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Old 03-01-2007, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default so is NBA popularity high once again?

after last season's playoffs, people said it was the best playoffs since MJ and the NBA was finally recovered from his retirement. has this season built on that? is the NBA more popular around you? are more of your friends watching? are TV ratings up??
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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The popularity of the NBA around Canada is way up because the Raptors are actually winning, and this applies to areas outside of Toronto itself (like where I am). I saw some ratings numbers and the Canadian viewership has grown significantly every month. But overall I think the ratings for NBA games are about the same as last year. This season hasn't been anything special, so I doubt it drew in new viewers on a national scale.

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Old 03-01-2007, 12:56 PM   #3
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Most of my friends are into basketball now, so I guess the NBA are pulling in some more viewers. But nothing too serious.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: so is NBA popularity high once again?

Even kids who have never played basketball before are coming up to me (because they know i watch the t-raps) and are discussing the games with me. So definitly the popularity in Canada and probably in spain and italy.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:14 PM   #5
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:27 PM   #6
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Default Re: so is NBA popularity high once again?

it's the same. practically everyone i know who was ever into basketball is still into basketball. and everyone else who wasn't still isn't.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:31 PM   #7
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the nba will always be popular with me no matter what the media or anyone else says
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:34 PM   #8
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Default Re: so is NBA popularity high once again?

Basketball ratings have dropped really since the MJ departion I believe but with more Televison channels what can you expect? In general as I get older I here more and more people talk about The NBA but that doesn't really mean anything because I don't know the rest of the world. But If I had to choose I would say no honestly.It seems to drop off a little bit every year no matter what the cricumstances are. Pro sports in gereral are going down but it should be no suprise with shows like American Attention Whore or Deperate Whores.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:49 PM   #9
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my anecdotal reply is no, americans are not generally interested in professional basketball. it might be less popular now than in several decades.

that is just my opinion talking with people in nevada, pennsylvania, and indiana. i appear to be the only serious pro basketball fan out of any of my friends or acquaintances.

i spend a lot of time in indianapolis and i have not met any pacers fans. when i lived in vegas, there were more lakers fans coming into town for the weekend than there are pacers fans in the indianapolis suburbs.

college basketball is far more popular, and dominates the television.
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Hockey Night in Canada gets more Canadian viewers than TNT's thursday lineup does in America.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:59 PM   #11
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:08 AM   #12
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the nba will always be popular with me no matter what the media or anyone else says

yeah, bcoz one person makes a huge difference (sarcasm)
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:14 AM   #13
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Ever since Andrew Bogut got drafted, i feel that Basketball in Australia has been more popular then ever. Also NBL (an Australian Basketball League) has expanded overseas i think basketball now is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in AUS.
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Ever since Andrew Bogut got drafted, i feel that Basketball in Australia has been more popular then ever. Also NBL (an Australian Basketball League) has expanded overseas i think basketball now is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in AUS.

behind Rugby Leauge, Rugby Union, V8 Supercars, and AFL..
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:26 AM   #15
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behind Rugby Leauge, Rugby Union, V8 Supercars, and AFL..
I would say basketball is much more popular the V8 Supercars, i dont think anyone i know could name 3 drivers in that sport.

This may vary from state, BTW which part of AUS are you from. Im a from MELB
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