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Tirico Taking The Reins As Host On NBC’s Racing Coverage As Hammond Takes Reduced Role

Mike Tirico will take over the hosting duties on NBC’s horse racing coverage as Tom Hammond begins to scale back his broadcasting duties. According the Associated Press, Tirico will make his Triple Crown debut next week at the Kentucky Derby. Last fall he worked his first racing assignment when he joined Hammond and the rest of the NBC team […]

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Save The Date: TVG Pacific Classic To Be Shown Live On NBC Sports Network Aug. 19

The 27th running of the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic will be held on Saturday, August 19 at Del Mar and be broadcast live by the NBC Sports Network, it has been announced. The Grade I mile and one-quarter for 3-year-olds and up, captured last year in spectacular fashion by subsequent Horse of the Year California […]

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Update: Deal Reached Allowing TVG To Televise Breeders’ Cup Undercard

Since publication of this article on Tuesday, officials have reached an agreement permitting TVG to televise Breeders’ Cup undercard races from Santa Anita on Friday and Saturday. TVG will not televise the 13 Breeders’ Cup world championship races. Click here to read the update. Unless an 11th-hour agreement is reached, there will be no television […]

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Ratings for NBC’s Kentucky Derby Telecast Drop 14 Percent

Overnight ratings for Saturday’s NBC Sports telecast of the Kentucky Derby, won by Nyquist, fell by 14 percent, from a 10.8 rating and 24 share of audience in 2015 to a 9.3 rating and 21 share this year. As usual, Louisville, Ky., host city for the Derby, led the ratings with a 33.7 rating and 62 share, following by […]

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NBC Earns 12th Television Eclipse Award For Belmont Stakes Coverage

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that NBC Sports has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television – Live Racing Programming for its broadcast of the 2015 Belmont Stakes featuring American Pharoah’s victory, the first Triple Crown sweep in 37 years. The […]

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16 Million Viewers Tune In To NBC’s Coverage Of KY Derby

NBC Sports’ coverage of American Pharoah’s down-to-the-wire victory in Saturday’s 141st Kentucky Derby averaged 16.0 million viewers – up 4% from last year (15.3 million for California Chrome’s victory), according to final data provided by The Nielsen Company. Viewership peaked at 17.9 million viewers from 6:30-6:45 p.m. ET when American Pharoah crossed the finish line. […]

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NBC Sports To Provide Radio Coverage Of Triple Crown

The NBC Sports Group will provide live radio coverage of all three Triple Crown races for the first time on NBC Sports Radio, it was announced Feb. 17. NBC Sports Group in 2015 will present live, exclusive coverage of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes (all grade I) on […]

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Ratings for Primetime BC Classic Tumble from 2012

Ratings for the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Classic, which aired from 8-9 p.m. on NBC, registered a 1.4 rating, down 40 percent from last year’s 2.2. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the Classic, which had a post time of 8:35 p.m. EDT, faced strong competition from the Florida State – Miami college football […]

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A Prime-Time Breeders’ Cup Classic on NBC

The 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic from Santa Anita will be broadcast live in prime time next Saturday. There will be a total of 9½ hours of Breeders’ Cup World Championships coverage over two days by the NBC Sports Group. All 14 Breeders’ Cup races will be televised live by NBCSN and NBC. […]

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NBCSN to Air ‘Greatest Moments in Breeders’ Cup History’ Show Saturday

In honor of the 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, NBC Sports Network will televise on Saturday “Daily Racing Form Presents Breeders’ Cup 30-1: Greatest Moments in Breeders’ Cup History.” The one hour telecast (5:30-6:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. PT) captures the indelible accomplishments of the horses and individuals who graced the Breeders’ […]

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