Keyword: NBC

  • Bob Elliston

    Elliston: 'Major League' Mindset Needed

    Horse racing needs to take a "major league" approach in order to increase economic opportunities and spur investment, National Thoroughbred Racing Association executive chairman Bob Elliston said May 4.

  • Derby TV Ratings Tick Upward

    The Nielsen Company reported that 16.5 million viewers watched the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on NBC, a slight improvement over 2009's numbers.

  • Super Saver crosses the finish line to win the Kentucky Derby.

    KY Derby TV Ratings Show Increase

    The NBC telecast of the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) posted the highest ratings in 18 years.

  • Belmont National TV Ratings Tumble

    Without a Triple Crown on the line, this year's TV coverage of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) attracted approximately half the number of viewers as last year, when Big Brown was attempting to win the Triple Crown at Belmont Park.

  • NBC Plans Week-Long Derby Coverage

    NBC Universal and various affiliated networks will cover the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) over a variety of different programming and platforms in the days leading up to the race Saturday.

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    Breeders' Cup TV Ratings Rise Slightly

    ABC/ESPN reports that television ratings for its Oct. 24-25 telecasts of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park rose slightly from 2007 figures. However, ratings remain far below those posted by NBC before ABC/ESPN took over the event in 2006.

  • NBC Adds to Derby Broadcast

    NBC Sports announced April 7 it has added 30 minutes of coverage to its broadcast of the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) from Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 3.

  • NBC Airs Derby Preps

    NBC will present live coverage of a pair of grade I preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when it airs the Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial live Saturday, April 5, from 5-6 p.m. ET.

  • Chris McCarron

    Hall of Fame Jockey McCarron Joins TVG

    Retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron will join TVG, America's Horseracing Network, as a member of the TVG broadcasting team, it was announced March 27. McCarron will make his on-air debut April 4, live at Keeneland Race Course.

  • NBC Wins Eclipse for Derby Coverage

    NBC Sports has won the media Eclipse Award in the category "National Television - Live Racing" for its coverage of the 2007 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Jan. 2.

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    New Barbaro Film in Works

    Universal Pictures has yet another Barbaro film in the works. The feature film follows in the hoof prints of two national documentaries that premiered in the past couple of months on NBC and HBO. Peter Berg will direct and co-produce the film, tentatively titled "Gone Like the Wind" and based on a magazine article by Berg's cousin, Buzz Bissinger.

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    Belmont Overnight TV Ratings Slump

    The Belmont Stakes telecast June 9 on ABC, which ended up being a thrilling race with a historic finish thanks to the filly Rags to Riches, nevertheless registered modest ratings numbers that continued a downward trend for the race.

  • Preakness Overnight Ratings Dip Slightly

    NBC reported overnight ratings for this year's Preakness that were slightly off last year's Barbaro Preakness numbers, but were still relatively strong for the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

  • Derby Telecast Up 8% for NBC

    NBC Sports' telecast of the 133rd Kentucky Derby May 5 averaged 11.5 million viewers, the highest number since 2001, the network reported Thursday.

  • Ratings for Derby on NBC Up 12% From Last Year

    NBC Sports' coverage of the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands recorded an 8.3 overnight rating and 18 share, up 12% from last year and equal to the highest overnight rating for the broadcast since 1992, according to ratings released May 6.

  • NBC's Barbaro Documentary Premieres Sunday

    NBC's one-hour documentary, "Barbaro: A Nation's Horse," will premiere Sunday, April 29, on what would have been the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner's fourth birthday.

  • Bailey, NBC Receive Sports Emmy Nominations

    ESPN horse racing analyst Jerry Bailey and NBC each received nominations for the 28th annual Sports Emmy Awards. Bailey was nominated as an outstanding sports personality while NBC was nominated for its coverage of the 2006 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Winners will be announced April 30.

  • NBC to Televise Sunshine Millions Saturday

    NBC will televise the Sunshine Millions Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) from Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park. Tom Hammond will host from Santa Anita, with analysis by Gary Stevens.

  • Durkin Out as TV Voice of Breeders' Cup

    Besides being seen on a new network this year, the Breeders' Cup World Championships will have a different sound as well. For the first time since the event's inception in 1984, Tom Durkin will not be calling the Breeders' Cup races for television viewers.

  • National Belmont TV Ratings Slump 22%

    ABC Sports picked a tough time to get back into the Triple Crown business. Without Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro and Preakness victor Bernardini, the Belmont Stakes was left without a star attraction, and that was reflected in national television ratings for the June 10 running from New York.

  • Preakness TV Ratings Tick Up

    NBC's telecast of the May 20 Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, Md., drew a slightly higher audience than the 2005 running. The network reported a 5.4 national rating and a 14 share for the program, which ran from 5 to 6:50 p.m. EDT.

  • Preakness Overnight TV Ratings Down Slightly

    The overnight ratings for NBC's coverage of the Preakness Stakes May 20 indicated a small drop-off in viewers from 2005's numbers. The overnights, which measure viewership in 54 major markets, gave the overall telecast a 5.7 rating and a 14 share, down 4% from last year's 5.9/14.