The CFL bringing in higher TV numbers doesn't mean crap... People in this country still enjoy watching basketball!
The Raptors have enjoyed a consistent fanbase throughout their history. From 2000 to 2002, the Raptors led the league in sellouts, but attendances dipped slightly between 2003 and 2006. This improved during the 2006–07 regular season, an average of 18,258 fans attended each game (13th in the league), which translates to 92.2% of the ACC's seating capacity. Following the success of the 2006–07 season, Toronto became one of the league leaders in season ticket sales for the 2007–08 season.
The Raptors, coming off a 47-35 season in which they returned to the playoffs for the first time in four years and won the first division title in franchise history, have had about a 98 per cent renewal rate on season tickets.
Added to more than 2,300 new accounts, the team has eclipsed 11,000 in season ticket sales, approaching their best level ever, when they had about 12,000 at the height of Vince Carter's popularity and the team's success of the early 2000s.
The league is coming off its fourth straight season of record-breaking attendance, reporting that 21,841,480 fans attended games last season, an average of 17,757 per game. The Raptors averaged 18,259 fans in the 19,800-seat Air Canada Centre.
In 2002-2003 the Raptors were 10th in attendance: Source
In 2003-2004 the Raptors were 8th in attendance: Source
In 2004-2005 the Raptors were 16th in attendance: Source
In 2005-2006 the Raptors were 17th in attendance: Source
In 2006-2007 the Raptors were 13th in attendance: Source
In 2007-2008 the Raptors were 9th in attendance: Source
Even when the Raptors were doing bad from the end of 2002-to the end of 2006, they were still in the top 10 or in the middle of the pack.
I guess some people out there care about the Raptors and the NBA.
So maybe you can quit trying to knock it down. If you don't like it, that's fine. But there's no reason for you to constantly knock it. It makes you look kind of sad...