BLOG | by YouGov Sport ... Just as sports venue closures in March 2020 marked the epoch of COVID-19 for many, venue openings around the world are signaling a return to pre-pandemic life.
BLOG | by YouGov Sport ... FIFA plans to test out a quintet of rule changes, some of which would substantially alter the game of football should they be implemented across the sport. New YouGov polling suggests that while some of these changes may be welcomed by British football fans, others may just push fans’ tolerance for messing with the beautiful game.
BLOG | by YouGov Sport ... The Tokyo Olympics is right around the corner - finally. Yet conditions remain challenging in Japan, with organisers this month deciding to bar fans from attendance. But a YouGov Direct study reveals that interest in the event remains high in the United States.
BLOG | by YouGov Sport ... While we’re still some way from knowing which nation will win Euro 2020, at YouGov we already have a clear idea of which advertisers are using the tournament to good effect. That’s because we’ve looked at some of the major brands sponsoring the Euros to see which are enjoying the most cut-through with consumers, using our Ad Awareness metric.
BLOG | by YouGov Sport ... It’s yet another sign things are returning to normal in the United States. The start of the 2021 NBA Playoffs generated the same amount of Buzz as it did during the pre-pandemic 2019 elimination tournament, signaling an improvement over the rescheduled playoffs last year.
BLOG | by YouGov Sport ... Following the 2020 edition, which was moved to August-September on account of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Tour de France is set to return to its regular window this year. The iconic cycling event will start on June 26, and new data suggests it might be received more widely by fans across the world as a result.
DATA INSIGHTS | by YouGov ... Some Americans appear to crave live televised baseball so badly, they may be willing to alter their sleep schedule. After two months struggling to fill broadcast hours in a world devoid of all major-league sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ESPN is now airing South Korean pro-baseball, but the time difference means games will be televised stateside in the early morning.
DATA INSIGHTS | by YouGov ... The opening round of the 2020 NFL draft on Thursday night started off predictably. The Cincinnati Bengals used the No. 1 pick to draft Joe Burrow, the Heisman trophy winning quarterback from LSU. A plurality of people that watched the draft think Burrow shows the most promise among the 2020 quarterback class.