Bumper ratings for Shannons SpeedSeries opener
More people are enjoying the Shannons SpeedSeries than ever before, with impressive ratings for the opening round, AWC Race Tasmania. Coverage across Stan Sport and the Nine Network saw more people watching than in 2022, with 175,000 people watching Saturday’s action on 9GEM and 9GO, a 22 per cent rise year-on-year. Stan’s extended live coverage saw a total increase in viewership of 30 per cent on the previous year. On-demand viewership was most impressive, up 55 per cent on Stan Sport, while international streaming saw increased viewership across SpeedSeries.com.au and new international streaming partner, Speedcafe.com.
On the international stream, the average viewer was tuned in for more than 90 minutes. Significant increases in viewers were seen from those watching in the USA and New Zealand in particular. As well as the live stream, on-demand options for international viewers will also be available from round two onwards. At the event itself, the in-person attendance increased by a whopping 130 per cent to 11,676 compared to the capped COVID crowd in 2022. Each round of the Shannons SpeedSeries can be viewed live and ad free on Stan Sport on Saturday and Sunday of each round. Every event also includes three hours of coverage on Saturday via free-to-air network 9GEM and Nine’s digital streaming platform 9Now. Round two of the Shannons SpeedSeries, the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, takes place on 7-9 April at Mount Panorama. Tickets for the event are available at motorsporttickets.com.au. 2023 AWC Race Tasmania Stats:
- 9GEM/9GO Saturday coverage: 175,000 viewers – 22 per cent increase
- Stan Sport Saturday/Sunday: 30 per cent increase
- Stan Sport On Demand: 55 per cent increase year-on-year
- International stream: Average of 90 minutes watched per viewer
- Event attendance: 11,676 – 130 per cent increase