Broadcast ratings jump for season opener

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  • 28/02/2021
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Fans have responded to the return of Supercars competition in Bathurst, with a ratings increase announced following Saturday's action.

The second day of action of the Repco Mt Panorama 500, with Shane van Gisbergen claiming victory in a dramatic race, was viewed by a significant audience.

The seventh season of Foxtel and the return of the Seven Network saw the cumulative duration weighed average increase by 22.4 per cent across both broadcasters.

The comparison was made with the Fox broadcast of last year's Saturday content from the 2020 season-opener in Adelaide.

The Seven Network, which is broadcasting the championship for the first time since 2014, saw an increase of 42.7 per cent compared with Adelaide.

The largest gains in the free-to-air markets were Northern NSW (up 94 per cent), Perth (up 80 per cent) and Sydney (up 60 per cent).

Van Gisbergen claimed pole for Sunday afternoon's Race 2, which will commence at 3:00pm AEDT.

This weekend's event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and the Seven Network, and will be streamed on Kayo. Check out the full TV schedule here.

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