Motor sport ratings (week ending 4th August, 2013)

Motor sport is now officially in Summer recess, but thankfully there were some series back in action to keep things ticking over. Unfortunately, ratings for BT Sport 2, Motors TV and Sky Sports F1 have not been reported by BARB and are therefore delayed.

ITV4’s contribution comes via the British Touring Car Championship which averaged 285,000 viewers across seven hours on Sunday (4th August). You can see why it was a no brainer for both parties to extend their contract earlier this year considering the healthy ratings it delivers. Highlights of the Goodwood Festival of Speed followed, averaging 301,000 viewers.

Over on BBC Two, the last in the series of Top Gear, with Mark Webber as guest, averaged 5.49 million viewers. Figures are slightly down on what it used to achieve on the channel, but iPlayer plays a huge part with Top Gear, as it regularly gets over 1 million viewers on there which paints a better picture of the shows performance.

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