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MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - APRIL 09: A general view of racing during the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at Martinsville Speedway on April 09, 2022 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images
MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - APRIL 09: A general view of racing during the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at Martinsville Speedway on April 09, 2022 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Martinsville TV Ratings

NASCAR’s Cup Series had its first race of the regular season on cable network FS1, and predictably took a significant hit in audience. Saturday’s night’s race at Martinsville averaged a 1.10 Nielsen rating and 1.885 million viewers per numbers from ShowBuzzDaily.com. That was down by more than half from the previous week’s race on FOX (2.30/3.958m).

The Xfinity Series race at Martinsville came closer to matching last year’s audience despite running on Friday night rather than 2021’s Sunday noon start.

The FS1 telecast averaged 0.51/854,000 viewers, compared to last year’s 0.55/886K. Camping World Trucks averaged 0.29/455,000 on FS1 Thursday night.

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