The rating and viewership were slightly down from last year’s race, which earned a 2.8 U.S. rating and averaged 4,472,687 viewers.
Greensboro, N.C., led all markets with an 8.1 rating, followed by Greenville, S.C., at 7.5 and Knoxville, Tenn., at 7.1. Birmingham, Ala., was fourth with 6.9 with Charlotte, N.C., and Richmond, Va., tied for fifth at 6.7.
Rounding out the top 10 markets were Nashville, Tenn., 5.8; Norfolk, Va., 5.7; Jacksonville, Fla., 5.5 and Ft. Myers, Fla., 5.2.
Ratings for ABC’s telecast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen on Saturday, Aug.10, will be available later this week.