Bathurst big for FOX Sports

FOX Sports is claiming ratings records for the number of viewers who watched yesterday’s Bathurst 1000 across the Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel GO platforms.

OzTAM reports a huge 469,000 national viewers for the race, up on 2018’s 387,000.

Adding in other platforms, it climbs to an average of 502,000 viewers (incl. watching Live, or As Live, via the Foxtel set-top-box, on Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go streaming services) to see Scott McLaughlin claimed victory at Mount Panorama .

That makes 2019 Bathurst race the number one Supercars race of all time.

A FOX Sports standalone Bathurst Channel (FOX Sports 506) averaged 195k across the day (2am to 2am), which makes it the highest rating day on any channel in Subscription Television history (NB: includes additional platforms).

FOX Sports also point out that at  5.31pm AEDT a massive 703,000 viewers were watching a suite of channels including Bathurst 1000, the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix, Rugby World Cup, India playing South Africa in the cricket and the A-League coverage.

Peter Campbell, Head of FOX Sports, said: “This year’s Bathurst 1000 was an amazing race, with thrilling wheel to wheel action right across the day and our Foxtel subscribers did not miss a minute with FOX Sports’ ad-break-free coverage of the entire race from lights out to the finish at 6.17pm.

“For our Bathurst 1000 broadcast to attract an average 502,000 viewers on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel GO is an amazing result with our FOX Sports team delivering a mammoth 46 hours of live coverage across the four days of the Bathurst event, the most ever.”

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