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Pocono TV ratings

UPDATE: Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race from Pocono averaged a 1.7 rating and 2.71 million viewers on NBCSN, flat in ratings and down 2% in viewership from last year (1.7, 2.75M), and down 23% and 26% respectively from 2017 (2.2, 3.67M).

NASCAR easily topped the competing IndyCar Series race from Mid-Ohio on the NBC broadcast network, which had a 0.47 and 670,000. Still, the IndyCar race provided stronger competition than a year ago, when live coverage aired on CNBC.

Even with the lower numbers, Sunday’s race was the highest rated and most-watched sporting event of the weekend – the first time NASCAR has taken top honors since Phoenix on March 10. It ranked second in adults 18-49, trailing the Yankees-Red Sox Sunday Night Baseball game (0.50 to 0.36).

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ORIGINAL POST: NBCSN’s coverage of Sunday’s Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway earned a 1.6 overnight rating, down from 2018.