IndyCar St. Petersburg GP TV Rating (2nd Update)

Sunday’s start
Sunday’s start

UPDATE We inadvertently left off the TV rating for the St Petersburg GP, previously only providing the number of viewers. It has been added.

03/12/19 The final TV rating for the St. Petersburg GP on NBCSN fell from an overnight of 0.38 to a final of 0.32, down 60.5% from last year's final on ABC. However, the bad news, and it is really really bad, is that only 82,000 in the all important 18-49 year old category tuned in, down 68% from last year on ABC. The good news is that hardly anyone saw the 13 minute gaffe when NBCSN lost the video feed from St. Petersburg.

82,000 in the important age group is a horrific number, but that is what we have seen for years on NBCSN. Things are not getting better on NBCSN (a station hardly anyone watches), and we can only hope the numbers look better on NBC. The following table gives you the historic IndyCar TV numbers that AutoRacing1.com maintains for its customers.

Historic IndyCar TV Numbers

Venue 2016
Network
2016
Rating
2016
Viewers
2017
Network
2017
Rating
2017
Viewers
2018
Network
2018
Rating
2018
Viewers
2018
18-49
2019
Network
2019
Rating
2019
Viewers
2019
18-49
St. Pete ABC 1.0 1.4M ABC 0.8 1.19M ABC 0.81 1.144M 256,000 NBCSN 0.32 495,000 82,000
Phoenix NBCSN 0.29 363,000 NBCSN 0.21 343,000 NBCSN 0.19 253,000 74,000
Austin NBCSN
Long Beach NBCSN 0.37 402,000 NBCSN 0.21 321,000 NBCSN 0.24 370,000 82,000 NBCSN
Barber NBCSN 0.26 279,000 NBCSN 0.39 470,000 NBCSN <0.20 310,000 50,000 NBCSN
Indy GP ABC 1.0 1.3M ABC 0.7 1.0M ABC 0.8 1.14M 181,000 NBC
Indy 500 ABC 3.9 6.0M ABC 3.4 5.5M ABC 3.1 4.9M 928,000 NBC
Detroit 1 ABC 0.7 1.0M ABC 0.6 847,000 ABC 0.55 751,000 189,000 NBC
Detroit 2 ABC 0.6 918,000 ABC 0.9 1.4M ABC 0.6 936,000 212,000 NBC
Texas NBCSN 0.3 388,000 NBCSN 0.35 561,000 NBCSN 0.21 336,000 59,000 NBCSN
Elkhart Lake NBCSN 0.33 470,000 NBCSN 0.37 568,000 NBCSN 0.22 322,000 65,000 NBC
Iowa NBCSN 0.37 534,000 NBCSN 0.37 534,000 NBCSN 0.31 452,000 78,000 NBCSN
Toronto CNBC 171,000 CNBC 187,000
Toronto NBCSN 0.3 530,000 NBCSN 0.32 489,000 NBCSN 0.29 458,000 107,000 NBCSN
Mid-Ohio NBCSN 0.55 811,000 NBCSN 0.39 576,000 NBCSN 0.39 644,000 153,000 NBC
Mid-Ohio CNBC 0.13 200,000 CNBC 0.09 139,000 33,000
Pocono NBCSN 0.45 635,000 NBCSN 0.4 618,000 NBCSN 0.34 542,000 110,000 NBCSN
Gateway NBCSN 0.23 359,000 NBCSN 0.23 391,000 76,000 NBCSN
Watkins Glen NBCSN 0.29 440,000 NBCSN 0.41 604,000
Portland NBCSN 0.35 529,000 75,000 NBCSN
Sonoma NBCSN 0.33 528,000 NBCSN 0.33 536,000 NBCSN 0.38 629,000 137,000 NBC
Laguna Seca NBC
Total 16.169M 16.303M 14.246M

03/11/19 Despite all the hoopla and promises, the overnight TV rating for the 2019 IndyCar season opener in St Petersburg, FL was a 0.38 on NBCSN, down 62% from the 1.0 overnight on ABC last year.

Yesterday's 0.38 is up from a 0.36 for 2013 opener on NBCSN.

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