Indy 500 Overnight Up Slightly

Posted by | May 31, 2011 at 6:05 PM

The crown jewel of the IndyCar season had a modest increase in overnight ratings on ABC.

The 2011 Indianapolis 500 earned a 4.3 overnight rating on ABC, up 7% from last year (4.0), and up a tick from 2009 (4.2).

The 4.3 is the third-lowest overnight for the race since at least 1995, ahead of only last year and ’09.

Sunday’s race outdrew the NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 on FOX (4.0), although it is highly likely that the NASCAR race will finish on top when the final numbers are released.

(This year’s numbers from indystar.com; NASCAR overnight from jayski.com)