Despite the fact that the revised 2020 season had four fewer races than 2019, Formula 1 maintained a strong audience position with an average audience per Grand Prix in 2020 at 87.4m.
TV audiences: Despite the fact that the revised 2020 season had four fewer races than 2019, Formula 1 has maintained a strong audience position with our average audience per Grand Prix in 2020 at 87.4m. While this is marginally down at -4.5% on 2019, the average per Grand Prix was 87m in 2016, 2017 and 2018, 80m in 2015 and 83m in 2014 and therefore our 2020 performance was very much in line with the average for the past seven years despite the challenging circumstances.
According to the source, the global audience for Formula One in 2020 stood at 433 million viewers, a slight decrease from the previous year's figure.
According to an ESPN spokesperson, the full 2020 season F1 season averaged 607,000 U.S. viewers, flat from the 2019 ESPN/ESPN2 average (614,000) and 24% more viewers than the 2018 ESPN/ESPN2 ...
Formula 1 suffered a decline in its global audience and unique viewers during 2020, with falls of 4.5% and 8% respectively, although the sport's social media presence continues to grow. Overall, the sport had an average audience of 87.4 million per Grand Prix last year, down from 91.5 million in 2019.
Formula 1 says its audience during the 2020 season remained "strong" despite a drop in television viewership, which it blamed on disruption caused by the pandemic.
After a four-month delay to start the 2020 season, Formula 1 kicked off with an event viewership record for the Rolex Austrian Grand Prix. The live telecast of the race on ESPN on Sunday, July 5th, earned the largest US television viewership for the event since it returned to the F1 schedule in 1997.
Several other broadcasters reported an improvement in viewership as well. Sports Pro Media disclosed that Formula 1’s UK viewership for live races and highlights touched 13.63 million during the first three races of the 2020 calendar. Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Puts Off Signing New Mercedes Deal Due To 'other People Losing Jobs'