07/12/12 The final TV rating for last Sunday's Toronto IndyCar race was 0.8 with an average of 1,129,334 viewers.
07/09/12 A reader writes, Dear AutoRacing1, As a lifelong IndyCar fan, I must say that Sunday's ABC telecast of the Toronto Indy was one of the worst I've seen on network television. A commercial every 3 minutes, half of the commercial breaks were not side-by-side, and several of the side-by-side commercial breaks were under yellow caution laps. Is ABC even trying at this point to produce a quality broadcast? Does the IndyCar management even care about the quality of their broadcasts?
I'm a die hard IndyCar fan. That means I will torture myself every race weekend watching mediocre IndyCar broadcasts. But what about the casual fan or prospecting new viewers? How can you keep casual fans or new fans interested if a network like ABC is cutting away from the action every 3 minutes to bring you commercials? A casual fan or new viewer will click away to another channel! I guess the IndyCar management is happy with 0.9 TV ratings? Tony Ciarfella, New Jersey
07/09/12 The overnight TV rating for the Izod IndyCar Series Honda Indy Toronto on ABC Sunday was a 0.9, which represents about 1.2 million viewers.