News Ratings Richard Craill July 13, 2020 (Comments off) (436)


Here’s how the TV figures from the return to the Red Bull ring played out.

WORDS: Richard Craill IMAGE: Renault F1 Team Media

98,000 people tuned in to watch Lewis Hamilton’s domination of the second round of the Formula 1 World Championship on Sunday night.

That number is down from the 111,000 who watched on Fox Sports 506 last week and brings the season average (if only over two races) to 105,000 – the same logged for prime-time races in 2019.

You can find more analysis of F1’s 2019 ratings in our Austrian GP Ratings Watch column here.

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.

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SOURCES: TV Tonight, Mediaweek, TV Black Box.

(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).

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