2014 NASCAR Television Ratings

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  • Early Darlington TV Ratings:
    Primetime coverage of "NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing From Darlington " with 5.921 million viewers, adults 18-49 a 1.4 rating in front on Saturday. In 2013 FOX was the top draw on Saturday (4-13-2013) with its coverage of "NASCAR: Sprint Cup Racing from Texas" (5.908 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).(Futon Critic), for past TV Ratings for the 2014 races and a 5-year comparison chart, see the 2014 TV Ratings page.(4-14-2014)
    UPDATE: Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Southern 500 from Darlington (SC) earned a 3.2 overnight rating on FOX, down 9% from each of the past three years (3.5) and the lowest ever for a Sprint Cup telecast on FOX (dates back to 2001). The previous low for NASCAR on FOX was a 3.3 overnight for the 2009 Subway Fresh Fit 500 from Phoenix, also on a Saturday night. Six of the seven lowest rated NASCAR races on FOX in the metered markets each took place on a Saturday night - 2014 Darlington (3.2), 2013 Richmond (3.4), 2012 Richmond (3.4), 2011 Richmond (3.4), 2010 Richmond (3.4), and 2009 Phoenix (3.3). The lone exception was the rain-drenched 2012 Fontana race, which earned a 3.4 overnight on a Sunday afternoon. Prior to this year, the Darlington race took place in May opposite the NBA Playoffs.(Sports Media Watch / Sports Business Daily)(4-14-2014)

  • Texas TV Ratings: Rainout coverage of last week's NASCAR Sprint Cup race from Texas earned a 2.4 final rating and 3.8 million viewers on FOX. The race was postponed to Monday.(Sports Business Daily / Sports Media Watch)(4-14-2014)

  • TV Ratings for Martinsville down: Overnight ratings hit a season-low for NASCAR on FOX. Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup STP 500 from Martinsville earned a 3.8 overnight rating on FOX, down 5% from last year (4.0), and down a tick from 2012 (3.9). Excluding rainouts, the 3.8 is the lowest ever for the spring Martinsville race on FOX (2001, 2003-present). The 3.8 is also the lowest for any Sprint Cup telecast this season, falling below the previous mark of 4.0 set the previous week at Fontana. So far this season, all six NASCAR Sprint Cup races have had declines in overnights compared to last year. Despite the lower numbers, NASCAR was easily the top non-NCAA Tournament draw of the weekend on broadcast.(Sports Media Watch)(4-1-2014)

  • Final Fontana TV Ratings: All five NASCAR races this season have declined in ratings and viewership. Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 from Fontana earned a 4.4 final rating and 7.1 million viewers on FOX, down 6% in ratings and 11% in viewership from last year (4.7, 8.0M), but up 16% and 15%, respectively, from rain-affected coverage in 2012 (3.8, 6.2M). The 4.4 rating is the second-lowest for the Sprint Cup at Fontana since 2000, ahead of only 2012. So far this season, all five NASCAR Sprint Cup races have declined in ratings and viewership. The season has seen the lowest rated and least-viewed Daytona 500 ever, the lowest rated second race of the season since 2000 (Phoenix), the third-lowest rated Las Vegas race ever, and now the second-lowest rated Fontana race in fourteen years.(Sports Media Watch)(3-29-2014)

  • Overnight ratings for Fontana down: NASCAR continued to generate soft - but not terrible - ratings over the weekend. Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 from Fontana (CA) earned a 4.0 overnight rating on FOX, down 11% from last year (4.5), but up 18% from the rain-shortened 2011 race (3.4). The 4.0 overnight is the second-lowest for the Fontana race since 2000 (3.7), ahead of only 2011. The 4.0 overnight is also the lowest of the season-to-date, trailing the previous mark of 4.1 set by the Bristol and Las Vegas races. Overnight ratings have now declined for all five NASCAR Sprint Cup races this season.(Sports Media Watch via Sports Business Daily)(3-25-2014)

