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TV Ratings Sunday: NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Laps Weak Field

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May 31st, 2010


Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for Fox (Coca-Cola 600) are approximate and subject to significant revisions in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

Scoreboard FOX NBC ABC CBS
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.9/8 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 6.20 3.45 3.38 5.63


On a typically slow pre-holiday Sunday, Fox's NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 raced past a weak field of repeats and unscripted shows.

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 FOX NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 1.8 9 6.17
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos (repeat) 0.9 4 4.13
CBS 60 Minutes Presents: Gotti 0.6 3 5.56
NBC Dateline NBC 0.5 2 2.57
7:30 FOX NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 1.8 8 6.01
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos (repeat) 1.0 4 4.56
CBS 60 Minutes Presents: Gotti 0.8 3 6.45
NBC Dateline NBC 0.4 2 2.31
8:00 FOX NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 1.8 8 5.93
ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition (repeat) 1.0 4 3.94
CBS 60 Minutes 0.7 3 5.71
NBC Dateline NBC 0.7 3 3.00
8:30 FOX NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 1.8 7 5.82
ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition (repeat) 1.1 5 4.35
CBS 60 Minutes 0.7 3 5.31
NBC Dateline NBC 0.7 3 3.10
9:00 FOX NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 2.0 8 6.65
NBC Saturday Night Live in the 2000s (repeat) 1.1 4 3.39
CBS Cold Case (repeat) 0.8 3 5.13
ABC The Bachelorette (repeat) 0.7 3 2.66
9:30 NBC Saturday Night Live in the 2000s (repeat) 1.5 5 4.17
CBS Cold Case (repeat) 0.9 3 5.64
ABC The Bachelorette (repeat) 0.7 2 2.36
FOX NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 0.5 2 6.64
10:00 NBC Saturday Night Live in the 2000s (repeat) 1.5 5 4.30
CBS Cold Case (repeat) 1.1 4 5.41
ABC The Bachelorette (repeat) 0.7 2 2.24
10:30 NBC Saturday Night Live in the 2000s (repeat) 1.7 6 4.77
CBS Cold Case (repeat) 1.1 4 5.85
ABC The Bachelorette (repeat) 0.8 3 2.74

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Source: Marc Berman/Mediaweek.

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs which are currently in approximately 24.4% of all U.S. TV households. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
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