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NASCAR 2017 TV Ratings

For 2018 ratings info, see the 2018 NASCAR TV ratings page.

see past season comparison charts on the 2016 TV Ratings page


Homestead final TV ratings: The NASCAR Cup Series finale from Homestead earned a 2.8 rating and 4.7 million viewers on NBC and NBCSN last Sunday, down 20% in ratings and 23% in viewership from last year (3.5, 6.1M), and down 36% and 39% respectively from 2015 (4.4, 7.6M).[More](11-25-2017)

Texas TV Ratings UPDATE: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing at Texas earned a 1.55 overnight rating on NBCSN, up from 2016.(11-6-2017)
UPDATE: The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs from Texas delivered a 1.6 rating and 2.7 million viewers on NBCSN last Sunday, down 41% in ratings and viewership from 2015, when coverage aired on the NBC broadcast network.[More](11-11-2017)

Martinsville TV ratings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing at Martinsville earned a 1.61 overnight rating on NBCSN.(10-30-2017)
UPDATE: For the first time all season, NASCAR ratings increased on cable. The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs from Martinsville (Va.) earned a 1.7 rating and 2.8 million viewers on NBCSN, up a tick in ratings and 4% in viewership from last year (1.6, 2.7M) but down 15% and 17% respectively from 2015 (2.0, 3.4M). [More](11-2-2017)

Kansas TV ratings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing at Kansas earned a 1.6 overnight rating on NBCSN.[More](10-23-2017)

Talladega overnight TV ratings UPDATE: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing at Talladega earned a 2.75 overnight rating for NBC.(10-16-2017)
UPDATE: The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs from Talladega (Ala.) earned a 2.8 rating and 4.7 million viewers on NBC, up 27% in ratings and 32% in viewership from last year (2.2, 3.6M) and up 8% and 11% respectively from 2015 (2.6, 4.2M), both of which aired on NBCSN.[More](10-19-2017)

Charlotte TV ratings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing from Charlotte earned a 1.8 overnight rating on NBC.(10-9-2017)
UPDATE: The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs from Charlotte earned a 1.8 rating and 2.9 million viewers on the NBC broadcast network last Sunday, down 42% in ratings and 44% in viewership from 2014 on ESPN, the last time the race was run on the day it was scheduled (3.1, 5.1M).[More](10-13-2017)

Dover TV ratings UPDATE: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing TV Ratings from Dover earned a 1.3 overnight rating.(10-3-2017)
UPDATE: The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs from Dover (Del.) earned a 1.3 rating and 2.0 million viewers on NBCSN, down 13% in ratings and 20% in viewership from last year (1.5, 2.6M) and down 32% and 37% respectively from 2015 (1.9, 3.2M).[More](10-6-2017)

New Hampshire TV ratings: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing TV Ratings from New Hampshire earned a 1.3 fast national rating.[More](9-25-2017)

Chicago TV ratings: NBCSN earned a 1.4 rating and 2.3 million viewers for Sunday' race at Chicagoland. Last year's race got a 1.6 and 2.7 million.[More](9-19-2017)

Richmond TV Ratings NBCSN earned a 1.2 rating and 2.1 million viewers for Saturday night's MENCS race at Richmond Raceway. Last year got 1.6 and 2.7 million.[Read more here](9-15-2017)

Darlington TV ratings UPDATE:: NBCSN earned a 1.7 overnight rating for Sunday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway.(9-5-2017)
UPDATE: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Darlington (S.C.) earned a 1.8 rating and 3.10 million viewers on NBCSN Sunday night, down 36% in ratings and 33% in viewership from last year[More](9-8-2017)

Bristol TV ratings: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Bristol earned an overnight .9 rating with 4.23 million viewers on NBC Saturday.[More](8-21-2017)

Michigan TV ratings: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Michigan earned a 1.96 overnight rating on NBCSN Sunday afternoon.(8-14-2017)
UPDATE: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Michigan earned a 2.0 rating and 3.2 million viewers on NBCSN Sunday afternoon, down a tick in ratings and 6% in viewership from last year (2.1, 3.4M) and down 23% and 26% respectively from 2015 (2.6, 4.3M).[More](8-18-2017)

Watkins Glen TV ratings UPDATE: NBCSN earned a 1.9 overnight rating for the I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at the Glen.(8-7-2017)
UPDATE: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Watkins Glen (N.Y.) earned a 2.0 rating and 3.3 million viewers on NBCSN Sunday afternoon, down 13% in ratings and 15% in viewership from last year, when coverage aired on USA Network opposite the Olympics (2.3, 3.8M), and down 20% and 18% respectively from 2015 (2.5, 4.0M).[More](8-9-2017)