  • Final Bristol TV Ratings: FOX aired only a pittance of live NASCAR racing on Sunday, but the numbers still held up well compared to last year. Abbreviated coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 500 from Bristol earned a 4.5 final rating and 7.3 million viewers on FOX, according to Nielsen fast-nationals - down a tick in ratings and 3% in viewership from last year (4.6, 7.5M), and up 2% and flat, respectively, compared to 2012 (4.4, 7.3M). Of course, comparisons to previous years have little value considering that FOX aired less than an hour of live racing. The telecast still ranked as the top sporting event of the weekend on broadcast. Sunday's race was delayed twice - first before the start and then again after 124 laps. Two hours of rainout coverage earned a 3.7 and 6.1 million viewers on FOX. The race resumed in the evening on Fox Sports 1, which earned 3.2 million viewers for its coverage. The conclusion of the race ranks as the second-most viewed program on FS1 since it rebranded from Speed Channel last August.(Sports Media Watch)(3-21-2014)

  • NASCAR ok with Fox moving Bristol race to FoxSports 1: Fox Sports didn't break any agreements with NASCAR in moving the rain-delayed race at Bristol to Fox Sports 1 Sunday night. Once the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway went past 7:00pm/et, Fox had the option of moving the remainder of the event to Fox Sports 1, according to NASCAR. Fox elected to use that option instead of keeping the telecast on network television and pre-empting its Sunday night lineup. The race started about 90 minutes late because of rain and then had a delay of 3 hours, 18 minutes because of more rain that pushed the final 376 laps to after 7:00pm. According to the SportsBusiness Journal, the last three-quarters of the Bristol race on FS1 drew a 1.8 overnight rating. According to the website TV By The Numbers, Fox's rating for ages 18-49 were 1.1 for Bob's Burgers, 1.4 for American Dad, 1.9 for the The Simpsons, 2.3 for Family Guy, and 2.0 for Cosmos. "We would prefer to start and finish race coverage on Fox," Fox Sports spokesman Erik Arneson said in an e-mail Wednesday. "Moving an audience from one channel to another is a disruption to fans, which we take very seriously."
    "It's great to have broadcast partners who have multiple options so that we have a way to service the fans," NASCAR spokesman Scott Warfield said.(Sporting News)(3-20-2014)

  • Bristol TV Ratings down: Rain led to another decline for NASCAR on FOX. Abbreviated coverage of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 500 from Bristol earned a 4.1 overnight rating on FOX, down 7% from last year (4.4) but up a tick from 2012 (4.0). FOX aired only 45 minutes of live race coverage. The remainder of the race, according to Sports Business Daily, earned a 1.8 overnight on Fox Sports 1.(Sports Media Watch)(3-18-2014)

  • Final ratings down for Las Vegas: For the third straight week, ratings and viewership dropped for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 400 from Las Vegas drew a 4.5 final rating and 7.2 million viewers on FOX, down 4% in ratings and viewership from last year (4.7, 7.5M), and down 14% and 15%, respectively, from 2012 (5.2, 8.5M). The 4.5 rating is the third-lowest in the history of the race (dates back to 1998), ahead of only 2010 (4.4) and 2000 (4.0). So far this season, all three Sprint Cup telecasts have had declines in ratings and viewership compared to last year. The races have each fallen to multi-year lows. As is typical, NASCAR was the top sporting event of the weekend. The final round of golf's WGC-Cadillac Championship was a distant second (2.8, 4.1M).(Sports Media Watch)(3-15-2014)

  • Las Vegas overnight TV ratings: The 2014 Sprint Cup season has not gotten off to a great start on FOX. Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 400 from Las Vegas drew a 4.1 overnight rating on FOX, down 11% from last year (4.6), down 23% from 2012 (5.3), and tied with 2010 as the lowest overnight ever for the race since it moved to FOX in 2001. Overnights have declined for the first three Sprint Cup telecasts this season. The numbers have not just declined, but in fact have hit historic lows. Final ratings for the Daytona 500 were the lowest ever, and the final rating for Phoenix was the lowest for the second race of the season since FOX acquired rights. Keep in mind that Sunday's final rating could still end up surpassing the FOX low of 4.4 set in 2010. Despite the lower numbers, the race earned the highest overnight of the weekend for a sporting event on broadcast.(Sports Media Watch via Sports Business Daily)(3-11-2014)

