2012 AMA Supercross
With the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship just weeks away, Feld Motor Sports announced the television schedul.
For 2012 AMA SX, 11 of 17 rounds will be broadcasts live; SPEED TV will cover all 11 live events, with the rest being shown on CBS. During the broadcasts, Ralph Sheheen will be joined by former Supercross Champion Jeff Emig as commentators, with Erin Bates in the pits.
SPEED will cover the following races live: Anaheim Race 1, Phoenix, San Diego, Arlington, Atlanta, St. Louis, Daytona, Indianapolis, Toronto, Seattle and Las Vegas.
Hunter Nickell (SPEED President) says: “The last few seasons of Monster Energy Supercross on SPEED have provided great storylines and fantastic racing.
“Being able to deliver a record number of races live on SPEED in 2012 is a testament to the growing interest in the series and the commitment to continue that growth by our partners at Feld Motor Sports and the team here at SPEED.”
CBS Sports will provide next day coverage at Los Angeles, Oakland, Anaheim Race 2, Houston, New Orleans and Salt Lake City. In addition, CBS Sports will air a Monster Energy Supercross season preview on December 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET, a Monster Energy Supercross special on February 26 at Noon ET and a Monster Energy Supercross season recap show on May 5 at Noon ET.
Charlie Mancuso (President, Feld Motor Sports) says: “On the heels of the greatest season ever, the increase in live coverage on SPEED, and the network coverage on CBS Sports is another step forward for the sport,” said Charlie Mancuso, president, Feld Motor Sports. “This elevates the riders, the sponsors and the sport to a higher level and provides the loyal fans the most comprehensive television package Monster Energy Supercross has ever had.”
Feld Motor Sports reports that in 2011, television ratings on SPEED increased 24%, which included eight live broadcasts, up two from 2010, and CBS Sports provided nine hours of network coverage that yielded a 21% increase in ratings.
Similarly, Internationally, Monster Energy Supercross was broadcast in 181 countries. Highlighting the international interest was a 66% increase in Australia, home of former two-time Supercross class champion Chad Reed, during Q1, besting NFL Playoff coverage.
2012 AMA Supercross TV Schedule (all times EDT):
- Supercross Preview Show, CBS, 2 p.m. Dec. 25, 2011
- Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif., SPEED (Live), 10 p.m. Jan. 7.
- Chase Field, Phoenix, SPEED (Live), 9:30 p.m. EDT Jan. 14
- Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CBS, Noon Jan. 22
- Overstock.com Stadium, Oakland, CBS, Noon Jan. 29
- Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif., CBS, Noon Feb. 5
- Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, SPEED (Live), 10:30 p.m. Feb. 11
- Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, SPEED (Live), 9:30 p.m. Feb. 18
- Georgia Dome, Atlanta, SPEED (Live), 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25
- Supercross Special, CBS, Noon Feb. 26
- Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, SPEED (Live), 9:30 p.m. March 3
- Daytona Int’l Speedway, Daytona, Fla, SPEED (Live) TBD March 10
- Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, SPEED (Live), 7:30 p.m. March 17
- Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON, SPEED (Live), 7:30 p.m. March 24
- Reliant Stadium, Houston, CBS, Noon April 1
- Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, CBS, Noon April 15
- Qwest Field, Seattle, SPEED (Live), 10:30 p.m. April 21
- Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, CBS, Noon April 29
- Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, SPEED (Live), 10 p.m. May 5
- Supercross Season Review, CBS, Noon May 6