Just wanted to make a point before this thread became irrelevant. Jenna Fryer this morning (who also happens to be in LB this weekend) just tweeted the NHL did a .44 for opening night playoff game between the Flyers and the Penguins. I know a helluva of alot more hockey fans than I know race car fans and this is in a football mad town of Cleveland. I truly don't think these craptastic ratings are all on "the product" or "lack of American drivers" or "lack of ovals". 2/3rds of our series is on a small national network and I'm sorry but its hurting us.
I realize the importance of ratings to sponsors with that being said this rush to trash the product, drivers, series, and CEO when these ratings come out is ridiculous if quality play off hockey is in the same ballpark ratings wise.