NASCAR Watkins Glen TV Rating

UPDATE #2 On the final weekend of the Olympics, ABC’s live telecast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Saturday, Aug. 11, earned a 1.2 U.S. final household rating, averaging 1,723,146 viewers, according to the Nielsen Company. The rating was down from a 1.3 U.S. rating when the race aired on ESPN last year.

08/14/12 On the final weekend of the Olympics, ESPN’s live telecast the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Sunday, Aug. 12, earned a 3.3 final household coverage rating (2.8 U.S. rating), averaging 4,472,687 viewers, according to the Nielsen Company.

Last year’s race was rained out and run on a Monday. The 2010 race was run and telecast as scheduled and earned a 3.6 household coverage rating while not airing on an Olympics weekend.

Ratings for ABC’s telecast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen on Saturday, Aug. 11, will be available later this week.

08/13/12 ESPN earned a 2.7 overnight for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Finger Lakes 355 Sunday. ABC earned a 1.2 overnight for the NASCAR Nationwide Series: Zippo 200 at The Glen Saturday.

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