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jw
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« on: March 02, 2007, 04:31:41 PM »

After 2 races, here's where the 3 networks stand on their coverage of NASCAR.
This is laps shown:

ESPN2 175 of 270=64.81%
SPEED 119 of 200=59.5%
FOX    261 of 452=57.74%

"9 Laps or More BETWEEN Breaks": How many times has the networks done this?
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ESPN2: 10
FOX:     7
SPEED:  5

Truck Race Report
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Commerical Time: 42:17
Commerical Breaks: 17
Laps Shown 52 of 100=52% (sharply lower than Daytona)
Most Laps shown between breaks: 8 (not at the end of the race)
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 04:44:45 PM »

As always, thanks for your hard work counting up this stuff, JW!

Jeesh, Fox and SPEED are really sad in the amount of coverage we are getting this year!  57%?? Angry

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 06:06:42 PM »

Thanks, JW

Amazing how little we get to see
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 07:08:19 PM »

I add my thanks to JW for his calculations.

One question: In what category do you count the occasions when the race is not in commercial break, but we instead get the reports from the trackside studios, therefore, we miss the race anyway?
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007, 07:25:55 PM »

I add my thanks to JW for his calculations.

One question: In what category do you count the occasions when the race is not in commercial break, but we instead get the reports from the trackside studios, therefore, we miss the race anyway?

I'm pretty sure JW counts those as "laps not shown" since we aren't seeing racing, but stuff involving the Fox people.

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007, 11:04:37 PM »

Wow.  Those stats make ESPN look pretty good, don't they?  at least they manage to show more of the race.  BTW:

Fox's broadcast of last Sunday's Auto Club 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at California Speedway drew the largest television rating of any weekend sporting event but fell 9.5 percent from 2006.

Street and Smith's SportsBusiness Daily reports that this year's race drew a final Nielsen Media Research rating of 6.7 and a 13 market share. The rating fell from 7.4 last year and was well off the 7.9 the race drew in 2005.
\Looks as if that 'blip on the radar' is continuing this year, doesn't it?

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