The NBC Sports Group said the 144th running of the Travers Stakes on NBC Saturday drew a .71 overnight rating, the best in the Summer at Saratoga series since the 2011 Travers Stakes.
A final ratings figure is still to come, but Dan Masonson, senior director of communications for NBC Sports Group, said the overnight of .71 was second only to the .8 overnight rating for the 2011 Travers.
Overnight ratings represent the percentage of all households with televisions tuning in among Nielsen's survey of the top 56 U.S. metered markets.
The third season of Summer at Saratoga, a partnership between NBC and the New York Racing Association, wraps up Saturday with coverage of the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap, the Grade 1, $500,000 Forego Stakes, and the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward Stakes (4 – 6 PM on NBC Sports Network).
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