The Chase Elliott effect
Over the weekend, NASCAR unloaded in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 1.5-mile track of Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosted the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Truck Series.
View Las Vegas tv ratings below.
Friday’s NASCAR Truck Series race had 623,000 viewers on average. That tallied a rating at 0.36.
Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race brought 1,133,000 viewers on average. The event brought a household rating of 0.67.
Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race was seen by 3.991 million on average. It brought in a rating of 2.22
That’s down from the 4.544 million average for last year’s event. The over 12% drop can likely be attributed to NASCAR’s most popular driver being sidelined due to injury.
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The NASCAR Cup Series event was still the most-watched motorsports event of the weekend.
For comparison, the Bahrain Grand Prix brought 1,318,000 American viewers on average. In the same day, the 2023 Indycar season opener locked in 1,189,000 viewers on average.
Las Vegas Race Results: March 5, 2023 (NASCAR Cup Series)
NASCAR TV Ratings
March 5, 2023
Las Vegas Speedway
February 26, 2023
Auto Club Speedway
February 19, 2023
February 5, 2023
Ratings via ShowBuzzDaily
Auto Club Race Results: February 26, 2023 (NASCAR Cup Series)