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 Liam Randell ... For more than 100 years the AFL Grand Final has stood as the premier event in Australia’s sporting calendar. The final this year will be very different, with the AFL breaking away from an MCG afternoon Grand Final to an evening spectacle hosted in Queensland at The Gabba. While debate is healthy, let’s use data and insights to see how things currently sit with the Australian public.
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?
REPORTS | by YouGov Sport ... Making decisions about how and when to re-introduce sport is a difficult and unprecedented process. That’s why it makes sense to have all available information to hand. This special report focuses on the attitudes of Australians towards sport’s return, providing a comprehensive analysis of fans’ beliefs and expectations. Every day we ask Australians about their views, attitudes and behaviours around sport, on specific teams and leagues and – since the outbreak of COVID-19 – about sports fans’ views on that too.
BLOG | by Liam Randell ... Do Australian sports and teams do enough to address and support key social issues in Australia? Should brands and partners get involved? And with such a heavy cluster of issues where does sport even begin to identify what sports fans truly care about? Fortunately, our latest YouGov Profiles dataset has these questions covered for you.
BLOG | by Liam Randell ... Holden has been a much-admired and loved brand for countless generations of Australians and its long and proud history won’t easily be forgotten. The announcement that Holden would cease operations came as a shock for many. YouGov Sport looks at how Australians, and more specifically Supercars fans, feel about the news and what kind of impact it will have on the sporting landscape going forward.
BLOG | by Ned Morris ... The majority of Australians (57%) believe that Tennis Australia are right to press ahead with the Australian Open as planned, albeit with measures to mitigate potential health impacts on players and spectators.
BLOG | by Liam Randell ... With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at what tickets are highest on Australians’ wish-lists for Santa as we head into another exciting year of sport. Using our Consideration metric, which asks respondents daily what events or competitions they would most like to attend if money and geography were no object.
BLOG | by Liam Randell ... Betting has long been an intrinsic part of the Australian sporting identity. But while, as the saying goes, Australians would bet on two flies crawling up a wall, we thought we’d find out just how true this saying really is.
BLOG | by Ned Morris ... As it’s the turn of the year, let’s reveal which sports properties enjoyed the greatest levels of fan advocacy here in Australia in 2018.