Overnight TV ratings for the Preakness were down year to year, according to Nielsen Media Research data provided by NBC Sports.
Last year's Preakness earned a 6.0 overnight ratings, while yesterday's race did a 5.8.
The overnight rating in 2012 was 5.5. The highest recent rating was 6.8 in 2009.
Top local markets were: Baltimore, 16.8; Louisville, 11.9; Ft. Myers, 10.9; Tampa, 9.6; and Indianapolis, 9.2.