The ratings for the first ABC race of the season are in, and they're not great. This past weekend's Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 in Kansas drew a .8 overnight rating, down from a .9 non-Indy ABC average in 2009 (Milwaukee .6, Iowa .8, Watkins Glen .9, & Toronto 1.0). The St. Pete GP, which was originally scheduled to air on the American Broadcasting Company's network in March was rained out, drawing a .6 before moving the Monday morning race to ESPN 2.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
3:12 AM James 3 comments
The next opportunity for ABC to better a rating from last season comes on Sunday, May 30th, when the green flag is scheduled to drop for the 94th Indianapolis 500. The 2009 '500' earned a 4.0, bumping the ABC season average to 1.5. ABC will also air the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen on July 4th, and the Honda Indy Toronto on July 18th.