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Audience Analysis: IndyCar Has Best Season Since '11; NBC Gets Strong Notre Dame Game

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 23 / 16

IndyCar finished the ’16 season averaging 1.3 million viewers across NBCSN and ABC, marking the open-wheel racing league’s best figure since ’11. This season was up from 1.2 million viewers last season, and 1.0 million viewers in ’14. This season’s figure excludes the e...

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