Final Weekend TV Ratings

Newgarden won in the rain but hardly anyone saw it - on both Sunday (first 22 laps) or Monday's finale
Newgarden won in the rain at Barber but hardly anyone saw it – on both Sunday (first 22 laps) or Monday's finale

Final TV ratings from last weekend. NBCSN delivered IndyCar another home run with a rating so low they don't bother reporting it – when it gets less than 300,000 viewers we assume they equate it to a test pattern. The NBCSN broadcast personnel always do a good job, but hardly any sports fans watch NBCSN so the ratings will always be minuscule, sending sponsors running for the exits. The new IndyCar TV contract should have gone to ABC/ESPN with ABC/ESPN hiring the broadcast team away from NBCSN. That would have been the best scenario for IndyCar.

Net Event Location Day Total
Viewers
18-49
Viewers
2018
Rating
2017
Rating
2016
Rating
FOX NASCAR Cup race – L Richmond Sat 3,033,000 718,000 1.82 2.7 2.9
FOX Supercross Foxborough Sat 536,000 199,000 0.36 N/A N/A
FS1 NHRA Finals – L Houston Sun 472,000 82,000 0.31 0.32 0.32
FS1 NHRA Quals Houston Sun 355,000 60,000 0.25 N/A N/A
NBCSN IndyCar Race – L Rain Birmingham Sun <300,000 <50,000 <0.20 0.39 0.26

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