TV rankings: Michigan, Mid-Ohio…and drones
In a comparatively quiet weekend for motorsports on TV, NASCAR had professional auto racing to itself whereas a few uncommon parts obtained air time on NBC’s broadcast community.
The Monster Vitality Cup Collection spherical from Michigan averaged a 1.79 ranking and a couple of.9m family viewers on NBCSN. That’s an enchancment on final yr, when it had a 1.6/2.5m on the identical community, and is one of the best determine for Cup race on a cable community since 2017.
The Xfinity Collection spherical from the Mid-Ohio highway course averaged a 0.47 and 740,000 viewers Saturday on NBCSN. That’s down fractionally in ranking however up in viewers from final yr’s 0.49/714,000 on NBCSN.
In the meantime, because it did final yr, NBC aired AMA Motocross from Unadilla on Saturday afternoon, which averaged a 0.25 and 321,000 viewers. That’s down from final yr’s 0.29/424Ok.
And, anybody fearing the rise of hybrid and electrical powerplants may result in autonomous professional racing obtained one thing of a preview of their nightmare on Sunday afternoon when NBC aired motion from the Drone Racing League, which has beforehand aired on ESPN networks. For many who don’t know, this professional league options “customized constructed racing drones touring 90 MPH+” in response to the DRL’s web site, which provides that its pilots “race FPV (First Particular person View) by means of probably the most insane 3D programs ever created exterior of a online game.” NBC’s drone telecast averaged a 0.35 ranking and 482,000 viewers.