Kentucky Derby Draws 16 million viewers, 3rd Best Since 1989

 

Saturday’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby averaged 16.0 million viewers from 6:16-7:02p with peak viewing of 17.9 million viewers between 6:30-6:45p. The 16.0 million was up 4% from last year’s 15.3.

It scored a 9.6/23 national household rating share, up 2% from last year’s 9.4/22.

Year Network Viewers Winner
2015 NBC 16.0 million American Pharoah
2014 NBC 15.3 million California Chrome
2013 NBC 16.2 million Orb
2012 NBC 14.8 million I’ll Have Another
2011 NBC 14.5 million Animal Kingom
2010 NBC 16.5 million Super Saver
2009 NBC 16.1 million Mine That Bird
2008 NBC 14.2 million Big Brown
2007 NBC 13.7 million Street Sense
2006 NBC 12.9 million Barbaro
2005 NBC 13.6 million Giacomo
2004 NBC 14.6 million Smarty Jones
2003 NBC 11.8 million Funny Cide
2002 NBC 12.8 million War Emblem
2001 NBC 13.5 million Monarchos
2000 ABC 9.1 million Fusaichi Pegasus
1999 ABC 9.9 million Charismatic
1998 ABC 9.5 million Real Quiet
1997 ABC 11.3 million Silver Charm
1996 ABC 11.0 million Grindestone
1995 ABC  9.3 million Thunder Gulch
1994 ABC 12.1 million Go For Gin
1993 ABC 11.5 million Sea Hero
1992 ABC 13.7 million Lil E Tee
1991 ABC 13.4 million Strike The Gold
1990 ABC 15.6 million Unbridled
1989 ABC 18.5 million Sunday Silence

TOP METERED MARKETS FOR 2015 KENTUCKY DERBY (Race Portion)

1.

Louisville

35.0/65

2.

Ft. Myers

19.7/39

3.

Cincinnati

17.7/38

4.

West Palm Beach

16.8/32

5.

Dayton

15.8/31

T6.

Tampa-St. Pete

15.6/30

T6.

Indianapolis

15.6/31

T6.

Richmond

15.6/28

9.

Orlando

14.7/30

10.

Knoxville

14.6/27

11.

Buffalo

14.5/31

12.

Hartford

14.2/28

13.

Nashville

13.6/26

14.

Columbus

13.5/28

15.

Boston

13.4/32

16.

Denver

13.1/30

17.

Albuquerque

12.9/28

18.

Philadelphia

12.7/28

19.

Oklahoma City

12.4/25

20.

Milwaukee

11.9/28

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