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?
SPORT DATA INSIGHT | ... The amendments to the handball rule have not gone down well with fans in the opening weeks of the Premier League season. One such change is a series of amendments to the International Football Association Board (IFAB) handball rules which have sparked a stream of controversy throughout the sport.
BLOG | by Tracy Schoenadel ... As rivalries go, east coast versus west coast has had its fair share of ties over the years. But on Sunday night, the Lakers took a convincing win for the West as they claimed the NBA Championship for a record-equaling 17th time.
Podcasting may look relatively unpopular among NFL fans but for younger NFL fans, the opposite is trueFlinn Tetlow2020-09-18T12:59:30+01:00
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... Sometimes it feels that barely a week passes between announcements of a new sports podcast. There is no doubt that this relatively new medium is here to stay but how popular is it among American sports fans? And just how valuable is it to have granular data when it comes to media consumption?
BLOG | by Bruce Cook ... Given the lack of live action at the moment, it feels like all sports rightsholders are on a level playing field as far as promoting their events or leagues goes. So for the next couple of months (at least), we will be producing a Buzz ranking, giving you an idea of which properties are cutting through with the public.
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... Everyone continues to tip esports to come out of this current period strongly. And there’s already some evidence to support that point of view – like rising audiences for the Counter-Strike – Global Offensive and League of Legends pro-leagues. But what does our daily data tell us?
BLOG | by Victor Gras ... If there’s one thing which might lift our spirits while lockdown endures, it’s the NFL Draft. So in the absence of much else sport, we thought we’d take a quick look at how this annual fixture was performing this year. Is it balm in troubled times or an unwanted distraction from more important matters?
DATA INSIGHTS | by YouGov ... New YouGov polling reveals just how much the competition means to fans across Europe, with some nations much more dedicated to the sport than others.
DATA INSIGHTS | by YouGov ... With one of the themes of International Women’s Day 2020 being gender equal sports coverage, we at YouGov asked the British public how they would feel about seeing as much women’s sport as men’s.
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.