Interest in the Ryder Cup is strongest in the U.K. with 20% of the population being interested in the Ryder Cup, followed by the U.S. and Spain. In France, this year’s host country, 6% of the population is interested in the event.
Whether supporting the Alabama Crimson Tide or Auburn Tigers, residents of the greater Birmingham area earn bragging rights for the largest percentage of college football fans at a whopping 63% of the general adult population.
In the U.S., 31.7% of people ages 16-69 are interested in the U.S. Open, making it more popular than Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open.
Fantasy sports participation has steadily increased over the past few years, coinciding with the rise of daily fantasy sports games and a growing number of websites and apps to help players stay current with player stats so they can stay ahead of the competition.
Major League Soccer (MLS) has come a long way over the past decade. While “football” continues to dominate as the most popular sport globally, soccer has been gaining ground in the U.S.
Consumers under age 30 in China are of particular interest to sports properties and brands due to their wide range of interests, international sports fandom and receptiveness to sponsorship.
When the MLB all-star event takes place, millions of eyeballs will likely be watching. Among Americans, professional baseball is the second-most popular sport in the country, second only to football.
While only the most elite cyclists in the world will compete in the 21 grueling stages of the 105th Tour de France this month, millions of Americans take to their bikes to the streets and paths around their neighborhoods regularly for exercise and leisure.
While Americans have their own special moniker for it, soccer has certainly made its own imprint in the U.S. And the sport's influence and power in the world of televised sports is no exception.
Regardless of whether you call it football or soccer, it’s a sport with massive global appeal and fan interest. In fact, more than 40% of people 16 or older in major population centers around the world consider themselves interested or very interested in following football, more so than any other...