UPDATE: Last Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race from Charlotte averaged a 1.8 rating and 3.02 million viewers on NBC, down 6% in ratings and viewership from last year (1.95, 3.22M), but flat and up 6% respectively compared to 2017 (1.8, 2.56M).
Chase Elliott’s win tied the lowest rating for the race – excluding rainouts – since at least 2000. It topped only 2017 as the least-watched edition since at least 2001. Just five years ago, the race had a 3.1 and 5.10 million on ABC.
Even with the lower numbers, the race still delivered NASCAR’s largest audience since Daytona in July (3.29M). It edged the Brickyard 400 earlier in the month, which averaged 2.97 million. For the season, it ranks tenth; ninth if one excludes Daytona, which was not run as scheduled.
ORIGINAL POST – 10/1/2019:
'@NBC earned a 1.91 overnight rating for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series @BankofAmerica Roval 400 @CLTMotorSpdwy, off slightly from a 1.99 for last year's race but up from 2017 when the race was run on the oval. pic.twitter.com/kQGI57HYRE
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) October 1, 2019