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ABC's telecast of Dover Nationwide race down 18.8 percent

NNSracing.com

ABC's broadcast of the Heluva Good! 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway earned a final national rating of 1.3, ABC/ESPN officials said.

That's down from the 1.6 rating for last year’s race that also aired on ABC. The 2010 telecast averaged 1,973,066 viewers.

ESPN2 is the television home of the Nationwide Series, with select races airing on ESPN and ABC.

The next event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29 is the last of four races this season that were scheduled to air on ABC. The race at Talladega Superspeedway was scheduled for ABC but aired on ESPN2 after being postponed a day due to rain.

Race 2010 2009 % Change Network
Daytona 1 3.2 2.4 33 ESPN2
Auto Club 1 1.7 1.9 -10.5 ESPN2
Las Vegas 2.1 2.1 0 ESPN2
Bristol 1 1.6 1.7 -5.9 ABC
Nashville 1 1.1 1.3 -15.4 ESPN
Phoenix 1 1 0 ESPN2
Texas 0.7 1.4 N/A ESPN2
Talladega 1.3 N/A N/A ESPN2
Richmond 1.1 1.2 -8.3 ESPN2
Darlington 1.1 1.1 0 ESPN2
Dover 1.3 1.6 -18.8 ABC