ryan Anthony, West Hollywood, CA
Andrew Muse, Park City, UT
Stephanie Ortiz, St. Simons Island, GA
Sean Williams, Bronx, NY
John Gaber, Miami, FL
Alysia Montaño, Berkeley, CA
Sam Ruebush, Nashville, TN
Xavier Williams, Los Angeles, CA
Elektra Nelson, Westchester, NY
Wyatt Werneth, Cocoa Beach, FL
Brandon Horton, Huntsville, AL
Chelsea Scott, Charleston, SC
Michael Steinbach, Columbus, OH
Piper “Nai” Knight, San Diego, CA
Brett Kessinger, St. Louis, MO
Rogerlyn Taylor, Laurel, MD
David Redmond, Atlanta, GA
Juliet Bell, Los Angeles, CA
Todd Duffee, Gary, IN
Victoria Gusto, Las Vegas, NV
Ryan McCune, West Covina, CA
“Snake in the Grass” is produced by Renegade 83, an eOne company with Sam Hargrave, David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe, Craig Armstrong, and Mike Espinosa serving as executive producers.



Video: USA Network’s “Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane” – Supertease Available Now





Video: USA Network’s “Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane” – Supertease Available Now
The half-hour unscripted series will follow the over-the-top NASCAR lifestyle of Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon, along with wife Whitney, adorable son Ace, and best friends Paul and Mariel Swan.
[via press release from USA]
USA NETWORK’S “AUSTIN DILLON’S LIFE IN THE FAST LANE” – SUPERTEASE AVAILABLE NOW

TUNE-IN: “Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane” premieres Thursday, June 23rd at 9:30pm ET on USA Network.

The half-hour unscripted series will follow the over-the-top NASCAR lifestyle of Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon, along with wife Whitney, adorable son Ace, and best friends Paul and Mariel Swan. Featuring high-stakes races, hilarious adventures and heartwarming moments at home, Austin leans on his loved ones both on and off the track as he trains and competes in the NASCAR season.




USA NETWORK CARRIES MOMENTUM INTO 2022-23 WITH A FRESH SLATE OF ENTERTAINMENT ORIGINALS, PREMIUM LIVE SPORTS AND HIT RETURNING SERIES





USA NETWORK CARRIES MOMENTUM INTO 2022-23 WITH A FRESH SLATE OF ENTERTAINMENT ORIGINALS, PREMIUM LIVE SPORTS AND HIT RETURNING SERIES

New Originals Include “Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane,” “Barmageddon,” “The Chain: Alaska,” “Race for the Championship,” “Rust Hunters,” “Snake in the Grass” and “Winter Watchman”

Returning Originals Include Breakout Hit “Chucky” And Fan-Favorites “Chrisley Knows Best” and “Miz and Mrs”

Top Sporting Events from NASCAR, INDYCAR, The U.S. Open, The Open Championship and More Debut on USA Network for the First Time

NEW YORK — May 13, 2022 – On the heels of a record-breaking year, USA Network further expands its entertainment and sports programming with an upcoming slate that includes larger-than-life new unscripted series, returning hits, WWE and exclusive live sporting events.

All new original unscripted series include celebrity game show “Barmageddon,” in which real-life buddies Blake Shelton and Carson Daly invite audiences into Shelton’s Nashville bar for a front-row seat as their celebrity friends compete in classic over-the-top bar games. The series is hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella.

The slate is bolstered by action-packed competition series that include “The Chain: Alaska,” a perilous outdoor competition set in the wild and dangerous Aleutian Alaskan islands where adventure racers and survival experts battle through the elements, and each other, for a life-changing prize; “Winter Watchman,” which finds four pairs of survivalists protecting their respective lodges through the harsh Alaska winter; and “Snake in the Grass,” a social experiment hosted by Bobby Bones that drops four strangers into the wild with a chance to win big money. Adding to the lineup is “Rust Hunters,” which follows a multigenerational family business as they flip old vehicles and antiques in the backwoods of New Hampshire.

Perfectly blending sports and entertainment, new docuseries “Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane” follows the over-the-top lifestyle of Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon on and off the racetrack. “Race for the Championship” takes viewers inside the personal and aspirational lives of NASCAR’s top drivers and teams against the backdrop of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and Championship.

WWE returns to USA Network every Monday night year-round with “WWE Raw,” which ranks as the #1 cable entertainment series on television in live viewership, and “WWE NXT,” which will continue to anchor the schedule every Tuesday night, posting year-over-year growth.

Also returning is the sophomore season of “Chucky,” one of the top new cable shows of last year; “Miz & Mrs,” which debuts its third season on Monday, June 6; and “Chrisley Knows Best,” which launches new episodes beginning Thursday, June 23 and enters its 10th season later this year.

For the first time, USA Network will be the exclusive home to top international sporting events as the world’s greatest golfers compete in the prestigious U.S. Open and The Open Championship; cycling’s Tour de France rolls through picturesque mountains and towns before finishing on the Champs-Élysées in Paris; and the best in track & field from across the globe will be showcased at the World Athletics Championships, which will be held on U.S soil for the first time. USA Network is also the cable home of the Premier League, which kicks off the 2022-23 season in August. Motorsports shift into gear in the second through fourth quarters, with NASCAR, NASCAR Playoffs and INDYCAR.

USA Network is a top 5 cable entertainment network, a ranking it’s held for more than 25 years. In February, the network was cable’s most-watched sports and entertainment network during the Beijing Winter Olympics, reaching nearly 48 million total viewers, and April’s match between Manchester City and Liverpool delivered the second most-watched cable match in Premier League history.

New programming coming to USA Network:

“AUSTIN DILLON’S LIFE IN THE FAST LANE” – PREMIERES THURSDAY, JUNE 23 AT 9:30 P.M. ET/PT

The half-hour unscripted series will follow the over-the-top NASCAR lifestyle of Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon, along with wife Whitney, adorable son Ace, and best friends Paul and Mariel Swan. Featuring high-stakes races, hilarious adventures and heartwarming moments at home, Austin leans on his loved ones both on and off the track as he trains and competes in the NASCAR season.

