Everybody complains about NBC's crappy coverage yet their ratings are up. Just sayin.
The playoffs make people tune out when their driver is eliminatedThe ratings for NBC's portion of the schedule had been close to flat until the past several weeks in which Kansas, Charlotte, and Vegas were down significantly. Obviously Texas gets thrown out with the delay. Martinsville will bring the average back up, but Fox's races will have fared better in terms of increase / decrease.
Football owns weekends in the fall
I think Hailie Deegan moved the needle in the trucks. Time will tell if they continue to have higher ratings.I respect Jimmie Johnson's accomplishments immensely. He is no measurable factor in NASCAR viewership. The fringe casual viewer who may or may not watch would still care more about Dale Jr. or Gordon.
They often are the best race and I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that they are boxes with wheels, the way stock cars used to be.Everyone seems to say the trucks are the best race of the weekend most weekends. That's another reason why their ratings have been going up lately.
yeah that and a much shorter race adds to the urgency, and younger drivers trying to make a name for themselves leads to a lot of fender banging. My point was about ratings not the best racing. I think there aren't many casual fans that watch the truck racing, they are doing the best they can do to watch the cup race. Out of all the races held, the trucks are never #1 in the ratings or attendance and I was guessing that their rather high increase jump over the previous years 6% was because of Hailie Deegan's first race. None of the other series showed an increase. Have to see what happens with the road race ratings to see if that is a trend, but I think a lot of people are curious + or - to see how she does.They often are the best race and I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that they are boxes with wheels, the way stock cars used to be.
Lower series ratings looking really good lately.Cup - 4.75M
Xfinity - 1.266M
Truck - 628K
Cup was up from last August's Daytona RC race and down from the second race of the season at Las Vegas last year.
Xfinity was both up from last August and the best audience for the second race since Atlanta 2017.
Truck was up from last August and up from the second race of the season at Las Vegas last year.