  • Final Phoenix TV Ratings Though the numbers were not bad, last week's NASCAR race from Phoenix was the lowest rated second race of the season in 14 years. Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup "The Profit on CNBC 500" from Phoenix earned a 5.3 final rating and 8.8 million viewers on FOX, down 5% in ratings and 3% in viewership from last year (5.6, 8.8M), and down 5% in both measures from 2012 (5.6, 9.2M). The 5.3 rating is the lowest for the second NASCAR race of the season since 2000, when the Dura-Lube/Kmart 400 from Rockingham had a 3.9 U.S. rating on TNN. The 5.3 is also the lowest rating for the spring Phoenix race since it moved to the second week of the season in 2010. Sunday's race finished only slightly behind the Daytona 500, which earned a record low 5.6 and 9.3 million viewers. Of course, the Daytona 500 had an unusually poor performance due to factors beyond NASCAR's control - a lengthy rain delay and competition from the Olympics. Despite the lower numbers, NASCAR on FOX was easily the top sporting event of the weekend on any network. In a distant second was the final round of the PGA Tour Honda Classic on NBC (2.6, 3.8M). (Sports Media Watch)(3-8-2014)

  • Phoenix TV Ratings down: After a record-low at Daytona, overnight ratings did not bounce back for the second race of the season. Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup "The Profit on CNBC 500? from Phoenix earned a 4.8 overnight rating on FOX, down 9% from a 5.3 last year, and down 4% from a 5.0 in 2011. The 4.8 is the lowest overnight for the second Sprint Cup race of the season since FOX began airing coverage in 2001. The 4.8 is also the lowest overnight for the spring Phoenix race since it moved to its current date in 2010. Despite the lower numbers, Sunday's race was easily the top sporting event of the weekend on broadcast.(Sports Media / via Sports Business Daily)(3-4-2014)

  • Daytona 500 TV Ratings: Sunday's 56th running of the Daytona 500, the second won by #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., was clearly impacted by an historic weather delay that included torrential rain and tornado warnings for local areas. Despite starting on time, the race experienced an unprecedented six hour, 22-minute weather delay with only 38 laps run at 2:17pm/et that pushed it well out of its normal running window. The race resumed at 8:25pm/et, finding itself in direct competition with the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games, which seems to have also been impacted by the competition.
    Remarkably, NASCAR's famously loyal fans stayed tuned to FOX throughout the marathon rain delay. The network's nearly five hours of rain-delay coverage averaged a 4.0/8 in the metered markets, which easily beat head-to-head competition from a live NBA doubleheader on ABC (+54% vs. 2.6/6) and was competitive with Winter Olympics afternoon coverage on NBC (4.4/9 from 2-6 PM). Just as impressive, FOX was able to hold 69% of its pre-rain delay audience throughout the long interruption.
    As a result, the 2014 Daytona 500 posted a 5.6/10 fast national household rating/share, averaging 9.3 million viewers. The last Daytona 500 to face Olympics' competition came in 2010, and that race posted a 7.7/16, with 13.3 million viewers. Due to the extensive rain delay, yesterday's race was broken out into two parts: from 1:30-2:17pm/et the race averaged a 6.3/15 with 10.1 million viewers and 5.5/9 with 9.1 million viewers from 8:25-11:23pm/et. Last night's prime time portion of the race opened with a 4.6/7 with 7.7 million viewers. It grew steadily throughout the evening and peaked at a 6.7/12 with 10.9 million viewers from 11:00-11:23pm/et as Earnhardt Jr. took the checkered flag. In total, 23.7 million viewers watched all or part of the race.
    The top five ranked markets are: Greensboro (17.5/26), Orlando (13.2/21), Greenville (13.0/20), Richmond (12.0/18) and Jacksonville (11.8/18). NBC's coverage of the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, which aired directly opposite FOX's prime time portion of the Daytona 500, averaged a 9.6/14 among the metered markets, down 32% from 2010 (14.1/21).(FoxSports)(2-24-2014)

  • Budweiser Duel TV Ratings: The amazing high-speed pile up that concluded the Budweiser Duel at Daytona International Speedway, one that saw the #15 Toyota of Clint Bowyer do an airborne 360, land on its wheels and the driver walk away unharmed, wasn't the night's only spectacular occurrence. The Budweiser Duel averaged 3.122 million viewers, making it the most-watched NASCAR "Duel" event since 2000 when CBS aired it on a Saturday (4.296 million). It is now the second most-watched program on FOX Sports 1 since launch behind Saturday's Sprint Unlimited (3,526,000 viewers).(FoxSports)(2-22-2014)