As the grandson of NASCAR legend Richard Childress, Austin and his family are considered racing royalty in their home state of North Carolina, where he lives with Whitney and their 1-year-old son, Ace. Considered one of the best drivers in NASCAR, Austin is working towards a NASCAR Cup Series Championship alongside his best friend and Lead Tire Carrier, Paul Swan. Paul’s wife, Mariel, who is pregnant with their first child, is also Whitney’s longtime best friend and partner-in-crime. Both former NFL cheerleaders and NASCAR Monster Energy Girls, Mariel and Whitney are always the life of the party and balance out their husbands’ adrenaline-fueled day jobs with nonstop hijinks and fun. Closer than ever, the Dillons and Swans live fast and loud while putting family and friendship first around every turn.

“Austin Dillon’s Life in the Fast Lane” is produced by Critical Content with Jenny Daly, Tom Forman, Matthew Pickel, Ken Snow, and Eric Timm serving as executive producers alongside Tim Clark and Matt Summers for NASCAR.

“SNAKE IN THE GRASS”

USA Network pushes human nature to the limits with the new competition series “Snake in the Grass.” This action-packed social experiment is hosted by national radio and television personality Bobby Bones. Each episode will feature four strangers who are dropped into the wild with a chance to win $100,000. In order to win, the team must figure out which one of them is the Snake – a saboteur who is secretly undermining the group every step of the way.

“Snake in the Grass” is produced by Renegade 83, an eOne company with Sam Hargrave, David Garfinkle, Jay Renfroe, Craig Armstrong, and Mike Espinosa serving as executive producers.

“RACE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP”

With the backdrop and high stakes of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and Championship, “Race for the Championship” will take viewers inside the lives of NASCAR’s top drivers and teams on and off the track. Across 10 thrilling episodes, the all-access series will chronicle the sports’ best as they balance their personal lives with the passion, pressure and perils of racing, all for a chance to make history.

“Race for the Championship” is produced by NASCAR Productions with NASCAR’s Tim Clark, Matt Summers, Tally Hair and Amy Anderson serving as executive producers.

“BARMAGEDDON”

Longtime friends Blake Shelton and Carson Daly head to Nashville and open the doors to Blake’s bar, Ole Red, and everyone is invited to join their party. With Daly behind the bar and Shelton taking the stage with his house band for live music sing-alongs in front of a rowdy crowd, both the icons and celebrity favorites show a new side to themselves in this anything-but-ordinary game show. No stranger to competition and sheer domination herself, WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella heats up the party and sets the stakes as celebrity friends go head-to-head in a series of classic bar games with a fun twist, including “Air Cannon Cornhole,” “Keg Curling,” “Drunken Axe Hole,” “Sharts” (“Shelton Darts”) and many more. The games are bigger, the antics are louder, and the competition is ludicrous in the best way

“Barmageddon” is produced by White Label Productions and JLP Pictures for USA with Blake Shelton, Carson Daly, Lee Metzger, and White Label’s Chris Wagner serving as executive producers.

“THE CHAIN: ALASKA”

In the ultimate outdoor competition series, adventure racers and survival experts clash in high-stakes challenges while navigating through some of the most remote islands in the world. Teams must battle through every element Mother Nature throws at them, and each other, to claim the life-changing $500,000 prize. Only the strong can survive “The Chain: Alaska.”

“The Chain: Alaska” is produced by Original Productions with Jeff Hasler, Brian Lovett, Ernie Avila serving as executive producers and Daniel Soiseth serving as executive producer and showrunner.

“WINTER WATCHMAN”

In the most remote parts of Alaska, businesses such as canneries and hunting lodges operate seasonally. Each winter these businesses in the remote wilds shut down and hire “winter watchmen” to defend their properties against man, beast and the elements. Now for the first time, four pairs of amateur survivalists have signed on for a unique social experiment, based on the job of a real winter watchman. They’ll be brought in to see if they can survive the harshest winter of their lives while protecting four respective lodges in the far reaches of Alaska. Can each duo make it to the spring thaw and collect a cash bonus? Or will extreme weather, isolation and fear of man-eating bears compel them to tap out?

“Winter Watchman” is produced by Nomadica Films with Dan Bree, Jared McGilliard, John Collin, Dave Clawson and Kurt Tondorf serving as executive producers.

“RUST HUNTERS”

A brand new occu-soap following the Lingleys multigenerational family business as they pick, renovate and flip old vehicles and antiques in the backwoods of New Hampshire. In each episode this family of maverick mechanics restore iconic vintage motors and transform abandoned rust buckets into jaw dropping, must-have machines. The larger-than-life Lingleys proudly embody New Hampshire’s state motto, “Live Free or Die,” and with 70 years of trading under their belts they have earned the respect and trust of all the rebellious characters hidden away in the mountains and forests: from bikers to preppers, moonshiners to ice racers. It’s these connections that get them the craziest items and the best deals. Riding shotgun with the Lingleys, the audience will see New Hampshire like it’s never been seen before.

“Rust Hunters” is produced by Double Act with Alastair Cook and Rob Davis serving as executive producers.

Up to date episodic photography can be found at http://www.nbcumv.com/

ABOUT USA NETWORK:

USA Network has been a top five cable entertainment brand for over twenty years and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, high-octane sporting events and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming’s Entertainment portfolio, which includes NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit usanetwork.com.



A TRIPLE HEADER FOR THE CHRISLEYS AS E! GREENLIGHTS NEW DATING SERIES ‘LOVE LIMO’





A TRIPLE HEADER FOR THE CHRISLEYS AS E! GREENLIGHTS NEW DATING SERIES ‘LOVE LIMO’ HOSTED BY TODD CHRISLEY AND PICKS UP ‘GROWING UP CHRISLEY’ FOR FOURTH SEASON

USA NETWORK RENEWS ‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ FOR 10TH SEASON
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 10, 2022 – It’s a trifecta for the Chrisleys with three shows airing across E! and USA Network centered around Patriarch Todd Chrisley and his outrageously charming Southern family.

E! has greenlit new dating series “Love Limo,” which is set to air next year and will be hosted and executive produced by Todd Chrisley. The network also picked up a fourth season of “Growing Up Chrisley,” which will launch this summer.

