TV Rankings: Lengthy Seashore, Richmond, Shanghai
In per week that included the school basketball championship recreation and Tiger Woods’ return to golf mastery on the Masters, auto racing was all the time going to play second fiddle, however held its personal.
NBCSN’s telecast of the IndyCar Lengthy Seashore Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon scored a 0.28 score and averaged 436,000 family viewers. That’s up from a 0.24/370,000 for final yr’s race on the identical community, and the primary year-on-year improve of the season for the collection.
Against this, System 1 had its first disappointing end result after a powerful begin to the yr. The Chinese language Grand Prix from Shanghai’s late evening stay telecast on ESPN2 averaged 260,000 viewers, down from a 290,000 final yr (score numbers weren’t out there).
The Monster Vitality NASCAR Cup Collection spherical from Richmond, airing Saturday night on the FOX over-the-air community, scored a 1.73/2.8m. That’s down from a 1.82/3.0m final yr, additionally on FOX, when it ran per week afterward April 21.
The NASCAR Xfinity Collection race from Richmond on Friday evening scored a 0.36/543,000 on FS1.
It was one other robust weekend for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Collection, which scored a 0.60/902,000 for stay protection of the finals from Houston on FOX. That’s nearly double the numbers from final yr’s finals that aired on cable community FS1 (0.31/472,000). Like NASCAR, this occasion was held per week later in 2018.
As for the highest sports activities telecasts of the week, the NCAA basketball title recreation between Texas Tech and Virginia Monday evening (performed on April 8 — remaining rankings studies run Monday to Sunday) on CBS scored an 11.59 score, averaging 19.6m viewers. The Masters protection of the ultimate spherical Sunday morning on CBS scored a 6.92/10.8m.
The highest NBA basketball playoff recreation of the week — the L.A. Clippers vs Golden State — ran reverse NASCAR’s Cup race Saturday evening and scored a 2.97/4.8m on ABC.