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All remaining NHL games take place on Canadian soil. And fans seem pretty pleased.

25 August 2020|Tags: , , , , |

BLOG | by Victor Gras ... After a four-and-a-half-month layoff, there are plenty of hockey fans very happy to see the return of the NHL this month. But it’s possible that there’s none more so than Canadians. Canadians are generally pretty keen on their hockey but, like the rest of us, absence seems to have made the heart grow fonder.

With all games televised for the first time, which Premier League teams have attracted the most eyeballs since Operation Restart?

14 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

BLOG | by Matt Mills ... While the Premier League title was all but decided pre-COVID-19, there was still a lot to play for in the rest of the division. Given that fact – and that for the first time ever, every league game was available to view on TV – we thought we’d look at which sides have been watched the most since lockdown was lifted.

Which football teams are the UK’s young people talking about most, following the restart?

12 August 2020|Tags: , , , , |

BLOG | by Matt Mills ... OK Boomer … There are always differences between how people of different generations see things. But does that extend to football teams? Let’s find out if there is any difference in the football clubs that younger people are talking about compared to the older generation.

Do Manchester United fans really all live in the South East? United v Liverpool – The tale of the tape

10 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

BLOG | by Matt Mills ... We took a look at our YouGov FootballIndex to examine the make-up of the fanbases of two of the UK’s most famous clubs and fiercest rivals – Manchester United and Liverpool. Here’s a quick peak at what we found.

UAE football fans give their verdict on fake crowd noise

6 August 2020|Tags: , , , , |

BLOG | by Vinith Moorthy ... Much has changed in the world over the past six months or so, but for football fans one of the biggest changes to the game has been the absence of spectators at games. Many broadcasters have introduced recorded ‘crowd noise’, created from recordings of previous matches.We decided to ask football fans in the UAE what their views of this innovation are.

Australia | Digital Trends in Sports Media … how fans are accessing content

29 July 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

BLOG | by Neil Hayes ... The recent restrictions on social gatherings have seen sporting events played behind closed doors – or with a limited number of fans in attendance – leaving many fans searching for alternative ways to follow their favourite sports teams. So where are we now in terms of how fans are accessing content?

Making the NBA re-start cut is no guarantee that a team is being talked about

22 July 2020|Tags: , , |

BLOG | by Victor Gras ... With the restart of the NBA just a few days away, we thought we’d look at which teams are generating the most chatter among fans. Our YouGov TeamIndex tool tracks every major league team every day and here we share a sample taken over the month of July to that of June using the Word of Mouth metric. Let's see how the teams compare.

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