TV scores: Darlington, PIR, Spa
The Monster Vitality Cup Sequence race at Darlington Raceway Sunday evening on NBCSN was delayed for practically 4 hours by rain, pushing the end into the early morning hours, however nonetheless averaged a 1.14 score and 1.9 million viewers, down from a 1.54/2.7m on the identical community final yr.
NASCAR’s Xfinity Sequence averaged a 1.06 score and 1.7m viewers Saturday afternoon on NBC, up from 0.87/1.4m for final yr’s race, which additionally was over the air on NBC. A Dale Jr. Bounce, maybe, with the comeback of NASCAR’s longtime hottest driver for this race (pictured) having been well-publicized prematurely.
In 2018, IndyCar racing led straight into Darlington’s Cup race on NBCSN, however this yr NTT IndyCar Sequence race at Portland Worldwide Raceway performed OTA Sunday afternoon on NBC and averaged a 0.74/1.1m viewers, a wholesome improve from final yr’s 0.35/529,000 on the cable community. Maybe extra considerably, this was additionally a large enchancment over IndyCar’s final look on NBC at Mid-Ohio in July (0.47/670Ok).
Method 1’s return from its summer time sabbatical with the Belgian Grand Prix on ESPN2 secured a 0.40/660,000 common — a big enchancment on final yr’s 0.30/474,000 on the identical community.
Numbers for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Sequence finals on the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis on Labor Day Monday should not but obtainable.