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Six Nations Breakdown | Buzz is Back

14 March 2019|Tags: , , , |

BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... Earlier this year, we described in our SportsIndex Buzz Report how the 2018 version of the Six Nations Championship had fallen into the shadow of the year’s many big events. We predicted that the tournament would stage a comeback on its peak Buzz score in 2019. And when we took a look at the data this week, that’s exactly what it’s done – and some.

NBA Breakdown – Is the All-Star Game bad news for the NBA and which teams have most fans?

26 February 2019|Tags: , , , , |

BLOG | by Victor Gras ... Despite the NBA All-Star Game being a free-scoring affair this year, it still attracts its fair share of critics, not least for the interruption the game creates to the regular season. But what does it do for perceptions of the league among the public?

It’s Germany v England in the UEFA Champions League. But who cares more about the tournament?

25 February 2019|Tags: , , , , |

BLOG | by Edgar Raposo ... With every German team facing an English side in the last 16 of the Champions League this season, we thought we would take a look at the perceptions of the property in the two countries. So first of all, which nation is most likely to watch the Champions League?

UAE Buzzing for Asian Cup success – beating interest in FIFA Club World Cup

29 January 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... As the UAE’s football team enjoys its historic AFC Asian Cup run, our data shows that people in the country are absolutely buzzing about the event. Our SportsIndex service collects the views of UAE residents every day on more than 40 sports tournaments and events and it reveals that excitement about the Asian Cup has reached record levels.

Revealed – German sports fans’ favourite brands

28 January 2019|Tags: , , , |

BLOG | by Edgar Raposo ... YouGov Sport (SMG Insight) today reveals some of sports fans’ favourite brands. By using the data we collect every day as part of our Profiles service, we have looked at a range of categories to see which brands sports fans are currently customers of. We’ve also looked at how much their buying habits are different from those of the German general public.

Seattle’s got its NHL franchise. Is the city ready to support a hockey team?

10 January 2019|Tags: , , , |

BLOG | by Lance Fraenkel ... So Seattle finally got its own NHL franchise last month. What kind of support can a Seattle franchise expect? Well, the data suggest that the city is ready for hockey. Let’s take a look at Impression for the NHL among audiences in cities which are host to the top five best-supported hockey teams.

Guinness Six Nations deal looks like excellent value for black stuff

12 December 2018|Tags: , , , |

BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... As the Guinness advert goes, good things come to those who wait. For The Six Nations new sponsorship deal, that’s definitely the case. The Championship’s new title partnership with Guinness, announced this week, reportedly delivers a relatively modest £6m in year one but that amount is set to double by the end of its six-year deal. So does that represent a good deal for the black stuff?

English football’s battle for foreign fans is fierce. But who is winning?

29 November 2018|Tags: , , , |

BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... While the English Premier League is one of football’s most competitive leagues, its fiercest fight may well be to win the hearts of fans in foreign markets. For some time, the bigger teams have invested heavily in building engagement in key markets so we thought we’d use our new SportsIndex service to see how successful they’ve been.