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NASCAR: TV viewership up 4% in 2022 for Cup Series

NASCAR is poised to wrap up its 2022 season this weekend after a bounce-back year in TV viewership.

Heading into Sunday’s NBC Sports coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series championship at Phoenix Raceway, the motorsport averaged 3,031,000 million viewers over 37 races this season.

That’s up 4% from an average of 2,912,000 viewers over the same period last season.

• FOX Sports averaged 3.7 million viewers in the first half of the season — up 8% from 2021.
• NASCAR experienced its highest viewership since 2017 during that same time period.
• NBC shifted some of its NASCAR races to USA Network after shutting down NBCSN.



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