Earlier this week, Fox Sports PR tweeted out the TV numbers for the Salt Lake City Supercross Fox broadcast on Saturday. Salt Lake City drew 836,000 viewers, which, according to Fox, is the most for a race on any Fox network and is up 29 percent from 2017’s race on the same weekend (647K).
BIG NUMBERS: The @MonsterEnergy #Supercross race from Salt Lake City scored 836k viewers on @FOXTV, most ever for a race on any FOX network, and up 29% from 2017's race on the same weekend (647k). The championship will be decided Sat. from Las Vegas on @FS1 (10 PM ET) #SXonFOX— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) May 1, 2018
While many were upset that the NASCAR Xfinity race ran long on Saturday, in the long run, it probably helped viewership. Per showbuzzdaily.com, the NASCAR race scored 1.89 million viewers and had a 1.24 rating. Supercross, meanwhile, had a .54 rating.
How did Monster Energy Supercross stack up against other motorsports over the weekend? Pretty well, actually. Take a look below.
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup||Fox||2:27 PM||Sunday||4,746||2.85|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series||Fox||3:19 PM||Saturday||1,899||1.24|
|NASCAR Qualifying||Fox||1:00 PM||Saturday||1,108||0.74|
|Monster Energy Supercross||Fox||6:03 PM||Saturday||836||.54|
|Formula 1 Grand Prix||ESPN2||8:05 AM||Sunday||53||0.34|
|NASCAR Xfinity Qualifying||FS1||11:00 AM||Saturday||351||0.24|
Numbers via showbuzzdaily.com.