ESPN saw its ratings for the March 19 Scotts EZ Seed 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway decrease, even as total viewership increased.
The 2011 race earned a household rating of 1.5 on ESPN, down 6.3 percent from last year's 1.6 rating earned on ABC.
But ESPN said this year's telecast averaged 2,322,153 viewers, up two percent over the 2,286,794 viewership average for last year's race on ABC.
See the full ratings chart after the jump:
2011 Nationwide Series Television Ratings