Largest Cable Viewers on Document for Occasion; Up 43 P.c Over 2021 Viewership
ESPN’s dwell telecast of the rain-delayed Formulation 1 Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, Could 29, averaged 1.4 million viewers, the biggest dwell cable viewers for the race on document and the second most-viewed dwell telecast of the historic race ever. Viewership was up 43 % over the 2021 version of the race, which aired on ESPN2 and averaged 977,000 viewers.
Excluding the rain delay, the race telecast averaged 1.6 million viewers from 10 a.m. till midday ET as Mexico’s Sergio Pérez drove to victory. Through the rain delay previous to the beginning of the race, 1.2 million had been tuned in from 8:53 – 10 a.m. as they waited for motion to begin. The viewers peaked at 1.8 million viewers within the 10:30-10:45 a.m. quarter hour.
An encore presentation on ABC at 3:30 p.m. averaged 762,000 viewers.
This yr’s seasonal common of 1.4 million viewers is 45 % bigger than the 948,000 common by way of the primary seven races of the 2021 season and up 45 % over the 949,000 season-long common for 2021, which was the most-viewed F1 season ever on U.S. tv.
ESPN’s Formulation 1 telecasts additionally proceed to draw youthful viewers – the race averaged 595,000 viewers within the Individuals ages 18-49 demographic, up 45 % over final season’s race common of 411,000. ESPN was averaging 319,000 viewers per race within the Individuals 12-34 age group by way of the primary six races of the season, up 84 % over the typical of 174,000 for the primary six races of 2021.
The highest 10 native market scores for the race telecast:
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The Monaco Grand Prix holds the document for the biggest viewers of any variety ever to observe a Formulation 1 race within the U.S. (2.78 million on ABC in 2002 for a same-day delayed telecast). The most important dwell viewers ever for the Monaco occasion was 1.41 million on NBC in 2013.
The following race is the Formulation 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, June 12, at 6:55 a.m. on ESPN.
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