The start of the Greatest Spectacle In Racing. (Dallas Breeze Photo)

Indy 500 Averages Nearly Five Million Viewers

STAMFORD, Conn. — The 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 saw an increase in viewership compared to last season’s event.

The 500-mile race averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 4.92 million viewers across NBC and Peacock, up two percent vs. the 2022 race (4.84 million), according to Fast National Data released by Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.

Viewership on the Spanish-language cable network Universo is not yet available.

Sunday’s race (12:48-4:19 p.m. Eastern Time), won by Team Penske driver Josef Newgarden in a thrilling last-lap pass over Marcus Ericsson, delivered a 13 share (percentage of homes watching television at the time of the race), its best in 15 years (2008; 13 share).

The race was also the most-watched Sunday afternoon program on the NBC broadcast network in nearly a year, since the final round of the 2022 U.S. Open on June 19, 2022.

The Greatest Spectacle in Racing peaked at 5.8 million viewers (4:00-4:15 pm Eastern Time) during its thrilling conclusion as viewers watched Newgarden take the checkered flag and then climb into the grandstands to celebrate his first Indy 500 win with the fans.

TV-only viewership on NBC averaged 4.71 million viewers, while streaming across Peacock and NBC Sports’ digital platforms averaged 216,000 viewers, on par with last year (219,000) despite being geo-blocked in the Indianapolis area for the first time.

It is the second-most streamed NTT IndyCar Series race ever behind last year.