News Brief

Indy 500 Helped by Clear Skies

ABC television's coverage of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday earned a 5.3 rating and 14 share, an increase of 18% over last year's rain-delayed race. The network was on the air from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST covering the race won by Helio Castroneves. Last year, with the rain delay, coverage was from 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. and got a 4.5 rating and 11 share. Sunday's rating was also 6% higher than the 5.0 for the 1999 race, which had a 15 share.

- Adam Bernard