  • Sprint Unlimited TV Ratings: Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Unlimited earned a 2.0 U.S. rating and 3.526 million viewers on Fox Sports 1, the largest audience on FS1 since the network rebranded last August. Despite the record, Saturday's telecast declined by 43% in ratings and 38% in viewership from last year on FOX (3.5, 5.7M), and by 52% and 53%, respectively, from 2012 (4.2, 7.5M). It ranks as the lowest rated and least-viewed edition of the race (previously the Budweiser Shootout) since at least 2001.(Sports Media Watch)(2-20-2014)


  • Darlington TV Ratings:
    Primetime coverage of "NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing From Darlington " with 5.921 million viewers, adults 18-49 a 1.4 rating in front on Saturday. In 2013 FOX was the top draw on Saturday (4-13-2013) with its coverage of "NASCAR: Sprint Cup Racing from Texas" (5.908 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).(Futon Critic)(4-14-2014)

  • 2014 Television Ratings - Comparison Table - Five Years
    FOX Coverage 13 Races
    (2014 race date) Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers
    Track/Race 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
    Sprint Unlimited, Daytona - Foxsports1 2/15
    2.0/?
    3.526 million
    3.5/6
    3.4/6*
    5.722 million
    4.2/8
    3.9/7*
    7.467 million
    4.5/8
    3.9/7*
    7.847 million
    4.4/8
    4.2/7*
    8.187 million

    Daytona 500 Qualifying - Fox 2/16 not reported 2.0/5
    2.0/5*
    3.087 million
    2.0/5
    1.8/4*
    3.213 million
    2.0/5
    1.9/5*
    3.303 million
    1.6/4
    2.361 million (Q10)

    Budweiser Duel, Daytona - FoxSports1 2/20 ?/?
    3.122 million
    not reported not reported not reported 1.99
    1.495 million

    1) Daytona 500 - Fox 2/23 5.6/10
    9.3 million (A14)
    9.9/22
    10.0/22*
    16.651 million
    8.0/14
    7.7/13* (A12)
    13.699 million
    8.7/20
    8.2/18*
    15.6 million
    7.7/16
    7.0/14*
    13.294 million

    2) Phoenix - Fox 3/2 5.3
    4.8*
    8.8 million
    5.6/12
    5.3/11*
    9.117 million
    5.6/12
    5.0/10*
    9.23 million
    5.9/13
    5.3/11*
    10.346 million
    5.6/11
    5.0/10*
    9.151 million (A11)

    3) Las Vegas - Fox 3/9 4.5
    ?
    7.2 million
    4.7/10
    4.4/10*
    7.500 million
    5.2/11
    4.6/10*
    8.528 million
    5.9/12
    5.3/11*
    10.076 million
    4.4/9
    4.1/8*
    7.154 million

    4) Bristol - Fox 3/16 4.5/?
    7.3 million (B14)
    4.6/11
    4.3/10*
    7.519 million
    4.4/11
    4.0/10*
    7.307 million
    4.3/10
    3.9/9*
    7.24 million
    5.3/13
    4.8/11*
    8.51 million (B11)

    5) Auto Club - Fox 3/23 4.4/?
    7.1 million
    4.7/10
    4.5/10*
    8.002 million
    3.8/9
    3.4/7*
    6.153 million
    4.6/10
    4.1/9*
    8.080 million
    4.4/10
    4.2/9*
    7.357 million (C11)

    6) Martinsville - Fox 3/30 4.4/10
    4.0/9*
    6.924 million
    4.3/10
    3.9/9*
    6.835 million
    4.4/10
    3.9/9*
    7.229 million
    2.1/6* (A10)

    7) Texas - Fox 4/6 2.4/?
    3.8 million (A14)
    3.8/7
    3.5/6*
    6.269 million
    4.0/7
    3.6/7*
    6.766 million
    4.0/7
    3.7/7*
    7.036 million
    2.1/7* (B10)

    8) Darlington (Texas date in 2013) - Fox 4/12 TBA
    3.2/?*
    5.921 million
    4.2/10
    3.9/9*
    6.495 million
    4.3/10
    3.7/9*
    6.830 million
    5.2/13
    4.6/11*
    9.039 million (B12)
    5.2/12
    4.9/11*
    8.452 million (B12)

    9) Richmond - Fox 4/26 3.7/7
    3.4/7*
    6.067 million
    3.6/7
    3.4/7*
    5.914 million
    3.7/7
    3.4/7*
    6.138 million
    3.7/7
    3.4/7
    6.194 million

    10) Talladega - Fox 5/4 4.6/10
    4.4/10*
    7.345 million
    5.1/12
    4.7/11*
    8.348 million
    4.1/8
    3.5/7*
    6.978 million (C12)
    4.2/8
    3.9/8*
    6.9709 million (C12)

    11) Kansas (was Darlington 2013)- Fox 5/10 3.8/7
    3.5/7*
    5.925 million
    3.8/7
    3.5/7*
    5.716 million
    4.4/10
    3.8/9*
    7.391 million (D12)
    3.7/10
    3.6/9*
    5.756 million (D12)

    All-Star Race - FoxSports1 5/17 3.29 (cb)
    3.7 million
    3.09 (cb)
    2.2/4*
    3.751 million
    3.32 (cb)
    2.1/4*
    4.228 million
    3.30 (cb)
    2.1/4*
    3.802 million

    12) Charlotte - Fox 5/25 4.3/8
    4.1/8*
    7.134 million
    4.4/9
    4.1/8*
    7.405 million
    4.5/9
    4.0/8*
    8.132 million
    4.0/9
    4.0/9*
    6.547 million

    13) Dover - Fox 6/1 3.8/9
    3.5/9*
    5.973 million
    3.7/9
    3.6/9*
    5.738 million
    4.4/10
    3.9/10*
    6.285 million (E12)
    3.7/10
    3.6/9*
    5.756 million (E12)

    FOX - 13 races - SEASON 4.8/10
    4.5/10*
    7.790 million ave
    4.8/10
    4.2/9*
    7.883 million ave
    5.0/11
    4.4/10*
    8.6 million ave
    4.8/10
    4.4/9*
    7.897 million ave
    TNT Coverage
    6 Races
    Track/Race 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
    (2014 date) Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers
    14) Pocono - TNT 6/8 2.8/7
    4.358 million
    3.2/8
    5.257 million
    3.2/8
    3.0/7*
    5.175 million
    3.3/8
    5.344 million

    15) Michigan - TNT 6/15 2.8/?
    4.5 million
    3.2/7
    3.1/7*
    5.284 million
    2.9/7
    2.7/7*
    4.89 million
    2.9/7
    2.8/7*
    4.333 million
    6/13

    16) Sonoma - TNT 6/22 3.0/7
    4.660 million
    3.3/7
    5.200 million
    3.2/8
    5.188 million
    2.7/7
    4.479 million
    6/18

    17) Kentucky - TNT 6/28 2.6/7
    3.984 millon (A13)
    2.6/5
    2.5/5*
    3.879 million
    3.0/5
    2.7/5*
    4.968 million
    (was held July 9th)
    (no race)

    18) Daytona - TNT 7/5 3.5/7
    3.2.7*
    5.688 million*
    3.8/7
    3.1/6*
    6.184 million
    3.4/7
    3.1/7*
    6.029 million
    3.6/8
    6.127 million C10)

    19) New Hampshire - TNT 7/13 3.2/8
    4.907 million
    3.1/8
    2.9/7*
    4.775 million
    2.9/7
    2.9*
    4.562 million
    (D11)
    3.0/7
    2.6*
    4.909 million
    6/27

    TNT - 6 of 6 races - SEASON     3.2.7
    5.049 million ave
    3.2/7
    5.125 million ave
    3.615 million households
    3.0/7
    4.990 million ave
    3.495 million households
    ESPN (14) / ABC (3) Coverage 17 Races
    (2014 date) Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers Rating/Share/Viewers
    Track/Race 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
    20) Indianapolis - ESPN 7/27   3.6
    5.460 million
    3.8hh
    3.3
    5.055 million
    4.6hh
    4.0
    6.377 million
    4.2hh
    3.6
    5.709 million

