How Does The Indy 500 Radio Audience Stack Up?

A Comparison Of The Indy 500 Radio Audience To Other Notable Audiences.

The Indy 500 has long been recognized as the “World’s Biggest Single Day Sporting Event” with well over 300,000 average spectators every year.

However, the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” should also be called the “Greatest Spectacle in Indy Media” with over 460,000 listeners tuning in to the Indy 500 in 2017.

But exactly how big is 460,000 people? To get a full scope of how impactful this audience is, take a look at how the Indy 500 Radio Audience stacks up to other notable audiences.

Other Notable Sporting Events

The easiest comparison to make is how the Indy 500 Radio Audience compares to other local sporting events. As you can see below, the Indy 500 is only second to the number of Super Bowl TV Viewers in the state of Indiana.

Other Sporting Events

Largest Cities in Indiana

If the Indy 500 Radio Audience were a city, it would be the second largest in the state of Indiana!

Largest Cities

Local Celebrity Social Following

With so much focus on social media and the impressions possible using avenues such as Facebook and Twitter, radio still dominates even over the top local celebrity social media performers.

Local Celebrity Social

Highest Audience Times for Local News Sources

Local newspapers and TV news sources are a great place to turn for updates on local news, events, and trends. However, their impact simply cannot come close to that of the Indy 500 Radio Audience.

Local News Sources

Sources:;; Arbitron; Nielsen; Twitter; Facebook;; US Census; Tribune Media


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