You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Kentucky Derby Viewership Drops Sharply From Last Year


By Tim Kenneally

Saturday's Kentucky Derby took a viewership hit compared to last year's race, shedding nearly a million viewers.

The race, which aired on NBC and averaged 15.3 million viewers, was down from 2013's 16.2 million. But the television event was up marginally over the 14.8 million that the 2012 race — the last time that the Kentucky Derby faced head-to-head competition from the NBA Playoffs –¬†drew.

See photos: Hollywood, Horses and Hilarious Hats РThe Scene at the Kentucky Derby

In national household ratings, this year's Kentucky Derby had a 9.4 rating/22 share, making it the highest-rated Saturday offering since the Sochi Olympics on Feb. 15, which also aired on NBC.

The post Kentucky Derby Viewership Drops Sharply From Last Year appeared first on TheWrap.

Related stories from TheWrap:

California Chrome Wins the 2014 Kentucky Derby (Video)

Hollywood, Horses and Hilarious Hats - The Scene at the Kentucky Derby (Photos)

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon