Derby preliminary TV rating up big from last year

Derby preliminary TV rating up big from last year

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LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 04: A rose sits in the mud during the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 4:24 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kentucky Derby television coverage has matched its highest preliminary rating in 21 years.

The race portion from 6-7 p.m. EDT on Saturday on NBC drew a 10.4 overnight rating and 23 share. The network said Sunday that was up 16 percent from last year and tied 2010 for the best rating since a 10.9 in 1992.

Favorite Orb came back to win a race that had several jockeys trying to make history.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned to a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the country's largest markets.
 

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