Some athletes are great at repeatedly making the highlight reels, and some excel at connecting with fans when they’re not competing. But does strong athletic performance always correlate with impactful fan engagement? Perhaps surprisingly, not always.
On-demand streaming continues to super-charge the U.S. music industry, as there were more than 507 billion on-demand streams in the first half of 2019. This exciting milestone was led by singles and albums by Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Halsey Khalid, BTS, LIl Nas X and Bad Bunny.
Games have become part and parcel of the Millennial media diet, with two in three U.S. Millennials now playing every month. Brands and media companies should add gaming to their media plans so they reach a highly engaged Millennial audience.
How important are video games to Millennials? According to our latest Millennials on Millennials report, which focuses on video game consumption among this demographic two in three Millennials in the U.S. play video games every month.
Fan interest and commercial investments in women’s football, or soccer, are growing leading into the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. According to Nielsen Sports, 40% of the people in countries with a team competing in this year’s tournament are interested in women’s football.
Esports fans around the world include some of the hardest to reach consumers for brands because of their cord-cutting and ad-blocking tendencies. While esports unites them as a fan base, their digital-first mindset is pervasive in their approach to broader entertainment consumption.
The marketability of a rising sports star on social media involves much more than just “likes” and “followers.” An athlete’s social media presence says a lot about how much he or she may be able to capture in endorsement deals.
The average MLB team fan base is more than 2.5 million people. So it should come as no surprise that the top teams, based on the size of their local fan bases, are from some of the country’s most populated markets, including New York (Yankees and Mets), Los Angeles (Dodgers and Angels), Boston...
While NCAA Men's Basketball is not quite as popular as professional basketball or college football, it still has a large following in the U.S. with 58% of the adult population interested, according to Nielsen Sports Sponsorlink.
Esports fans are often described as simply “male Millennials”—and the description often fits: Globally, men far outnumber women both as esports competitors and fans. That doesn’t mean women aren’t in the game, however. Females are engaging with esports, and at increasing rates.