Big Brown busts but ABC still a winner

The
Belmont Stakes, on ABC from 6:15-7:15 p.m., ET, delivered a 10.5 overnight
metered market rating, up 169% from last year’s race (3.9). The Belmont race coverage
also topped the rating of this year’s Kentucky Derby by 11% (9.5) and the
Preakness Stakes by 64% (6.4). The pre-race coverage, from 5-5:30, earned
a 4.5 rating, 150% higher than last year (1.8).