Regardless of whether you call it football or soccer, it’s a sport with massive global appeal and fan interest. In fact, more than 40% of people 16 or older in major population centers around the world consider themselves interested or very interested in following football, more so than any other sport.
The global reach of football, or soccer, is unequalled among sports in terms of value to media and sponsors. With the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 upon us, Nielsen offers a snapshot of the vast collection of data and insights surrounding the world’s most popular sport.
We are at a time of unprecedented commercial opportunity in global sports. Barriers to entry have never been lower. More markets around the world than ever before are receptive to the power of sports. It’s never been easier to reach millions—even billions—of fans.
At the halfway point of the 2017-2018 season, the team uniform providers of the top 40 football clubs in Europe had received more than 80 billion social media impressions, providing $70.6 million in QI media value.
What do energy drinks, luxury automobiles and razors have in common? They’re all products prominently featured in esports tournaments, and they’re among the first non-endemic brand categories to get involved in competitive video gaming sponsorship.
China is a global sports powerhouse, with a rising domestic sports market and the eyes of the international sports industry trained upon it and its 1.37 billion citizens. This whitepaper offers a snapshot of the current Chinese sporting fanscape and landscape.
As one of the world’s most well known bicycle races kicks off this weekend, a recent study by Nielsen Sports has tracked the growing interest of cycling around the world, most notably in the Asian region.
For the sports industry, one challenge stands above all others. How, in a truly multimedia environment, can sponsorships be accurately measured to provide a true picture of value generated for rights holders and brands?
The Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend is one of the most valuable days of the year in global motorsports. Sponsors appearing in the races stand to garner more than $300 million in exposure on just one day.
The quest for the coveted green jacket is on, as the best golfers from around the world head to Augusta, Ga., to compete in the Masters tournament. But it’s not just the players vying for exposure during the historic tourney: companies are eager to cash in as well.
Motorsport’s stakeholders are operating in a changed world, and rights holders and sponsoring brands need to adapt. With the help of our experts around the world, this whitepaper outlines what we regard as the 10 major commercial trends in motorsport.
In terms of golf’s global appeal, few markets rank higher than South Korea. Insights from Nielsen Sports show that 35% of people in the country are interested in golf, which puts it ahead of markets like the U.S. and Europe as the sport’s most interested population.
Nielsen Sports’ latest 2018 FIFA World Cup Tracking Study shows that 94% of Russians are aware of the FIFA World Cup, with three-fourths saying they’re excited about the prospect of hosting the tournament.
With global sponsorship spend forecast to reach over $62 billion in 2017 and global media rights spend expected to hit $45 billion, the top-line metrics remain positive. This report detail what we regard as the 10 major commercial trends in sports.
From TV and video games to movies and music, kids today have a lot of entertainment at their fingertips and a growing number of devices they can use to connect anytime anywhere. But what about one of the oldest forms of entertainment—the book?
Nielsen Sports' latest report examines not only the rising interest in para-sports and the Paralympics, its growing status as a media product and how the Games already works for partners, but also notes the opportunity it provides to change attitudes – and, critically, what that might mean for current and future para-sports sponsors.
In addition to representing their countries and competing for medals, para-sports athletes participating in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this month will be challenging stereotypes, increasing inclusion and breaking down social barriers—something these competitors have been doing since the first Paralympic Games in Rome, Italy in 1960.
It’s now 2016, and gaming has firmly moved out of the basement and into the living room–and beyond. In fact, more than half of the population in the world’s industrialized countries now identifies as gamers, which has brought a tidal wave of change across the way many of us spend our free time.
India’s literacy rate has seen significant improvement over the past decade. To better understand publishing in India on an industry level, Nielsen Book undertook a major research project, resulting in The India Book Market Report.
With a wide array of pastimes available, respondents in a recent Nielsen global survey were asked to select their top three spare-time activities. While certain activities skew younger than older and vice versa, if you think technology-driven younger people don’t read anymore, think again.