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2019 Cup Series Playoff Race at Dover Posts Slight TV Ratings Decline Compared to 2018

DOVER, DELAWARE – OCTOBER 06: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Clover Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway on October 06, 2019 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway had a lot of weird mechanical issues for top Playoff contenders, but in the end it was a typical Dover race. There weren’t many cars on the lead lap all day long and in the end it was a run-away win for Kyle Larson.

The overnight television ratings are in, and Sunday’s race scored a 1.1 Nielsen rating. That is down slightly from a 1.2 rating for this exact race a season ago.

Overall, NBC says that it’s share of NASCAR events in 2019 are up 2-percent overall in viewership.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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