Because when nothing was happening only 220 people were watching on average.
With 800 players involved, there is a lot more money being passed around.
The website has a counter there, so, just watch the counter, and whoever might be interested can watch it also. This thread is useless
Tell me how many persons are spending bitcoin on transactions for goods and services and I'll understand the importance of the thread. That's how you see the value of bitcoin, not by how many speculator vultures are watching a line in a mtgox site