In addition, USA Network’s has given a 10th season renewal to “Chrisley Knows Best” while new episodes for season nine will air beginning Thursday, June 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

“Chrisley Knows Best” ranks as USA’s most-watched current original series, averaging 1.8 million total viewers and 677,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo. The series gives a glimpse into the life of the outspoken patriarch Todd Chrisley and his amusing family, which includes doting wife Julie, headstrong children Chase, Savannah and Grayson, adorable granddaughter Chloe and Todd’s mother, Nanny Faye.

Growing Up Chrisley” delivered 1.3 million total viewers and 447,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo. The docuseries follows Chase and Savannah Chrisley as they embrace adulthood in their hometown of Nashville. Now in their mid-20s, the sibling duo are entering a new chapter in their lives as they navigate new and old relationships, businesses and family dynamics. Whether they’re launching a new product or dancing at the honkytonk with friends, these two are taking Nashville by storm with their devoted family by their side.

When it comes to matters of the heart, singles are willing to do almost anything to find love, even if that anything is putting their dating life into the hands of Todd Chrisley. In the new series “Love Limo,” hosted and executive produced by Todd Chrisley, he guides one unlucky-in-love single on a whirlwind day of speed dating that will hopefully end in the date night and match of their dreams. Todd believes you can learn everything you need to know about someone else in the first 20 minutes of meeting them and he’s about to put that theory to the test.

Catch up on the first eight seasons of “Chrisley Knows Best” and first two seasons of “Growing Up Chrisley” on Peacock now. You can stream “Growing Up Chrisley” season three beginning July 4.

“Chrisley Knows Best” is produced by Maverick TV USA, an All3Media America company, with Todd Chrisley, Simon Knight and Hank Stepleton serving as executive producers.

“Growing Up Chrisley” is produced by Todd Chrisley Productions and All3Media America, with Todd Chrisley, Simon Knight and John Paparazzo serving as executive producers.

“Love Limo” is produced by Todd Chrisley Productions and All3Media America, with Todd Chrisley, Simon Knight and Kelly Lee serving as executive producers.



USA NETWORK’S ‘MIZ & MRS’ RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE ON MONDAY, JUNE 6





USA NETWORK’S ‘MIZ & MRS’ RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE ON MONDAY, JUNE 6

LOS ANGELES – May 9, 2022 – The Mizanins are back! USA Network’s “Miz & Mrs” returns for season three on Monday, June 6 at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT with a two-episode premiere.

“Miz and Mrs” gives an exclusive glimpse into the life of WWE Superstars The Miz® and Maryse.™ This season the “it couple” is faced with their biggest challenge yet, raising two toddlers. With big career moves on the horizon and a revolving door of family members, the Mizanins must learn how to balance the pressure of their careers with family life.

In the Mizanin household every day is a crazy new adventure. From “Dancing with the Stars” to Maryse’s unimaginable return to the WWE ring, this power couple sets out to prove that as long as they have each other they can accomplish anything. In the season premiere, Mike gets presented with an unexpected opportunity to do “Dancing with the Stars” and struggles to decide whether he should stand up to the challenge or stay in his comfort zone while Maryse deals with the aftermath of ousting her mother, Marjo, from their house.

The series is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions. Farnaz Farjam-Chazan executive produces for Bunim/Murray Productions. Trish Gold and Howie Miller serve as showrunners and executive producers. Kevin Dunn and Chris Kaiser executive produce for WWE. The Miz (Michael Mizanin) and Maryse (Maryse Mizanin) are also executive producers.

Catch up on the first two seasons of “Miz & Mrs” now streaming on Peacock.



USA NETWORK PARTNERS WITH BUDDIES BLAKE SHELTON AND CARSON DALY





USA NETWORK PARTNERS WITH BUDDIES BLAKE SHELTON AND CARSON DALY TO STAR IN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE WILD AND CRAZY NEW CELEBRITY GAME SHOW ‘BARMAGEDDON,’ HOSTED BY NIKKI BELLA

USA NETWORK PARTNERS WITH BUDDIES BLAKE SHELTON AND CARSON DALY TO STAR IN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE WILD AND CRAZY NEW CELEBRITY GAME SHOW ‘BARMAGEDDON,’ HOSTED BY NIKKI BELLA

Superstar Duo Invites Audience Into Nashville’s Ole Red for a Front Row Seat as Celebrity Friends Compete in Over-the-Top Bar Games

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – May 5, 2022 – USA Network goes all in on a good time, joining forces with Blake Shelton and Carson Daly to star in and executive produce the exciting celebrity game show you never knew you needed, “Barmageddon,” hosted by Nikki Bella.

Longtime friends Shelton and Daly head to Nashville and open the doors to Blake’s bar, Ole Red, and everyone is invited to join their party. With Daly behind the bar and Shelton taking the stage with his house band for live music sing-alongs in front of a rowdy crowd, both the icons and celebrity favorites show a new side to themselves in this anything but ordinary game show. No stranger to competition and sheer domination herself, WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella heats up the party and sets the stakes as celebrity friends go head-to-head in a series of classic bar games with a fun twist, including Air Cannon Cornhole, Keg Curling, Drunken Axe Hole, Sharts (“Shelton Darts”) and many more. The games are bigger, the antics are louder, and the competition is ludicrous in the best way.

In each episode, two celebrities will play a unique set of five games in the bar to win a much-needed prize for a viral Internet sensation each has chosen to support. Plucked from obscurity following their epic misadventures on the Internet, these now-infamous stars find themselves at Ole Red hoping to be redeemed. The competition heats up when the losing rival of each round has a chance to even the score by spinning the Wheel of Redemption, a risky move with hilarious consequences. Shelton and Daly will offer words of encouragement – and heckling, of course – to their celebrity friends. On occasion, they might even step in to show off their skills and play a game or two. Ultimately, the winning team takes home a prize while the losing celebrity must accept the shame of defeat. But this is Barmageddon – even if they did not win, at least they had a ton of fun trying.

“Nashville is known for great music and hospitality, which makes it the perfect setting,” Shelton said. “I’m excited about ‘Barmageddon’ and can’t wait for friends, old and new, to join my buddy Carson and me for some drinks, music and high-spirited fun at Ole Red.”

