TV scores: Indy, Talladega
It was again to the excessive banks for NASCAR and again to Indy for IndyCar final weekend, with blended ends in TV viewers.
The NASCAR Cup Sequence’ fall race at Talladega averaged a 1.92 Nielsen Nationwide ranking and three.1 million viewers Sunday afternoon on NBC. That’s down from June’s Talladega race on FOX, despite the fact that that race ran on Monday after a rainout (2.1/3.36m), though it ought to be famous that race possible benefited from main media protection main as much as it following NASCAR’s investigation of an alleged noose discovered within the storage of the entry for Bubba Wallace. Final 12 months’s fall Talladega Cup race, which additionally ran on a Monday following a rainout, had a 0.99/1.5m on NBCSN.
The Xfinity Sequence race at Talladega on Saturday afternoon averaged a 0.51/816,000 viewers on NBCSN. That’s down from a 0.65/998,000 for the June race on FS1. The collection didn’t race at Talladega final October.
NASCAR’s Truck Sequence at Talladega averaged a 0.30/462,000 on FS1, down barely from a 0.36/521,000 final October.
The second and third NTT IndyCar Sequence races of the 12 months on the Indianapolis highway course confronted some further viewers challenges with its uncommon Friday-Saturday scheduling, and the numbers confirmed it. Saturday afternoon’s race on NBC averaged a 0.37/566,000, down from the 0.77/1.14m for July’s Indy GP on NBC, which additionally ran on Saturday. Friday’s race, which marked the debut of IndyCar on the NBC-owned USA community, averaged a 0.14/221,000.