The thrilling qualifying session on Saturday night drew 73,000, though was delayed by more than 40 minutes due to the weather. The Qualifying pre-race show drew 78,000 – the same as qualifying proper last weekend.
Next weekend will prove a massive weekend for motorsport with the return of MotoGP, plus a bumper weekend of Supercars at Sydney Motorsport Park and F1 in Hungary.
We’ll be paying particular attention to the coverage on Saturday as Supercars returns to prime-time action, going head to head with the footy codes for Saturday evening eyeballs.
A sizable 183,000 watched the action from Perth last year on Fox Sports (plus another 260k on Channel 10), the last time Supercars raced on a Saturday night.
(NOTE: Numbers are overnight metro (5 capital city) and Foxtel ratings supplied by ratings agency OzTam to media outlets. They do not include any additional reporting, including time shifted content, regional ratings or broader reach, unless released and freely available. They also do not include streaming numbers on Kayo or SuperView, etc).
Working full time in the motorsport industry since 2004, Richard has established himself within the group of Australia’s core motorsport broadcasters, covering the support card at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix for Channel 10, the Bathurst 12 Hour for Channel 7 and Porsche Carrera Cup & Touring Car Masters for FOX Sports’ Supercars coverage. Pretends to be a PR guy / Journalist and sometimes photographer to make ends meet when not yelling at a television in a padded room.
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