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Fox’ NASCAR Nextel Cup Ratings Outpacing ‘04

Compiled by Sports Business Daily

May 18, 2005

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The following presents weekly NASCAR Nextel Cup ratings. Fox is averaging a 6.2/14 rating through the Dodge Charger 500 at Darlington Raceway, up 5.1% from a 5.9/14 through the same period last year. Races are designated as day (D) or night (N) starts. Where two letters are used, the time of the race changed from ’04 to ’05, and the first denotes the time of the race in ’05 (THE DAILY).

 

RACE

TRACK

'05 RAT/ SHR (HHs)

'04 RAT/ SHR (HHs)

%+/-

Budweiser Shootout^ (N)

Daytona

5.3/10

4.4/8

20.5%

Daytona 500^^ (D)

Daytona

10.9/23

10.6/24

2.8%

Auto Club 500 (D)

California

7.9/16

6.1/14

29.5%

UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 (D)

Las Vegas

6.4/14

5.8/14

10.3%

Golden Corral 500 (D)

Atlanta

5.5/13

5.7/14

-3.5%

Food City 500 (D)

Bristol

6.3/16

6.0/15

5.0%

Advance Auto Parts 500 (D)

Martinsville

5.1/13

5.4/14

-5.6%

Samsung/Radio Shack 500 (D)

Texas

5.7/15

6.0/15

-5.0%

Subway Fresh 500^^^ (N)

Phoenix

5.1/10

NA

NA

Aaron's 499 (D)

Talladega

7.6/19

6.3/15

20.6%

Dodge Charger 500 ^$ (N)/(D)

Darlington

5.6/11

5.6/14

0.0%

Chevy American Revolution 400 (N)^&

Richmond

4.4/(3,791)

3.8/(3,160)

15.8%

NOTES: ^ = Budweiser Shootout aired on TNT in '04 and Fox in '03. ^^ = Daytona 500 aired on NBC in '04. ^^^ = New race in '05. ^$ = Compared to the ’04 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington Raceway, which took place on March 21. ^& = Race aired on FX in both ’04 and ’05. All other races were broadcast on Fox.

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