9:22am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Smash' Gets Quiet Sendoff, NASCAR Tops Sunday
Fox's coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup topped Sunday night during the Memorial Day weekend. Fast National returns have the race averaging a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 -- though time zone adjustments pushed last year's comparable event up by two tenths of a point. The race, which aired between 7 and 10 p.m., averaged 6.98 million viewers.
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Smash (0.5 adults) wrapped up its sobering sophomore season at 9 p.m. The two-hour series finale was up a tenth of a point from its last-Saturday showing on May 11. NBC averaged a 0.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers for the night.
ABC and CBS both aired encores, averaging a respective 0.6 and 0.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.96 and 4.5 million viewers.