UPDATE: Last Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Martinsville (Va.) averaged a 1.65 rating and 2.72 million viewers on NBC, marking the most-watched fall race at the track since 2017 (2.78M). Ratings increased 20% and viewership 21% from last year, when the race aired on NBCSN (1.4, 2.25M).
Unlike last year, Martinsville was the penultimate race of the season. Compared to last year’s penultimate race — Phoenix on the NBC broadcast network — ratings inched up 1% (from 1.63) and viewership 6% (from 2.57M).
The previous day’s Xfinity Series race at Martinsville averaged a 0.8 and 1.32 million on NBC. It was the first Xfinity race at the track since 2006.
ORIGINAL POST 11-3-2020: NBC earned a 1.65 rating with 2.740 million viewers for Sunday’s XFINITY 500 Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
That is up slightly over last year’s Phoenix race, which was next-to-last in 2019.
.@NBC earned a 1.65 rating and 2.740 million viewers (including streaming) for Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Martinsville.
➖ That's up slightly from last year's penultimate race, at Phoenix on NBC (1.63, 2.588M with streaming), plus fall Martinsville race on NBCSN (1.4, 2.25M). pic.twitter.com/5QtDuADvoi
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) November 3, 2020