Watkins Glen TV ratings for Nationwide Series race stay the same as '10, '09

Kurt Busch drives the No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

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ESPN reports that its telecast of the Zippo 200  NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International on Aug. 13 earned a national household coverage rating of 1.5, according to the Nielsen Company.

That's the same rating as 20101 and 2009, ESPN says.

The race, won by Kurt Busch, averaged 1,913,000 viewers.

 

Across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, the Nationwide Series is averaging a 1.4 U.S. rating after 22 races, up 10 percent from last year at this point.

 

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

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