Record live audience for Monaco Grand Prix

Sunday morning’s live telecast of the Monaco Grand Prix attracted the largest U.S. live television audience on record for the iconic event as an average of 1.965 million viewers watched the race telecast on ABC. The audience peaked at 2.3 million between 11:15-11:30am ET.

The audience is the third-largest for a live F1 telecast on U.S. television on record, behind only the 2024 and 2022 editions of the Miami Grand Prix.

Despite a 45-minute delay due to a major crash on the first lap, the audience between 9-11:30am was up seven percent over the 1.833 million average for the 2023 race, which was the first time the Monaco Grand Prix had aired live on ABC.


When the race resumed at 9:45am after the opening lap crash, an average of 2.07 million viewers watched until the conclusion.

Formula 1 returns to North America for its next race – the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on Sunday, June 9. The race will also air live on ABC at 1:55pm ET.

Story originally appeared on Racer