I think a lot of people enjoy a good crowd on televised game, I've just never heard of it being something that draws more viewers*. It's the matchup or action on the field that matters (well, convenience of the timeslot too, of course). I can believe the crowd can matter to people on the MLS threads, since people mention it all the time. But in other parts of life, I've never heard a person say "I was watching the ____ game, but the crowd was dead so I changed the channel." *Edit: outside of MLS threads.