NASCAR - Television Ratings Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by dpkimmel2001, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Towmater

    Towmater Ratings Craterville

    What's the over/under on how low the TV ratings will dip this year?
     
  2. sloggie

    sloggie Racing I will teach you

    I predict a 10% decrease.
     
  3. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Flat to 3-5% loss. I could see Sonoma, Watkins Glen, Charlotte Roval getting incremental increases.
     
  4. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    I envision the first few races seeing an increase in ratings over last year. After that it depends on how the new aero package is received. I have a feeling by the end of the year the overall ratings will decrease by 10% or more.
     
  5. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    I’ll tell you I wish iRacing could implement this current package right now to get a feel for how it’ll race.

    I know I’m a novice but while we talk about lower downforce, the 2018 package drove much smoother but felt touchier on the throttle. Personally feel like you’re going to almost get tandem type of racing where a few faster cars can get ahead of the field

    I will say I’m a fan of this being implemented on your bigger tracks, that dirty air experience is not fun or conducive to great racing at all
     
  6. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    Interesting take on your 2nd paragraph as I never considered the tandem aspect on the 1.5+ mile tracks. In regards to your final paragraph, I agree on the dirty air aspect. However, that can be minimized with increased tire wear which hasn't mattered much in recent years especially with limited green flag runs due to stage racing.
     
  7. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Increased tire wear was the great hope with last year's package. Very seldom did it happen because of single file long green flag runs. Cautions were at an all time low last year.
     
  8. Towmater

    Towmater Ratings Craterville

    So, does that mean that Goodyear makes a great tire for everyone except the driver from team 18?
     
  9. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    I will go with a 5-10% decrease for Nascar broadcasts this year. It is all but impossible to have a consecutive year where almost 8 hundred thousand fans per race are lost.
     
  10. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    What is more important, the number of fans who attend races OR the number who tune into the broadcast?
    I am only asking because Nascar could do more to keep the TV audience than they can to attract people to the track.
     
  11. Towmater

    Towmater Ratings Craterville

    Asking a track owner and you might get one view, while asking a team owner might provide another.
     
  12. joe h

    joe h Team Owner

    Daytona will be flat to 3% gain thanks to zero competition this year versus last year’s olympics. The rest of fox’s races will average 5% declines. NBC will continue its double digit dips. Unless the new package completely revolutionizes the intermediates.
     
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  13. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

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  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    This isn't ;)

    Every ARCA race will air live on TV in 2019
    The races will once again be broadcast on FS1, FS2 and MAVTV

    For the first time in series history, every ARCA Racing Series event in 2019 will air live on some form of television.

    Eight races are scheduled for broadcast on the Fox Sports networks, FS1 and FS2. Twelve races are scheduled for broadcast on MAVTV, including the entire short track slate and one superspeedway event.
    https://autoweek.com/article/nascar/every-arca-racing-series-event-will-air-live-tv-2019
     
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  15. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    "The Ocho!"
     
  16. OzFan

    OzFan Crew Chief

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  17. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    You still have the supercars right? and I heard they are starting a new open wheel series the S5000 I believe, all is not lost. But yeah I hear ya. Maybe you can find a stream.
     
  18. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    That sucks. If the Fox Sports Go app doesn't bar you from using it for geographic reasons, I have several valid logins and can give you one to use.

    If it does block you, then you'd have to use a VPN service such as those listed here to 'pretend' that you're in the U.S., and then access Fox Sports Go.

    https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/best-vpn-fox-sports-go-abroad/
     
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  19. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Up 3% after two rain delays...
     
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  21. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

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  22. rowdy3

    rowdy3 Tire changer

    You had the olympics last year.
     
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  23. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    Well crap I forgot about the Olympics. The 500 should get a ratings boost so that will be a good way to start the season.
     
  24. IanMcVittie

    IanMcVittie Team Owner

    You heard it here first. The 2019 Daytona 500 goes back over 10 million viewers. I don’t think it will get anywhere near the 20 million fans it used to but more than the 9 and change from last year.
     
  25. LouieLouie

    LouieLouie Team Owner

    I have always noticed that if iRacing's package is consistent with the Cup series, you can get a really good feel for how a race will play out. I remember when Chicago started wearing through tires pretty quickly, that some guys would manage their tires and stay out as long as they could while other drivers would come in and get tires every chance they had. That is exactly what happened on the track during the Cup race. It was a race of long green flag runs with cars scattered all over the track single file but with different strategies.
    Anyway, I wish iRacing would have the new package already too, it would be really interesting to see.
     
  26. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner



    I wasn't able to watch it this year.
     
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  27. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    3% is a nice gain.
     
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  28. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  29. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I see the "Clash" was up a hair.
     
  30. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  31. MikeInIllinois

    MikeInIllinois Team Owner

    From 1.981 million last year to 1.725 million this year for the Duels (a 13% drop). However, the NBA game over on TNT at the same time had just 1.091.
     
  32. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Get ready for a Daytona 500 with a rating in the 4s
     
  33. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  34. NASCAR Apologist

    NASCAR Apologist Crew Chief

    Shooting my shot and calling for a 5.9 this morning.
     
  35. Towmater

    Towmater Ratings Craterville

    The ratings were up compared to last year by 8%. The overnights show a 5.5 rating vs 5.1 for last year. However, 2 years ago the ratings were a 6.5. So, a mixed result.
     
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  36. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  37. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Let's hope this continues the rest of the year
     
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  38. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep, me also but it wont stop the negatators.
     
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  39. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Dude seriously stop with it. Its an upswing in ratings, so what if two years ago it was a 6.5? Its a 8% increase from last year, stop twisting and contorting numbers to fit your narrative. Good sign to start off for the year, lets hope we continue to see increases.
     
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  40. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Oops. Daytona 500 final rating is lower than the overnight rating, which is contrary to the normal pattern. So final rating is about flat with last year.

     
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