TV Ratings: Baku, Talladega

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TV Ratings: Baku, Talladega


TV Ratings: Baku, Talladega


Talladega’s GEICO 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on FOX delivered a 2.79 rating and averaged 4.5m household viewers. That’s down slightly from a 2.85/4.7m for last year’s race on the same network.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Talladega on Saturday scored a 0.63/988,000 viewers on FS1, down from a 1.24/1.9m last year when the race was televised over the air on FOX.

The Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix from Baku scored a 0.34/539,000, unchanged from 2018’s 0.34/536,000 which like this year aired on ESPN2.

The finals of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series from Charlotte Sunday night on FS1 scored a 0.21/342,000. That’s down from a 0.33/541,000 last year, when it also aired on FS1 and aired in the same delayed time slot.

For those interested in how last week’s motorsports numbers compared to those in other sports, the top sports show of the week was the NBA basketball playoff match-up between Golden State and Houston which scored a 4.54/7.3m on ABC Sunday afternoon.

The top rated NHL hockey playoff game of the week was Columbus/Boston Saturday night on NBC, which scored a 1.72/2.9m.

The first round of the NFL draft Thursday night on ESPN scored a 2.98/4.9m.


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