Final Weekend TV Ratings

Alexander Rossi drew more people to watch this year than last
Alexander Rossi drew more people to watch this year than last

Sunday's IndyCar Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on NBCSN produced 648,000 average viewers thanks to the NASCAR fans who forgot to switch off their TV when they sat down for dinner.

Although the TV rating was unchanged, it's NBC Sports' most-watched IndyCar race since '16 (Mid-Ohio), up 12% vs. last year, & NBC Sports' fourth most-watched IndyCar race since '09.

The live broadcast on CNBC was down 30.8% with only 33,000 in the all important 18-49 age range tuned in.

Meanwhile NASCAR's ratings were down 20.7% on NBCSN and they lost 900,000 viewers from last year. If we're NASCAR we're worried.

Network Event Location Day Total
Viewers
18-49
Viewers
2018
Rating
2017
Rating
% Chg
NBCSN NASCAR Cup Race (L) Pocono Sun 2,729,000 587,000 1.72 2.17 -20.7%
NBCSN NASCAR Xfinity Race (L) Iowa Sat 1,856,000 391,000 1.21 1.14 +6.1%
Fox NHRA Finals (L) Sonoma Sun 750,000 201,000 0.49 0.23 +113%
NBCSN IndyCar race (Taped) Mid-Ohio Sun 644,000 153,000 0.39 0.39 0.0%
ESPN2 F1 Race (L) Hungary Sun 433,000 138,000 0.30 0.35 -14.2%
FS1 NASCAR Truck Race (L) Pocono Sat 438,000 72,000 0.30 0.60 -50%
CNBC IndyCar Race (L) Mid-Ohio Sun 139,000 33,000 0.09 0.13 -30.8%

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