TV Ratings: Bristol, Barber

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TV Ratings: Bristol, Barber


TV Ratings: Bristol, Barber


College basketball continued to tamp down racing ratings last weekend, with both men’s and women’s hoops outperforming all the wheeled action. The top men’s game, Texas Tech vs Michigan, scored a 9.06 rating and averaged 15.8m viewers Saturday on CBS, while the women’s Notre Dame/Baylor match-up Sunday on ESPN scored a 2.13/3.7m.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from Bristol scored a 1.71 rating and averaged 2.8m viewers on FS1. That was basically unchanged from last year’s 1.7/2.8m when the race was up against the Masters golf tournament.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Bristol on FS1 scored a 0.56/850,000, considerably down from last year when the race aired on the FOX over-the-air network and scored a 0.95/1.5m.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series action from Las Vegas late Sunday afternoon on FS1 scored a 0.45/713,000.

The NTT IndyCar Series scored a 0.2 final rating and 296,000 viewers for Sunday afternoon’s race from Barber Motorsports Park on NBCSN, down from the 0.23/349,000 for the first NBCSN IndyCar telecast of the year at Circuit of The Americas two weeks earlier. Last year’s race was postponed to Monday by rain, making comparisons irrelevant.