NASCAR remains a ratings winner on Fox

NASCAR remains a ratings winner on Fox

June 7th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Driver Tony Stewart performs a burnout after he won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

The network said today that 13 Sprint Cup races this season averaged a 4.8/10 rating. Fox also said live NASCAR viewership ranked No. 2 among men 18-49 and ,en 25-54 from February through the end of the broadcast season.

NASCAR on Fox also posted ratings increases in five of the top seven and nine of the nation's 15 biggest markets, including Los Angeles (6 percent) and Chicago (32 percent). Overall, ratings grew 7 percent in the country's 56 biggest markets compared with a year ago.

Last week's race at Dover, the final one this year for Fox, averaged 6 million viewers. The TNT portion of the NASCAR television schedule begins this week at Pocono Raceway.