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Well, it was going against USC/Ohio St on ESPN.
It's a Hoosier thing, you wouldn't understand...
I don't know how long the current NASCAR TV deals are for, but I'm starting to think that as other racing series take races off of network TV that NASCAR would be smart to put more and more of their races on big networks.
At least I was able to watch it, can't say that about every racing series.
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A Monday night Daytona 500 would be awesome.Originally Posted by Quixter
Originally Posted by Z28
You have a point there...
I watched it like I usually do... record it on the tivo, watch some laps after the start, shut it off.
Then watch the recap of the race on Speed Report on Sunday night... never miss any action that way.
Explain this to me. The USC/OSU game drew a 7.3 rating on ESPNa nd the NASCAR drew at 3.5 rating on ABC. Is it safe to say if the football game was on ABC it would've drawn at least a 10 rating? Why wouldn't they switch NASCAR and the Football game?
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They paid a lot more for NASCAR.Why wouldn't they switch NASCAR and the Football game?
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Combined ratings may not have been any better if the two offerings were switched.Originally Posted by Doyouloveit?
Indy, Cleveland, Mid-Ohio, Pocono, Michigan, Long Beach, Watkins Glen, Kentucky, IRP - 49
I didn't watch either, I was at the game.
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True, but it's not magnitudes greater as one might think. ABC/ESPN has a 10 year, 1,000,000,000 contract with the Big10. That ain't chopped liver.Originally Posted by Tara
I assume it was written into the contract the last 11 races are on ABC. At the time programmers might not have researched all the future college football schedules to realize impacts.
The ESPN/ABC contract was for 11 races on ABC, with all ten Chase races on ABC. The 11th race was a source of speculation, and most observes simply *assumed* the Brickyard 400 would be the 11th race on OTA. After being assured that wasn't the case, ABC announced that the last race before the Chase (which happens to be Richmond) will be the 11th race OTA.Originally Posted by rodneyh