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The NFL sweeps the United States as the most popular league
USA It is a country with a great sports tradition and has several leagues that bring together millions of followers: NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and mls. But one of them dominates over the rest and that is the case in the NFL.
As far as fans are concerned, the Super Bowl is the pinnacle event that draws all eyes. About 100 million viewers. But there is life beyond the game that defines the NFL champion.
A survey by ‘Sports Betting’ revealed the most popular teams in each of the 50 states of the country, taking into account teams from all leagues.
NFL dominates the list
In the NFL, in up to 26 states a league team is the most followed. just double that of MLB, which dominates in 13 states. Then follows the NBA that has the greatest presence in 10. The NHL managed to get a team and MLS couldn’t have even one team on the roster.
Names of historical teams appear, such as the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers.
However, not everyone is necessarily dominant in their states. Cowboys lead in Texas, but also in New Mexico. The philadelphia eagles do not lead in Pennsylvaniabut in Delaware.
This is how the leagues are distributed by states
- NFL: 26 states
- MLB: 13 states
- NBA: 10 states
- NHL: 1 state
- MLS: 0 states
The NFL is not surprising
That the NFL has the most followed teams is not a surprise. The league has been, for several years, a medical product that surpasses any other in the United States. This is confirmed by the audience data in the North American country.
Whether in percentage of audience or total number of viewers, The NFL beats all other leagues in the United States.
In terms of audience share, the NFL accounts for 38.8% of the audience, more than double that of the NBA (15.3%).
But it’s the viewership record in every sport where American football makes the biggest difference. Since 2005, the highest viewer mark in the NFL is 111 million. The second, the MLB, does not even come close (40 million).
Audience record since 2005
- NFL: 111 million viewers
- MLB: 40 million viewers
- NBA: 30.8 million viewers
- MLS: 27.3 million viewers
- NHL: 27.6 million viewers