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F1’s Monaco GP scores 2m viewers on Sky Sports

UK pay-TV network sees 2m barrier broken for first with European race.

1 Jun 2022 Cian Brittle

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  • Viewership peaked at 2.25m
  • Qualifying broadcast was also Sky’s most-watched ever for Monaco GP with 1.03m average viewers

Formula One’s 2022 FormulaOne Monaco Grand Prix has become the first European race to attract an audience of more than two million for UK pay-TV giant Sky Sports.

The race around the streets of Monte Carlo achieved an average viewership of 2.01 million, peaking at 2.25 million.

The qualifying session on 28th May averaged 1.03 million viewers and peaked at 1.17 million, making it the most-watched Monaco qualification on record for Sky Sports since the broadcaster first acquired the rights in 2012.

The race was won by Red Bull’s Sergio Pérez after a rain-delayed start saw proceedings get underway more than an hour behind schedule.

On the same day, the Indy 500 was the most-watched IndyCar race on record for the pay-TV network, with an average viewership of 231,000, peaking at 372,000.

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