Source: AOL Sports
The NBA Playoffs, in the Western Conference at least, have been pretty good so far. Golden State had a nice little run, Utah has been a great story, and we all know about the Phoenix/San Antonio series and all of the drama that went with it. Apparently, this wasn’t enough for most TV viewers. It would appear that something much more compelling was taking place in professional wrestling.
“But the worst thing is, both hours of WWE Raw were watched by more people than any of the NBA games. One of the other Jazz-Warrior games finished behind an episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants” in eighth place, tying with “Finding Nemo” and “Fairly Odd Parents.”
Doesn’t it seem as if the NBA playoffs, with all the media hype, ought to be able to beat out pro wrestling, which doesn’t benefit from publicity in any sports page in the country?
The Portland Tribune columnist poses a great question, one I’m not entirely sure how to answer. All I know is that as a fan of the League, I’m a little concerned that a dramatic series such as the Jazz/Warriors tilt was overshadowed by an episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants”. I can’t even imagine what people will tune into watch just so they can avoid the Spurs/Jazz series.