It is a well-known fact that Manchester United are one of the greatest football club in the world and a majority of their income comes from the TV money. Of course, being the champion of England numerous times in the last few years certainly helps.
Manchester United on TV is a very much normal occasion, as they are pretty much on TV throughout the weekend. One of the most recent matches in which Manchester United attracted a lot of TV viewers was in the FA Cup fourth-round match against Liverpool. Manchester United are coming into the match after having beaten Manchester City in a thrilling encounter.
The third round fixture between the two Manchester clubs ended in a 3-2 win for Manchester United, which has boosted the expectations for the match against Liverpool– another arch rival for Manchester United. One of the things that has spiced up the encounter is the record Manchester United have been having at Anfield in recent seasons. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has not left Anfield with a win since 2006. As expected, Manchester United again struggled against Liverpool in the match. Manchester United finally ended up losing 2-1 to a Liverpool side that was missing Luis Suarez.
However, the match has turned out to be a huge commercial success for Manchester United due to the TV income that it has generated. It has been estimated that around 6 million viewers tuned in to watch the match. The Saturday’s FA Cup match between the two great clubs was seen by around 6 million viewers during the peak time. The match was shown on both ITV1 HD and ITV1. Compared to this, the match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough attracted only 4 million viewers on Sunday. The Manchester United match had a market share of 32.1 percentage on ITV1.