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Audience Analysis: NASCAR Cup Series Finale Lower Than '15, But Up From Two Years Ago

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 23 / 16

Jimmie Johnson’s record-tying seventh NASCAR Cup Series championship win drew 5.92 million viewers on Sunday afternoon on NBC, down 22% from last year’s finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, when the telecast ran well into primetime due to rain. Last year's race was also the last for Jeff...

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