Pocono overnight TV ratings UPDATE: NBCSN's coverage of the Cup Series race from Pocono earned a 2.01 overnight rating.(7-31-2017)
UPDATE: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Pocono (Pa.) earned a 2.2 final rating and 3.7 million viewers on NBCSN Sunday afternoon, down 15% in ratings and 14% in viewership from 2015 (2.6, 4.3M). Last year's race was postponed due to rain.[More]

Indianapolis TV ratings: NBC earned a 3.3 overnight for yesterday's Brickyard400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That's up 18% from a 2.8 for last year's race, though that was on NBCSN.(7-24-2017)
UPDATE: The NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 earned a 3.4 final rating and 5.6 million viewers on NBC Sunday afternoon, up 10% in ratings and 8% in viewership from last year.[More](7-26-2017)

New Hampshire TV Ratings: The Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway drew 3.2 million viewers on Sunday, 1.95 rating.[More](7-18-2017)

Kentucky overnight TV ratings: NBCSN earned a 1.6 rating and 2.7 million viewers for the Quaker State 400.[More](7-10-2017)

Fox sees 12% decline over last year's ratings: Fox and FS1 for its package of 15 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races this season averaged 4.9 million viewers, down 12% from 5.6 million last year and down 14% from 5.7 million in '15, which was the first deal under a new media rights agreement.[More](7-7-2017)

Daytona TV Ratings In the Saturday ratings this week, NBC's broadcast of the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race won by a landslide with a 1.0 average rating in the night. It was the only program to reach the 1.0 barrier with an average of 5.01 million viewers.(TV by the Numbers and showbuzzdaily.com)
in 2016 the rating was 3.4 with 5.7 million viewers on NBC, per Nielsen fast-nationals. Not sure why the difference in the Rating, but the viewers is not too far off, 13%.(7-2-2017)

Sonoma TV Ratings FS1 on Sunday afternoon drew a 1.9 overnight for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from Sonoma Raceway, down 14% from a 2.2 last year. The 1.9 also is down 21% from FS1's 2.4 overnight in 2015. There were 3.240 million viewers.(Sports Business Daily / Showbuzzdaily)(6-27-2017)
UPDATE NASCAR Cup Series racing from Sonoma (Ca.) earned a 2.0 final rating and 3.2 million viewers on Fox Sports 1 Sunday afternoon, down 17% in ratings and viewership from last year (2.4, 3.9M) and down 13% in both measures from 2015 (2.3, 3.7M).(Sports Media Watch)(6-28-2017)

Michigan overnight TV ratings: Fox earned a 1.9 overnight for Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway.[More](6-19-2017)

Pocono TV ratings UPDATE: Fox earned a 2.0 overnight rating for the Pocono 400.(6-12-2017)
UPDATE: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Pocono, Pa., earned a 2.2 final rating and 3.56 million viewers on Fox Sports 1 Sunday afternoon, down a tick in ratings and 2% in viewership from 2015 (2.3, 3.61M). Last year's race was postponed to Monday and had 1.4 million.[More](6-14-2017)

Dover TV Ratings: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Dover, Del., earned a 2.1 final rating and 3.4 million viewers on Fox Sports 1 Sunday afternoon - down 16% in ratings and viewership from last year (2.5, 3.99M) and down 16% and 15% respectively from 2015 (3.9, 3.94M).[More](6-7-2017)

Charlotte overnight TV ratings: Fox's telecast of NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600, which was interrupted by rain at Charlotte Motor Speedway, had a 2.8 rating and a 6 share as Austin Dillon earned his first career Cup Series victory.[More](5-29-2017)
UPDATE 5-30-2017 FOX led a quiet holiday-weekend Sunday with its coverage of NASCAR's Coca Cola 600. The network averaged a 0.8 rating in primetime with an average of 4.1 million viewers, pending updates for the live broadcast.(TV by the Numbers)(5-30-2017)
UPDATE 5-31-2017) on Skedball weekend sports ratings for Saturday and Sunday May 27-28, 2017 the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from Charlotte Motor Speedway had 4.636 million viewers [last year 5.713 million] and a 2.76 Household Rating [last year was 3.36](Show Buzz Daily)
AND Overnight television ratings for the 2017 Indianapolis 500 dropped to their lowest point since Nielsen Media Research began tabulating overnight ratings in 2003.
It's anticipated that this year's Indy 500 could be among the lowest-rated since ABC began start-to-finish coverage of the race in 1986. The final Nielsen rating will be out later this week. Sunday's race, which aired on ABC in conjunction with ESPN, scored a 3.6 overnight rating, a 12 percent drop from last year's 4.1 overnight rating, according to New York-based Nielsen. If there's a silver lining to this year's Indy 500 TV rating on the national scene, it's that the IndyCar Series race trumped its NASCAR counterpart, the Coca-Cola 600, which aired later the same day. The NASCAR race, which was rain-delayed in Charlotte, only posted a 2.8 rating, meaning just 3.1 million households nationwide tuned in to the broadcast on Fox.(Indianapolis Business Journal)(5-31-2017)

