Another drop in NASCAR Nationwide Series TV ratings: Charlotte down 15.8 percent

Carl Edwards crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 14.

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The recent trend of decreasing television ratings for the NASCAR Nationwide Series continued with the Oct. 14 Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway 

The Charlotte race earned a 1.1 household coverage rating on ESPN2, the fourth race in a row that garnered a similar rating.

But that was also the 12th consecutive comparable race that saw decreased ratings over its 2010 counterpart (the Chicago race was new for 2011, so did not have a comparable race).

Seventeen of the 31 races this year have seen ratings decreases over 2010.

The Charlotte race averaged 1,543,000 viewers.

See the full chart after the jump: 

2011 Nationwide Series Television Ratings

Race 2011 2010 % Change Network
Daytona 1 2.4 3.2 -25 ESPN2
Phoenix 1 1.5 1.0 +50 ESPN2
Las Vegas 2.2 1.8 +22.2 ABC
Bristol 1 1.5 1.6 -6.3 ESPN/ABC
California 1.6 N/A N/A ESPN
Texas 1 1.1 N/A N/A ESPN2
Talladega 2.1 1.3 +61.5 ESPN2
Nashville 1 1.5 1.1 +36.4 ESPN
Richmond 1 1.1 1.1 N/A Speed
Darlington 1.0 1.1 -9.1 ESPN2
Dover 1 1.5 1.3 +15.4 ESPN2
Iowa 1 1.6 N/A N/A ABC
Charlotte 1 1.6 1.3 +23.1 ABC
Chicago 1 1.4 N/A N/A ESPN
Michigan 1.5 1.2 N/A ABC/ESPN
Road America 1.2 1.1 9.1 ESPN/ESPN2
Daytona 2 1.6 1.9 -15.8 ESPN
Kentucky 1.2 1.4 -14.3 ESPN
New Hampshire 1.6 1.2 +33.3 ESPN
Nashville 2 1.2 1.3 -7.7 ESPN/ESPN2
Indianapolis 1.5 1.7 -11.8 ESPN
Iowa 2 1.2 1.4 -14.3 ESPN2
Watkins Glen 1.5 1.5 0 ESPN
Montreal 1.5 1.7 -11.8 ESPN/ESPN2
Bristol 2 1.1 1.6 -31.2 ESPN
Atlanta 1.4 1.4 0 ESPN2
Richmond 2 1.2 1.2 0 ESPN2
Chicago 2 1.1 N/A N/A ESPN2
Dover 2 1.1 1.2 -8.3 ESPN2
Kansas 1.1 1.2 -8.3 ESPN2
Charlotte 2 1.1 1.3 -15.4 ESPN2

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