Triple Crown Pulls Big Numbers

“The 37-year wait is over. American Pharoah is finally the one! American Pharoah has won the Triple Crown!” – Larry Collmus’ race call on NBC

An average of 22 million viewers tuned in on NBC from 6:45-7 p.m. ET as American Pharoah crossed the finish line of the Belmont Stakes with a 5½-length edge to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

via AMERICAN PHAROAH’S TRIPLE CROWN-WINNING RUN & BLACKHAWKS-LIGHTNING STANLEY CUP GAME 2 POST VIEWERSHIP MILESTONES ON NBC’S “CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY” | NBC Sports Pressbox.

Championship Saturday Makes Good

American Pharoah Captures First Triple Crown in 37 Years as Belmont Stakes Posts 12.3 Overnight Rating

NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 2 Registers 4.8 Overnight – Best Game 2 On Record on Broadcast TV

Belmont Stakes Overnight is Highest for Saturday Afternoon Sporting Event since AFC Divisional Playoff on NBC

Serena Williams’ French Open Victory for Her 20th Grand Slam Singles Title Up 21% From Last Year’s Women’s Final

Home of Belmont Stakes, New York Posts Its Best Belmont Overnight Since 2004

via RATINGS MILESTONES FOR HISTORY-MAKING “CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY” ON NBC | NBC Sports Pressbox.