TNT Concludes 2005 NASCAR Coverage Up 11 Percent Over
September 28, 2005
Turner Network Television�s (TNT) seven-race NASCAR coverage drove home record-setting ratings this season, boasting an 11 percent increase for NEXTEL Cup races on the network over the prior year.
TNT�s banner year for race coverage included televising cable�s top three NASCAR races of all time in household delivery, including the July 24th NEXTEL Cup race from Pocono, PA (5,137,000 HH, 4.7 US rating), the July 17th NEXTEL Cup race from Loudon, NH (4,954,000 HH, 4.5 US rating) and the August 21st NEXTEL Cup race from Brooklyn, MI (4,889,000 HH, 4.5 US rating).
The network concluded its NASCAR coverage on September 25th with NEXTEL Cup racing from Dover, DE drawing a 3.1 US rating (3,411,000 HH), on par with the race the year prior.