Everybody knows who the Yankees and the Lakers are because everyone knows who Kobe and Jeter are. I’ve had roommates from England, France, China, Greece, and Ecuador and they ALL knew exactly who the Yankees and Lakers are, along with the Cowboys and the Celtics. Soccer is a big sport for sure, but baseball is HUGE in China, Japan, and most of Southeast Asia, and basketball isn’t that far behind. According to my roommates from Europe, they all watch the Superbowl and turn it into a big event like here, and it comes on at like 1am over there. Football may not be huge there, but it is arguably bigger in Europe than soccer is here.
I can tell you that everyone watches the Super Bowl worldwide, there are 1 billion viewers worldwide according to the NFL and only 100 million in the US. That means there are 900 million people in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America watching the Super Bowl.
In fact the Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event on the planet, and teams such as Cowboys are known by 90% of Europeans I would bet. Nobody in the US watches soccer, but in Europe and worldwide NFL is quite popular, probably 3rd behind soccer and basketball.
its called a “captive audience” and it refers to how many people its being broadcast to not how many people watch it.
The superbowl plays every year in NZ/ Australia on live TV making a captive audience of around 25 million.
On Monday morning at 11am when it plays live in two countries that couldnt give a fuck about it…how many do you think watch it?
For your sake I hope you a troll as oppose to a fuckin idiot
The NFL stated last year that a BILLION people watch the Super Bowl and this was repeated on NBC I heard it. I know that 25 million people in Australia watched the Super Bowl, add in another 200 million in China, 250 million in Europe and the remainder comes probably from India and South America. That’s why the Cowboys, Steelers…etc are so universally known worldwide.
Now Lakers and Yankees are known and watched because Kobe Bryant and Derek Jeter are top 5 most famous athletes in the world. Kobe is the most famous athelte in China they kept showing how everyone went crazy over him in Bejing during the Olympics.[/quote]
25 million people watched it in Australia??? thats 4 million more people than live in the entire country.
Maybe they had a lot of Americans there on holiday that day
Get an education and visit some other parts of the world one day chief, its a rewarding experience.