Twitter Reacts To Daytona 500 Ratings Obliterating The NBA All-Star Game

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There were two pretty major sporting events happening this past Sunday.

The NBA All-Star Game, and the Daytona 500.

However, one event absolutely obliterated the other in ratings, and I’ll give ya a second to guess which one it was….

Yep, you probably guessed it. The Daytona 500’s ratings blew the All-Star Game’s outta the water, beating it out by 41% according to Michael Mulvihill from FOX Sports.

To add some insult to injury, it’s the largest gap the two events have seen in five years.

However, as Sports TV Ratings pointed out, the total viewership for the Daytona 500 was all ages, with more people under the age of 50 watching the All-Star Game (as you would probably expect).

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:

And Michael Jordan made it to both:

It also beat out the Olympics, but… nobody was really watching that this year either…

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