TV rankings: Montreal, Knoxville, SRX opener
A uncommon off week for NASCAR’s Cup Collection left Method 1, NHRA and the returning SRX collection to rule the motorsports airwaves final weekend.
F1’s Canadian Grand Prix aired stay on ABC Sunday and averaged a 0.78 Nielsen ranking and 1.380 million viewers, per ShowBuzzDaily.com. That was a modest acquire from the 0.60/1.056m that watched the French GP on ESPN on this weekend final 12 months. Nonetheless, this 12 months’s common contains the 90-minute pre-race present. The race telecast itself (2-4:13pm ET) averaged 1.7m viewers, which ABC/ESPN says is the most important viewers for a Canadian GP on file, topping the 1.5 million that watched it on FOX in 2007.
By 9 races, ESPN/ABC is averaging 1.3 million for F1 this season, up 39 p.c over first 9 races of 2021 (950K).
After sustaining an impressively constant viewers for the inaugural Tenting World SRX Collection season on CBS, the short-track collection had a downturn in viewers for final Saturday evening’s 2022 season opener. CBS’s stay telecast from 5 Flags Speedway averaged 0.58/951,000, down from a 0.79/1.256m for final 12 months’s opener at Stafford Springs.
The NHRA’s Tenting World Drag Racing Collection was additionally again on broadcast TV with the finals from Bristol airing stay late Sunday afternoon on FOX, the place it averaged 0.54/897,000 viewers. That’s a strong enchancment on the 0.46/738K that watched the finals from New Hampshire on FOX final June.
The Tenting World Truck Collection was the one nationwide NASCAR division operating final weekend — operating reverse SRX on Saturday evening at Knoxville. The FS1 telecast averaged 0.39/625,000 on FS1, down from the earlier Saturday’s 0.44/777,000 at Sonoma.