“Blake, Lee and I wanted to create a show where the audience can feel like they’re hanging out with us at Ole Red in Nashville, having a drink and cheering on friends as they compete in the ultimate test of athleticism and endurance – bar games!” Daly said.

“Barmageddon” is produced by White Label Productions and JLP Pictures for USA with Blake Shelton, Carson Daly, Lee Metzger, and White Label’s Chris Wagner serving as executive producers.

ABOUT BLAKE SHELTON

Country Music Superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status with the deluxe version of his new album “Body Language,” that was released late last year and featured four new tracks, including his most recent Top Ten single “Come Back as a Country Boy.” The album’s flagship release, “Happy Anywhere” (featuring Gwen Stefani), topped the Country Digital Song Sales chart and marked his 28th country radio chart-topper. Prior to “Happy Anywhere” Shelton celebrated a platinum-selling, multi-week No. 1 with “Nobody but You,” which has now surpassed 270 million streams. The single made its TV debut on the 62nd Grammy Awards, where Shelton was also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for his hit “God’s Country.” The 4x-platinum smash earned the 2019 CMA Award and 2020 ACM Award for Single of the Year. As his awards approach the hundreds, Shelton remains a force in the industry with ACM (5), AMA (3), CMA (10), CMT (11) and People’s Choice Awards (6) wins, among many others.

As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning NBC series “The Voice,” Shelton is an eight-time champion, most recently with his contestant Cam Anthony. The Grand Ole Opry member also remains focused on his Ole Red partnership with Ryman Hospitality, with locations currently in Tishomingo, Nashville, Gatlinburg and Orlando. A noted humanitarian, Shelton has helped raise millions of dollars for children’s hospitals, disaster relief organizations, food banks and more in his home state of Oklahoma and throughout the entire country.

ABOUT CARSON DALY

Carson Daly is a pioneer of pop culture across a multitude of media, including network television, radio, the recording industry and digital. He is currently the host and a producer on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning series “The Voice,” which recently celebrated 500 episodes and 21 seasons. Daly joined NBC News’ “TODAY” in 2013 and is the host of the show’s “Pop Start” segment. Daly’s exclusive interviews have made headlines, including his conversations with Logic, Kevin Love, Sean Combs and Fleetwood Mac, where the band announced their reunion. He continues to shine a light on mental health and many mornings can be found in the on-air kitchen with wife Siri, cooking up their favorite recipes. On the radio, Daly hosts the syndicated weekly music countdown show “The Daly Download” for Audacy.

ABOUT NIKKI BELLA

If there’s a barrier to be broken or an accolade to be earned, Nikki Bella has done it, and done it with style. Bella is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive producer, New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker, WWE Hall of Fame inductee and longest-reigning Divas champion.

Nikki starred on E!’s hit reality show “Total Divas” in addition to starring and executive producing “Total Bellas” along with her twin sister Brie. Nikki and Brie currently host “The Bellas” podcast on SiriusXM’s Stitcher. Bella was recently seen as judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent Extreme: alongside Simon Cowell and Travis Pastrana. She is also best-selling author. Her memoir with sister Brie, “Incomprable,” debuted on the New York Times bestseller list as well as USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly. Bella continues to grow her empire with Bonita Bonita wine and as an investor and collaborator for Colugo.

A self-admitted “tomboy” with a feminine side, Bella originally planned to play professional soccer until a leg injury ended her career. From there, she followed Brie’s lead into WWE. Unsuccessful in seizing spots in the 2006 WWE Raw Diva search, the Bellas caught the eyes of execs and soon landed in FCW. Training for the competition they’d soon crush, Nikki and Brie made their way onto the main roster in 2008 and turned heads whenever they set foot inside the ring. With a dash of “Twin Magic,” Nikki and Brie stirred up WWE, culminating with a Divas Title reign apiece in 2011 and 2012. But after a brief sabbatical from WWE, the sisters began an astonishing reinvention, with Nikki cementing herself as the division’s mean girl powerhouse and earning a Divas Title reign that lasted a record setting 301 days. Nikki became a pivotal member of the SmackDown LIVE roster, continuously testing the limits of competition in a complete and totally fearless fashion. Nikki was inducted into the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame along with her sister Brie.

ABOUT LEE METZGER

Lee Metzger is a four-time Emmy Award-winning showrunner who has produced over 450 hours of television. He’s the recipient of multiple Producers Guild and Critics Choice Awards and is currently the executive producer and showrunner for HBO Max’s “Legendary.” Previously, Metzger was the executive producer of the “Celebrity Escape Room” Red Nose Day special for NBC starring Jack Black and Ben Stiller. He was also an executive producer on the first 13 seasons of “The Voice.” Most recently, Metzger wrote, directed and produced the first scripted podcast adaptation based on Stephen King’s short story “Strawberry Spring.” It debuted at #1 in fiction and drama podcasts internationally on both Apple and Spotify on its release last month and has remained in the top 5 with over 1 million downloads.



USA NETWORK STEPS INTO THE WILD WITH NEW ADVENTURE SERIES “MUD, SWEAT AND BEARDS”





USA NETWORK STEPS INTO THE WILD WITH NEW ADVENTURE SERIES “MUD, SWEAT AND BEARDS” PREMIERING MONDAY, APRIL 4 AT 11PM ET/PT

Best Friends and Wilderness Experts Donny Dust and Ray Livingston Get Adventurous, Working Hard and Playing Even Harder, in the Alaskan Wilderness, Louisiana Swampland, New Mexico Desert and Icelandic Shores

New York, NY — March 7, 2022 – It’s game on, mother nature! This spring, USA Network will embark into the great outdoors with its four-part adventure series “Mud, Sweat and Beards,” premiering on Monday, April 4 at 11pm ET/PT, immediately following WWE Raw. On each episode of this all-new show, world-class wilderness experts and real-life best friends Donny Dust and Ray Livingston will tackle some of the earth’s most remote locations to do what they love and do best: build primitive paradises.

