Supercross TV ratings, attendance show big gains in 2017

Fueled by an historically close points race, Monster Energy Supercross TV ratings are up 21 percent year-over-year. The Dungey-Tomac title battle helped drive FS1 to the top spot among all cable sports networks in prime time on April 1.

Here’s more info from the folks from Feld Entertainment:

Ellenton, Fla., April 18, 2017 - Feld Entertainment is proud to announce a significant television ratings increase. As of this Saturday's race in Seattle, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a FIM World Championship, is up 21 percent year-over-year through 13 races.

Fueled by a deadlocked 450SX Class points race between Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac, specifically the Saturday, April 1, 2017 live broadcast from St. Louis helped propel FOX Sports' FS1 to the top ratings spot among all cable sports networks in prime time, while posting an impressive 50 percent increase among the coveted 18-49 demographic.

"At a time when traditional stick and ball sports and other motorsports television ratings are on the decline, these Monster Energy Supercross television ratings are of particular significance, especially when you look at our dramatically higher penetration within the 18-49 segment," noted Nicole Feld, Executive Vice President, Feld Entertainment. "However, increased television ratings paint only part of the success picture for Monster Energy Supercross in 2017. Attendance is up over 10 percent year-over-year, digital engagement across platforms is at an all-time high and fan demand for the brand's new pay-per-view live offering is exceeding expectations, with international fans streaming Supercross telecasts in 109 countries outside of North America."

Beyond television, Feld Entertainment motor sports has been increasingly committed to creating new content and improving the variety of ways fans can engage with the sport and the Monster Energy Supercross brand. These efforts have led to a 20 percent increase in traffic to, a 90 percent increase in YouTube views and a 25 percent increase in overall social network audience size, since the start of the 2017 season this January.

With three races to go and 450SX class points race poised to come down to the last race or even the last lap, Monster Energy Supercross is well-positioned for a historic and potentially record-breaking finish to an already successful season. All Feld Entertainment's motor sports telecasts including: Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Monster Jam® can be found both online and across the FOX family of sports networks FOX, FS1 and FS2. Check your local listings.

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at

One comment

  1. Imagine what Felds ratings could be, if their track designs were not injuring all their star riders?

    It seams self defeating for a business, to be killing off the golden goose that makes your entertainment/cash flow, work in the first place.

    I would like to see a rider boycott, until Feld starts paying our athlete riders the cash their due relative to the risks their taking, verses other televised ball sports for example.

    Start at $25,000 per rider "gate money" for everyone that makes it to the main.
    And provide complete accident health care for injuries.

    Feld...It far past time... So stop "pimping" our athletes.... just to turn a buck for yourself.

    Oh, and I'd also like to see the "real" ratings numbers....

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