Rainout leads to 9.2 rating for 500

Updated: February 17, 2009, 4:26 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Daytona 500's television ratings declined as the rain-shortened race missed out on the final laps that typically draw the most viewers.

Sunday's event on Fox drew a preliminary national rating of 9.2 and a 19 share, the network said Tuesday. The last rain-shortened Daytona 500 earned a 9.8/21 in 2003.

Last year's full race drew a 10.2/20.

The rating is the percentage of all homes with televisions watching a program. The share is the percentage tuned in among households with the TV on at the time.


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