I thought I was wrong claiming the number would drop. Huh.... A .18?! It can't get any lower then this. Overnights always drop when the finals come out on network tv, I've said it a million times.
Second, the very first post in this thread from Jenna, says a .25, thats an overnight rating, she posted that on Tuesday, final numbers dont come out on Monday or Tuesday for cable. They come out at the end of the week, in this case, today.
And "IF" the final was infact a .25, a .25 does not equal 218,000 [final] viewers, sorry.
Last edited by FlatOut; 04-09-2012 at 10:58 PM.
I'll wait for those. As a matter of fact, I remember, even right here at TF years ago, 2004 or so, showing how weak TV ratings were for both CC and the IRL compared to ratings here in the states.
No your both wrong this comes courtesy of Jenna Fryer
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@therossbynum @indy44 @stevewittich .25; overnight was .18. Nielsen said 218k homes.
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I'd rather have 10% of the world interested in the ICS than 50% of US that NASCAR currently has
218,000 US viewers vs. 769,400 Brazilian viewers for Barber.
I have no idea how that plays out.
"The series may be hesitant to say it, but the day is here for everybody that loves IndyCar racing to link arms and help each other out. Anybody who doesn’t want to do that needs to find something else to do with their time.”
-- Eddie Gossage, President, Texas Motor Speedway, ICONIC Advisory Committee & TrackForum member
How can it be a .25 final with 218,000 viewers?
See, this is the problem these days... The series doesn't even release anything anymore, they don't speak a word about it and don't release it to outlets, so we have go this silly route.
They can't even spin this or losing %25 of its viewers in the first race. I remember when Angst and the group over there would come out with all these bologna excuses and explanations, "Allthough ratings were down, the demo was up and a bigger jump in the 18-25 year old brack, blah, blah, blah".
They don't even do that anymore, I mean, how could you?
St. Petersburg 1,279,000 + Barber 218,000 = Total 1,497,000
Average per race - 748,500. Where the 813,000 number came from is a mystery.
PP, it wasn't 1,279,000 million viewers, the final rating was a .9
The overnight was 1.3, final .9
Try reading the link I provided before correcting me.
The season-opening IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg drew a 0.9 final rating and 1.279 million viewers on ABC March 25,
How they get total viewers from the rating must have changed, or my memory sucks. I think its the ladder.
The article states that last year drew a 1.2 rating, 1.840M viewers - consistent.
When someone goes to the trouble of providing a source for their numbers you need to challenge the source, not the provider.
The Scrubbing Bubbles of Grand Am earned a 0.34 (vs. 0.22 last year). 55% up.
That's for a tape delay on Speed.
I guess RR fans are looking elsewhere than IndyCars for their RR fix.
Who's got next?
Speed releases numbers that are specific to their cable channel and are not corrected. Speed is in 80 million homes.
Unless it's major event, most families try to avoid watching tv on a sunday afternoon these days. I think Indycar should try and hold a race on a week night.
Someone should start a poll and see what would be the ideal time for everyone to watch a race on tv.
Mine are saturday / sunday mornings or mon to thursday after 6pm.
So your saying Neilson is lying and skewing numbers now for Speed? I would think you would have more then that. SX is up too...
Any other excuses for GA, SX and Nationwide up as IC falls even farther?
BTW: NBCSports is in 75 million homes, whats your point?
SPEED scored its highest household rating to date for a Monster Energy Supercross event, as Saturday night’s live event from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta was up 24 percent from a year ago (0.47 vs. 0.38) and averaged 630,000 viewers (peaking at 738,000), according to Nielsen Media Research. Through five races this season, Supercross on SPEED is up 13 percent with households, 31 percent with Men 35-54 and 27 percent with Men 18-49
The season-opening IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg drew a 0.9 final rating and 1.279 million viewers on ABC March 25
The IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix of Alabama drew 218,000 viewers on NBC Sports Network last Sunday.
Last edited by PenelopePitstop; 04-11-2012 at 10:56 AM.
Jenna's tweet above says 218,000 homes...who knows.
They are too low and I am disappointed. However, i will continue to watch all of the races and attend as many as possible and enjoy them.