NASCAR Cup and Nationwide ratings from Dover were down 13% and 10% receptively last weekend. Can't be happy times at Daytona and Charlotte. Cue the grinders and debris cannons.
From ESPN PR ...
ESPN’s live telecast of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 30, earned a 2.6 household coverage rating (2.2 U.S. rating), averaging 3,581,380 viewers, according to the Nielsen Company. The rating was down from last year’s race, which earned a 3.0 household coverage rating.
ESPN’s live telecast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover on Saturday, Sept. 29, earned a 1.0 household coverage rating (0.9 U.S. rating), averaging 1,229,916 viewers. Last year’s race earned a 1.1 household coverage rating.