Well, to be fair, the GP is like the "regular season". And typically, regular season games will never be the draw that playoff or championship games are. Just because there's more at stake. Like the Olympics. I guess US Nationals would be a very(, very) distant second as far as popularity goes. Even when NBC took back the GP last season, I don't think any of those events they aired cracked even 1% of households. US Nationals this year I think got a 3.4 and the night of the OLY ladies FS drew a 13 or something like that.