The television ratings for this year’s Preakness Stakes (G1) broadcast on NBC declined from last year, earning a 4.9 rating and 11 share, compared with the 2016 broadcast that earned a 5.8/14.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming leads the field as NBC Sports Group presents the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), middle jewel of the Triple Crown, at 5 p.m. EDT May 20 on NBC.
NBC Sports' coverage of the 143rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) posted numerous viewership milestones according to fast national data provided by The Nielsen Company and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
NBC News weather anchor and correspondent Dylan Dreyer will join NBC and NBCSN coverage of the 2017 Kentucky Derby as a lifestyle correspondent—her first assignment with NBC Sports Group.
Mike Tirico, who was recently named NBC's primetime Olympics host, will be taking the Triple Crown hosting reins from Tom Hammond, an award-winning member of NBC Sports' horse racing team for more than three decades.
- By Frank Angst
The solid overnight ratings for the first edition of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) could be something to build on for future editions of the event as organizers hope one day television rights provide revenues for the stakeholders.
The rematch between Arrogate and California Chrome in the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup drew the best afternoon ratings for a non-Triple-Crown horse race since American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes coverage planned 4:30-6 p.m. Jan. 28.
Keeneland’s $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. I) will be broadcast live today on NBC Sports Network from 6-6:30 p.m. EDT.
NBC plans racing broadcasts on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9.
NBC will cover races from Keeneland Oct. 8 and 9.
The NBC Sports Group will provide 90 minutes of live coverage Jan. 28 from Gulfstream Park that will be available on TVs, desktop computers, and mobile devices.
live broadcast this Saturday, July 9 on NBC at 4:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports Group will begin its coverage of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with a "Belmont Access" program at 4 p.m. EDT on NBC Sports Network.
About a half million more viewers tuned in to watch Exaggerator deliver Nyquist his first loss than watched American Pharoah in 2015.
NBC Sports Group and Horse Racing Radio Network have set their schedules for coverage of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) week at Pimlico Race Course.
The overnight rating for the race portion of the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was down almost 14% from last year to 9.3 with a 21 share, according to Nielsen ratings and NBC Sports Group, which televised the event.
NBC Sports will produce the first virtual reality horse racing coverage.
NBC Sports Group will present 15 1/2 hours of live coverage of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) week, the network announced May 3.
Television coverage of American Pharoah's Triple Crown run through last year's classics has earned NBC Sports Group five Sports Emmy Award nominations.
American Pharoah's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) victory helped NBC post the highest-rated Breeders' Cup telecast in 20 years.
The broadcast of American Pharoah's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 31 on NBC posted a 2.63/6 overnight rating--the best for a Breeders' Cup Classic since 2010.
Led by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and two-time Breeders' Cup champion mare Beholder, 200 horses, including 32 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
NBC Sports Group's viewership for the "Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In Presented by Lane's End Farm" jumped 136% year over year.
Fans packed the race track in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and tuned to NBC in big numbers this past Saturday, Aug. 29, for American Pharoah's second-place finish in the 146th Travers Stakes.
NBC's two-hour broadcast that included Keen Ice's upset victory over Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 drew an overnight rating of 1.33, the best for the race since 2004.
The $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I), headed by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will be televised by NBC network during a two-hour program Aug. 29.
Lane's End, one of the world's leading Thoroughbred breeding farms, has been named the presenting sponsor of the "Breeders' Cup Challenge: Win and You're In" series on NBC and NBCSN.
Fans turned out at the track and tuned to NBC in big numbers Aug. 2 for American Pharoah's runaway victory in the William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I).
The purse for the William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 2 has been increased by $750,000, Monmouth Park announced July 29.
NBC sportscaster Bob Costas said it's unlikely there will be as much interest in a potential Triple Crown winner if that possibility exists in next year's Belmont Stakes since the elusive feat was accomplished this year
The overnight television rating for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), which produced the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in American Pharoah, was down slightly from last year, according to The Nielsen Company.
NBC Sports Group has struck a deal with the New York Racing Association that gives it exclusive broadcast rights to the grade I Belmont Stakes, third leg of the Triple Crown, through 2020.
NBC's broadcast of the 147th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), in which American Pharoah will bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978, starts at 4:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 6.
Classic winner American Pharoah leads field as NBC Sports Group presents 6 1/2 hours of Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) coverage May 15 and May 16 from Pimlico Race Course.
Horse Racing Radio Network and TVG will offer radio and television coverage, respectively, from Pimlico Race Course beginning May 13. NBC will televise the Preakness live from 4:30-6:30 p.m. EDT May 16.
NBC Sports said the May 2 telecast of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs registered a 10.8/24 overnight household rating and share, the highest since it first broadcast the race in 2001.
Actress Ashley Judd will be the voice of NBC's show open for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.
NBC plans coverage of Kentucky Derby Week across all social media platforms, featuring NBC Sports Group's fashion and lifestyle experts and social media mavens Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.
NBC and the NBC Sports Network reported markedly improved viewership numbers for their Nov. 1 coverage of the main Breeders' Cup card, compared with 2013 numbers, as both afternoon and primetime ratings were up.
NBC Sports Group is lengthening its media rights partnership with Breeders' Cup through 2025 with a 10-year extension, it was announced Oct. 30.
NBC Sports' analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, and the Breeders' Cup social media team will conduct a live chat on Twitter Monday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. ET, discussing the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
Frank Angst's Keeping Pace blog debuts with a look at the Breeders' Cup Challenge series to date and automatic qualifiers Bayern, Taghrooda, and Big Macher. read blog
Fresh off a 9 1/4-length drubbing of her own division and undefeated in four starts for Winchell Thoroughbreds this year, Untapable seeks a challenge versus males July 27 in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I).
This year's telecast of the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on NBC garnered the second-highest overnight rating and share, according to the NBC SportsPR Twitter account.
NBC Sports Group will offer 16 hours of programming surrounding the 146th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), more than double the number of hours initially scheduled. Coverage includes other grade I races from Belmont Park.
NBC Sports has announced its lineup of coverage for June 6-7 in conjunction with the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), in which California Chrome will shoot for the Triple Crown.
NBC's coverage of the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) drew an overnight rating of 10.1, down slightly from the 10.4 rating last year, with the market share unchanged at 23%.
NBC Sports' coverage of the 140th Kentucky Derby May 3 averaged 15.3 million viewers, according to fast national data provided today by The Nielsen Co.
NBC Sports Network begins its coverage with a feature on the 2013 Derby winner. The post draw will be shown starting at 5 p.m.
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