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Here, you can find a table showing the TV Ratings for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stretching back to the beginning of 2014.  For each individual race broadcast, the day of the race will be listed, along with the rating (if available), audience size and the network that the broadcast aired on.

For races in which unusual and/or unexpected events occurred to affect ratings, they will be noted below the chart.

Ratings are courtesy of ShowBuzzDaily’s Skedball page, while older ratings are courtesy of Jayski and Awful Announcing.

TV Ratings for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Race20182017201620152014
Advance Auto Parts Clash/Sprint UnlimitedFebruary 11
1.35
2.255 million
FOX Sports 1
February 19
1.16
1.849 million
FOX Sports 118
February 13
2.78
4.842 million
FOX
February 14
3.2
5.61 million
FOX
February 15
2.0
3.526 million
FOX Sports 1
Daytona 500 QualifyingFebruary 11
1.34
2.032 million
FOX
February 19
1.53
2.403 million
FOX
February 14
1.77
2.832 million
FOX
Feburary 15
2.1
3.4 million
FOX
February 16
1.7
2.9 million
FOX
Budweiser/Can-Am DuelsFebruary 15
1.1
1.98 million
FOX Sports 1
February 23
2.508 million
FOX Sports 1
February 18
2.548 million
FOX Sports 1
February 19
1.8
3.018 million
FOX Sports 1
February 20
1.9
3.122 million
FOX Sports 1
Daytona 500February 18
5.33
9.297 million
FOX
February 26
6.58
11.922 million
FOX
February 21
6.57
11.357 million
FOX
February 22
7.7
13.36 million
FOX
February 23
5.6
9.3 million
FOX1
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta)February 25March 5
3.78
6.597 million
FOX
February 28
4.15
6.798 million
FOX
March 1
5.6
9.507 million
FOX
August 31
3.2
5.210 million
ESPN
Kobalt 400 (Las Vegas No. 1)March 4March 12
3.58
5.973 million
FOX
March 6
4.36
7.228 million
FOX
March 8
4.6
7.739 million
FOX
March 9
4.5
7.2 million
FOX
CampingWorld.com 500k (Phoenix No. 1)March 11March 19
3.26
5.389 million
FOX
March 13
3.97
6.633 million
FOX
March 15
4.1
7 million
FOX
March 2
5.3
8.8 million
FOX
Auto Club 400March 18March 26
3.16
5.188 million
FOX
March 20
4.01
6.809 million
FOX
March 22
4.3
7.3 million
FOX
March 23
4.4
7.1 million
FOX
STP 500 (Martinsville No. 1)March 25April 2
2.34
3.963 million
FOX Sports 1
April 3
2.48
4.232 million
FOX Sports 1
March 29
2.4
4.061 million
FOX Sports 1
March 30
3.8
6.7 million
FOX
O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 (Texas No. 1)April 8April 9
2.74
4.528 million
FOX
April 9
2.68
4.339 million
FOX
April 11
2.9
4.842 million
FOX
April 7
2.4
3.8 million
FOX3
Food City 500 (Bristol No. 1)April 15April 24
1.6
2.2 million
FOX19
April 17
3.38
5.456 million
FOX
April 19
3.3
5.1 million
FOX
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1.4
2.6 million
FOX Sports 16
March 16
4.5
7.3 million
FOX/FOX Sports 12
Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond No. 1)April 21April 30
2.88
4.579 million
FOX
April 24
3.06
4.749 million
FOX
April 26
3.3
5.2 million
FOX7
April 26
3.3
5.6 million
FOX
GEICO 500 (Talladega No. 1)April 29May 7
3.53
5.897 million
FOX
May 1
4.04
6.656 million
FOX
May 3
4.0
6.31 million
FOX
May 4
4.4
6.9 million
FOX
AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Dover No. 1)May 6June 4
2.07
3.356 million
FOX Sports 1
May 15
2.45
3.985 million
FOX Sports 1
May 31
2.5
3.94 million
FOX Sports 1
June 1
3.5
5.4 million
FOX
Go Bowling 400 (Kansas No. 1)May 12May 13
1.55
2.62 million
FOX Sports 1
May 7
1.88
3.142 million
FOX Sports 1
May 9
1.6
2.48 million
FOX Sports 18
May 10
3.5
5.573 million
FOX
Monster Energy OpenMay 19May 20
1.06
1.711 million
FOX Sports 1
May 21
0.95
1.59 million
FOX Sports 1
May 15
0.6
0.905 million
FOX Sports 1
May 16
Unavailable
Monster Energy All-Star RaceMay 19May 20
1.63
2.868 million
FOX Sports 1
May 21
2.00
3.291 million
FOX Sports 1
May 16
2.1
3.84 million
FOX Sports 1
May 17
2.2
3.482 million
FOX Sports 1
Coca-Cola 600May 27May 28
2.76
4.636 million
FOX
May 29
3.36
5.731 million
FOX
May 24
3.8
6.408 million
FOX
May 25
4.1
6.956 million
FOX
Pocono 400 presented by Axalta (Pocono No. 1)June 3June 11
2.18
3.557 million
