TV rankings: St Pete, Talladega
After a little bit of a comfortable begin, the NTT IndyCar Collection fared extra strongly with TV audiences for its second race of the season — which this time round bought a close to two-hour leap on its over-the-air community racing rivals at NASCAR.
Sunday afternoon’s telecast of the St. Petersburg GP on NBC averaged a 0.77 Nielsen ranking and 1.2 million viewers. That’s a step up from the 0.59/914,000 that watched the opening IndyCar spherical at Barber Motorsports Park, and a considerable enhance over the 676,000 viewers for final yr’s St. Pete race, which ran in October because the season finale. NBC experiences that its Complete Viewers Supply for this yr’s race (counting OTA and digital viewers) was 1.225 million viewers, making it NBC Sports activities’ most-watched afternoon IndyCar race ever, second-most watched general behind 2020’s Texas race, which aired in primetime (1.256m).
The NASCAR Cup Collection additionally had a powerful viewers for Sunday’s race at Talladega, which averaged a 2.81/4.7 million viewers on FOX. That’s up from the earlier week’s 2.0/3.3m and likewise barely up from the 2019 Talladega spring race that ran on the identical weekend (2.79/4.5m).
NASCAR’s Xfinity Collection race at Talladega averaged a 1.04/1.6m on FOX Saturday afternoon, in comparison with a 0.63/988,000 for 2019’s spring Talladega race on FS1.
The ARCA Racing Collection race at Talladega that preceded the Xfinity race on FS1 averaged a 0.29/471,000 viewers.
Monster Vitality Supercross From Salt Lake Metropolis on NBCSN Saturday evening averaged a 0.14/245,000 viewers.