NBC Draws 15.3 Million For Kentucky Derby

California Chrome’s victory down about 5% from 2013
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Saturday's running of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, drew 15.3 million viewers to NBC, down about 5% from last year’s race.

The race, which went from 6:06-6:52 p.m. ET, was up 3% from 2012 and up 6% from 2011. The top five metered-markets were: Louisville; Ft. Myers, Fla.; West Palm Beach, Fla., Buffalo; and Cincinnati.

The second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, is set for May 17.