F1 Singapore Grand Prix Gets Largest Live U.S. Television Audience on Record
Sunday's Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, broadcast live on ESPN, along with the F1 Kids telecast on ESPNU, attracted a combined average audience of 1.2 million viewers, the largest audience ever in the U.S. for the race.
· Largest live U.S. audience on record for Singapore Grand Prix.
· Seventh race this year to set a viewership record (Saudi Arabia, Monaco, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Singapore).
· Race audience peaked at 1.347 million viewers between 9:45-9:59 a.m. ET.
· The main race telecast on ESPN averaged 1.18 million viewers - the F1 Kids telecast on ESPNU averaged 23K viewers (note that F1 Kids was a late addition to the weekend coverage).
· Last year's race averaged 1.03 million viewers on ESPN2.
· Saturday's qualifying averaged 524K viewers.
· The 2023 season has had three of the four largest live audiences in history on U.S. television:
· Miami 1.96 million
· Monaco 1.79 million
· Canada 1.76 million
· All but three of 15 races this year have averaged more than 1 million viewers:
· Australia (aired in overnight hours) - 556K
· Azerbaijan - 959K
· Dutch - 968K
· Through 15 races, the 2023 F1 season is averaging 1.2 million viewers per race across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC
· The average is down one percent from the overall season average for 2022 (1.21 million), which was the highest ever for F1 in the United States
· Comparing to the average for the first 15 races of 2022, the average is down 4 percent from 1.257 (an average which included the record-setting inaugural Miami Grand Prix and its 2.6 million viewers).
· How much have F1 audiences grown? In 2018, the first year the Championship returned to ESPN platforms, F1 races averaged 554K.