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Phoenix TV ratings

Last Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race from Phoenix averaged a 1.6 rating and 2.57 million viewers on NBC, marking the lowest rated Cup Series race on broadcast television since at least 2000 and the least-watched since at least 2001 (excluding rainouts).

The previous lows were a 1.7 (multiple races) and 2.75 million (Kansas last fall).

Ratings fell 20% and viewership 22% from the previous lows set last year (2.0, 3.31M) and 27% and 29% respectively from 2017 (2.2, 3.64M). This year’s numbers were about half of what the race drew five years ago on ESPN (3.1, 5.09M).

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