Funny, before the age of the internet and the split, I never once used to pay attention to the crowd when watching on television. I was amazed with the advent of message boards at how many crowd-estimating experts there are. And especially by those that don't even attend the race they're so confident they know the attendance of. Fascinating stuff.
That said, I was disappointed by the crowd I saw on television. I was also disappointed with Kentucky attendance the last several years...and I went to those races.