Author Topic: Why is "The National Pastime" only the 3rd most popular sport?  (Read 1032 times)

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Online bluestreak

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Is there an apples to apples measure for that?  Seems like the handful of marquee nba games get big national ratings, but is anyone watching the other 1000 games?   I suspect MLB gets much stronger local viewership on an every day basis.  I think World Series ratings are generally substantially higher than the NBA Finals.

Here is a good take on it. It a couple of years old but I think it still holds. One caveat: it doesn’t include WS ratings for 2016 and this year, which were way up (Cubs plus 2 seven game series).

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/major-league-baseball-nba-popularity-2015-2