An average of 2.5 million viewers saw Martin Truex Jr. win at Sonoma.
When it comes to racing on TV, the NASCAR Cup Series is still king of the hill in the Untied States.
Based on numbers released this week by the networks, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from Sonoma on Sunday pulled a 1.52 rating for the FS1 broadcast. That translates into 2.5 million viewers in what was the final Cup race of the season on the Fox family of networks before things switch over to the NBC Group this week beginning with this Sunday’s race from Chicagoland on NBCSN.
Coming in second this past weekend was the NTT IndyCar Series race from Road America, which pulled in a rating of 0.77 on NBC — translating to 1.1 million viewers. The numbers were consistent for a non-Indy 500 race on NBC, as the Sunday race from the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear earlier in June attracted 1.09 million viewers.
And for those of you scoring at home, FSI’s NHRA Mello Yello Series elimination from Norwalk, Ohio, checked in third in the U.S. pecking order for weekend racing with 742,000 viewers.
Rounding out the top five racing events were the Sunday morning Formula 1 race on ESPN from France, which drew a 483,000 viewers, and the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, which attracted 449,000 TV viewers for the Saturday night race from Gateway on FS1.
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