Final 2018 IndyCar TV Results

Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon

IndyCar pulled in 14.2 million viewers for 2018, down 2 million from 2017. By comparison F1 averages around 50 million per race globally.

Hopefully the rumors are true that Liberty wants to buy the series and the speedway. If they use their international TV contacts and can significantly increase IndyCar's global viewership, IndyCar sponsor deals will sky rocket and the series will be on solid footing again.

Venue 2016
Network
2016
Rating
2016
Viewers
201
Rating
2017
Viewers
2018
Rating
2018
Viewers
St. Petersburg ABC 1 1,400,000 0.8 1,190,000 0.81 1,144,000
Phoenix NBCSN 0.29 363,000 0.21 343,000 0.19 253,000
Long Beach NBCSN 0.37 402,000 0.21 321,000 0.24 370,000
Barber NBCSN 0.26 279,000 0.39 470,000 <0.20 310,000
Indy GP ABC 1 1,300,000 0.7 1,000,000 0.8 1,140,000
Indy 500 ABC 3.9 6,000,000 3.4 5,500,000 3.1 4,900,000
Detroit 1 ABC 0.7 1,000,000 0.6 847,000 0.55 751,000
Detroit 2 ABC 0.6 918,000 0.9 1,400,000 0.6 936,000
Texas NBCSN 0.3 388,000 0.35 561,000 0.21 336,000
Elkhart Lake NBCSN 0.33 470,000 0.37 568,000 0.22 322,000
Iowa NBCSN 0.37 534,000 0.37 534,000 0.31 452,000
Toronto CNBC 171,000 187,000
Toronto NBCSN SDD 0.3 530,000 0.32 489,000 0.29 458,000
Mid-Ohio NBCSN 0.55 811,000 0.39 576,000 0.39 644,000
Mid-Ohio NBCSN 0.13 200,000 0.09 139,000
Pocono NBCSN 0.45 635,000 0.4 618,000 0.34 542,000
Gateway NBCSN 0.23 359,000 0.23 391,000
Watkins Glen NBCSN 0.29 440,000 0.41 604,000
Portland NBCSN 0.35 529,000
Sonoma NBCSN 0.33 528,000 0.33 536,000 0.38 629,000
Total 16,169,000 16,303,000 14,246,000
% Chg 0.8% % Chg -14.4%
'16 to '17 +134,000 '17 to '18 -2,057,000

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