Big Ratings for Preakness Stakes

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW YORK (AP) - Rachel Alexandra's victory in the Preakness Stakes drew the most viewers to the second-leg of racing's Triple Crown in five years and the second-most in 20 years.

According Nielsen Media Research numbers released Tuesday by NBC, 10.9 million people watched the race portion of NBC's Preakness coverage on Saturday. That's when Rachel Alexandra became the first filly in 85 years to win the race.

The hour-long race portion of the Preakness drew three million more viewers than last year's race, up 38 percent.

The national rating for Saturday's race portion was a 6.8 with a 16 share, the highest since 2004 (7.7 and 19) and the second highest since 1990 (7.9 and 23).


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