Kentucky Derby: Race Portion Down, Still Strong


Overnight ratings for the Kentucky Derby hit a three-year low on NBC, but the event still earned strong numbers.

The race segment of the 2011 Kentucky Derby earned a 9.7 overnight rating on NBC Saturday evening, down 7% from last year (10.4), and down 5% from 2009 (10.2). Keep in mind last year’s race earned the highest overnight for the event in 21 years.

(Numbers from NBC Sports)