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NBC Wins With Kentucky Derby

May 04, 2004|From Staff Reports

Bettors who had Smarty Jones in Saturday's Kentucky Derby weren't the only winners.

NBC had an overnight national Nielsen rating of 8.3/18 for its Derby telecast, making it the highest-rated Derby since ABC drew a 9.5/26 in 1992.

This year's telecast was up 8% from last year's 7.7/17. Locally, the Derby drew a 6.4/16 rating.

NBC, which has telecast the race for four years, now has the three top-rated Derbies in the last 12 years.

From Staff Reports

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