It's no secret that NBA Saturday night was fairly lackluster this year. Many of the events failed to deliver those memorable moments that would be replayed year after year. In fact, a number of NBA All-Star Saturday nights have been that way over the past 5-10 years, with a couple of exceptions.
Surprisingly or not, this showed in the television ratings for this year's Skills Competition, 3-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest. The NBA's premier night of viewing that doesn't involve any actual games being played had a worse rating than the MLB's Home Run Derby, which is baseball's closest equivalent to these events/night.
Interesting ratings data point: MLB home run derby 4.1 rating last year, NBA Saturday night dunk and three point rating last night: 3.5. So home run derby beats dunk and three point contest in viewership. Bet that surprises many.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 17, 2019
I agree that people would be shocked that Home Run Derby beat out Slam Dunk & Three Point Contest. The truth is that HR Derby is a better contest. https://t.co/a48n4nCm5T— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 17, 2019
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