Setting out for 10 days at a time in the Alaskan wilderness, Louisiana swampland, New Mexico desert and Icelandic shores, Donny and Ray will use their wit and ingenuity to work hand-in-hand as they do everything from building elaborate shelters to tracking down natural food sources, all while combating extreme weather, hunger, predators and wicked BO. “Mud, Sweat and Beards” showcases Donny and Ray’s version of a vacation, where they’ll put their skills to the ultimate test by taking on anything mother nature throws at them and having a great time in the process.

Throughout the eventized season, Donny and Ray have their hands full practicing Alaskan bushcraft, braving alligator-infested waters in handmade reed kayaks, constructing a mud hogan for warmth during the desert nights, and building a Viking roundhouse out of logs and turf. Working to keep their stomachs full too, they smoke a pine marauding porcupine, track down an elusive dog-sized swamp rat, discover what the desert has to offer besides cactus, and hit the Icelandic cliffs to hunt.

“Mud, Sweat and Beards” is produced by Leftfield Pictures, an ITV America company, with Shawn Witt, Gretchen Palek, Ryan Pender, Zach Green and Matt Odgers serving as executive producers.



FIRST-PLACE MANCHESTER CITY HOST CRISTIANO RONALDO & MANCHESTER UNITED





FIRST-PLACE MANCHESTER CITY HOST CRISTIANO RONALDO & MANCHESTER UNITED IN MANCHESTER DERBY THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 6 AT 11:30 A.M. ET ON USA NETWORK & TELEMUNDO

Sunday’s Manchester Derby Could Feature Two Top-Four Teams for 7th Time since Start of 2013-14 Season

Second-Place Liverpool Host Fifth-Place West Ham this Saturday, Mar. 5 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock & Universo

Goal Rush Returns on Peacock during Saturday’s Five-Match 10 a.m. ET Window

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 2, 2022 – Kevin De Bruyne and first-place Manchester City host Cristiano Ronaldo and fourth-place Manchester United in the 187th edition of the Manchester Derby this Sunday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m. ET on USA Network and Telemundo, highlighting Premier League action across NBC Sports this weekend.

Sunday’s match – the 18th Manchester Derby to be presented by NBC Sports – could feature two top-four clubs for the 7th time since the start of the 2013-14 season. City topped United, 2-0, on Nov. 6, 2021 in their most recent meeting. Last weekend, Manchester City beat Everton, 1-0, and Manchester United drew Watford, 0-0. Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux will call the match live from Etihad Stadium.

This weekend’s coverage begins Saturday, March 5, with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on USA Network, followed by Leeds United visiting Leicester City at 7:30 a.m. ET (USA Network, Universo). Leeds will be led for the first time by head coach Jesse Marsch, who is the 3rd American to manage in the Premier League. At 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, NBC Sports presents five matches live: Burnley v. Christian Pulisic and Chelsea (USA Network, Universo), Aston Villa v. Southampton (Peacock), Newcastle v. Brighton & Hove Albion (Peacock), Norwich City v. Brentford (Peacock), and Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Crystal Palace (Peacock). During the 10 a.m. ET multi-match window, Goal Rush will stream on Peacock, providing viewers the most compelling action in real time and on replay so they won’t miss a single goal or key play.

At 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Mohamed Salah and second-place Liverpool host fifth-place West Ham on NBC, Peacock and Universo. Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties last Sunday in the EFL Cup Final to capture the first major trophy of the English football season. West Ham defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers, 1-0, last weekend and sit two points behind Manchester United for fourth place. White and Dixon will call the action live from Anfield.

On Sunday, March 6, Premier League Mornings begins at 8 a.m. ET on USA Network, followed by Arsenal visiting Watford.

This weekend’s coverage concludes Monday, March 7, as Harry Kane and Tottenham host Everton at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network and Universo, followed by Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET (USA Network).

Paul Burmeister hosts this weekend’s Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live and Goal Zone shows alongside former Premier League player Robbie Mustoe and former USMNT and Premier League player Tim Howard on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, Burmeister is joined by Howard and former Premier League player Danny Higginbotham.

This season, Peacock will stream all games airing on the NBC broadcast network live. In addition, Peacock will feature studio shows, full match replays and the Premier League TV channel. All matchdays and windows exclusively on Peacock will feature NBC Sports’ Premier League studio coverage.

THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST

Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every matchweek on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. On their latest episode, Earle and Mustoe discuss Liverpool’s EFL Cup Final win, Chelsea benching Romelu Lukaku, and more. The “2 Robbies” podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.

PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM

NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns on the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor powered by PointsBet games app, available in the App Store and Google Play Store. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em features a $50,000 jackpot prize for a “perfect score” – predicting the correct exact results of all featured matches in that contest (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).

Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em:

Match Week 28
Date Time (ET) Match
Sat., Mar. 5 10 a.m. – USA Network, Universo Burnley v. Chelsea
Sat., Mar. 5 12:30 p.m. – NBC, Peacock, Universo Liverpool v. West Ham
Sun., Mar. 6 9 a.m. – USA Network Watford v. Arsenal
Sun., Mar. 6 11:30 a.m. – USA Network, Telemundo Manchester City v. Manchester United
Mon., Mar. 7 3 p.m. – USA Network, Universo Tottenham v. Everton
NBC SPORTS PUB PASS

For commercial establishments looking to show Premier League, they can get the NBC Sports Pub Pass, the new customizable platform specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the USA. The NBC Sports Pub Pass offers Pubs, Bars, Clubs and Restaurants and commercial establishments nationwide all the Premier League matches and programming specifically for commercial establishments – Live, Commercial-Free and On-Demand. To subscribe or to find out more information about the NBC Sports Pub Pass go to https://www.nbcpubpass.com/.

STREAMING ON PEACOCK

Peacock’s expansive programming features live sports coverage including Premier League, Sunday Night Football, Notre Dame Football, NTT IndyCar Series and much more. Upcoming events streaming on Peacock include The Players Championship and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Peacock Originals streaming now include Joe Montana: Cool Under Pressure, Meddling, and Picabo. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another and staples like The Dan Patrick Show, Pro Football Talk Live, and The Rich Eisen Show.

