Final Weekend TV Ratings (2nd Update)

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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%

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