Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 is most-watched on NBCSN since September 2011
Jul 24, 2014
For the second consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend, viewership on NBCSN has set season highs.
Mike Conway's victory in Race 2 of the Honda Indy Toronto on July 20 was the most-watched Verizon IndyCar Series race telecast on NBCSN since the 2011 Grand Prix of Baltimore.
Through eight races on NBCSN, viewership is up 46 percent from the 2013 average viewership over eight races.
"INDYCAR is definitely on the upswing, whether it's ratings or putting buns in the seats," reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon said. "(This season) has been up and down with so many different drivers winning and even a rookie winning. It's strong for the sport and fun for the fans to see different cars at the front. The competition is the deepest it's ever been. I think it's exciting."
The dizzying fast Iowa Corn Indy 300 presented by DEKALB in prime time July 12 had been the most-watched Verizon IndyCar Series race on NBCSN since the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in April 2012. Viewership increased 75 percent from the race telecast in 2012 on the official cable network on the Verizon IndyCar Series.
NBCSN will provide coverage of the remainder of the schedule, which includes the MAVTV 500 on Aug. 30 at Auto Club Speedway. The final leg of the Triple Crown series, which carries double points, will determine the driver and entrant champions for the ninth consecutive year. The next event -- the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio -- is Aug. 3.
There have been nine different race winners and 10 different Verizon P1 Award winners through the 14 races this season.