Talladega TV ratings UPDATE

UPDATE: Monday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega averaged a 2.1 rating and 3.36 million viewers on FOX, marking the most-watched Monday race — excluding the Daytona 500 — since Texas in 2014 (3.51M).

Ratings and viewership topped the previous Cup Series race at Homestead a week earlier, which was delayed several hours due to rain and finished late in the evening (1.8, 2.78M).

Compared to last year’s spring Talladega race, which was run as scheduled on a Sunday in April, ratings fell just 25% (from 2.8) and viewership 26% (from 4.52M). Compared to last year’s fall Talladega race, which was also postponed to Monday but aired on NBCSN, viewership increased 118% from 1.54 million.

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ORIGINAL POST 6-23-2020: FOX saw an increase in ratings for Talladega on Monday, despite being postponed a day and a delay for rain.  The race is the most watched makeup race, excluding Daytona, since 2014.