UPDATE Last Monday's rescheduled NASCAR Cup Series Bristol 500 earned 2.0 million viewers on FOX, down 12% from last year's race, which was also postponed to Monday (2.2M). The initial portion of the race last Sunday had a 2.4 rating and 3.8 million viewers. The spring Bristol race has been run as scheduled just once since 2013.
In other action, last Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Bristol pulled a 0.7 rating (flat) and 979,000 viewers (-9%) on FS1. That race was run as scheduled.
ESPN2 averaged 284,187 viewers for Chinese GP, up over 263,582 last year on NBCSN, highest since 2014 and not bad for 2:00am in the morning. The final rating was a 0.2. For 3 races, ESPN2 is averaging 375,422 viewers, up 25 pct over last year (300,390) on NBCSN. Imagine how high the number would be on ESPN.
04/17/18 Final TV ratings from last weekend's events. We do not have a Chinese GP number yet, but given it was in the middle of the night, the numbers will be low.
|Net||Event||Location||Day||Total Viewers||18-49 Viewers||2018 Rating||2017 Rating||% Chg|
|FOX||NASCAR Cup Race (L)||Bristol||Sun||3,868,000||995,000||2.41||Rained Out||N/A|
|FOX||NASCAR Cup Race (L)||Bristol||Mon||2,000,000||2.2M viewers||-12%|
|FOX||NASCAR Cup Race (Rain)||Bristol||Sun||3,350,000||890,000||2.05||N/A||N/A|
|FS1||NASCAR Xfinity Race (L)||Bristol||Sat||979,000||191,000||0.66||–||-9%|
|FOX||IMSA (L)||Long Beach||Sat||491,000||125,000||0.35||0.58||-40%|
|NBCSN||IndyCar Race (L 4:00 pm)||Long Beach||Sun||370,000||82,000||0.24||0.21||+14%|
|ESPN2||F1 Race (L 2:00 am)||Shanghai||Sun||284,187||–||0.20||0.18||+11%|