UPDATE: Burdened by weather delays that added up to nearly four hours, NASCAR at Homestead-Miami hit a new record-low in the ratings.
Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami averaged a 1.75 rating and 2.78 million viewers on FOX, marking the lowest rating in the history of the race (dates back to 1999) and the smallest audience since at least 2001. Prior to this year, the race served as the Cup Series season finale.
Denny Hamlin’s win — which was delayed a total of 3 hours and 42 minutes due to inclement weather and did not end until after 10:45 PM ET — declined 20% in ratings and 28% in viewership from last year (2.2, 3.74M) and 30% and 33% respectively from 2018 (2.5, 4.15M). The race aired on NBC and NBCSN in those years.
ORIGINAL POST 6-15-2020: Fox earned 2.48 million viewers for Sunday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The race was delayed several times because of lightning.
➖ No direct comparison as Homestead was previously the championship race in November. pic.twitter.com/TCPgIUzj6u
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) June 16, 2020