June 6
1.4 million
FOX Sports 113
June 7
2.3
3.614 million
FOX Sports 1
June 8
3.0
4.482 million
TNT
FireKeepers Casino 400 (Michigan No. 1)June 10June 18
1.85
3.144 million
FOX Sports 1
June 12
2.19
3.451 million
FOX Sports 1
June 14
2.2
3.519 million
FOX Sports 1
June 15
2.7
4.254 million
TNT
Toyota/Save Mart 350k (Sonoma)June 24June 25
1.98
3.24 million
FOX Sports 1
June 26
2.36
3.896 million
FOX Sports 1
June 28
2.3
3.723 million
FOX Sports 1
June 22
2.8
4.68 million
TNT
Tales of the Turtles 400 (Chicagoland)July 1September 17
1.41
2.311 million
NBCSN
September 18
1.64
2.691 million
NBCSN
September 20
1.91
3.224 million
NBCSN
September 14
2.3
3.711 million
ESPN
Coke Zero 400July 7July 1
3.16
5.423 million
NBC
July 2
3.40
5.695 million
NBC
July 5
2.7
3.99 million
NBC9
July 6
2.4
4 million
TNT4
Quaker State 400 (Kentucky)July 14July 8
1.62
2.71 million
NBCSN
July 9
1.92
3.192 million
NBCSN
July 11
2.0
3.22 million
NBCSN
June 28
2.3
3.6 million
TNT
Overton's 301 (Loudon No. 1)July 22July 16
1.95
3.21 million
NBCSN
July 17
2.08
3.301 million
NBCSN
July 19
2.37
3.674 million
NBCSN
July 13
2.7
4.3 million
TNT
Overton's 400 (Pocono No. 2)July 29July 30
2.17
3.667 million
NBCSN
August 1
1.5 million
NBCSN14
August 2
2.58
4.264 million
NBCSN
August 3
2.8
4.374 million
ESPN
I ♥ NY 355 at the GlenAugust 5August 6
2.02
3.250 million
NBCSN
August 7
2.34
3.828 million
USA
August 9
2.53
3.982 million
NBCSN
August 10
3.1
4.939 million
ESPN
Pure Michigan 400August 12August 13
1.98
3.162 million
NBCSN
August 28
2.12
3.377 million
NBCSN
August 16
2.56
4.288 million
NBCSN
August 17
3.2
5.15 million
ESPN
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (Bristol No. 2)August 18August 19
2.25
3.817 million
NBC
August 21
1.52
2.673 million
CNBC15
August 22
2.09
3.608 million
NBCSN
August 23
3.2
5.079 million
ABC
Bojangles' Southern 500September 2September 3
1.82
3.103 million
NBCSN
September 4
2.81
4.637 million
NBC
September 6
3.65
5.918 million
NBC
April 15
3.6
5.921 million
FOX
Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400September 9July 23
3.38
5.63 million
NBC
July 24
3.1
5.217 million
NBCSN
July 26
3.00
4.701 million
NBCSN
July 27
3.4
5.196 million
ESPN
South Point 400 (Las Vegas No. 2)September 16N/AN/AN/AN/A
Federated Auto Parts 400 (Richmond No. 2)September 22September 9
1.24
2.135 million
NBCSN
September 11
1.58
2.706 million
NBCSN
September 13
1.79
3.06 million
NBCSN
September 6
3.0
4.92 million
ABC
ISM Connect 300 (Loudon No. 2)N/ASeptember 24
1.28
1.992 million
NBCSN
September 25
1.55
2.538 million
NBCSN
September 27
1.81
2.944 million
NBCSN
September 21
2.4
3.85 million
ESPN
Bank of America 500 (Charlotte No. 2)September 30October 8
1.84
2.859 million
NBC
October 9
2.07
3.221 million
NBC/NBCSN16
October 11
1.62
2.747 million
NBCSN10
October 11
3.1
5.096 million
ABC5
Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil (Dover No. 2)October 7October 1
1.32
2.046 million
NBCSN
October 2
1.53
2.559 million
NBCSN
October 4
1.91
3.239 million
NBCSN
September 28
2.3
3.786 million
ESPN
Alabama 500October 14October 15
2.84
4.725 million
NBC
October 23
2.19
3.576 million
NBCSN
October 25
2.58
4.24 million
NBCSN
October 19
3.0
4.757 million
ESPN
Hollywood Casino 400 (Kansas No. 2)October 21October 22
1.69
2.756 million
NBCSN
October 16
2.11
3.445 million
NBC
October 18
2.48
4.041 million
NBC
October 5
2.3
3.601 million
ESPN
First Data 500 (Martinsville)October 28October 29
1.68
2.775 million
NBCSN
October 30
1.61
2.674 million
NBCSN
November 1
2.01
3.363 million
NBCSN
October 26
2.5
4.083 million
ESPN
AAA Texas 500 (Texas No. 2)November 4November 5
1.6
2.704 million
NBCSN
November 6
1.11
1.807 million
NBCSN17
November 8
2,71
4.551 million
NBC
November 2
2.8
4.742 million
ESPN
Can-Am 500k (Phoenix No. 2)November 11November 12
2.24
3.64 million
NBC
November 13
2.41
4.028 million
NBC
November 15
1.36
2.238 million
NBCSN11
November 9
3.1
5.091 million
ESPN
Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)November 18November 19
2.83
4.662 million
NBC
November 20
3.5
6.1 million
NBC
November 22
4.42
7.643 million
NBC12
November 16
3.14
5.223 million
ESPN

