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How to watch Premier League Darts 2024 – TV schedule, streaming options and event tickets

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There's been a big upswell of interest in watching the Premier League lately – and we're not talking about football.

The Premier League Darts season is well underway, with Night 6 almost upon us. After Michael Smith claimed the honours on Night 1 in Cardiff, the reigning champion, Michael van Gerwen, went on a three-night winning run. The Dutchman beat Luke Littler 6-5 in the Final on Night 2 in Berlin, edged out Luke Humphries by the same margin on Night 3 in Glasgow, and beat Nathan Aspinall 6-4 on Night 4 in Newcastle. Aspinall won out 6-2 against Rob Cross on Night 5, and is emerging as one of the competition's in-form players.

Humphries and Littler will be frustrated to have missed out on the spoils to date, having both reached on-the-night finals without quite clinching a victory.

PDC Premier League action returns to our screens this Thursday (March 7), when the players will step up to the oche at the Brighton Centre for Night 5 of the season. Luke Littler faces Night 5 winner Nathan Aspinall in what looks arguably to be the pick of the Quarter-Finals on the south coast this Thursday.

Darts is the sport of the moment after Luke Littler, then aged only 16, captured imaginations with his run to the final of the PDC World Darts Championship at the turn of the year. Littler was defeated in that tie by Luke Humphries, who is currently the PDC World No 1.

Both players are currently some distance behind leader Michael van Gerwen in the PDC Premier League Darts standings, with Littler ranked 2nd and Humphries 5th. The two Lukes will have 11 further opportunities to gather points throughout the season. Brighton (March 7) and Nottingham (March 14) are the next stops on the tour.

In short, darts fans haven't had it so good since the days when John Lowe faced off against Eric Bristow. We'll be following this year's action closely, and you can do the same by watching Premier League Darts live on TV or in person. This article will take you through some ways to watch, from Sky TV to online streaming.

On a side note, if you're a Sky or NOW viewer, keep an eye out for a new, three-part documentary series on darts, which is currently in production.

Following the success of sports docuseries' like Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix) and All or Nothing (Prime Video), the mini-series (title TBC) will tell the stories of leading darts players – with 2024 Premier League Darts sure to be a focus.

Premier League Darts 2024 schedule and how to watch live

2024 Premier League Darts is taking place once per week. Having started in Cardiff on February 1, the competition will continue until Play-Offs Night on May 23. The fixtures start at 7pm UK time and always take place on a Thursday.

Here are the dates for your diary:

  • Night 1, February 1 – Utility Arena, Cardiff (Winner: Michael Smith)

  • Night 2, February 8 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin (Winner: Michael van Gerwen)

  • Night 3, February 15 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow (Winner: Michael van Gerwen)

  • Night 4, February 22 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle (Winner: Michael van Gerwen)

  • Night 5, February 29 – Westpoint, Exeter (Winner: Nathan Aspinall)

  • Night 6, March 7 – Brighton Centre, Brighton

  • Night 7, March 14 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

  • Night 8, March 21 – 3Arena, Dublin

  • Night 9, March 28 – SSE Arena, Belfast

  • Night 10, April 4 – AO Arena, Manchester

  • Night 11, April 11 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham

  • Night 12, April 18 – Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam

  • Night 13, April 25 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool

  • Night 14, May 2 – P&J Live, Aberdeen

  • Night 15, May 9 – First Direct Arena, Leeds

  • Night 16, May 16 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield

  • Play-Offs Night, May 23 – The O2, London

Watch Premier League Darts live on UK TV

In the UK, Premier League Darts airs on Sky Sports, which has exclusive TV rights to the competition in this part of the world. The same goes for several other PDC tournaments, including:

  • World Cup of Darts

  • World Matchplay

  • World Grand Prix

  • Grand Slam of Darts

So, if you want to watch Premier League Darts on TV at home, you'll need to subscribe to a TV package that includes Sky Sports.

