Unfortunately I don't think so even if this was an Olympic year... I had that impression watching Eurosport schedule. This year they didn't broadcast junior WC and they shown senior WC only during the morning, without any replay in the evening (when more people can watch the show). Almost the same did the italian tv even if this was probably the last important competition for italian fans (Carolina should retire, C/L and B/H aren't sure about the future).
I think it'll remain a major event in Russia with all these great young skaters who're coming and in Japan but we really can't make a general discussion, every country has its "traditions"
For example I found funny that CezarMart had to specify "indoor" volleyball since in Italy volleyball is mostly the indoor version (which is luckily shown a lot all year long )