TNT NASCAR Summer Series Coverage Averaging Nearly 5.1 Million Viewers Through First Three Weeks of Coverage – Wide Open Coverage Set for Daytona

TNT NASCAR Summer Series Coverage Averaging Nearly 5.1 Million Viewers Through First Three Weeks of Coverage

TNT Coverage of the Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Scores 17% increase with a 3.2 Overall U.S. HH Rating and Nearly 5.2 million viewers

TNT’s RaceBuddy Continues To Shine with 848,000 Video Streams, Up +211% from Last Year and +16% from Last Week as Sonoma Records Second-Highest Total in RaceBuddy History

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The TNT NASCAR 2011 Sprint Cup Seriesis off to a solid start through the network’s first three weeks of racing with an average of 5,097,000 viewers, up +7% over the 2010 total season average, and a 3.1 U.S. HH rating (up +3%).

TNT’s coverage on Sunday of the Toyota/SaveMart 350 from Sonoma ’s Infineon Raceway earned a 3.2 U.S. HH rating, an increase of 17% from last year’s race.   In addition, the race garnered 5,188,000 total viewers (up + 16%)and averaged 3,743,000 households (up + 21%).

NASCAR.com’s RaceBuddy continues to complement TNT’s television coverage with 848,000 video streams during Sunday’s race in Sonoma . Sunday’s race eclipsed last year’s RaceBuddy video stream total from Sonoma by 211% and last week’s video stream total from Michigan by 16% and became the second-highest total in RaceBuddy history behind TNT’s first race of the 2011 Summer Series in Pocono that saw a record-breaking 1.1 million video streams.

Additional TNT RaceBuddy on NASCAR.COM highlights from Sunday include:     * RaceBuddy Player Page Views +93%,(256,000 vs. 133,000 in 2010)     * RaceBuddy Player Visits +94%,(142,000 vs. 73,000 in 2010)     * RaceBuddy Player Unique Users +77%,  (115,000 vs. 65,000 in 2010)     * 5 million total minutes streamed

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Source: Linear: Nielsen Media Research, Live + Same Day Data stream.  2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup on TNT comparison based on first 3 races (06-12-11 – 06-24-11 vs. 06-06-10 – 06/20/2010). Source: Omniture, Conviva

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