Jimmie Johnson's win earned the lowest rating for NASCAR's second race of the season in 16 years – since Rockingham on TNN in 2000 (3.9). The previous low over that span was the 5.3 for Phoenix in 2014. NASCAR's second race of the season – previously Phoenix (2011-14), Fontana (2005-10) and Rockingham (prior to 2005) – is usually the highest rated outside of Daytona. For the weekend, NASCAR on FOX was the top sporting event on any network – ranking comfortably ahead of the Warriors/Thunder NBA game on ABC Saturday night (3.2, 5.3M). Sports Media Watch
02/29/16 Fox drew a 3.7 'overnight' rating yesterday afternoon for Jimmie Johnson's win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Atlanta Motor Speedway. The rating for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is down 27% from a 5.1 overnight for last year's race, which was also won by Johnson. In '14, Fox earned a 4.8 overnight for NASCAR's second race of the season, which took place at Phoenix Int'l Raceway.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
3.75 rating FOX 1:15 pm Sunday Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta, GA) down 27% from 5.13 in 2015
NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.91 rating FS1 1:30 pm Saturday Heads Up Atlanta 250 (Atlanta, GA)