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NASCAR with several events in the top 50 most watch sporting events of 2020


With football season largely unaffected by world events, the pro and college game accounted for the 18 most-watched sports programs of the year thus far, led by Super Bowl 54 (Chiefs-49ers: 41.6, 100.45M). The LSU-Clemson College Football Playoff National Championship was the top non-NFL program at #12.

The cancellation of the NCAA Tournament and postponements of the NBA and NHL playoffs leave the rest of the list lacking. Between the NBA, NHL and college basketball, the most-watched program of the year was February’s NBA All-Star Game, placing a higher-than-usual #20 (7.3M).

NASCAR races appearing in the top 50 (according to Sports Media Watch):

# EVENT RTG VWRS NET
19 Daytona 500
NASCAR Cup Series
4.4 7.330M FOX
22 Darlington (5/17)
NASCAR Cup Series
3.7 6.323M FOX
29 Las Vegas
NASCAR Cup Series
3.2 5.500M FOX
35 Auto Club
NASCAR Cup Series
2.9 4.789M FOX
36 Phoenix
NASCAR Cup Series
2.7 4.575M FOX
41 Charlotte (5/24)
NASCAR Cup Series
2.4 3.963M FOX
42 Atlanta
NASCAR Cup Series
2.5 3.957M FOX
47 Taladega
NASCAR Cup Series
2.1 3.290M FOX

See the complete list and more information at Sports Media Watch.