Last Weekend's NASCAR Race Had Lowest Television Ratings In 10 YearsStef Schrader5/17/16 6:25pmFiled to: NASCARratingsTVDover1746EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Photo credit: Getty Images The Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway may have been a monster flop in television viewership, per Sports Media Watch. Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Fox Sports 1 earned the race’s lowest Nielsen rating in a decade. Advertisement While NASCAR had been on an upward trajectory, Sunday’s race was the first in three weeks to show declining ratings. Sports Media Watch breaks down the overnight report for us: NASCAR Sprint Cup racing from Dover earned a 2.2 overnight rating on Fox Sports 1 Sunday afternoon, down a tick from last year (2.3) and down a third from 2014 on the FOX broadcast network (3.3). The 2.2 is the lowest for the race in at least a decade, falling below last year.Eight out of ten races this year have suffered a drop in ratings from 2015, writes Sports Media Watch. The two Sprint Cup races that bucked that trend were Kansas the prior weekend, which was was up 20% in Nielsen-metered markets, and Talladega. That trend didn’t last, though. Advertisement Seven races this year have either set or tied a multi-year low rating for viewership. Thus, if NASCAR decides to implement a radically wacky format change to boost ratings, we only have ourselves to blame. Stef Schraderstef.firstname.lastname@example.org@stefthepefEditor, Black Flag. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.