2020 Kentucky Derby on NBC is Most-Watched Sporting Event Since Super Bowl & Most Watched on Labor Day Weekend Since 2017
NBC Sports’ presentation of the rescheduled 146th Kentucky Derby yesterday averaged a preliminary* Total Audience Delivery of 8.4 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital – ranking as the most-watched sporting event since Super Bowl LIV in February and the most-watched sporting event on Labor Day Weekend since 2017, based on fast national data from Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
In addition, 9.8 million viewers watched on NBC as Authentic crossed the finish line 1¼ lengths ahead of favorite Tiz the Law.
Immediately following the Kentucky Derby on NBC, last night’s Game 7 of the New York Islanders-Philadelphia Flyers Second Round series (a 4-0 Islanders’ victory), averaged a preliminary TAD of 2.57 million viewers – marking the most-watched game of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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