According to our friend Christian Sylt, the reason for the much maligned “double points” decision for the final race of the 2014 Formula 1 season may have been born from a drop of some 50 million viewers in 2013.
Christian tells the Wall Street Journal:
“Formula One's global television audience fell by 50 million to 450 million viewers in 2013 due to a noncompetitive end to the drivers' championship and a switch from the national broadcasters in China and France, according to its annual global media report.”
According to the report, F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone said that “the less-than-competitive nature of the final few rounds” played a role in the drop in viewership. Formula 1...
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