I made a few changes here. But I agree with you totally.
If there was no viewership, then the best player of the season would just be points only and not weighted to give more points at the end of the season....Let alone manipulate the points for the "winner of the top 5 wins it all" option.
Gotta keep it entertaining. That's the purpose. that, and to let big companies spout on about good charities (which I also appreciate).