Wednesday, May 22

Kentucky Derby protection to air totally on NBC

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Sports protection of the Kentucky Derby will air totally on NBC. The seven-plus hours is believed to be the most important window for horse racing on one of many broadcast networks.

In earlier years, a few of the early races on the Derby Day card from Churchill Downs would air on NBC Sports Network or USA Network. Last 12 months’s window on NBC was 5 hours.

NBC’s protection on May 6 will start at 12 p.m. ET. It will embrace 9 races in addition to options on the 20-horse discipline main as much as the 149th Run for the Roses at 6:45 p.m. ET.

Last 12 months’s Derby on NBC and on-line averaged 16.0 million viewers, marking the eighth time in final 9 years it has averaged over 15 million. The race was received by Rich Strike at 80-1, the second-biggest Derby longshot to finish up within the winner’s circle.

Derby protection additionally can be streamed on Peacock.

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