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NBC gets 6.0 rating for Preakness Stakes

California Chrome's victory in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday earned NBC Sports a 6.0 rating, the network and The Nielsen Company announce Wednesday.

NBC said it was the highest rating for the Preakness since 2009, when Rachel Alexandra's win earned a 6.8. The rating is up 2 percent from last year (5.9) and 15 percent from 2012 when I’ll Have Another won the first two legs of the Triple Crown.

California Chrome. who also won the Kentucky Derby, seeks to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 when he races in the Belmont Stakes on June 7.

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