Just so u have all the facts...
the 29 million is avg audience, thats people that watched 6+ minutes....thats NOT the # that commercial $$ are based on...this is what its based on:
Maybe if u watched foxnews u would be smart enough to know that:
Daytona 500 Draws Lowest Rating Since 1991
The Winter Olympics and massive delays combined to drag down the ratings for the Daytona 500.
The race portion of the 2010 Daytona 500, won by Jamie McMurray, drew a 7.7/16 fast-national rating and 13.3 million viewers on FOX Sunday -- down 16% in ratings and 17% in viewers from last year (9.2, 16.0 mil), and down 25% in ratings and viewership from 2008 (10.2/20, 17.8 mil).
This marks the lowest rated Daytona 500 since 1991 (7.6, CBS), and the least-viewed since 2000 (12.9 mil, CBS).
Overall, Sunday's race ranks as the fourth-lowest rated Daytona 500 since at least '74.
The race was marred by over two hours of delays, stemming from damage to the track at Daytona International Speedway. Coverage of the delays was not included in the ratings released by Nielsen.
Captian obvious here. this is obvious when there are red flags/delays in the programming, none the less 2
in the race! Get down to the numbers and more people watched this one overall than last year which is a big improvement in my book esp. when you consider the olympics going on at this same time.
Its a fact that delays cause people to lose interest and in turn effect the overall ratings, and when you throw in 2 its a catastrophe.
......dont you have a dissapointing/choking fball team to worry about?
Edited by Sgt. Slaughter, 16 February 2010 - 10:04 PM.