Can we stop this nonsense about how Netflix has made F1 super popular? Prior to Worlds, Weldon told me that he expected track to garner a better tv rating than F1 and to promote it when it came true. So here we go.
From the Times of London:
“Sunday afternoon’s coverage of the championships on NBC averaged 2.235 million TV-only viewers, making it the most-watched track and field event on the network in 18 years, excluding the Olympics and US team trials,” the statement added. That was a rise of 192 per cent on the 2019 World Championships in Doha....
On ESPN, Formula One races attract about 1.5 million viewers, while the figure for this year’s Wimbledon tennis finals on ABC was just under two million.