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