Regardless, these are more numbers that are not favorable for NASCAR. What’s more concerning is that a major city’s FOX affiliate decided to skip the race for syndicated programming, shifting the race to a secondary affiliate. The question becomes, will things improve in the coming weeks for NASCAR? Some fan favorite tracks like Richmond and Talladega are coming up, plus the two-week stop for the All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. However, trends say that those numbers will be down as well. Stemming the tide, potentially, could be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement announcement.
Editor's Note: No the tide will not be stemmed. Today's kids have almost zero interest in racing because the motorsports industry refuses to approach the NCAA about making go-kart racing a recognized sport n schools. Hence few are exposed to it and few identify it as a sport.
04/25/17 The NASCAR Monster Cup race was rained out until Monday so we do not have those ratings yet.
|Network||Event||Day||Viewers||18-49 Viewers||Rating||Location||2016 Rating||% Change|
|FS1||NASCAR Xfinity Live||Sat||1.080 M||0.196 M||0.73||Bristol||0.81||-10%|
|FS1||NASCAR Xfinity Rain||Sat||0.825 M||0.139M||0.56||Bristol||0.81||-31%|
|FS1||NHRA Delayed||Sun||0.490 M||0.097 M||0.32||Houston||0.32||0%|
|NBCSN||IndyCar Live||Sun||0.470 M||0.100 M||0.30||Barber||0.26||+15%|
*Viewers up 68%