Indy 500 TV rating peaks in 5 years




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Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 was a hit with fans as Helio Castroneves claimed his fourth victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and it also resonated with NBC viewers who gave the event its highest marks in five years.

Using the modern Total Audience Delivery metric which includes the combined TV and live streaming audience, the Indy 500 produced 5.581 million viewers, up from 3.692 million in 2020.

The 51.1 percent year-over-year audience increase reflects the excitement of the race where the little-known Meyer Shank Racing team has turned the ages on. With the tight checkered flag race and the cheerful celebration of Castroneves and his team, viewership peaked at 7.129 million.

Most visited markets:

Rank

Market

HH Rating

1

Indianapolis

21.3

t2

Dayton

8.1

t2

Cincinnati

8.1

t4

Ft. Myers-Naples

6.3

t4

Louisville

6.3

6

Knoxville

6.0

t7

Nashville

5.4

t7

Columbus, Ohio

5.4

9

Hartford-New Haven

5.1

ten

Greenville-Spartanburg

5.0


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