There are a few different options, including:

Sky Glass package

If you're new to Sky Glass, subscribing to the service gets you a Sky Glass smart TV, plus a selection of TV channels and other content services such as Netflix. The content is streamed directly via the TV, so there's no need for a set-top box or a satellite dish. Just a broadband connection will do nicely.

Sky Sports isn't included by default with Sky Glass, so you’ll need to pay for a Sky Sports subscription as an add-on.

View the latest Sky Glass deals

Sky Stream package

If you're happy with your existing TV, we recommend subscribing to a Sky Stream package instead. It's similar to Sky Glass, but you stream your programming via a Sky Stream box that simply plugs into your chosen telly.

Once again, Sky Sports isn't included by default with Sky Stream, so you'll need to add Sky Sports to your bundle.

View the latest Sky Stream deals

Other TV packages

Sky Sports is available via a handful of TV packages outside the Sky-branded stable — notably including NOW, which has a 12-month offer on its package with Sky Sports, which gets you 12 Sky Sports channels for £21/month.

You can also purchase Sky Sports as an add-on to an EE TV (formerly known as BT TV) or Virgin Media subscription.

Sky Sports is great for all-round sports viewing. Its varied roster includes Premier League men's football, selected Women's Super League football games and football from the EFL and the Scottish Premiership to Germany's top flight of men's football, the Bundesliga (featuring the likes of Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho).

Sky also airs live motorsport, including Formula 1 and IndyCar, selected national and international cricket tournaments and major golf events. After signing a multi-year deal for the rights to the US Open tennis tournament it also launched a dedicated channel, Sky Sports Tennis.

PDCTV

If the only sport for you is darts, you'd be better off getting a PDCTV Membership. This will enable you to stream Premier League Darts, plus other PDC competitions, online.

PDCTV Membership options include:

  • Annual subscription: £49.99

  • Monthly subscription: £4.99

  • Three-day pass: £4.99

  • Two-day pass: £3.99

  • Day pass: £2.99

The annual subscription has some side benefits, including early access to event ticket sales.

Pubs and sports bars

Plenty of pubs and sports bars show Premier League Darts on their TVs — although it's not quite as easy to find a venue screening the action as it would be if you were trying to watch the football.

We recommend using a service like FANZO to find out which venues in your area are showing Premier League Darts before you set out to watch the action. Phoning ahead might also be a smart move.

Other PDC darts tournaments on ITV4

The good news for terrestrial viewers (eg those using Freeview) is that some PDC tournaments are broadcast on ITV4. These include:

  • The Masters

  • UK Open

  • European Championship

  • Players Championship Final

  • World Series of Darts

Watch Premier League Darts live around the world

We're aware some of our international readers are keen to watch darts from their homes around the world. Here's a breakdown of TV channels holding the rights to Premier League Darts in selected darts-loving territories:

  • Australia: Fox Sports

  • Austria: DAZN

  • Belgium: VTM

  • Brazil: DAZN

  • Bulgaria: TV Play

  • Canada: DAZN

  • Czech Republic: Nova

  • Denmark: TV Play

  • Estonia: TV Play

  • Germany: DAZN, Sport1

  • Hungary: Prago Sport

  • Italy: DAZN

  • Japan: DAZN

  • Latvia: TV Play

  • Lithuania: TV Play

  • Netherlands: Viaplay

  • New Zealand: Sky

  • Norway: TV Play

  • Poland: TVP

  • Slovakia: Nova

  • Switzerland: DAZN

  • USA: DAZN

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Luke Littler makes his Premier League Darts debut in the 2024 competition. Tom Dulat - Getty Images

Premier League Darts 2024 players – who is in the lineup?

Eight darts pros are facing off in the 17-week Premier League Darts 2024 tournament, including PDC World Champion Luke Humphries and rising star Luke Littler.

The Premier League Darts lineup comprises the four highest-ranked PDC players plus four wildcards.

