Audience Analysis: Canada GP is fourth-best F1 race all-time in U.S.

By Austin Karp

ABC averaged 1.7 million viewers for the race portion of the F1 Grand Prix of Canada on Sunday (2:00-4:13pm ET), marking the event’s best figure yet on U.S. airwaves. It’s also the fourth-best F1 race on U.S. airwaves all-time. F1 races are now averaging 1.3 million viewer across ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 this season to date, up 39% from last season.

The chart below lists viewership figures from select recent sports telecasts.

NBA Finals: Warriors-Celtics: Game 6 6/16 ABC 8:55-11:46pm 13,993
NBA Finals: Warriors-Celtics: Game 5 6/13 ABC 8:55-11:42pm 13,016
Golf: U.S. Open: final round 6/19 NBC 12:00-6:45pm 5,410
Stanley Cup Final:
Lightning-Avalanche: Game 1
6/15 ABC 8:12-11:15pm 4,200
Stanley Cup Final:
Lightning-Avalanche: Game 2
6/18 ABC 8:12-11:00pm 3,747
Golf: U.S. Open: third round 6/18 NBC 12:00-8:03pm 3,600
F1: Grand Prix of Canada 6/19 ABC 2:00-4:13pm 1,700
MLB: (regional) 6/18 Fox 7:13-10:33pm 1,680
Concacaf Nations League:
6/14 Univision/
7:29-10:00pm 1,395
College World Series:
Notre Dame-Oklahoma
6/19 ESPN2 7:30-11:12pm 1,332
Concacaf Nations League:
U.S.-El Salvador
6/14 Univision/
10:00pm-12:09am 1,233
College World Series: Texas-Texas A&M 6/19 ESPN 2:00-6:11pm 1,176
College World Series: Notre Dame-Texas 6/17 ESPN 7:06-10:23pm 1,133
MLB: White Sox-Astros 6/19 ESPN 7:00-10:33pm 1,084
U.S. Open: second round 6/17 USA Net 9:30am-4:00pm 1,058
U.S. Open: first round (late) 6/16 USA Net 5:00-7:00pm 981
Camping World SRX Series (Pensacola) 6/18 CBS 8:00-10:03pm 951
Camping World NHRA
Drag Racing Series (Thunder Valley)
6/19 Fox 3:00-6:00pm 897
College World Series: Arkansas-Stanford 6/18 ESPN 2:01-5:40pm 886
Horse racing: Royal Ascot 6/18 NBC 9:00am-12:00pm 862
College World Series: Ole Miss-Auburn 6/18 ESPN2 7:00-9:50pm 858
U.S. Open: first round 6/16 USA Net 9:30am-2:00pm 767
Top Rank Boxing:
Artur Beterbiev d. Joe Smith Jr.
6/18 ESPN 10:08-11:34pm 753
USFL: New Orleans Breakers-
Birmingham Stallions
6/18 Fox 4:00-7:15pm 649
Westminster Dog Show 6/19 Fox 12:30-3:00pm 610
MLS: LAFC-Sounders 6/18 ABC 3:00-5:00pm 541
Premier Lacrosse League: Cannons-Archers 6/18 ABC 1:00-3:00pm 452
Basketball: Big3 (Chicago) 6/18 CBS 3:00-6:15pm 441
Concacaf Nations League: Canada-Honduras 6/13 UniMas/TUDN 9:50pm-12:08am 409
WNBA: Connecticut Sun-Washington Mystics 6/19 CBS 2:00-4:00pm 375
"SRX Preview Show" 6/18 CBS 1:30-2:30pm 361
NWSL: Gotham FC-San Diego Wave 6/19 CBS 4:00-6:00pm 349
"Big3: Bringing the Fire" 6/18 CBS 2:30-3:00pm 344
"We Need to Talk" 6/19 CBS 1:00-2:00pm 321
"United by Football: A Season in the USFL" 6/18 Fox 3:30-4:00pm 297
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