All-Star Race TV Ratings UPDATE: The Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway earned a 1.5 overnight rating.(5-22-2017)
UPDATE: Last Saturday's NASCAR All-Star Race had a 1.6 final rating and 2.9 million viewers on Fox Sports 1, down 20% in ratings and 13% in viewership from lat year (2.0, 3.3M) and down 24% and 25% respectively from 2015 (2.1, 3.8M).[More](5-27-2017)

Kansas overnight TV ratings UPDATE: FS1 earned a 1.5 overnight rating for Saturday night's race at Kansas.(5-15-2017)
UPDATE: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Kansas earned 2.6 million viewers.[More](5-18-2017)

Talladega Overnight TV Ratings: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Talladega Superspeedway earned a 3.4 overnight rating on FOX Sunday afternoon, down 11% from both last year and 2015 (3.8) and the lowest overnight for the race since at least 1998 - including a 2006 rainout (3.8). For the weekend, Talladega ranked fourth among sporting events on broadcast behind the Kentucky Derby (10.5) and a pair of NBA playoff games on ABC. Overnights were not available for Sunday's NBA games on cable network TNT.(Sports Media Watch / Sports Business Daily)(5-9-2017)
UPDATE: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Talladega (Ala.) earned a 3.5 final rating and 5.9 million viewers on FOX Sunday afternoon, down 13% in ratings and 11% in viewership from last year (4.0, 6.7M) and down 13% and 7% respectively from 2015 (4.0, 6.3M).[More](5-10-2017)

Richmond overnight TV ratings: Fox earned a 2.7 overnight for Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.[More](5-2-2017)

Bristol TV ratings: The rescheduled Cup Series race at Bristol earned a 1.5 overnight rating.(4-26-2017)
UPDATE: Rain-delayed NASCAR Cup Series racing from Bristol (Tenn.) had a 1.6 final rating and 2.2 million viewers on FOX Monday afternoon.[More](4-29-2017)

Texas overnight TV ratings: FOX earned a 2.5 overnight for Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.(4-11-2017)
UPDATE NASCAR Cup Series racing from Texas pulled a 2.7 final rating and 4.5 million viewers on FOX Sunday afternoon, flat in ratings and up 4% in viewership from last year (2.7, 4.3M) but down 7% and 6% respectively from 2015 (2.9, 4.8M), both of which aired on Saturday nights.[More](4-13-2017)

Martinsville TV Ratings: FS1 earned a 2.11 overnight for Sunday's NASCAR race in Martinsville, VA.(4-4-2017)
UPDATE: NASCAR Cup Series racing from Martinsville (Va.) earned a 2.3 final rating and 4.0 million viewers on Fox Sports 1 last Sunday, down 8% in ratings and 6% in viewership from last year (2.5, 4.2M) and down a tick and 2% respectively from 2015 (2.4, 4.1M). [More](4-7-2017)

Auto Club 400 overnight TV ratings: Fox earned a 2.9 overnight for Sunday's NASCAR race in Fontana, CA.[More](3-27-2017)

Phoenix TV Ratings NASCAR Cup Series racing from Phoenix earned a 3.0 overnight rating on FOX Sunday afternoon, down 17% from last year (3.6), down 21% from 2015 (3.8) and the lowest overnight in the 12-year history of the race (dates back to 2005). The previous low was a 3.3 in 2009, when it was still held on a Saturday night.(Sports Media Watch)[More](3-21-2017)

Las Vegas TV Ratings In ratings delayed by the winter storm in the Northeast, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing from Las Vegas scored a 3.58 final rating and 5.973 million viewers on FOX Sunday [3/12/2017].(Show Buzz Daily)[More](3-16-2017)

Atlanta TV Ratings Posted Fox yesterday drew a 3.6 overnight for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from Atlanta, down slightly from a 3.7 for the same race last year. However, the second race of the Cup Series season was down from a 5.1 in '15 from Atlanta and down from a 4.8 in '14 from Phoenix (Sports Business Daily)[More](3-7-2017)

Daytona 500 TV Ratings With a thrilling, last-lap pass in the first MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES race to feature the new stage format, 2004 NASCAR premier series champion Kurt Busch won Sunday's season-opening DAYTONA 500 on FOX, with 23.3 million viewers tuning in for all or part of the event. An average audience of 12 million watched the race across the FOX broadcast network, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO, including 11.92 million on FOX alone.(Fox Sports)[More](2-28-2017)

Daytona XFINITY TV ratings: Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race on FS1 scored a +6% increase in average viewership (2,253,000 vs. 2,120,000) and a +8% bump among A18-49 (513,000 vs. 474,000) over the 2016 race. [More](2-28-2017)