ABC-TV’s telecast of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday was the network’s highest-rated and most-viewed Indy 500 since 2011, ESPN reported Tuesday.
The race earned a 4.1 rating, averaging nearly 6.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen Fast National data.
The rating was up 5 percent from last year’s 3.9 rating. Viewership also rose 5 percent from last year’s average of under 6.1 million.
The rating and viewership peaked in the final half-hour of the race at 4.7 and 7.33 million.
Indianapolis led all metered markets with a 12.7 rating, followed by Dayton, Ohio, at 9.9 and Louisville at 8.7.
Milwaukee (7.5) and Albuquerque (6.5) were fourth and fifth, followed by Oklahoma City (6.4), Cincinnati (6.2) and Kansas City (6.1).