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Overnight Ratings Decline for Rain Delayed Texas Race

Ratings were down again for Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 in the first rain delayed event of the season.

According to Sports Media Watch, the race scored a 2.5 overnight rating. This is down 14 percent from last year’s event that scored a 2.9 rating.

This marks the lowest overnight rating for any Sprint Cup Series race ever broadcast on FOX. It is also the lowest rating in the history of the spring Texas Motor Speedway race.

While rain and track drying efforts led to a late start time, it continues the downward trend that has prevailed in six of the first seven races this season. The STP 500 from Martinsville Speedway is the only race so far in 2016 that has seen an increase in final ratings.

The race came in as the second most watched sporting event of the weekend, trailing The Masters.

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well according to the column that Aaron wrote earlier this week, that would be because all the “old” people went to bed because it ran past midnight. I’d say it was more likely because the race as shown on Fox was NOT very interesting to watch.


maybe people weren’t interested in tuning in to begin with.


As said in the past, the best way to fix the racing at Texas is to move one race each back to Rockingham and North Wilkesboro. Does bzf even know what racing means?

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