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Ratings: NBCSN Sees Growth for IndyCar at Watkins Glen, F1 in Italy and Woodward Stakes at Saratoga

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  • The NASCAR Monster Cup Series' Bojangles' Southern 500 from Darlington did not enjoy its return to cable. The Sep. 3 race on NBCSN drew 3.1 million viewers, down 48 percent from last year (Sep. 4, 2016: 5.92 million viewers) and down 33 percent from two years ago (Sep. 6, 2015: 4.64 million viewers) -- both prior races had aired on NBC. It's the least-watched race from Darlington since at least 1999.

    On the day prior (Sep. 2), NASCAR Xfinity Series' Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, also from Darlington on NBCSN (1.11 million viewers) also saw a decline from last year -- down 28 percent (Sep. 3, 2016 on NBC: 1.542 million viewers).

    FS1 did not benefit either with its NASCAR event, the Camping World Truck Series race Chevrolet Silverado 250 from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville (Ontario, Canada). On Sep. 3, it posted 493,000 viewers, down 27 percent from last year (Sep. 4, 2016: 672,000 viewers) and down 38 percent from two years ago (Aug. 30, 2015: 793,000 viewers).

  • F1 racing's Italian Grand Prix on NBCSN Sep. 3 drew 508,000 viewers, up 9 percent from last year (Sep. 4, 2016: 467,000 viewers) and up 10 percent from two years ago (Sep. 6, 2015: 461,000 viewers).

  • IndyCar Series: Grand Prix at The Glen from Watkins Glen, N.Y. on NBCSN Sep. 3 registered 604,000 viewers, up 37 percent from last year (Sep. 4, 2016: 440,000 viewers).

  • The Woodward Stakes from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as part of the Breeders Cup Challenge, on NBCSN Sep. 2 (258,000 viewers) showed increases of 70 percent from last year (Sep. 3, 2016: 152,000 viewers) and 58 percent from two years ago (Sep. 5, 2015: 163,000 viewers).

NBCSN-logo__1308131338011 NBCSN Top 40 (and Select) Programs NBCSN ratings for August 28-September 3, 2017 Click on image grid for larger view In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), NBCSN is up 300 percent (488,000 vs. 122,000) from one week earlier and up 261 percent (488,000 vs. 135,000) from the same week one year ago (August 29-September 4, 2016). In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), NBCSN is up 128 percent (205,000 vs. 90,000) from one week earlier and up 123 percent (205,000 vs. 92,000) from the same week one year ago (August 29-September 4, 2016). Viewership averages for the following NBCSN programs of the week:
  • "Pro Football Talk AM" (Aug. 28-31): 16,000 (7,000 adults 18-49)
  • "Dan Patrick Show" (Aug. 28-Sep. 1): 48,000 (18,000 adults 18-49)
  • "NASCAR America" (Aug. 28-30 & Sep. 1): 134,000 (26,000 adults 18-49)
FS1logo Fox Sports 1 Top 40 (and Select) Programs FS1 ratings for August 28-September 3, 2017 Click on image grid for larger view In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS1 is up 53 percent (340,000 vs. 222,000) from one week earlier and up 15 percent (340,000 vs. 295,000) from the same week one year ago (August 29-September 4, 2016). In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS1 is up 78 percent (198,000 vs. 111,000) from one week earlier and up 34 percent (198,000 vs. 148,000) from the same week one year ago (August 29-September 4, 2016). Viewership averages for the following FS1 programs of the week:
  • "Skip & Shannon: Undisputed" (FS1 Aug. 28-Sep. 1): 147,000 (79,000 adults 18-49)
  • "The Herd" (FS1 Aug. 28-Sep. 1): 125,000 (75,000 adults 18-49)
  • "Speak For Yourself" (FS1 Aug. 28-Sep. 1): 35,000 (19,000 adults 18-49)
  • "NASCAR Race Hub" (FS1 Aug. 28-Sep. 1): 150,000 (39,000 adults 18-49)
  • "MLB Whiparound" (FS1 Aug. 28-Sep. 1): 61,000 (26,000 adults 18-49)
  • "TMZ Sports" (FS1 Aug. 28-Sep. 1 late night): 35,000 (19,000 adults 18-49)
  • "TMZ Sports Weekend" (FS1 Late Sep. 2/Early Sep. 3 2:00-2:30 a.m.): 181,000 (148,000 adults 18-49)
  • "TMZ Sports" (FS2 Aug. 29-Sep. 1 mornings): 12,000 (2,000 adults 18-49)
FS2_logo Fox Sports 2 Top 40 (and Select) Programs FS2 ratings for August 28-September 3, 2017 Click on image grid for larger view In total viewership for its entire week in Prime Time (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), FS2 is up 32 percent (41,000 vs. 31,000) from one week earlier and up 52 percent (41,000 vs. 27,000) from the same week one year ago (August 29-September 4, 2016). In total viewership for its entire week in Total Day (6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.), FS2 is up 14 percent (24,000 vs. 21,000) from one week earlier and up 20 percent (24,000 vs. 20,000) from the same week one year ago (August 29-September 4, 2016). Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research