Here's the lineup in full (with each player's world ranking as of March 3 shown in brackets):

  • Luke Humphries (1)

  • Michael van Gerwen (2)

  • Michael Smith (3)

  • Nathan Aspinall (4)

  • Gerwyn Price (6)

  • Rob Cross (5)

  • Peter Wright (8)

  • Luke Littler (30

Current world champion Luke Humphries is the favourite to take the top prize — although he'll have stiff competition from the Netherlands' Micheal van Gerwen, who was World No 1 between 2014 and 2021. With that said, we wouldn't bet against the teenage Luke Littler.

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What is Premier League Darts – how does it work and what is the prize money?

Each night of Premier League Darts 2024 is a mini tournament made up of quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final.

The first four matches of each night are quarter-finals, in which two players go head to head. The winning players progress to the semi-finals, and the semi-final winners progress to the final. All of these ties are best of 11 legs.

Points are awarded to the players based on their placing each night, as follows:

  • Winner: 5 points

  • Runner-up: 3 points

  • Losing semi-finalist: 2 points

After the 16th fixture of the competition (May 16, Sheffield), the four players who have accumulated the highest points totals will progress to Play-Off Night (the season's final event, taking place on May 23 in London).

Play-Off Night follows a simpler format, with semi-finals (best of 19 legs) and a final (best of 21 legs. The winner of the final is crowned Premier League Darts Champion.

Premier League Darts provides a big payday for competitors, with £1,000,000 in prize money up for grabs throughout the competition. The prize breakdown is as follows:

  • Overall winner: £275,000

  • Overall runner-up: £125,000

  • Semi-finalist: £85,000

  • Fifth overall: £75,000

  • Sixth overall: £70,000

  • Seventh overall: £65,000

  • Eighth overall: £60,000

  • Nightly winner bonus: £10,000

Premier League Darts 2024 draw: When does Luke Littler play against Luke Humphries?

All eight players in the Premier League Darts 2024 tournament are guaranteed to play against every other competitor during the Premier League Darts 2024 season, after the quarter-final draws for each fixture were confirmed on January 23.

The results and fixtures are as follows, with semi-finals and finals to be decided on each night:

Night One Results - Utilita Arena, Cardiff: Thursday, February 1

Quarter-Finals
Peter Wright v Rob Cross (3 - 6)
Gerwyn Price
v Nathan Aspinall (6 - 4)
Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith (5 - 6)
Luke Littler
v Luke Humphries (6 - 2)

Semi-Finals
Rob Cross v Gerwyn Price (2 - 6)
Michael Smith v Luke Littler (6 - 5)

Final
Gerwyn Price v Michael Smith (2 - 6)

Night Two - Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin: Thursday, February 8

Quarter-Finals
Nathan Aspinall v Michael van Gerwen (4 - 6)
Michael Smith
v Gerwyn Price (6 - 5)
Luke Littler
v Rob Cross (6 - 5)
Luke Humphries
v Peter Wright (6 - 4)

Semi-finals
Michael van Gerwen
v Michael Smith (6 - 5)
Luke Littler
v Luke Humphries (6 - 5)

Final
Michael van Gerwen v Luke Littler (6 - 5)

Night Three - OVO Hydro, Glasgow: Thursday, February 15

Quarter-Finals
Rob Cross
v Michael Smith (6 - 4)
Michael van Gerwen
v Peter Wright (6 - 2)
Nathan Aspinall v Luke Humphries (3 - 6)
Gerwyn Price
v Luke Littler (6 - 5)

Semi-finals
Rob Cross v Micheal van Gerwen (4 - 6)
Luke Humphries
v Gerwyn Price (6 - 3)

Final
Michael van Gerwen
v Luke Humphries (6 - 5)

