Historical viewership for the Preakness Stakes 1993-2015


The Preakness always takes a backseat to the Kentucky Derby ratings-wise. In 2015 when the Kentucky Derby averaged 16 million viewers, the Preakness averaged 8.9 million. Still, nearly 9 million viewers isn’t shabby and the Preakness winner determines the fate of ratings for the Belmont Stakes. If Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist wins the Preakness there will be much more interest in the Belmont.

Viewership for the Preakness Stakes 1993-2015:

2015NBC8.9 millionAmerican Pharoah
2014NBC9.6 millionCalifornia Chrome
2013NBC9.7 millionOxbow
2012NBC8.1 millionI’ll Have Another
2011NBC8.8 millionShackleford
2010NBC8.4 millionLookin at Lucky
2009NBC10.9 millionRachel Alexandra
2008NBC7.9 millionBig Brown
2007NBC8.4 millionCurlin
2006NBC10.1 millionBernardini
2005NBC9.3 millionAfleet Alex
2004NBC11.6 millionSmarty Jones
2003NBC8.6 millionFunny Cide
2002NBC9.2 millionWar Emblem
2001NBC8.7 millionPoint Given
2000ABC5.5 millionRed Bullet
1999ABC4.9 millionCharismatic
1998ABC5.2 millionReal Quiet
1997ABC6.9 millionSilver Charm
1996ABC5.1 millionLouis Quatorze
1995ABC4.7 millionTimber Country
1994ABC6.5 millionTabasco Cat
1993ABC7.0 millionPrairie Bayou

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