Peacock Continues Growth After NFL Wild Card Game Success
After nearly 28 million viewers tuned in to the historic streaming moment, Peacock is building upon that success with new TV series, films and more.
The first-ever streaming-exclusive NFL Wild Card game between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs on January 13 was the biggest live-streamed event in U.S. history, reaching nearly 28 million viewers, and helping to drive Peacock to its highest concurrent streams and usage day in the platform’s history.
In addition to record-breaking live viewership, the strength of Peacock’s entire platform has been on display this month, with new comedy series Ted debuting as Peacock’s most-watched original title over its first seven days. The second season of fan favorite The Traitors premiered as Peacock’s biggest original reality season launch through its first four days on platform.
On January 15 Peacock won its first two Emmy Awards: Judith Light was recognized for her performance in Poker Face and The Traitors won Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program. In addition to taking home two statues, Peacock was well-represented at the Emmy Awards with Poker Faces' Natasha Lyonne and Extended Family's Jon Cryer presenting awards during the ceremony, as well as the ceremony itself taking place in the newly named Peacock Theater.
In addition to popular series from NBC and Bravo airing next day on Peacock, notable films and series coming soon to the service include:
The global cinematic phenomenon Oppenheimer will make its streaming premiere on Peacock on February 16, ensuring that fans of the film can re-experience the story from home in the lead up to the Academy Awards in March.
From Oscar and Emmy-winning studio Believe Entertainment and visionary director Albert Hughes comes the never-before-told story of one of the most influential bands in the history of music, hip hop legends, RUN DMC. You may know the broad strokes… the Adidas hard shells, the chains, the glasses, the iconic hooks and massive hits, but few know the whole story. The story of how three kids from Queens busted on the scene in 1983, shattered racial barriers and changed music forever.
In 2006, over 2 million Americans were incarcerated but only one managed to escape a federal maximum-security wing while under 24-hour surveillance - Quawntay “Bosco” Adams. For the chance to be at his first child’s birth, he planned an ingenious escape with the help of lonely Missouri woman that he meets by replying to a personal ad.
Set on the tropical island of Bermuda, Peacock’s Couple To Throuple is a first-of-its-kind dating series that follows four curious couples on their journey to add a third partner to their relationship. The couples are introduced to 16 singles and must decide who they want to “throuple-up” with and date. With three times the fun, the feelings and drama, these relationships are put through the ultimate test to see if they are the perfect match. After four weeks, the couples and singles will decide if their hearts have room for more than just “the one” and commit as a throuple.
Following multiple unexplained fatalities at a Scottish military facility, DCI Amy Silva and DI Kirsten Longacre are tasked with uncovering the cause. Entering the hostile and closed ranks of the air force, the pair must face the deadly warfare of tomorrow as they fight for their own future.
Based on Liane Moriarty’s New York Times bestselling novel, Apples Never Fall centers on the seemingly picture-perfect Delaney family. Former tennis coaches Stan (Sam Neill) and Joy (Annette Bening) have sold their successful tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. While they look forward to spending time with their four adult children (Alison Brie, Jake Lacy, Conor Merrigan-Turner, Essie Randles), everything changes when a wounded young woman knocks on Joy and Stan's door, bringing the excitement they've been missing. But when Joy suddenly disappears, her children are forced to re-examine their parents' so-called perfect marriage as their family’s darkest secrets begin to surface.
In addition to Premier League and men and women’s Big Ten basketball games, other upcoming notable sports include:
SuperMotocross World Championship Series (February 3, 10 and 24)
Peacock is the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship Series in 2024, presenting comprehensive live coverage of all qualifying, heats, Main Events and Motos across both Supercross and Pro Motocross, spanning 31 rounds from January to September 2024. 17 races will livestream exclusively on Peacock, including February 10 from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ and February 24 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
World Aquatics Championships (February 2–18)
The World Aquatics Championships streams live on Peacock, presenting six aquatics disciplines: swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, artistic swimming, and water polo.
Six Nations Rugby (February 2–March 16)
The Six Nations Rugby competition returns to Peacock, beginning with France vs. Ireland on February 2.