With a busy sports schedule on the first weekend in May, NASCAR made its mark on FS1.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover scored a 1.69 rating and averaged 2.77 million viewers Sunday afternoon. That seemed to hold even during a rain delay, with a 1.57 and an average of 2.59 million viewers. On this weekend last year, the series was at Talladega, and earned a 3.53 with 5.9 million viewers. The race is expected to rank among FS1’s most-watched telecasts so far this year, according to SportsBusiness Journal.
The Xfinity Series scored a 0.54 rating and averaged 783,000 viewers on FS1; in 2017, just under two million tuned in to watch the series at Talladega, earning a 1.34 rating.
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ Sunday morning qualifying window on FS1 drew a 0.21 and averaged 331,000 viewers; final eliminations drew a 0.59/956,000. Last year’s eliminations rated 0.24 with 378,000 viewers.
Ratings were not immediately available for Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio and the debut of the World Endurance Championship on Velocity.