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Though this news isn’t fun. Per Sports Media Watch, television ratings for last Sunday’s race at Dover were the lowest they’ve ever been in the history of the Chase. Yes. The history of the Chase.
The 1.5 rating and 2.6 million viewers are the fewest people to ever watch a NASCAR postseason race. The ratings for the race were down over 20 percent from last year. And take a gander at this paragraph too.
Again excluding rainouts, nine of the past ten NASCAR races have hit a multi-year low in ratings and viewership. Each of those nine has either set a record-low or hit the lowest mark in at least 15 years, and seven of those nine have dropped double-digits from the previous low. Keep in mind that only one of those races, Watkins Glen, had the excuse of facing the Olympics.
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