UPDATE: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Circuit of the Americas (Austin, Texas) averaged a 2.2 rating and 3.73 million viewers on FOX last Sunday — up 56% in ratings and as much as 58% in viewership from last year’s inaugural edition of the race, which aired on FS1 in late May (1.4, 2.36M*). All six Cup Series events this season have increased over the previous edition of the race, a number that rises to seven including the preseason “Clash” at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
The race, which aired opposite NCAA Tournament Elite Eight games, unsurprisingly ranks as the lowest rated and least-watched of the young season. There was no race on the comparable Sunday last year, as the Bristol Dirt Race was postponed to Monday due to rain.
ORIGINAL POST 3-29-2022: Fox earned a 2.18 rating for Sunday’s Cup Series race at Circuit of The Americas, with 3.731 million viewers, Adam Stern of Sports Business Journal reports.
Compared to the sixth race of the 2021 Cup Series season, the numbers are merely flat, as that race at Atlanta had 3.768 million viewers.
.@FoxTV earned a 2.18 rating and 3.731 million viewers for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race @COTA, almost flat from last year's sixth points race (Atlanta: 3.768M) and of course up from last year's rain-impacted event at COTA on @FS1 (2.373 million viewers). pic.twitter.com/to6N51FoAn
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) March 29, 2022