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  • 9.7 million viewers watched Oxbow win the Preakness on NBC.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2519783639&k=89TkS2z">Order This Photo</a>

    Preakness Telecast Draws 9.7 Million Viewers

    Nearly 10 million viewers tuned in to see Oxbow win the 2013 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 18 from Pimlico Racecourse near Baltimore, as ratings for the second jewel of the Triple Crown improved markedly over year-ago numbers.

  • Kentucky Derby 139.
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    Kentucky Derby Overnight Rating Up 16%

    The May 4 telecast of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on NBC registered a 10.4 overnight rating and 23 share for the race portion, according to The Nielsen Company, a viewership increase of 16% from 2012.

  • Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Classic received a 2.0 national rating on NBC.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2194603847&k=jVZgqdP">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Classic TV Ratings Rise; Undercard Falls

    Viewership numbers for the Breeders' Cup Classic nearly doubled from 2011 as NBC got a 2.0 rating for its primetime coverage of the 2012 event, up from a 1.0 rating the Classic received on ESPN a year ago.

  • Santa Anita to Provide High-Definition

    Santa Anita Park will provide its fans both on-track and around the world a high-definition, digital simulcast television presentation beginning with the opening of the 2012 Autumn Meet Sept. 28.

  • Approximately 8.1 viewers saw I'll Have Another win the Preakness.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-137/23013252_TrG3NS#!i=1856016041&k=ZTHMFMq">Order This Photo</a>

    National TV Ratings For Preakness Decline

    More than eight million viewers tuned into the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 19, as ratings declined for the second leg of the Triple Crown. I'll Have Another figures to attract more viewers for the June 9 Belmont Stakes.

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    Preakness Overnight Ratings Dip Slightly

    Preliminary numbers for NBC's telecast of I'll Have Another's Preakness (gr. I) victory indicate a slight dip from 2011 figures, although that could change when national numbers are released May 22.

  • Kentucky Derby 138
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    NBC National TV Ratings Climb for KY Derby

    Television viewership was up 2% for the 2012 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), while the share of viewers watching the race rose 6%, making I'll Have Another's victory the third-highest watched since Sunday Silence in 1989.

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    NBC Derby Overnight TV Ratings Dip Slightly

    NBC Sports Group announced overnight TV ratings for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) were off slightly from 2011 numbers but remained relatively strong compared to other premium sports events.

  • New-Look Televised Racing Series to Begin

    "The Road to the Kentucky Derby," a four-Saturday package of televised stakes that stemmed from recommendations in the 2011 McKinsey and Company report, will begin March 24 with the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III).

  • ESPN won the Media Eclipse Award its telecast of the Breeders' Cup Classic, won by Drosselmeyer.
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    Third Straight Eclipse Award for ESPN

    For the second consecutive year, ESPN has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television-Live Racing Programming for its telecast of "The Breeders' Cup Classic" at the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

  • Cup Pre-Race Jockey Interviews to be Allowed

    New policies in place at this year's Breeders' Cup as a result of the Life At Ten incident in 2010 will still allow pre-race television interviews with jockeys immediately prior to the start of a World Championship race.

  • Jockey Club Moves on Expanded TV Coverage

    The recommendations in the McKinsey Report, a document design to drive growth in Thoroughbred racing, already are being implemented, including plans for four consecutive Saturdays of television coverage next spring.

  • Blame and Zenyatta during the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic.

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    Tessitore: Compelling Content is the Key

    Horse racing has been a family affair for Joe Tessitore, who will host two days of Breeders' Cup coverage Nov. 4-5 on the ESPN networks and ABC.

  • HRTV to Air U.S. Stakes, Arc de Triomphe

    HRTV will provide coverage of the U.S. stakes extravaganza on tap for Oct. 1, a major day of racing leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, and the Oct. 2 Qatar Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).

  • NBC Sports Inks 2-Year Pact For Saratoga

    The NBC Sports family of networks will televise stakes action from Saratoga in 2012 and 2013, extending its initial agreement that saw them beam 2011 races from the Spa to a nationwide audience.

  • First NBC Saratoga Show Draws Over 1 Million

    NBC Sports' broadcast of the July 23 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga drew an audience of 1.18 million viewers, signaling a successful launch of the NBC Sports Group's "Summer at Saratoga" series.

  • Preakness TV Ratings Edge Higher

    According to data provided by The Nielsen Company, ratings for NBC Sports' telecast of the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) showed a slight increase from year-ago numbers.

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    Derby TV Ratings Fall 12 Percent

    More than 14.5 million viewers watched the Kentucky Derby May 7 on NBC Sports, the network reported, making it the fourth most-watched Derby in the past 21 years.