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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YearNetViewers (Millions)Triple Crown Bid
2015NBCAmerican Pharoah
2014NBC20.6California Chrome
2013NBC7.0
2012NBC7.7
2011NBC6.8
2010ABC4.7
2009ABC6.6
2008ABC13.1Big Brown
2007ABC4.9
2006ABC5.0
2005NBC7.7
2004NBC21.9Smarty Jones
2003NBC15.7Funny Cide
2002NBC12.4War Emblem
2001NBC6.8
2000ABC4.3

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

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