BLOG | by Victor Gras ... The worlds of sports and entertainment often cross but with the Oscars, the Super Bowl, the Grammys and the NBA All-Star game all coming thick and fast at this time of the year, we thought it would be interesting to compare the relative appeal of America’s top events.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... The NBA’s most exciting rookie finally hit the courts in January and, since then, Zion Williamson hasn’t looked back. The Williamson brand today feels like one that is seeping beyond the realms of basketball. While Williamson is unquestionably enjoying an impact on the court, can we yet quantify his contribution to audience engagement?
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... There are championship wins. And then there are big championship wins. The kind that stick in your memory for years. The stories with the biggest heroes, the tiniest of underdogs, the loudest of chokes. Following this year’s Super Bowl – and the excitement created by the Chiefs’ win – we thought we’d look back through our US data to see which recent championship wins were the biggest.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... To give you a glimpse of the power of our brand-new fanbase profiling tool, Global Fan Profiles, we take a look at the NBA in China – and how its Chinese market compares to football, hockey and baseball’s.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... To give you a glimpse of the power of our brand-new fanbase profiling tool, Global Fan Profiles, here’s one of a short series of blogs bringing it to life. In the first of our series we take a look at live online consumption in the top ten markets.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... Following a challenging start to the season last year, this year the NFL’s brand health is in its best start-of-season condition since at least 2014 among the general population.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... In the third and final of our series of NFL blogs, as the season begins we thought we’d focus on sponsors. Stadium naming rights are now a common feature of major league sports and the NFL is no different. But, with many being tied up to long-term deals, do they retain an impact on fans?
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... With the Tour de France in full flow, we have asked some questions around the event in some of cycling’s biggest markets – USA, UK and France.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... Every day, as part of its SportsIndex service, YouGov Sport asks Americans their perceptions of esports games, tournaments and publishers – as well as recording the habits and preferences of gamers themselves. In the first of a series of pieces exclusive to esports Insider, YouGov Sport delves into some of this data.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... Some things in life take time. The game-winning run can come from a single swing of the bat. A touchdown can be scored in a moment. A match-winning lead can be achieved in a single inning. A Super Bowl ring won over a season. But prestige? Real prestige? That takes a little longer.