NASCAR’s third race week provided mixed signals in TV numbers, but good news for the big league.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in Las Vegas Sunday afternoon on FOX garnered a 3.05 rating and averaged 5.1m household viewers. That’s up from a 2.89/4.7m for last year’s race, also on FOX, marking the first year-on-year increase of 2019 for NASCAR’s top series.
Saturday’s Xfinity Series race from Las Vegas was slightly down, however. The race scored a 0.72/1.2m on FS1, down from a 0.80/1.3m in 2018.
The Gander Outdoors Truck Series had its lowest numbers of the year for Friday night’s race on FS1, scoring a 0.35/557,000 viewers. The trucks did not run this event last year.