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Fox Sports TV viewership up in 2024 UPDATE

UPDATE: Despite a Daytona 500 washout, FOX scored a slight increase in viewership for its portion of the NASCAR Cup Series season.

NASCAR races on FOX and FS1 averaged 3.37 million viewers this season, a figure that includes the postponed Daytona 500 — up 1% from last season, when Daytona was run as scheduled (3.34M). Fox Sports said Tuesday that this is the first time it has scored a year-over-year increase in a season where Daytona was rained out.

The ten races on the FOX broadcast network averaged 4.01 million, down 3% from last year. (Excluding Daytona both this year and last, the FOX races averaged 3.77 million — up 4% from last year’s 3.62 million.)

FS1 made up for that decline with a double-digit increase for its six races, averaging 2.39 million — up 13% from last year’s 2.12 million.

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ORIGINAL POST: Fox Sports says that their portion of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series had an average of 3,369,000 viewers.  That is a 1% increase over 2023 despite the postponement of the Daytona 500.

The six Cup races on FS1 averages 2,389,000 viewers, up 14% over last year.

The nine races on FOX were up 4%, excluding the Daytona 500.