To learn more about how to watch Premier League on Peacock and how to sign up visit peacocktv.com/sports/premier-league.

Premier League games on NBC and USA Network will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

Following is NBC Sports’ schedule for the Premier League this week (all times ET, subject to change):

Date Time (ET) Match Platform
Sat., Mar. 5 7 a.m. Premier League Mornings USA Network
Sat., Mar. 5 7:30 a.m. Leicester City v. Leeds United USA Network, Universo
Sat., Mar. 5 9:30 a.m. Premier League Live USA Network
Sat., Mar. 5 10 a.m. Burnley v. Chelsea USA Network, Universo
Sat., Mar. 5 10 a.m. Aston Villa v. Southampton Peacock
Sat., Mar. 5 10 a.m. Newcastle v. Brighton & Hove Albion Peacock
Sat., Mar. 5 10 a.m. Norwich City v. Brentford Peacock
Sat., Mar. 5 10 a.m. Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Crystal Palace Peacock
Sat., Mar. 5 10 a.m. Goal Rush Peacock
Sat., Mar. 5 12:30 p.m. Liverpool v. West Ham NBC, Peacock, Universo
Sun., Mar. 6 8 a.m. Premier League Mornings USA Network
Sun., Mar. 6 9 a.m. Watford v. Arsenal USA Network
Sun., Mar. 6 11 a.m. Premier League Live USA Network
Sun., Mar. 6 11:30 a.m. Manchester City v. Manchester United USA Network, Telemundo
Sun., Mar. 6 1:30 p.m. Goal Zone USA Network
Mon., Mar. 7 3 p.m. Tottenham v. Everton USA Network, Universo
Mon., Mar. 7 5 p.m. Goal Zone USA Network
–NBC SPORTS–



2022 PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES BEGINS THIS FRIDAY





2022 PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES BEGINS THIS FRIDAY AT 6:30 A.M. ET ON USA NETWORK AND PEACOCK WITH 30-MINUTE PREVIEW SHOW FOLLOWED BY LIVE COVERAGE OF OPENING CEREMONY AT 7 A.M. ET

230+ Hours of Paralympic Programming from Beijing, Including Record 120 Hours of Television Coverage, and First-Ever Winter Paralympics Primetime Coverage on NBC

Live Competition Coverage on USA Network and Peacock Begins Friday at 9 p.m. ET

Peacock to Live Stream All NBCUniversal Coverage of the Winter Paralympics

Commentator Roster of 17 to Anchor Coverage Across NBCUniversal; Team NBC has Won 30 Paralympic Medals

STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 28, 2022 – NBCUniversal will begin its presentation of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games from Beijing, China, with a 30-minute preview show this Friday, March 4, at 6:30 a.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock followed by live coverage of the Opening Ceremony at 7 a.m. ET. Once again, NBCU’s Paralympics coverage will be presented by Toyota.

NBCU’s unprecedented coverage of the Paralympic Winter Games will include:

· 230+ hours of programming, including a record 120 hours of television coverage;

· Seven total hours on the NBC broadcast network, including three in primetime, a first for a Winter Paralympics;

· Similar to the Beijing Olympics, coverage of all events and competition on Peacock;

· Live coverage of the Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony on USA Network and Peacock;

· Comprehensive live streaming coverage on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app via authentication.

Click here for more details.

Programming highlights include:

USA Network and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present daily 2022 Paralympic Winter Games coverage, including in primetime (excluding Sunday, March 13). USA Network, which debuts as the cable home of the Winter Paralympics with more than 70 hours of coverage, will present live coverage of the Opening Ceremony this Friday, March 4 at 6:30 a.m. ET, and live coverage of the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, March 13 at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present more than 40 hours of coverage, primarily focusing on wheelchair curling. The wheelchair curling semifinals, bronze medal and gold medal games will all be presented live on the network.
Seven hours of coverage will air on NBC, including three in primetime, a Winter Paralympics first.
All of NBCUniversal’s 2022 Paralympic Winter Games coverage, totaling more than 230 hours, will stream live on Peacock. To learn more about how to stream the Winter Paralympics on Peacock, click here.
Comprehensive live streaming coverage of television coverage will be available on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app via authentication. Additional exclusive live coverage of alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, sled hockey, snowboarding, and wheelchair curling will stream on NBC Olympics digital platforms.
Accessibility features for all television coverage includes closed captioning (CC) and audio description (AD) to assist viewers in experiencing the accomplishments and stories of the Paralympic athletes. Digital content accessibility features include keyboard navigation, color contrast and support for screen readers. Click here for more details.
The 17 commentators who will anchor NBCU’s record coverage features hosts Ahmed Fareed and Corey Robinson, a collection of veteran play-by-play commentators, on-site reporters Lewis Johnson, Andrea Joyce, and Carolyn Manno as well as four analysts and three studio contributors with Paralympic experience. Collectively, the commentator roster has won 30 Paralympic medals, including 13 gold medals. Click here for the full commentator roster.

Team USA is expected to feature a number of medal contenders, including five-time Paralympian and 10-time Paralympic medalist Oksana Masters (cross-country skiing, biathlon); two-time Paralympic medalist, including a gold, Andrew Kurka (alpine skiing); two-time Paralympian and three-time Paralympic gold medalist Kendall Gretsch (cross-country skiing, biathlon); 2018 Paralympian Thomas Walsh (alpine skiing); and two-time Paralympic medalist, including a gold, Mike Schultz (snowboarding). The U.S. is also expected to challenge for medals in team sports and returns many members of the 2018 gold medal-winning sled hockey team, including Rico Roman, Declan Farmer, and Jen Lee.

