- Apr 23, 2010
NBA is definitely more popular than the MLB. I think the argument is that it’s not nearly as wide of a gap as Simmons portrays. The NBA is very popular but not close to as popular as BS makes it out to beGame 3 of the last NLCS had lower ratings than both NBA opening night games in younger demos.
Bill is right. The NBA is more popular with younger demos if we use social engagement, TV ratings, and merchandise sales.
MLB’s popularity has waned a bit but Simmons acts like its at sub MLS levels.
His overall point is right but it’s just not nearly at the degrees he claims