142nd Kentucky Derby Draws 15.5 million viewers for Nyquist win


Saturday’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby averaged 15.5 million viewers from 6:21-7:08p with peak viewing of 17.9 million viewers between 6:45-7:00p. The 15.5 million was down 3% from last year’s 16.0 million

It scored a 9.0/21 national household rating/share, down 6% from last year’s 9.6/23.

Kentucky Derby Viewership 1989-2016:

2016NBC15.5 millionNyquist
2015NBC16.0 millionAmerican Pharoah
2014NBC15.3 millionCalifornia Chrome
2013NBC16.2 millionOrb
2012NBC14.8 millionI’ll Have Another
2011NBC14.5 millionAnimal Kingom
2010NBC16.5 millionSuper Saver
2009NBC16.1 millionMine That Bird
2008NBC14.2 millionBig Brown
2007NBC13.7 millionStreet Sense
2006NBC12.9 millionBarbaro
2005NBC13.6 millionGiacomo
2004NBC14.6 millionSmarty Jones
2003NBC11.8 millionFunny Cide
2002NBC12.8 millionWar Emblem
2001NBC13.5 millionMonarchos
2000ABC9.1 millionFusaichi Pegasus
1999ABC9.9 millionCharismatic
1998ABC9.5 millionReal Quiet
1997ABC11.3 millionSilver Charm
1996ABC11.0 millionGrindestone
1995ABC 9.3 millionThunder Gulch
1994ABC12.1 millionGo For Gin
1993ABC11.5 millionSea Hero
1992ABC13.7 millionLil E Tee
1991ABC13.4 millionStrike The Gold
1990ABC15.6 millionUnbridled
1989ABC18.5 millionSunday Silence

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