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TV Ratings Sunday: Fox's NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 Laps Broadcast Competition

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May 30th, 2011


Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.3/9 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 7.66 4.34 5.27 2.93

Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for Fox (NASCAR) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

Even with the caveats about live event fast affiliate ratings, NASCAR's Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 on Fox lapped the substantially repeat Sunday broadcast TV competition. While the race certainly topped the rest of the competition, its fast affiliate ratings are likely to be substantially adjusted in the final ratings due Tuesday (or likely Wednesday this week because of the holiday).

The 60 Minutes special "Honoring Our Soldiers" drew a 0.5/0.6 adults 18-49 average in its two half hours (sorry no Nielsen avg. for the hour was available).

In the same timeslot a new Dateline NBC drew just a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, May 29, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 FOX NASCAR Coca Cola 600 2.3 10 7.41
ABC AMERICA'S Funniest Home Videos -R 0.7 3 3.69
CBS 60 Minutes 0.5 2 5.57
NBC Dateline:  NBC 0.4 2 2.99
7:30 FOX NASCAR Coca Cola 600 2.5 10 7.86
ABC AMERICA'S Funniest Home Videos -R 0.8 3 4.11
CBS 60 Minutes 0.6 2 5.84
NBC Dateline:  NBC 0.4 2 3.03
8:00 FOX NASCAR Coca Cola 600 2.4 9 7.70
ABC AMERICA'S Funniest Home Videos -R 1.0 4 4.78
CBS Undercover Boss -R 0.6 3 3.96
NBC Minute To Win It -R 0.4 1 2.09
8:30 FOX NASCAR Coca Cola 600 2.2 8 7.22
ABC AMERICA'S Funniest Home Videos -R 1.1 4 5.11
CBS Undercover Boss -R 0.9 3 4.79
NBC Minute To Win It -R 0.4 2 2.31
9:00 FOX NASCAR Coca Cola 600 2.2 8 7.64
CBS Undercover Boss -R 1.1 4 4.84
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -R 1.1 4 3.89
NBC The Bourne Supremacy (movie) 0.6 2 2.61
9:30 FOX NASCAR Coca Cola 600 2.4 8 8.13
CBS Undercover Boss -R 1.3 4 5.70
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -R 1.1 3 4.02
NBC The Bourne Supremacy (movie) 0.9 3 3.43
10:00 ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -R 1.3 4 4.51
CBS CSI: Miami -R 1.0 3 5.58
NBC The Bourne Supremacy (movie) 0.9 3 3.49
10:30 ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -R 1.4 4 4.63
NBC The Bourne Supremacy (movie) 1.0 3 3.46
CBS CSI: Miami -R 0.9 3 5.81

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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 baseball 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. 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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