Night Four - Utilita Arena, Newcastle: Thursday, February 22
Quarter-Finals

Michael Smith v Nathan Aspinall (5 - 6)
Rob Cross
v Luke Humphries (6 - 5)
Peter Wright v Luke Littler (5 - 6)
Gerwyn Price v Michael van Gerwen (4 - 6)

Semi-Finals
Nathan Aspinall
v Rob Cross (6 - 4)
Luke Littler v Michael van Gerwen (5 - 6)

Final
Nathan Aspinall v Michael van Gerwen (4 - 6)

Night Five - Westpoint Exeter: Thursday, February 29

Quarter-Finals
Luke Humphries
v Michael van Gerwen (6 - 3)
Nathan Aspinall
v Peter Wright (6 - 4)
Gerwyn Price v Rob Cross (1 -6)
Luke Littler
v Michael Smith (6 - 2)

Semi-Finals
Luke Humphries v Nathan Aspinall (5 - 6)
Rob Cross
v Luke Littler (6 - 3)

Final
Nathan Aspinall
v Rob Cross (6 - 2)

Night Six – The Brighton Centre: Thursday, March 7

Quarter-Finals
Luke Humphries v Gerwyn Price
Rob Cross v Michael van Gerwen
Nathan Aspinall v Luke Littler
Michael Smith v Peter Wright

Night Seven - Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham: Thursday, March 14

Quarter-Finals
Peter Wright v Gerwyn Price
Luke Humphries v Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen v Luke Littler
Rob Cross v Nathan Aspinall

Night Eight - 3Arena, Dublin: Thursday, March 21
Fixtures confirmed following Night Seven

Night Nine - SSE Arena, Belfast: Thursday, March 28

Quarter-Finals
Luke Humphries v Luke Littler
Michael Smith v Michael van Gerwen
Nathan Aspinall v Gerwyn Price
Rob Cross v Peter Wright

Night Ten - AO Arena, Manchester: Thursday, April 4

Quarter-Finals
Nathan Aspinall v Rob Cross
Luke Littler v Michael van Gerwen
Michael Smith v Luke Humphries
Gerwyn Price v Peter Wright

Night 11 - Utilita Arena, Birmingham: Thursday, April 11

Quarter-Finals
Peter Wright v Luke Humphries
Rob Cross v Luke Littler
Gerwyn Price v Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen v Nathan Aspinall

Night 12 - Rotterdam Ahoy: Thursday, April 18

Quarter-Finals
Michael Smith v Luke Littler
Rob Cross v Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright v Nathan Aspinall
Michael van Gerwen v Luke Humphries

Night 13 - M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool: Thursday, April 25

Quarter-Finals
Luke Littler v Gerwyn Price
Luke Humphries v Nathan Aspinall
Peter Wright v Michael van Gerwen
Michael Smith v Rob Cross

Night 14 - P&J Live, Aberdeen: Thursday, May 2

Quarter-Finals
Peter Wright v Michael Smith
Luke Littler v Nathan Aspinall
Michael van Gerwen v Rob Cross
Gerwyn Price v Luke Humphries

Night 15 - First Direct Arena, Leeds: Thursday, May 9

Quarter-Finals
Michael van Gerwen v Gerwyn Price
Luke Littler v Peter Wright
Luke Humphries v Rob Cross
Nathan Aspinall v Michael Smith

Night 16 - Utilita Arena, Sheffield: Thursday, May 16
Fixtures confirmed following Night 15

Play-Offs - The O2, London: Thursday, May 23
Semi-Finals
Final

Premier League Darts 2024 tickets – how can I watch in person?

There's nothing quite like going to see the darts live. You can currently buy tickets to Premier League Darts fixtures via Ticketmaster or SEE Tickets.

Given the current surge of interest in darts, it'd be a good idea to move quickly to secure your tickets. Some Premier League Darts 2024 fixtures have already sold out, according to ticket outlets.

If you need hotel accommodation for a trip to watch Premier League Darts live, you can currently find exclusive package deals via sportsbreaks.com.

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