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 ---
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 ---
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 ---
ORIGINAL POST 5-29-2017
Ratings for Sunday's marquee Verizon IndyCar Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events dipped about 13% from a year ago.
The 101st running of Indianapolis 500, won by Andretti Autosport's Takuma Sato, averaged a 3.6 household rating in metered markets compared to a 4.1 in 2016.
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.
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