    21) Pocono - ESPN 8/3   3.2
    5.062 million
    3.3hh
    2.9
    4.449 million
    3.9hh
    3.4
    5.485 million
    4.4
    3.8
    6.292 million

    22) Watkins Glen - ESPN 8/10   2.7hh
    2.6/7*
    4.171 million
    3.3hh
    2.7/6
    4.473 million
    (E11) 1.6hh
    1.3/2
    1.896 million
    3.6hh
    2.9/7
    4.931 million

    23) Michigan - ESPN 8/17   3.0hh
    3.0/7
    4.585 million
    3.8hh
    3.2/8
    5.200 million
    3.7hh
    3.2/8
    5.028 million
    3.6hh
    3.1/8
    4.917 million

    24) Bristol - ABC 8/23   3.9
    6.322 million
    3.7
    5.905 million
    2.9
    5.067 million (F11)
    3.4/7
    5.842 million

    25) Atlanta - ESPN 8/31   3.2/?
    5.323 million
    3.9hh
    3.4/?
    5.558 million
    1.8
    2.161 million (G11)
    3.9hh
    3.4/7
    2.9/6*
    5.516 million

    26) Richmond - ABC 9/6   3.3
    5.153 million
    3.3/6
    2.9/6*
    5.079 million (F12)
    3.7/7
    3.5/7*
    6.167 million
    3.1/5
    2.8/5
    5.288 million

    27) Chicago - ESPN 9/14   1.8
    2.688 million
    rain delayed 5+ hours
    3.0hh
    2.6/?*
    3.949 million
    1.8 (H11)
    2.179 million
    2.3
    2.1/5*
    3.677 million
    NHMS on this date

    28) New Hampshire - ESPN 9/21   2.4/?
    3.705 million
    2.6hh
    2.2/5
    3.517 million
    3.1hh
    2.7/5
    4.235 million
    2.4hh
    2.1/4*
    3.966 million
    Dover on this date

    29) Dover - ESPN 9/28   2.4
    3.969 million
    2.6hh
    2.1/4
    3.581 million
    3.0hh
    2.4/5
    4.093 million
    2.7hh
    2.3/5
    2.1/5*
    3.741 million
    Kansas on this date

    30) Kansas - ESPN 10/5   2.6
    4.162 million
    3.0hh
    2.5
    3.897 million (Oct 21)
    3.1hh
    4.173 million (Oct 9)
    2.7hh
    2.3/5
    2.1/5*
    3.741 million (Oct 4)

    31) Charlotte - ABC 10/11   3.4
    5.560 million
    3.2/?
    3.0/?*
    5.095 million
    3.2/?
    3.0/?*
    5.396 million
    3.2/?
    2.9/?*
    5.345 million

    32) Talladega - ESPN 10/19   3.1
    4.916 million
    3.7hh
    3.0/?*
    5.113 million
    (Oct 7th)
    3.9hh
    5.430 million
    (Oct 23rd)
    3.6hh
    3.1/?
    5.177 million
    (Oct 31st)

    33) Martinsville - ESPN 10/26   2.7
    4.315 million
    2.8hh
    2.4/5
    3.617 million
    3.6hh
    4.923 million
    2.8hh
    2.4/5
    3.954 million

    34) Texas - ESPN 11/2   2.6
    4.179 million
    2.9hh
    2.5/?
    3.943 million
    3.4hh
    4.726 million
    3.4hh
    2.9/6
    2.7/5*
    4.846 million

    35) Phoenix - ESPN 11/9   2.7
    4.271 million
    3.3hh
    2.8/?
    4.423 million
    3.3hh
    4.766 million
    2.9hh
    2.5/5
    4.201 million

    36) Homestead - ESPN 11/16   3.1
    5.118 million
    3.5hh
    3.0/5
    4.769 million
    4.6
    6.799 million
    3.9hh
    3.3/6
    5.605 million

    ESPN/ABC 10 Race Chase   2.8
    4.5 million ave
    2.7
    4.2 million ave
    3.1
    4.763 million ave
    2.7
    4.494 million ave

    ESPN/ABC 17 Races   3.0
    4.8 million ave
    2.9
    4.6 million ave
       

    • notes about ratings:
      hh = household rating [cable ratings)

      (C14) = Texas in April was postponed due to rain to from Sunday, April 6th to Monday, April 7, 2014.
      (B14) = The 2014 Food City 500 was shown live for an hour on Fox, the delayed by rain after 124 laps. When the race resumed it was shown on Fox Sports 1
      (A14) = the 2014 Daytona 500 experienced a six hour, 22-minute weather delay with only 38 laps run at 2:17pm/et that pushed it well out of its normal running window. The race resumed at 8:25pm/et and ended at 11:23pm/et

      (A13) = rain delayed from Saturday night, June 29 to Sunday 30.

      (A12) = Daytona 500 delayed by rain from Sunday, Feb 26th at 1:00pm/et to Monday, Feb 27th at 7:00pm/et, aired on FOX
      (B12) Talladega ran this weekend in 2009-2011
      (C12) Darlington ran this weekend in 2009-2011
      (D12) Dover ran this week in 2010-2011
      (E12) Dover numbers from May 2010 and 2011, Kansas ran this week in 2011, Charlotte in 2010
      (F12) start of race delayed 2 hours by rain and stated at 9:31pm/et, plus a 52 minute red flag later for rain.

      (H11) = Chicago delayed from Sunday, Sept 18, 2011 to Monday, Sept 19, 2011 [11am/et], the new Chicago race date on Sept 18th, used to run in mid July.
      (G11) = Atlanta delayed from Sunday, Sept 4, 2011 [7:30pm/et] to Tuesday, Sept 6, 2011 [11am/et]
      (F11) = Bristol's race aired in much of the country on ABC, but due to Hurricane Irene, many local stations on the East Coast pre-empted the race telecast for news about the storm. The race also aired on ESPN in eastern states from South Carolina to Maine as a backup for viewers in areas where hurricane news could possibly pre-empt the race, and on ESPN2 in eight markets where NFL pre-season games were airing. Only the ABC portion of the audience can be measured by the Nielsen Company.
      (E11) = Watkins Glen delayed from Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 to Monday, Aug 15, 2011
      (D11) = The first New Hampshire race was June 27 in 2010, moved to July 17 in 2011
      (C11) = 5th race was at Bristol Motor Speedway from 2008-2010
      (B11) = 4th race was at Atlanta Motor Speedway from 2008-2010
      (A11) = 2nd race was at Auto Club Speedway from 2008-2010

      (Q10) Daytona 500 Qualifying was held on a Saturday instead of traditional Sunday in 2010
      (A10) Martinsville delayed from Sunday March 28, 2010 to Monday, March 29, 2010
      (B10) Texas delayed from Sunday April 18, 2010 to Monday, April 19, 2010
      (C10) Start of the race was delayed 90 minutes by rain, Saturday, July 3, 2010

      (E) after 2 red flags, ABC moved the final 34 laps from ABC to ESPN2 at 7:30pm/et
      (L) rained delayed from Sunday May 24, 2009 to Monday, May 25th

      Final Ratings on top, and Fast/Overnight/Household Ratings below with an '*'.
      Cable Ratings [TNT/ESPN] usually do not list the share as Networks [FOX/ABC] do, or list overnights

      A network rating is percent of homes that are tuned into the event
      A a cable rating is percent of homes equipped with cable that are tuned into an event
      (meaning that a lower network rating still can produce more households)

      Overnight ratings, are measured in the top 50 markets of the country.
      National ratings provide more detailed demographic information as well as the exact number of people watching.

      rating: which indicates percentage of all households in the U.S. watched this broadcast
      share: which indicates percent of all households watching TV in the U.S. watched this broadcast
      as of mid-2006 there were 111,348,110 television households in the U.S.


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    TV Ratings News (if reported)

    • Daytona Nationwide TV Ratings: ESPN earned a 1.8 U.S. rating and 2.7 million viewers for last Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive4COPD 300, down 18% in ratings and 19% in viewership from last year (2.2, 3.4M), and down 38% in both measures from 2012 (2.9, 4.4M). Compared to the last time the race aired opposite the Winter Olympics (2010), the race still declined 36% in ratings (2.8 to 1.8) and viewership (4.3M to 2.7M). (Sports Media Watch / Sports Business Daily)(3-4-2014)


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