Historical viewership for the Preakness Stakes 1993-2016 (Updated)

May 20, 2016

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. Update: Exaggerator’s 2016 win averaged 9.4 million viewers. Viewership for the Preakness Stakes 1993-2015: Year…

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Historical viewership for the Preakness Stakes 1993-2015

May 15, 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: Year Net Viewers Winner 2015 NBC 8.9 million…

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