With both BBC and Sky Sports producing Formula 1 season reviews over Christmas, it means we have two sets of television ratings to look at.
The BBC F1 review aired last Saturday (29th December) at 13:00 on BBC One to an average of 1.33 million viewers, a 11.3% viewing share. The figure is in-line with BBC’s previous efforts: in 2009 the review averaged 1.21 million viewers, whilst in 2011 the review was watched by 1.25 million viewers.
On Sky, across sixteen airings from Christmas Eve to December 29th, their season review recorded a total of 96,000 viewers. The highest rated airing was on Christmas Eve on Sky Sports 1 at 18:00 which consolidated to a total of 13,300 viewers, a 0.06% viewing share. Aside from their main review, the team reviews from Boxing Day onwards have not fared any better, all consolidating in the official ratings to under 10,000 viewers.