Texas TV Ratings

ESPN's live telecast of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 3, earned a 2.6 U.S. household rating, averaging 4,179,369 viewers, according to Nielsen Media. The rating and viewership rose from last years race, which earned a 2.5 rating with an average of 3,943,274 viewers. Of the seven races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup that have been run and telecast as scheduled, six have had ratings and viewership growth over last year. The opening race of the Chase at Chicagoland Speedway was delayed by rain.

Greenville, S.C., led all metered markets in the country with an 8.9 rating for the Texas race, followed by Greensboro, N.C., at 7.8. Birmingham, Ala., Knoxville, Tenn., and Norfolk, Va., tied for third with a 6.1 rating. Rounding out the top 10 were Indianapolis, 5.4; Jacksonville, Fla., 5.3; Charlotte, N.C., 4.9; Richmond, Va., 4.8 and Nashville, Tenn., 4.7.

ESPN2s live telecast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas on Saturday, Nov. 2, earned a 0.9 U.S. household rating, averaging 1,395,260 viewers. Last years race earned a 1.0 rating with an average of 1,663,629 viewers. (ESPN)

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