Most races this past weekend had a significant TV rating gain from last year (NASCAR on FS1 and F1 on ESPN), except IndyCar.
IndyCar was broadcast on NBCSN, and as usual, the TV numbers were horrible. For over 10 years now IndyCar races have pulled in horrible TV ratings on NBCSN. And you wonder why, therefore, the series has struggled to grow and why a 3rd engine manufacturer has never materialized?
NBC is finally pulling the plug on NBCSN. When IndyCar signs a new TV deal starting next year, if 100% of the races are not on network TV, then IndyCar will continue to flounder.
|Net||Event||Location||Total Viewers||18-49 Viewers||2021 TV Rating||2020 TV Rating||% Chg.|
|FS1||NASCAR Cup Race||Kansas||2,739,000||550,000||1.62||0.91 (NBCSN)||+75.8%|
|ESPN||F1 Race||Portugal||902,000||401,000||0.53||0.33 (ESPN2)||+60.6%|
|FS1||NASCAR Truck Race||Kansas||699,000||133,000||0.41||0.30||+36.7%|
|NBCSN||IndyCar Race Sun||Texas||407,000||98,000||0.24||No Race||No Race|
|NBCSN||IndyCar Race Sat||Texas||358,000||77,000||0.22||0.80 (NBC)||-72.5%|