The first Indianapolis 500 to be broadcast by NBC scored a 3.44 final rating and averaged 5.4 million viewers. That’s up from last year’s 3.08/4.9m on ABC and the best Indy 500 rating since 2016’s 3.88/6.0m.
Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix again had a double hit, scoring a 0.58/908,000 for the live telecast on ESPN, up slightly over last year’s 0.53/809,000 on the same network. Interestingly, the over-the-air replay on ABC Sunday afternoon fell short of ESPN’s number, at 0.49/705,000. That’s well down from last year’s 1.04/1.6m for the ABC replay that followed directly after its live coverage of the Indy 500.
NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 on FOX also enjoyed a modest increase in viewers, scoring a 2.58/4.3m. That’s up from a 2.33/4.1m last year.
The Xfinity Series race from Charlotte Saturday afternoon on FS1 scored a 0.57/863,000, a tick down from last year’s 0.59/900,000 on the same network.