Belmont Stakes historical TV viewership 2000-2014

 

The Belmont Stakes is upon us. After a four-year drought of not having a triple crown contender for the Belmont, NBC gets one for the second straight year. Ratings and viewership-wise that makes all the difference in the world.

Belmont Stakes viewership 2000-2014:

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Year Net Viewers (Millions) Triple Crown Bid
2015 NBC American Pharoah
2014 NBC 20.6 California Chrome
2013 NBC 7.0
2012 NBC 7.7
2011 NBC 6.8
2010 ABC 4.7
2009 ABC 6.6
2008 ABC 13.1 Big Brown
2007 ABC 4.9
2006 ABC 5.0
2005 NBC 7.7
2004 NBC 21.9 Smarty Jones
2003 NBC 15.7 Funny Cide
2002 NBC 12.4 War Emblem
2001 NBC 6.8
2000 ABC 4.3

For the ratings junkies, here’s an excellent deep dive into Triple Crown viewership via Dan Needham (@thorotrends).

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