Hot News
for your iPhone
for your iPad
Go to our forums to discuss this news
DATE News (chronologically)
NASCAR Chicagoland Nationwide TV Rating
ESPN’s live telecast of the STP 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, July 22, earned ESPN’s second-highest cable rating this season and saw a 57 percent ratings increase from last year’s event.

The telecast earned a 2.2 household coverage rating (1.9 U.S. rating), averaging 2,818,857 viewers, according to the Nielsen Company. Last year’s race, which was run on a Saturday night, earned a 1.4 household coverage rating.

The rating was ESPN’s highest on cable since the season-opening event at Daytona that earned a 3.3 rating and had the largest cable viewership ever for a NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

ESPN’s pre-race NASCAR Countdown program for the Chicagoland race also had a large ratings increase, jumping 133 percent from a 0.6 last year to a 1.4 on Sunday.

Across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, NASCAR Nationwide Series races are averaging a 1.5 U.S. rating, up seven percent from this point in 2011 and up 15 percent from 2010.

Hot News Archives
2000 2001 2002 2003

Search Hot News
Search Help