Although the difference in demographics of who watched what, it’s easy to see that the race was a much more anticipated event.
Personally, I understand.
You have the Daytona 500, a major Cup Series race and one of the most popular racing events in NASCAR, and the race that kicks off the season… and then there’s the All-Star Game which is some of the best players in the league playing zero defense so they don’t get hurt, and there’s not much to watch.
Nevertheless, Twitter was set ablaze after the numbers dropped:
Comparing one sport's super bowl with the other’s not-even-best-night-of-the-weekend exhibition feels like apples and oranges, and also “in five years” isn’t a very long time? Saying this as someone open to the “ratings watch” being a worthwhile exercise. https://t.co/Ysw9joCDKW