• Kentucky Derby, NFL draft pull in television viewers

    3 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    NEW YORK - Two sporting events last week - the Kentucky Derby and first round of the NFL draft - pulled in more television viewers than the Oscars, something inconceivable only a couple of years ago.
    The Nielsen company said 14.5 million people watched Medina Spirit win the Derby on Saturday, and all the surrounding hoopla of the event, on NBC. The draft's opening, televised on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network, reached 12.6 million people combined.
    Less than two weeks earlier the Academy Awards, once one of the most-watched events of the year, barely topped 10 million viewers.
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  • Kentucky Derby Tramples Oscars & Almost Everything Else In Viewership; NBC Broadcast Up From 2020, Down From 2019

    3 days ago - By Deadline

    Right now, it really bites to be Essential Quality and the 93rd Academy Awards. Things are gloomy for the former because the odds-on favorite to win this year's Kentucky Derby finished fourth in Saturday's 147th running. As for the latter, after crashing to an all-time viewership low of 10.4 million for its April 25 show,...
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  • Kentucky Derby Tramples Oscars & Almost Everything Else In Viewership; NBC Broadcast Up From 2020, Down From 2019

    3 days ago - By Deadline

    Right now, it really bites to be Essential Quality and the 93rd Academy Awards. Things are dire for the former because the odds favorite to win this year's Kentucky Derby came fourth at the May 1 race. As, for the latter, after crashing to an all-time viewership low of 10.4 million from its April 25...
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