The 2018 marathon is shaping up to be one of the biggest of all time, with ratings for the men’s and women’s races currently in the double digits, according to ratings tracker Epsilon.
The race is set to kick off on March 2 in Boston, which has already earned the highest viewership in marathon history.
Epsilon says that the race has received more than $10 million in ticket sales so far, which puts it in the top 10 for the year, ahead of the men and women.
That’s up from last year, when the race finished behind the Boston Marathon and the men only New York City Marathon.
The race is also the first to feature three consecutive days of total viewership, with Epsilon reporting that the women’s race is up 18% over last year.
The men’s race saw a 15% increase, according the Epsilon data.
For now, the race is still in its infancy, but Epsilon’s data suggests that viewers have already decided that the men have it tougher than they are.
The data suggests a 10% increase for the women, but that is still well short of the 13% rise for the Boston race.
The Boston race’s viewership peaked at 1.6 million viewers, while the men are averaging more than 4 million viewers per race.