BLOG | by Liam Randell ... The 2020 AFL season has been like no other. In March, the season was ‘paused’, the AFLW finals series cancelled and staff stood down. In June, players migrated to hubs and played shortened games in empty stadiums, according to an adjusted fixture list. Just how big an impact did all these changes have on overall Buzz for the AFL across the 2020 season?
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... In the absence of much live sport recently, we wanted to look at how perceptions of sports sponsors may have changed. With reduced exposure for brands, are the benefits deals normally rely on standing up?
DATA INSIGHTS | by Stephan Shakespeare, CEO and Co-Founder, YouGov ... Businesses that rely on sports for a large percentage of their revenue have suffered particularly during two months of nationwide lockdown. Gambling firms have consequently seen customer bases diminish. As the betting giant William Hill prepares to reopen stores with the easing of lockdown in Europe, new YouGov data shows that certain groups will be more open to returning to stores than others.
DATA INSIGHTS | by Stephan Shakespeare, CEO and Co-Founder, YouGov ... Under lockdown most Brits have made use of their daily outdoor exercise allowance, but what effect has this had on the market for home gym gear and clothing, and will Britons return to their gyms after lockdown ends?
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... Last week we took a look at which US teams were creating the most Buzz during lockdown. And while the Bucs ran out winners overall, there were also some big climbers – with the Chicago Bulls being the biggest in the top ten.
DATA INSIGHTS | by YouGov ... Classic shows will likely be the biggest draw to NBC’s forthcoming streaming service Peacock, according to ongoing data gathered by YouGov for Variety on America’s streaming habits. We asked Americans which aspect of the service they were most interested in. Of those aware of the service, 45 percent say they are interested in classic TV shows.
DATA INSIGHTS | by YouGov ... A San Francisco 49ers fan and Kansas City Chiefs walk into a bar. What kind of beer do they order? Funny you should ask, because we actually know that. YouGov’s BrandIndex and TeamIndex tools tell us a lot about what these fans like.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... With plenty of conversation in 2019 focused on young people and betting, we thought it would be interesting to look at the demographics of the UK’s gamblers. Our data shows that the gambling activity most likely to be undertaken by younger people (18-24-year-olds) is the purchase of scratchcards. Nearly one in five (19.1%) of this group has bought one in the past 12 months.
DATA INSIGHTS | by YouGov ... About one-quarter (26%) say they plan to watch the game at home by themselves or other members of the household. But 10 percent are planning to attend a Super Bowl party at someone else’s home, while 2 percent are planning to watch the game at a bar or restaurant.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... Given that this is our end-of-year column, we thought it would be interesting to review some of the 16 metrics we track against betting brands every day by looking at the performance of the sector as whole over the past 12 months.