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Audience Analysis: NBC Sports Sees Big F1 Gains In Year Two; NHRA Rises On ESPN

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

NBC Sports Group wrapped up its second season of F1 telecasts with big viewership gains over '13, as well as gains from the last season of F1 racing on Fox Sports in ‘12. NBC, NBCSN and CNBC averaged 477,000 viewers for 19 races in ’14, up 30% from 366,000 viewers for the same number of...

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