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Indy Qualifying on TV

Indy / May 2, 2017

The stars were out last weekend with Indianapolis 500 time trials playing out Saturday and Sunday on broadcast network TV, while NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup Series All-Star Race was Saturday night on FOX Sports 1.

The Verizon IndyCar Series' signature event continued its run on ABC with two-hour live telecasts on ABC Saturday and Sunday. Naturally Sunday's show that featured the run for the pole did better, scoring a 0.79 rating and averaging 1.2 million viewers. Saturday's show scored a 0.59/925, 000 viewers. Those are very close to last year's numbers, when the two telecasts scored a 0.82/1.2m viewers and 0.65/956, 000, also on ABC.

NASCAR's All-Star Race at Charlotte on FS1 scored a 1.63 rating and averaged 2.9m viewers. That's down from a 2.0/3.3m last year, also on FS1.

The preliminary All-Star Open race from Charlotte was also down but not as much, interestingly. It scored a 1.06/1.7m, down from a 0.95/1.6m in 2016.

The Red Bull Global Rallycross Series event at Louisville scored a 0.45/628, 000 viewers on NBC Sunday afternoon.

Live coverage of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series from Topeka on Sunday afternoon scored a 0.34/534, 000 on FS1. That's basically unchanged from last year, when this event had a 0.37/551, 000, also on a live telecast.