NASCAR and Fox Sports may have begun airing virtual races out of pandemic-initiated need, however, it shows up their endeavours paid off. Fox has uncovered that the debut eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race on March 22nd drew 903,000 viewers on FS1, making it the highest appraised esports TV program to date. It was additionally the most-watched broadcast on FS1 since mass game events cancellation on March twelfth and the most-watched sports broadcast on cable that Sunday, in spite of the fact that those last two accomplishments weren’t too troublesome given the deficiency of live games.
As needs are, Fox has resolved to cover the remainder of the period, beginning with a race at a recreated Texas Motor Speedway on March 29th at 1 PM Eastern. It’ll air on both the Fox broadcast network just as FS1 and the Fox Sports application.
There’s little uncertainty that NASCAR and Fox had the upsides of both a crowd of people with no place to go just as a gathering of true professional drivers, including race victor Denny Hamlin. Viewership probably won’t have been what it was something else. No different, this shows individuals are happy to watch esports on TV in huge numbers given the correct conditions and recommends that in excess of a couple of individuals got their first taste of serious gaming this previous end of the week.