Overnight Ratings Up Slightly For NASCAR’s Budweiser Shootout


The 2012 NASCAR season opened with a slight increase for Saturday’s Budweiser Shootout.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Budweiser Shootout drew a 4.0 overnight rating on FOX Saturday night, up a tick from last year (3.9), but down 5% from 2010 (4.2).

The 4.0 overnight is the second-lowest overnight ever for the Budweiser Shootout on FOX, ahead of only last year.

(Saturday’s numbers from Sports Business Daily; 2011 overnight from Jayski.com)