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Australian GP drives large Foxtel audience but FTA viewership declines

Charles Leclerc leads the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The return of the Australian Grand Prix generated strong audiences for pay-television broadcaster Foxtel but the free-to-air audience for the Formula 1 race declined by 15 per cent.

It is part of a growing trend, according to data obtained by Australian media outlet TV Blackbox, that has seen free-to-air audiences in Australia fall while audiences for Fox Sports and the Foxtel-owned Kayo Sports subscription streaming service rise.

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