TV Ratings: Melbourne, Fontana

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Formula 1 launched its season on ESPN in the early hours of Sunday morning with the Australian Grand Prix, and the live telecast scored strongly despite the 1 a.m. Eastern start time, garnering a 0.40 rating and averaging 649,000 viewers. That’s up significantly in audience from last year (175,000 viewers) when the race aired on ESPN2 and from the last time the race aired on NBCSN in 2017 (238,000).