ESPN/ABC's Audience Down For NASCAR Chase For The Sprint Cup
Published November 20, 2012
Meanwhile, Speed averaged a 0.4 rating and 688,000 viewers for the first F1 U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday from 1:30-4:07pm. By comparison, the net’s most-viewed broadcast for the week was the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 on Friday night, which drew a 0.6 rating and 884,000 viewers. Speed’s two live F1 telecasts prior to the U.S. Grand Prix – Abu Dhabi on Nov. 4 and India on Oct. 28 – averaged 326,000 viewers and 156,000 viewers for their live telecasts, which began at 7:30am and 6:00am, respectively. Fox also aired four F1 telecasts over the summer (three on tape delay), averaging 1 million viewers. F1’s signature event – the Monaco Grand Prix – averaged 427,000 viewers for a 7:30am start on May 27.