Weekend TV Rating – F1 in Abu dhabi

Formula 1 continues to draw a strong audience in the USA, despite there being zero America drivers in F1 for well over a decade.

Last weekend’s first-ever Saudi Arabian Grand Prix averaged 923,000 viewers on ESPN2 and a 0.51 TV rating up against NFL games. The tense championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen had viewers on the edge of their seat the entire race.

That’s the second most-viewed F1 race ever on ESPN2, with the audience peaking at 1.2 million near the end of the race.

Overall this season, F1 races are averaging 933K on ESPN networks — which is up 53 percent over 2020.

Check out our Weekend TV schedule for times to watch the exciting F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi.