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TV RATINGS 2006

Track/Race 2006 2005 2004
(2006 date) Rating/Share Rating/Share Rating/Share
Daytona – NBC 2/19 11.3/23-NBC 10.9/23-Fox 10.6/21
California – Fox 2/26 7.4/? 7.9/16
Las Vegas – Fox 3/12 6.2/12 6.4/14 5.8/14
Atlanta – FX 3/20 ^2.2/7 5.5/13
4.9/11*
5.7/14
5.3/?*
Bristol – Fox 3/26 6.2/? 6.3/? 6.0/15
Martinsville – Fox 4/2 6.2/15 5.1/13 5.4/14
Texas – Fox 4/9 5.4/13
4.8/11*
5.7/15
5.0/11*
n/a
Phoenix – Fox 4/22 4.8/9
4.1/7*
5.1/10
4.5/8*
n/a
Talladega – FX 5/1 ~2.5/8.2
x*
7.6/18
6.1/14*
6.3/14
5.9/13*
Richmond – FX 5/6 3.5/7 3.4/7 3.8/?
Darlington – Fox 5/13 4.8/10
4.3/?*
5.6/11
4.7/9*
n/a
All-Star FX 5/20 ?
?*
4.3/? 3.6/?
Charlotte – Fox 5/28 5.1/11
4.7/10*
6.1/13
5.1/10*
5.0/10
4.5/9*
Dover – FX 6/4 4.6/?
?*
4.9/?
3.9/10*
4.0/10
3.4/9*
Pocono – Fox 6/11 5.2/12
4.6/11*
5.6/14
5.1/12*
5.2/14
4.7/11*
Michigan – Fox 6/18 4.5/11
4.0/9*
4.8/12
4.0/10*
4.5/13
4.0/10*
Sonoma – Fox 6/25 5.1/?
4.6/10*
5.7/?
4.6/10*
4.7/11
4.8/10*
Daytona – Fox 7/1 5.1/11
4.7/10*
5.5/13
4.9/12*
NBC
5.2/12
5.0/10*
FOX
Chicago – TNT 7/9 5.2/?
?*
TNT
5.7/13
4.9/11*
NBC
5.5/13
5.2/12*
NBC
Loudon NH – TNT 7/16 3.9/?
3.6/?*
4.5/?
?*
?
?*
Pocono – TNT 7/23 5.0/?
?*
5.7/?
?*
4.7/?
?*
Indy – NBC 8/6 5.5/13
4.8/11*
6.2/15
?*
6.1/15
5.5/12*
Watkins Glen – NBC 8/13 4.6/?
4.0/10*
NBC
5.2/?
4.3/10*
NBC
3.6
TNT
Michigan – TNT 8/20 4.1 4.5 3.9
Bristol – TNT 8/26 3.6 3.9 3.2
California – NBC 9/3 5.0/10 5.2/10 5.1/10
Richmond – TNT 9/9 3.2 4.1 3.5
Loudon NH – TNT 9/17 3.0 4.2 2.8
Dover – TNT 9/24 3.8 3.1 3.2
Kansas – NBC 10/1 4.0/9
3.4/7*
4.5/9
3.6/7*
4.2/?
4.0/8*
Talladega – NBC 10/8 4.8/10
4.3/9*
5.3/11
4.6/9*
5.4/11
4.6/9*
Charlotte – NBC 10/14 4.7/8
4.1/7*
5.1/10
4.8/8*
4.9/10
4.6/8*
Martinsville – NBC 10/22 4.1/9
3.5/7*
4.7/10
3.8/8*
4.4/?
4.0/8*
Atlanta – NBC 10/29 4.8/10
4.2/8*
4.7/10
3.9/8*
4.6/10
4.2/9*
Texas – NBC 11/5 4.3/8
4.0/7*
5.1/10
4.4/8*
n/a
n/a
Phoenix – NBC 11/12 4.7/9
4.1/8*
5.0/10
4.0/7*
4.9/10
4.3/8
a week earlier*
Homestead – NBC 11/19 4.7/9
4.3/7*
5.9/11
4.8/9*
6.2/13
5.6/11*

Final Ratings on top, and Overnight Ratings below with an ‘*’.
^ – rained delayed race at Atlanta on 3/20/2006 on FX [instead of 3/19 on Fox]
x – rained delayed race at Talladega on 5/1/2006 on FX [instead of 4/30 on Fox]
Cable Ratings [TNT/FX] usually do not list the share as Networks [FOX/NBC] do, or list overnights

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.


  • Homestead Final TV ratings fall 20.3%: NBC’s broadcast of the Nov. 19 Ford 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway earned a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.7 and a 9 market share, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 20.3% lower than the 5.9/11 NBC earned in 2005 and 24.2% lower than the 6.2/13 the network earned in 2004, the first year of the Chase For The Nextel Cup format.(SceneDaily.com)(11-29-2006)
  • Homestead overnight TV ratings drop 10.4%: NBC’s broadcast of Sunday’s Ford 400 Nextel Cup season finale earned a 4.3 overnight rating from Nielsen Media Research and a 7 market share, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating represents a 10.4% drop from the 4.8/9 the race earned overnight in 2005 and a 23.2% drop from 2004, when the format of the Chase For The Nextel Cup was used for the first time.(SceneDaily.com)(11-21-2006)
  • Final Phoenix ratings drop 6%: NBC’s broadcast of last Sunday’s Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway drew a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.7 and a 9 market share, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports.
    The rating is 6% lower than the 5.0/10 the race drew last year. Overnight ratings for the race from the nation’s largest markets had been up 2.5%.(SceneDaily.com)(11-18-2006)
  • Phoenix Overnight TV Ratings up: NBC’s broadcast of Sunday’s Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway earned an overnight Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.1 and an 8 market share, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 2.5% higher than the 4.0 NBC earned overnight for the 2005 Phoenix race.(SceneDaily.com)(11-13-2006)
  • Texas Overnight TV Ratings down: NBC’s broadcast of Sunday’s Dickies 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway earned a 4.0 overnight Nielsen Media Research rating a 7 market share, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports.
    The results are down 9.1% from the 4.4/8 the race earned overnight last year.(SceneDaily.com)(11-7-2006)
  • Final Atlanta TV ratings up 2.1% NBC’s broadcast of last Sunday’s Bass Pro Shops 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway earned a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.8 and a 10 market share, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 2.1% higher than the 4.7 the race earned in 2005.(SceneDaily.com)(11-3-2006)
  • Atlanta overnight TV ratings UP: NBC earned an overnight Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.2 and an 8 market share for Sunday’s broadcast of the Bass Pro Shops 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 7.7% higher than the 3.9 NBC earned overnight for the 2005 race.(SceneDaily.com), the final ratings in 2005 were 4.7 rating and a 10 share.(10-30-2006)
  • Martinsville final TV ratings down: NBC’s broadcast of last Sunday’s Subway 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Martinsville Speedway earned a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.1 and a 9 market share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 13.6% lower than the 4.7 NBC earned for the race last year.(SceneDaily.com)(10-28-2006)
  • Martinsville overnight TV ratings down: NBC’s broadcast of Sunday’s Subway 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Martinsville Speedway earned a 3.5 overnight Nielsen Media Research rating and a 7 market share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The 3.5 represents a 7.9% drop below the 3.8 NBC earned overnight for the 2005 race.(SceneDaily.com)(10-24-2006)
  • Charlotte Final TV ratings drop 17.3% UPDATE – correction 7.8%: NBC’s broadcast of last Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 Nextel Cup race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway earned a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.2 and an 8 market share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 17.3% lower than the fall Charlotte race earned in 2005.(SceneDaily.com)(10-20-2006)
    Oops – CORRECTION: NBC’s broadcast of the Oct. 14 Bank of America 500 Nextel Cup race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway earned a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.7, not 4.2 as reported last week, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports, down 7.8%.(SceneDaily.com)(10-24-2006)
  • Final Talladega TV Rating down; France not worried: NBC’s broadcast of last Sunday’s UAW-Ford 500 from Talladega Superspeedway earned a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.8 and a 10 market share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 9.4% lower than than the 5.3/11 NBC earned for last year’s fall Talladega race.(SceneDaily.com)
    AND NASCAR Chairman Brian France said he doesn’t envision California Speedway losing a race and isn’t too concerned over dips in attendance and TV ratings throughout the Nextel Cup circuit. California Speedway has not sold out both Nextel Cup events in a year since it has added a second race there in 2004. Television ratings are down for virtually all events this year, which France blamed mostly on a lack of promotion from NBC, which is in its last year of its contract. “That’s kind of par for the course when you change TV partners and you have a final year in the situation that we’re in … but we’ll bounce back with a tremendous partner in ESPN/ABC and TNT in the mid summer of ’07, so we’re not too concerned about it and frankly expected it,” France said.(SceneDaily.com)(10-13-2006)
  • Overnight Talladega TV ratings fall 6.5%: NBC’s broadcast of Sunday’s UAW-Ford 500 Nextel Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway drew an overnight Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.3 and a 9 market share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating was 6.5% lower than the 4.6/9 NBC earned overnight last year, when the Talladega race was run a week earlier, prior to the Kansas race.(SceneDaily.com)(10-10-2006)
  • Final Kansas TV Ratings Down: NBC’s broadcast of last Sunday’s Banquet 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup race from Kansas Speedway earned a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.0 and a 9 market share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports.
    The rating is 11.1% lower than the 4.5/9 the Kansas race earned last year.(SceneDaily.com)(10-7-2006)
  • Kansas overnight TV ratings down: NBC’s coverage of Sunday’s Banquet 400 Nextel Cup race at Kansas Speedway earned a 3.4 overnight rating from Nielsen Media Research and a 7 share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 5.5% lower than the 3.6/7 overnight figures last year, and 15% below the 4.0/8 in 2004.(SceneDaily.com)(10-2-2006)
  • TV Ratings down at all but 2 races in 2006: TV ratings from NASCAR’s first championship chase race weren’t impressive – the Loudon race pulled a 3.1 rating on TNT (which Neilsen said translates to 4.792 million viewers), down 12% from the 2005 race.
    In comparison, NBC’s Labor Day Sunday prime-time coverage of the California 500 pulled a 5.1 (8.4 million viewers); and NBC’s NFL Sunday prime-time game Sept. 17 pulled an 11.9 rating (18.4 million viewers). ESPN, which will return to major coverage of NASCAR next summer, also scored big with the NFL, an 8.2 rating (12.570 million viewers) and 7.1 (10.495 million viewers) for its two Monday-night games on Sept. 11. Only two of the year’s 27 races have had gains, the Daytona 500 and Martinsville.(Winston Salem Journal)(9-23-2006)
  • Michigan and Bristol TV Ratings Down: TNT got a 3.6 national rating for its broadcast of the Sharpie 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway last Saturday night, down from a 3.9 in 2005 but up slightly from a 3.4 in 2004. TNT’s numbers were also down slightly for the Michigan race, with a 4.1 this year compared with a 4.5 rating in 2005.(Thatsracin)(9-1-2006)
  • Watkins Glen Overnight TV Ratings down: NBC’s broadcast of Sunday’s AMD at the Glen Nextel Cup race at Watkins Glen International earned a 4.0 overnight rating from Nielsen Media Research and a 10 market share. The rating, which was reported by Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily, is 7% lower than the 4.3 NBC earned overnight last year.(SceneDaily.com)(8-14-2006)
  • Indy TV Ratings down: NBC’s broadcast of last Sunday’s Allstate 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway earned a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 5.5 and a 13 market share, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. While the rating is a substantial increase over the 4.8/11 the race drew overnight in the nation’s largest markets, it’s 11.3 percent lower than the 6.2/15 the race drew in 2005.(SceneDaily.com)(8-7-2006)
  • didn’t see any posts about the TNT TV Ratings from Chicago thru Pocono in July, but got the numbers from Zap2it.com cable/sports ratings.
  • Final Daytona TV ratings off: Final Nielsen Media Research numbers show that Fox’s broadcast of last Saturday night’s Pepsi 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Daytona International Speedway earned a 5.1 rating and an 11 market share, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating was 7.3% lower than the 5.5/13 NBC recorded when it aired the race last year.(SceneDaily.com)(7-7-2006)
  • Daytona Overnight TV Ratings Down: Fox’s broadcast of Saturday night’s Pepsi 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup race earned an overnight Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.7 and a 10 share, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 4.1% lower than the 4.9/12 overnight figures NBC earned when it carried the race under the rotation system used in 2005.(SceneDaily.com)(7-6-2006)
  • Final Infineon TV ratings drop: Infineon Raceway officials say Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s Dodge/Save Mart 350 Nextel Cup race earned a 5.1 rating from Nielsen Media Research. The rating is 10.5% lower than the 5.7 the race earned last year, but it was the highest-rated sports event televised last weekend and the second-highest rating in the race’s history.(SceneDaily.com)(6-30-2006)
  • Overnight Sonoma TV ratings match 2005: Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s Dodge/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Infineon Raceway earned a 4.6 overnight Nielsen Media Research rating and a 10 market share, matching 2005’s numbers, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports.(SceneDaily.com)(6-26-2006)
  • Final Michigan TV ratings fall: Fox’s broadcast of last Sunday’s 3M Performance 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Michigan International Speedway earned a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.5 and an 11 market share, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is down 6.3% from the 4.8/12 the race earned in 2005.(SceneDaily.com)(6-24-2006)
  • Overnight Michigan TV ratings match 2005: Overnight Nielsen Media Research numbers show that Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s 3M Performance 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup race matched the 2005 event, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports.
    This year’s race earned a 4.0 rating and a 9 share, while the 2005 event earned a 4.0 overnight rating and a 10 share.(SceneDaily.com)(6-19-2006)
  • Final Pocono TV ratings down: Fox’s broadcast of the June 11 Pocono 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race earned a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 5.2 and a 12 market share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 7.1% lower than the 5.6/14 the race earned in 2005.(SceneDaily.com)(6-19-2006)
  • Pocono overnight TV ratings drop: Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway earned 4.6 overnight rating and an 11 market share from Nielsen Media Research, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 9.8% lower than the 5.1/12 Fox drew overnight for the June Pocono race last year.(SceneDaily.com)(6-12-2006)
  • Dover TV Ratings down from 2005: The Neighborhood Excellence 400 at Dover International Speedway, whcih aired on FX Sunday, June 4, 2006 had a Ratings of 3.7, down from last years 4.9, no share was reported. The race garnered 5,969,000 viewers and was the 7th most watch show on cable with The Sopranos leading the way and five NBA Playoff games.(AP/Zap2It.com)(6-7-2006)
  • Coke 600 final TV Ratings down from 2005 but beats Indy 500: Final Nielsen Media Research ratings show that Fox’s broadcast of the May 28 Coca-Cola 600 Nextel Cup race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway drew a higher television rating than ABC attracted for the same day’s Indianapolis 500. Fox earned a 5.1 rating and an 11 share, down 16.4% from 6.1/13 in 2005, but the Indy ratings dropped even more. Ratings for the Indy Racing League event fell 23.1%, from 6.5/18 in 2005 to 5.0/14 this year.(SceneDaily.com)(6-5-2006)
  • Coke 600 Overnight TV Ratings Down: Fox’s broadcast of Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 Nextel Cup race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway earned an overnight Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.7 and a 10 share, down 7.8% from 5.1/10 last year, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The NASCAR race ratings trailed the 5.2/13 ABC earned for its coverage of the Indy Racing League’s Indianapolis 500. Those ratings were down 18.8% from a 6.4/17 last year, the Daily reports.(SceneDaily.com)(5-31-2006)
  • Haven’t seen ratings for the All-Star Race yet.(5-31-2006)
  • Darlington TV Ratings: the Dodge Charger 500 at Darlington Raceway on Fox scored a 4.8 rating with a 10 share and total viewer 7,861,000. The rating was down from 2005 [5.6/11] but was the highest rated sproting even of the weekend, beating out the NBA playoffs [3.5/9, 4,795,000],(Zap2It.com)(5-25-2006)
  • Talladega: the rain delayed Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway ran on Monday, May 1st,scored a 2.5 with a 8.2 share with 3,455,000 viewers. No word on the FX coverage ratings.(Zap2It.com)(5-20-2006)
  • Richmond TV Ratings: FX’s official debut of regularly scheduled NASCAR NEXTEL CUP RACING earned a 3.5/7 (5.633 million viewers) for the Richmond 400 this past Saturday. That is up +3% over last year’s 3.4/7 and ranks as FX’s highest rating for the Richmond race ever. These are national figures that will not change.(FOX/FX)(5-10-2006)
  • Final TV ratings down for Phoenix: Final Nielsen Media Research ratings for last Saturday night’s Subway Fresh 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway were down 5.8 percent from last year’s race, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. This year’s race earned a 4.8 rating and a 9 market share, down from 5.1/10 last year, but it was still the weekend’s highest rated sports event.(SceneDaily.com)(4-28-2006)
  • Phoenix overnight TV Ratings down: Fox’s broadcast of Saturday night’s Subway Fresh 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway earned a 4.1 overnight rating from Nielsen Media Research and a 7 market share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 8.9% lower than the 4.5/8 Fox earned overnight in 2005, but the race still recorded the highest figures of any weekend sports event. ABC’s broadcast of Sunday’s NBA playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns was second with a 4.0 overnight rating.(SceneDaily.com)(4-25-2006)
  • Final Texas TV Ratings mixed: took a while for Texas TV Ratings —- Final Nielsen Media Research numbers show that Fox’s broadcast of the April 9 Samsung/RadioShack 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway earned a 5.4 rating and a 13 share. The rating is 5.3% lower than the 5.7/15 Fox earned for the Texas race in 2005, but that race was on a different weekend from the Masters, one of golf’s four major events. The Masters traditionally draws strong television ratings. The 5.4 rating is 5.9 percent higher than Fox’s 5.1/13 for its coverage of the 2005 Martinsville race, which aired opposite the Masters.(SceneDaily.com)(4-21-2006)
  • Texas Overnight TV Ratings Mixed: Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s Samsung/RadioShack 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway earned an overnight Nielsen Media Research rating of 4.8 and an 11 market share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 4% lower than the 5.0/11 Fox earned for the 2005 Texas race, but last year’s race was a week later and was not broadcast opposite the Masters golf tournament, which typically draws strong ratings. This year’s overnight rating for Texas was 4.3% higher than the 4.6 Fox earned for the 2005 spring Martinsville race, which aired at the same time as the final round of the Masters. CBS earned a 9.0/19 overnight for this year’s final round of the Masters, making it the weekend’s highest-rated sports event.(SceneDaily.com)(4-10-2006)
  • Martinsville final TV Ratings up 21%: Fox’s broadcast of last Sunday’s DirectTV 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race from Martinsville Speedway earned a final 6.2 Nielsen Media Research rating and a 15 share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is 21.6% higher than the 5.1 the race drew last year, when it was aired on the same weekend as the Masters, one of professional golf’s four major tournaments.(SceneDaily.com)(4-7-2006)
  • Overnight Martinsville ratings up: Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s DirectTV 500 Nextel Cup race at Martinsville Speedway earned a 5.1 overnight Nielsen Media Research rating and a 12 market share, Street & Smith’s Sports Business Daily reports. The daily says two markets – Indianapolis and St. Louis – were not included because of weather problems, but the rating was still 10.9% higher than the 4.6/11 last year’s Martinsville race earned. The 2005 race, however, was a week later and aired opposite one of golf’s major events, the Masters.(SceneDaily.com)(4-3-2006)
  • Final Bristol TV Ratings down: Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway drew a final Nielsen Media Research rating of drew a 6.2, the second-highest figure in the race’s history, track officials say. The rating was 1.6% lower than last year’s 6.3, but officials say last year’s race was a week later, while this year’s event aired directly against the regional finals of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The track says Sunday’s race was seen by more than 9.9 million viewers — up 2% from last year. Officials also say Fox’s coverage of Saturday’s Sharpie Mini 300 drew a 2.5 broadcast rating, making it the highest-rated, most-watched Busch Series event in the history of Bristol Motor Speedway. Officials say the figure marked a 25% increase over the previously highest-rated Busch race at BMS, the 2004 Sharpie 250.(SceneDaily.com), never did see the final Atlanta TV Ratings.(3-30-2006)
  • Overtnight Bristol TV Ratings down: Overnight Nielsen Media Research ratings were down for Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s Nextel Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the network saw an increase for Saturday’s Busch Series race, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. Sunday’s Food City 500 earned a 5.3/11, down 5.4% from 2005’s overnight 5.6/13, while coverage of Saturday’s Sharpie Mini 300 was up 9.5% from a 2.1/5 last year to 2.3/5 this year.(SceneDaily.com), never did see the final Atlanta TV Ratings.(3-27-2006)
  • Atlanta Final Cable TV Ratings: No story but on a chart at Media Life Magazine site, the rained delayed Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 20, 2006, the FX coverage of the race was 14th in the Cable TV Ratings, with a 2.2 Rating, 7 Share and 2,413,000 households and 2,935,000 persons.(Media Life)(4-9-2006)
  • Final Las Vegas TV Ratings down: Fox says its broadcast of Sunday’s UAW-DaimlerChrysler earned a 6.2 national rating from Nielsen Media Research and a 12 share, drawing 10.3 million viewers. Fox says final Nielsen figures are expected to show that the race was the weekend’s top-rated sports program, easily topping CBS’s NCAA basketball tournament selection show, which earned national figures of 4.6/9. The 6.2/12 for this year’s race, however, is 3.1 percent lower than last year’s 6.4/14 for the race.(SceneDaily.com)(3-15-2006)
  • Overnight ratings for Las Vegas slip: Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway earned an overnight Nielsen Media Research rating of 5.4 and a 10 share, 6.9% lower than the 5.8/12 for 2005 race, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports.(SceneDaily.com)(3-13-2006)
  • Overnight Mexico ratings down: Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s Telcel-Motorola 200 Busch Series race from Mexico City earned a 3.0 overnight rating from Nielsen Media Research and a 7 market share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The rating is down 11.8% from last year’s 3.4/7 for the inaugural running of the event, the Daily notes.(SceneDaily.com)(3-7-2006)
  • Calif TV Ratings UPDATE: Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s Auto Club 500 Nextel Cup race from California Speedway earned an overnight Nielsen Media Research rating of 6.2 and a 12 share, Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily reports. The overnight rating was 12.7% lower than the 7.1 Fox earned last year, when the race went on to record final figures of 7.9/16. The Daily notes that this year’s race aired opposite NBC’s final-day coverage of the Winter Olympics.(SceneDaily.com)(2-27-2006)
    UPDATE: The 2006 West Coast Premiere of NASCAR at California Speedway dominated the Nielsen Media Services television ratings for sports this weekend (February 24-26), with both the NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series races scoring top finishes. According to data received from NASCAR, Sunday’s NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Auto Club 500 on Fox was number seven nationally for total households in primetime, and number four among adults, with a rating of 7.4 [last year was 7.9/16] and average viewership of 12.5 million. The race ranks as the fourth highest rated auto racing event (with the exception of Daytona 500 broadcasts) in broadcast history. It was the top-rated competitive sporting event for the week, finishing second only to the Winter Olympics closing ceremonies. Saturday’s Busch Series Stater Bros. 300 was the No. 1 cable sporting event of the weekend, with a 2.1 rating and an average of two million households tuning in. The race finished ahead of cable broadcasts of both NBA and college basketball games (including the Celtics/Lakers game), and the PGA tour.(California Speedway PR)(3-3-2006)
  • Speed Channel Opens Season with Strong Ratings: NASCAR RaceDay, the revamped high-energy NASCAR pre-race show on SPEED, opened the season with strong numbers from Daytona, scoring an average Nielsen Rating of 1.72 (1,118,000 households) and peaking at 2.34 (1.5 million households) for the live, 2.5-hour program. In 2005, the SPEED pre-race show NASCAR This Morning averaged a Nielsen Rating of .68. Overall, SPEED delivered a 12 percent increase in Daytona Speedweeks ratings over a year ago, with nine shows scoring above a full 1.0 Nielsen mark and several peaking above a 2.0. On the track, coverage of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, the Crown Royal IROC Series event and the ARCA Re/MAX Series were among the highest rated SPEED programs over the network’s 10 days of Speedweeks coverage. Top 10 SPEED Shows from Daytona Speedweeks by Nielsen Rating average
    (households in parenthesis):
    1. NASCAR Live! (Feb. 12, afternoon) — 2.00 (1,300,000 HH)
    2. NASCAR RaceDay (Feb. 19) – 1.72 (1,118,000 HH)
    3. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race (Feb. 17) – 1.69 (1,101,000 HH)
    4. NASCAR Live! (Feb. 12, evening) – 1.36 (885,000 HH)
    5. NASCAR Nextel Cup Series practice (Feb. 11) – 1.16 (755,000 HH)
    6. NASCAR Live! (Feb. 11, evening) – 1.12 (731,000 HH)
    7. Crown Royal IROC Series race (Feb. 17) – 1.09 (708,000 HH)
    8. NASCAR Live! (Feb. 11, afternoon) – 1.05 (686,000 HH)
    9. NASCAR Live! (Feb. 18) – 1.02 (664,000 HH)
    10. NASCAR Nextel Cup Series final practice (Feb. 18) — .99 (647,000 HH)(Speed Channel)(2-23-2006)
  • 37 million watch Daytona 500: NBC’s coverage of the 2006 Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb 19th attracted 37 million total, unduplicated viewers and drew a record 11.3 household rating and 23 share, the highest NASCAR rating in history and the most viewed Daytona 500 ever, according to fast national data from Nielsen Media Research. The 11.3/23 makes NBC’s only three Daytona 500 broadcasts three of the top four highest rated and most viewed Daytona 500s ever (NBC 2002 and Fox 2005, 10.9; NBC 2004, 10.6). Last year’s coverage of the Daytona 500 on Fox drew a 10.9/23. Yesterday’s rating peaked with a 13.6 between 6-6:30 p.m. “I am thrilled that we were able to give NASCAR this record-breaking rating for the exciting sport of stock car racing,” said Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. The top ten metered markets for yesterday’s broadcast of the Daytona 500 on NBC were: 1. Greenville, S.C. 24.7/39 2. Greensboro, N.C. 23.0/37 3. Orlando, Fla. 22.7/39 4. Indianapolis, Ind. 21.2/34 5. Charlotte, N.C. 21.0/36 6. Knoxville, Tenn. 19.2/31 7. Jacksonville, Fla. 18.7/29 8. Nashville, Tenn. 17.8/30 9. Dayton, Ohio 17.7/30 10. Louisville, Ky. 17.3/28.(NBC PR)(2-20-2006)

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