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Due to the increased interest of the Belmont Stakes, NBC Sports is capitalizing on the potential of more viewers. The cable sports network owned by Comcast
A Triple Crown win could increase interest in horse racing, which would likely boost ratings for NBC Sports' other televised horse races. The company has the rights to the Breeders Cup (Oct. 31, Nov. 1). This year, Comcast will air several pre-Breeders Cup races on NBC and NBC Sports throughout the summer and fall.
NBC Sports continues to post strong numbers in viewership. The cable channel doesn't have huge deals with popular sports like rival ESPN, owned by Disney
The 2013-2014 season of the English Premier League soccer saw 31 million viewers, more than double the amount watched last year on ESPN, ESPN2 and Fox Soccer. NBC Sports has put key games on television and saw strong viewership from a tight title race that went down to the wire.
NBC Sports has a 10-year television deal with the National Hockey League, which is paying off handsomely this season. The 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs saw the key television markets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago reach the semifinals. With New York and Los Angeles in the Stanley Cup Finals, viewership should continue to rise.
The seven game series between the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers saw 4.1 million viewers, the highest game for NBC Sports. This ranked second for Sunday night, trailing only Game of Thrones, the hit HBO show.