2022 IndyCar season was most watched for six years, says NBC

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The season, which ended final weekend with Will Energy being topped champion for the second time, featured a 5 p.c improve in viewership over 2021.

The Complete Viewers Supply (TAD) of 1.30 million viewers throughout NBC, USA Community, Peacock and NBC Sports activities digital platforms, mar king the most-watched season for the INDYCAR SERIES since 2016, when there have been 1.31 million viewers, on NBCSN and ABC, TV-only. TAD relies on information from Nielsen and Adobe Analytics.

Half of the season’s 16 races on tv delivered a TAD of greater than 1 million viewers, the very best mark since 2008. The inaugural race of 2022, the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Feb. 27, stands because the most-watched season-opener in 11 years with a TAD of 1.44 million viewers and the most-watched non-Indianapolis 500 INDYCAR race in 11 years.

Moreover, the Grand Prix of Lengthy Seaside on April 10 delivered the most-watched version of the race in NBC Sports activities historical past (since 2009) with a TAD of 1.08 million viewers.

Bolstered by streaming on Peacock, together with the platform’s unique presentation of the Toronto race on July 17, the 2022 season ranked because the most-streamed IndyCar season on report with an Common Minute Viewers (AMA) of fifty,400 viewers, up 470% vs. 2021.

The 106th Working of the Indianapolis 500, gained by Marcus Ericsson, noticed 218,800 streaming the occasion. The AMA additionally consists of streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports activities app through authentication.



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