Below is NBCUniversal’s 2022 Paralympic Winter Games programming schedule (subject to change, all times ET):

Date Event(s) Time Network/Streaming
Friday, March 4 Paralympic Preview Show 6:30-7 a.m. USA Network, Peacock
Opening Ceremony 7-9 a.m. USA Network, Peacock
Alpine Skiing, Sled Hockey, Biathlon 9 p.m.-3 a.m. USA Network, Peacock
Wheelchair Curling 1:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Saturday, March 5 Wheelchair Curling 6:30-9 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Primetime Paralympics Show 8-9 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Snowboarding, Sled Hockey, Cross-Country Skiing 9 p.m.-3 a.m. USA Network, Peacock
Wheelchair Curling 1:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Sunday, March 6 Daytime Paralympics Show Noon-2 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Wheelchair Curling 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing 9 p.m.-2 a.m. USA Network, Peacock
Monday, March 7 Wheelchair Curling 6:30-9 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Snowboarding*, Sled Hockey*, Cross-Country Skiing* Noon-3 p.m. USA Network, Peacock
Sled Hockey, Wheelchair Curling, Biathlon, Alpine Skiing* 8:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Tuesday, March 8 Wheelchair Curling 6:30-9 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Alpine Skiing*, Sled Hockey*, Biathlon* Noon-3 p.m. USA Network, Peacock
Cross-Country Skiing Semifinals & Final, Wheelchair Curling 11 p.m.-4 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Wednesday, March 9 Wheelchair Curling 6:30-9 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Cross-Country Skiing* Noon-2 p.m. USA Network, Peacock
Wheelchair Curling 8:30-11 p.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Alpine Skiing, Wheelchair Curling 9 p.m.-3 a.m. USA Network, Peacock
Wheelchair Curling 1:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Thursday, March 10 Alpine Skiing* 10 a.m.-Noon USA Network, Peacock
Sled Hockey Semifinal, Alpine Skiing*, Biathlon* 11 p.m.-9 a.m. USA Network, Peacock
Wheelchair Curling Semifinals 1:30-4 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Friday, March 11 Wheelchair Curling Bronze Medal Game 6:30-9 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Primetime Paralympics Show 8-9 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Sled Hockey Bronze Medal Game, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing 11 p.m.-9:30 a.m. USA Network, Peacock
Wheelchair Curling Gold Medal Game 1:30-4:30 a.m. Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, Peacock
Saturday, March 12 Daytime Paralympics Show Noon-1 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Alpine Skiing*, Snowboarding*, Cross-Country Skiing* 3:30-6 p.m. USA Network, Peacock
Primetime Paralympics Show 8-9 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Sled Hockey Final, Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing 9 p.m.-6 a.m. USA Network, Peacock
Sunday, March 13 Closing Ceremony 7:30-10 a.m. USA Network, Peacock
Daytime Paralympics Show Noon-1 p.m. NBC, Peacock
Sled Hockey Final* 3-5 p.m. USA Network, Peacock
*Encore



NBCUniversal’s 2022 Beijing Olympics – The Most Extensive Winter Games Presentation Ever





NBCUniversal’s 2022 Beijing Olympics – The Most Extensive Winter Games Presentation Ever – Dominates Media Landscape
160 million Americans watched NBC’s Beijing Olympics presentation across all platforms.
[via press release from NBC Sports]
NBCUNIVERSAL’S 2022 BEIJING OLYMPICS – THE MOST EXTENSIVE WINTER GAMES PRESENTATION EVER – DOMINATES MEDIA LANDSCAPE

160 Million Americans Watched Beijing Olympics Across NBCUniversal Platforms

Extending Dominance – NBC Ranks #1 in Primetime for 109th Consecutive Olympics Night on Sunday with Closing Ceremony

NBC Olympics’ Primetime Winter Games Coverage Averaged 11.4 Million TAD Viewers & Ranks as Top Primetime Show of 2021-22, Excluding NFL

Most Streamed Winter Games Ever – Led by Peacock, Which Streamed Every Olympic Event for the First Time – 4.3 BILLION MINUTES Consumed Across NBCUniversal Digital and Social Media Platforms

USA Network #1 in Cable – Most-Watched Sports and Entertainment Cable Network in Primetime and Total Day throughout the Games

New iSpot Metrics Showed Dominance for Olympic Advertisers

STAMFORD, Conn. – February 21, 2022 – Last night, NBCUniversal concluded its presentation of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games from Beijing, China with the Closing Ceremony, having programmed more hours across more platforms than ever before, while continuing to draw massive audiences which dominated the media landscape.

Among the highlights:

· NBCUniversal presented a record 2,800+ hours of Winter Games coverage.

· 160 million Americans watched NBC’s Beijing Olympics presentation across all platforms.

· Last night’s Closing Ceremony coverage on NBC and Peacock marked the 109th consecutive Olympics night that NBC ranked #1 in primetime

· NBC Olympics’ nightly coverage delivered a Total Audience Delivery of 11.4 million viewers and is the most watched primetime show of 2021-22, excluding NFL.

· Peacock, which was the streaming home of every Olympics event for the first time, recorded its best 18-day span of usage during the Games.

· USA Network ranked as the #1 sports and entertainment network on cable in primetime and Total Day over the course of the Games.

· With 4.3 BILLION streaming minutes across digital and social media, the Beijing Olympics is NBCUniversal’s most streamed Winter Games ever.

· Olympic coverage created major benefits for the NBCUniversal portfolio.

Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming: “NBCUniversal’s presentation of the Beijing Olympics dominated across all platforms and once again showed that nothing captivates Americans for 18 consecutive days and nights like the Olympic Games. The power of the NBC broadcast network delivered large audiences every night, while USA Network registered the best two-week stretch of any sports and entertainment cable network. With sharply increased signups, usage and awareness, Peacock streamed every Olympic moment for the first time ever and delivered a user experience that was greatly enhanced from just six months ago. Over the course of the Games, we delivered what was promised to our advertising partners and delivered unmatched promotion for our company.”

Pete Bevacqua, Chairman, NBC Sports: “In the face of unprecedented challenges over the past six months, our production team showcased the thrilling competition, told the memorable stories, and provided the important global context that continue to make NBC Olympics’ presentations of the Summer and Winter Games must-see, appointment viewing. With dominant audiences on NBC, USA Network and Peacock, we continue to adapt and evolve across all platforms. We are excited to present the Paralympics beginning late next week, and the upcoming Olympics in exceptional host locations Paris, Milan-Cortina, and Los Angeles.”

