Sprint Cup: Daytona Simulcast Hits Four-Year High on TNT, TruTV

Posted by | July 9, 2012 at 3:42 PM

With two television networks televising the race, ratings and viewership increased for the Coke Zero 400.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 from Daytona drew a combined 3.8 U.S. rating and 6.184 million viewers on TNT and TruTV Saturday night, up 12% in ratings and 3% in viewership from last year’s race on TNT alone (3.4, 6.029M), and up 6% and 1%, respectively, from 2010 (3.6, 6.127M).

This marks the highest rated (tie) edition of the Coke Zero 400 since 2006 (5.1), and the most-viewed since 2008 (6.390M).

Overall, this marks the most-viewed NASCAR race on Turner Sports since the aforementioned 2008 Daytona race.

Ratings/Viewership For the Coke Zero 400
Dating back to 2001

Year Date Winner Net Rating Viewers (000)
2012 Sat., 7/7/12 Stewart TNT, TruTV
3.8
6,184
2011 Sat., 7/2/11 Ragan TNT
3.4
6,029
2010 Sat., 7/3/10 Harvick TNT
3.6
6,127
2009 Sat., 7/4/09 Stewart TNT
3.1
5,277
2008 Sat., 7/5/08 Ky. Busch TNT
3.8
6,390
2007 Sat., 7/7/07 McMurray TNT
3.8
6,162
2006 Sat., 7/1/06 Stewart FOX
5.1
8,248
2005 Sat., 7/2/05 Stewart NBC
5.5
8,308
2004 Sat., 7/3/04 Gordon FOX
5.2
8,725
2003 Sat., 7/5/03 Biffle NBC
6.0
9,691
2002 Sat., 7/6/02 Waltrip FOX
5.2
8,551
2001 Sat., 7/7/01 Earnhardt, Jr. NBC
6.1
10,221

(Saturday’s numbers from Turner Sports)