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Overnight Ratings: NBCSN Down For Michigan NASCAR Race; Gymnastics Up In Primetime

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 17 / 15

NBCSN drew a 2.4 overnight rating for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race yesterday from Michigan Int'l Speedway, down 20% from a 3.0 overnight for the same race last year on ESPN. NBCSN on Saturday also drew a 0.7 for the Xfinity Series race from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, down from a 0.9 on ESPN la...

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