IndyCar/NBC Sports Announce TV Schedule, 8 Races On NBC A 60% Increase From 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR’s expanded presence on network television in 2019 through its new partnership with NBC Sports Group will not only include the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, along with other action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May, but also the IndyCar Series’ new season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California. Eight of this year’s 17 IndyCar Series races will air on NBC, representing a 60 percent increase of network television exposure over a season ago. NBCSN, entering its 12th consecutive year telecasting INDYCAR events, will…

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Starting In 2019, Full INDYCAR Season To Air on NBC Sports, Including Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Since 1965, the Indianapolis 500 has always been televised by ABC. Well, starting in 2019, it and the other four races that are currently aired on ABC will shift to NBC Sports. INDYCAR and NBC Sports Group announced a new, multi-year media rights agreement today in which NBC Sports has acquired the rights to present all INDYCAR races, qualifying, practices, and Indy Lights races across its platforms beginning in 2019. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Indianapolis 500 and seven additional Verizon IndyCar Series races will be broadcast annually on…

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NBC Sports Producing Stellar TV Ratings For NASCAR So Far This Season

Are TV ratings in NASCAR considerably lower than they were say 5-10 years ago? Yes, there’s no disputing that fact. Are they still dropping year over year? Yes, that too is a fact. But, what NBC Sports revealed today shows just what we’ve been saying for a couple of years now. TV ratings in NASCAR aren’t as bad as we think. In fact, really other than football, most sports are seeing a similar decline. Through the first two months of NBC and NBCSN’s live race coverage of NASCAR, NBC Sports…

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