Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by dpkimmel2001, Jan 31, 2018.
What's the over/under on how low the TV ratings will dip this year?
I predict a 10% decrease.
Flat to 3-5% loss. I could see Sonoma, Watkins Glen, Charlotte Roval getting incremental increases.
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.
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
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.
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.
So, does that mean that Goodyear makes a great tire for everyone except the driver from team 18?
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.
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.
Asking a track owner and you might get one view, while asking a team owner might provide another.
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.
Not ratings, but not good news since NASCAR management had made some trips over to Australia recently to explore and discuss some things with Supercars.
Fox Sports axes live NASCAR coverage in Australia
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.
This is really crap news for us Aussie Nascar fans. Not sure where to get a link now.
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.
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.
Up 3% after two rain delays...
You had the olympics last year.
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.
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.
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.
I wasn't able to watch it this year.
3% is a nice gain.
I see the "Clash" was up a hair.
2019 Duels: http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articl...cable-originals-network-finals-2-14-2019.html
2018 Duels: http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articl...cable-originals-network-finals-2-15-2018.html
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.
Get ready for a Daytona 500 with a rating in the 4s
Shooting my shot and calling for a 5.9 this morning.
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.
Let's hope this continues the rest of the year
Yep, me also but it wont stop the negatators.
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.
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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