BEIJING OLYMPICS IS MOST-WATCHED PRIMETIME SERIES SINCE LAST SUMMER (EXCLUDING NFL): Since last summer’s Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 Winter Games is the most-watched primetime series, excluding NFL (minimum 10 episodes/shows). Following are the most-watched primetime series since September 2021:

Most-Watched Primetime Shows Since Tokyo Olympics, TV only

Primetime Series Avg. Viewers
NBC Sunday Night Football 18.5 million
FOX Thursday Night Football* 16.4 million
ESPN Monday Night Football ** 14.2 million
NBC 2022 Beijing Olympics* 10.7 million
CBS 60 Minutes 9.2 million
Paramount Yellowstone* 8.9 million
CBS NCIS 7.6 million
CBS FBI 7.5 million
CBS Young Sheldon 7.1 million
NBC Chicago Fire 7.1 million

Source: Nielsen, Live + Same Day Data; minimum 10 shows (Official viewership for 2/18-2/20 will be available on Wednesday); *Viewership across multiple television networks; **Viewership across multiple networks on many occasions

SINCE BEGINNING OF TOKYO OLYMPICS, NBC HAS TOPPED PRIMETIME FAR MORE THAN ANY OTHER BROADCAST NETWORK: In the 213 nights from the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony on July 23, 2021, through last night’s Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony, NBC easily topped the competition – ranking #1 in primetime among broadcast networks 93 times (44% of the nights), 35 on Olympics nights.

Most Nights #1 in Primetime on Broadcast TV, Since July 23, 2021

Network Times Ranking #1 in Primetime
NBC 93
CBS 61
ABC 34
Fox 25

Source: Nielsen, Live + Same Day Data

SINCE TOKYO OLYMPICS, WINTER GAMES TOPPED 10 MILLION VIEWERS MORE THAN ANY PRIMETIME SHOW (EXCLUDING NFL): NBC Olympics’ nightly presentation has topped 10 million TV viewers more than any other show since the Tokyo Olympics, excluding NFL.

Series with Most Primetime Episodes Averaging 10 Million Viewers, Since Tokyo Olympics (excluding NFL)

Shows With 10 Million Viewers Series
9 2022 Beijing Olympics
7 60 Minutes (post-NFL airings)
6 2021 World Series

Source: Nielsen, Live + Same Day Data

LED BY PEACOCK, NBCUNIVERSAL REGISTERS MOST-STREAMED WINTER OLYMPICS EVER: For the first time, Peacock live streamed every event of the Olympics. All content was also streamed live via authentication on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. Among the highlights:

· Viewers streamed a Winter Games record of 4.3 BILLION MINUTES across Peacock, NBC Sports Digital and social media platforms. That figure includes 3.9 billion minutes of Beijing Olympics content streamed across Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, and the NBC Sports app – up 78% from the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

· NBCUniversal’s Beijing Olympics coverage delivered 6 of the 10 most-streamed primetime presentations in Olympics history.

· NBCUniversal’s Average Minute Audience of 516,000 viewers in primetime is the best ever for an Olympics.

· Peacock registered its best 18-day stretch of usage during the Winter Games.

USA NETWORK RANKS AS CABLE’S #1 SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK: Featuring live coverage of every Winter Games sport, USA Network was the top destination for sports and entertainment programming on cable and along with Tokyo Olympics coverage last summer, delivered the network’s most watched 15-day span (Feb. 5-19) span since September 2018.

· USA Network delivered an average of 1.4 million primetime viewers from Feb. 5-19 – topping all sports and entertainment cable networks.

· USA Network delivered an average of 937,000 Total Day viewers from Feb. 5-19 – topping all sports and entertainment cable networks.

· USA Network’s primetime viewership from Feb 5-19, excluding Super Bowl Sunday, was 1.4 million viewers – joining last summer’s Tokyo Olympics (1.6 million) as the most-watched 15-day spans in primetime for USA Network since September 2018.

· USA Network delivered an average of 1.36 million Total Day viewers across consecutive weekends (Feb. 5-6 and Feb. 12-13) – the best average viewership across successive weekends since December 2014.

Source: Nielsen, Live + Same Day Data; Preliminary Data Used for 2/18-2/29

NEW ISPOT METRICS DEMONSTRATE WINTER GAMES DOMINANCE FOR NBCU ADVERTISING PARTNERS

New iSpot metrics further highlight the dominance of the Winter Games for NBCU advertising partners:

· The 2022 Beijing Olympics averaged 1 Billion ad impressions per day, generating 19.96 Billion Ad Impressions for Adults 18+ over the full 18 days.

· NBC Olympics primetime Winter Games presentation had a 22% lighter ad load and delivered 262% more ad impressions per unit than the other three broadcast networks combined.

· TV ads during the Winter Games had a 98% completion rate.

· The Beijing Olympics ranked #1 in ad impression share of voice across all dayparts. During primetime from Feb. 2-20, the Winter Games had a 31% share of voice against competition, with five times greater share of voice than the most-watched show on another network.

NBC OLYMPICS’ MEDIA PARTNERS REACHED MILLIONS

· More than 1 billion impressions of NBC Olympics’ content across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok

· A 69% increase in video views across all social platforms over the PyeongChang Olympics

· 229.5 million video views on TikTok, which led to more than 370,000 new followers on NBC Olympics TikTok during the Games

· 38 million impressions and 11.5 million video views for On Her Turf on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok

· NBC Sports Audio provided its most comprehensive Winter Games coverage, with daily podcasts featured on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher and Spotify. In addition, the “NBC Olympics Hockey” channel debuted on SiriusXM and featured all U.S. men’s and women’s games.

Total Audience Delivery is based on data from Nielsen and Adobe Analytics. Official viewership for 2/18-2/20/22 will be available by Wednesday AM.

ABOUT NBC OLYMPICS

NBCUniversal provided coverage of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games from Feb. 2-20. The Opening Ceremony was presented on Friday, Feb. 4, live in the morning and again in primetime on NBC and Peacock. Similar to recent Winter Games, NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage began the night before the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 3. Coverage started on Wednesday, Feb. 2, on USA Network and Peacock. NBCUniversal presented its 18th Olympic Games, 12th consecutive overall, and sixth straight Winter Games, all the most by any U.S. media company.

–NBC OLYMPICS-