Notes:

1. The 2014 Daytona 500 was red-flagged due to severe weather and a tornado warning early on.  Following a delay of six hours and 22 minutes, the race resumed.

2. The 2014 Food City 500 was red-flagged after 124 laps due to rain.  After hours and hours of rain, the race resumed, but on FOX Sports 1.

3. The 2014 Duck Commander 500 was postponed one day due to rain.  The rescheduled race aired on Sunday afternoon as opposed to Saturday night.

4. The 2014 Coke Zero 400 was postponed one day due to rain.  The rescheduled race aired on Sunday afternoon as opposed to Saturday night.  The rescheduled race was itself affected by a brief red flag for rain early, then was cut short after 112 of the scheduled 160 laps due to more rain.

5. The start of the 2014 Bank of America 500 fell victim to the grandmaster of bad scheduling.  A college football game on ABC went long by an hour.  Additional live college football games were airing on ESPN and ESPN 2.  The alternate place for the start of the race (ESPNEWS) had a NBA preseason game go into overtime, resulting in the start being unavailable on television.  ESPN claimed that the race start would air live on ESPN3, but that did not happen.

6. The 2015 Food City 500 In Support of Steve Byrnes started on FOX, but was red-flagged after 20 laps due to rain.  After multiple hours, the race continued on FOX Sports 1.

7. The 2015 Toyota Owners 400 was postponed due to rain and run on Sunday afternoon.

8. The 2015 SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas had a long rain delay at the start and finished well after midnight.

9. The 2015 Coke Zero 400 started four hours late due to heavy rains and likely would have been postponed had the race not already been moved to Sunday night at NBC’s request.  Also, a near-mandatory test at Kentucky Speedway was scheduled for Tuesday, meaning that the race needed to be completed Sunday night.  The event finished at 2:40 a.m. with a gigantic crash in the tri-oval.  Also, the race was held during the height of the Daytona Rising construction.  Only 40,000 seats were made available for purchase.

10. The 2015 Bank of America 500 was postponed one day due to heavy rains.  The race ran on NBCSN on Sunday afternoon as a result.

11. The 2015 Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500k was delayed for many hours due to heavy rains.  Once the race started, it aired on NBCSN instead of NBC.

12. The 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 was delayed by two hours due to rain.  Special dispensation had to be given to allow the race to finish on NBC despite running over into Football Night in America.

13. The 2016 Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 was postponed one day due to rain.  The race ran on Monday afternoon.

14. The 2016 Pennsylvania 400 was postponed one day due to rain.  The race ran on Monday afternoon.

15. The 2016 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race was postponed one day due to rain.  The race ran on Sunday afternoon.

16. The 2016 Bank of America 500 was postponed one day due to rain.  The race ran on Sunday afternoon and was simulcast on NBC and NBCSN.

17. The 2016 AAA Texas 500 was delayed by six hours due to rain and bad track drainage.  The race ended up airing on NBCSN.

18. The 2017 Advance Auto Parts Clash was postponed one day due to rain.  The race ran on Sunday morning on FOX Sports 1.

19. The 2017 Food City 500 was postponed one day due to rain.  The race ran on Monday afternoon on FOX.