The penultimate race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season saw ratings that were similar to viewership in 2017.
The Can-Am 500 from ISM Raceway earned a 2.03 rating and averaged 3.3 million viewers on NBC, compared to a 2.24 rating and average of 3.64 million viewers last season. NBC Sports PR said the race’s 2.12 overnight rating is a 6 percent jump over NBC’s Cup Series Playoffs average and drew even compared to the 2017 Phoenix race.
NBC Sports has also announced the return of “NASCAR Hot Pass” on NBCSN, which will offer simultaneous live coverage of the Championship 4 drivers during the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Leigh Diffey will call the race on NBCSN and will be joined by analyst and Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett.
The Xfinity Series drew a 0.91 and averaged 1.4 million on NBC, down from 1.01/1.5 million in 2018.
The Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix on ESPN2 scored a 0.3 and averaged 461,000 viewers. Last year on NBCSN, the F1 race saw a 0.33 rating/ 570,000 viewers.