TV ratings, Atlanta, Knoxville

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TV ratings, Atlanta, Knoxville


TV ratings, Atlanta, Knoxville


NASCAR had the major motorsports TV spotlight to itself last weekend, but it didn’t seem to make much difference in audience.

The NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta averaged a 1.47 Nielsen rating and 2.5 million viewers on NBCSN. Last June’s Atlanta round averaged a 2.46/4m on the FOX broadcast network, while this spring’s race at the track — also on FOX — averaged a 2.21/3.7m. However, it was basically the same as the last Cup race on NBCSN — the second race of the Pocono double (1.49/2.5m).

NASCAR’s Xfinity Series round from Atlanta averaged a 0.62/1.1m on NBCSN Saturday afternoon, while the Camping World Truck Series averaged 0.36/594,000 viewers at Knoxville on Friday night.

The Camping World SRX series appears set to complete its first season with a million-plus viewers for every event, after averaging 1.33 million viewers on CBS for last Saturday’s penultimate round at Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin. The 6-round series concludes this Saturday at Nashville, where NASCAR star Chase Elliott will be an added attraction.

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