NASCAR opened its 2019 season with some promising news on the TV ratings front. Sunday’s Daytona 500 on FOX earned a 5.5 overnight rating on FOX, reported Fox Sports. That represents an increase of 8% from the 5.1 for last year’s race.
Last Sunday’s NASCAR Clash at Daytona on FS1 scored a 1.4 rating and had 2.29 million viewers on FS1, up a tick from 2018’s 1.35/2.26m. Daytona 500 pole qualifying on FOX earlier that day was down, though, scoring a 1.1/1.7m compared with last year’s 1.3/2.03m.
Additional ratings info will be available later in the week.