- The Daytona 500 TV ratings compared to the NBA All-Star Games may surprise some.
- Sports fans shared their reaction to the numbers.
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While NBA fans were watching the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, NASCAR fans were tuning into the Daytona 500, and it turns out one viewership heavily outnumbered the other.
According to Michael Mulvihill of FOX Sports, Daytona 500 TV ratings bested the All-Star Game’s by 41%. This marked the largest gap between the two major events in five years.
The Daytona 500 beat the NBA All-Star Game by +41%, the largest gap between the two events in five years.
— Michael Mulvihill (@mulvihill79) February 23, 2022
It is certainly worth noting that the number from Mulvihill reflects total viewership, as in all age demographics. As Sports TV Ratings pointed out, the under 50 crowd was glued into the All-Star Game.
A huge chunk of the Daytona 500 viewership came from folks over 50-years-old, which is no surprise.
the NBA All-Star Game beat the Daytona 500 by +61% with adults under 50. (3.138M across TNT & TBS vs 1.948M) https://t.co/lUc5rTC192
— Sports TV Ratings (@SportsTVRatings) February 23, 2022
Both of these things can be true at the same time, seeing as how, well, they are true. More people watched the Daytona 500 on Sunday than they did the All-Star Game. Both events were dominated by the age demographics they regularly attract.
Nevertheless, the Daytona 500 beating the NBA All-Star Game by that big of a margin is surprising to see for the casual sports fan.
Some sports fans reacted to the numbers with shock, while others took at as an opportunity to talk trash about the NBA and the non-competitive All-Star Game.
Comparing one of nascars biggest events to an glorified pick up game? https://t.co/DT7LWNna1c
— National Champ 🏆 Ladd MyHonkey (@RostafarianJam) February 23, 2022
"The NBA is fine" – people yesterday
NBA trended on tiktok and this app though 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/GbQP9ENbhX
— Jason Maples (@JJMaples55_MST) February 23, 2022