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NASCAR TV ratings rise again

Posted on: February 28, 2011 4:08 pm
 
Posted By Pete Pistone

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series television ratings rose for the second straight week.

After kicking off the year with a 13 percent increase in Daytona 500 ratings, Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway continued the trend.

Nielsen overnight numbers from the FOX telecast were up six percent over the second race of the 2010 season with Phoenix generating a 5.3 rating.

That's up from the 5.0 last year's second event of the season generated when the Sprint Cup Series raced at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

The start is encouraging to NASCAR officials who suffered through a 13 percent drop in overall ratings numbers last year from the 2009 season.

FOX will televise the third race of the season this Sunday from Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 3 p.m. ET.


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Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2011 1:01 pm
 

NASCAR TV ratings rise again

if you broke ass cant get espn The races are once a week go hang out with someone who does



Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2011 3:54 pm
 

NASCAR TV ratings rise again

They don't understand that not everybody, especially in this economy, gets ESPN.  Ratings will continue to suffer until the races are put on ABC or given to another station altogether.



Redneck, you hit the nail on the head.

I watch all the races I can but I don't get any of the channels that carry Nascar other than Fox and ABC.

And with my internet connection, I can't watch the races online.

Maybe they'll wise up. I doubt it, but there is always hope.



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2011 8:31 am
 

NASCAR TV ratings rise again

We might see this continue through Kansas if the on-track product keeps producing a little excitement and some storylines...but as soon as we hit the segment on ESPN ratings will plummet again.  They don't understand that not everybody, especially in this economy, gets ESPN.  Ratings will continue to suffer until the races are put on ABC or given to another station altogether.


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