NBA and WWE both have their distinct audience—they both are
loved by different groups. While one is a competitive sport, other is sports
entertainment. NBA’s season final has massive draw, while WWE’s PPVs like
Summer Slam, Royal Rumble and, of course, Wrestlemania blows off the records
every year. So again, both are widely popular across the world.
If we compare their ratings head to head, there’s a host of
factors that we need to consider. Like NBA’s big matches will draw more
audience no matter what. On the other hand, WWE’s special events (PPVs), big
appearances and well-built matches will attract more number of viewers.
Last NBA Finals Game 2016 drew 30.8 million viewers, while WM33
too broke plenty of records, in terms of attendance, revenue and on the digital
space. And mind you, WWE has its own network, which gives them an edge.
Also, if you’re going to see things on the global scene,
mainstream wrestling is more popular than basketball, especially in developing