NASCAR’s Big 3 faced head-to-head viewer competition with a resurgent Tiger Woods Sunday afternoon, which had an impact on television ratings.
Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from Michigan saw a significant year-over-year drop, bringing in a 1.6 rating and averaging 2.54 million viewers on NBCSN; in 2017, the race drew a 1.98 and averaged 3.16 million on the same network. The Cup race faced a thrilling final round of the PGA Championship that saw Woods finish runner-up to Brooks Koepka. CBS announced it drew an average rating of 6.1, a 69 percent improvement from 2017.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Mid-Ohio saw a smaller drop, earning a 0.49 rating and averaging 714,000 viewers on NBCSN compared to last year’s 0.58/916,000.
The Camping World Trucks Series scored a 0.32 rating and averaged 478,000 viewers for Saturday afternoon’s Michigan race on FS1, down from 0.36/546,000 in 2017.