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World Cup fans are the most fanatical, viewership numbers show
World Cup fans are the most fanatical, viewership numbers show

World Cup soccer fans are 21 times more fanatical than hockey fans, 11 times more fanatical than golf fans and four times more fanatical than basketball fans, according to recent sports program viewership data. Through the concurrence of the NBA Finals, the NHL Stanley Cup Final, the U.S. Open Golf Championship and the FIFA World Cup, the research revealed that FIFA garnered the most fans who tuned in to watch the matches live from Brazil. "We see in the NFL huge spikes on Sundays, then there's other programs that follow closely behind. But this order of magnitude was off the charts, to the degree that people were watching the World Cup," said Brian Jaquet,...

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