May 29, 2022

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Top 10 US Sports by TV Viewership

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots cheers as he runs on to the field before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

With the Olympics right around the corner, and most professional sports organizations wrapping up their seasons soon, if not already, here are the top 10 sports per viewership numbers in 2021 in the US:

  1. Football
  2. Baseball
  3. Basketball
  4. Hockey
  5. Soccer
  6. Tennis
  7. Golf
  8. Wrestling/WWE
  9. Motor Sports
  10. Badminton
FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots cheers as he runs on to the field before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The top 5 on the list are the obvious ones.  You can’t go wrong with any of these as 71% of US residents consider themselves to be regular viewers of any of the top 5.  I personally love losing all my money sports betting on Sunday Football, College Basketball and anything hockey related. The World Cup is electric and I am a recent Dodgers bandwagon fan so I legally love baseball right now minus the whole Trevor Bauer situation. 

According to TV ratings in the US, tennis is the 6th most viewed sport so far in 2021.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t seem to develop the drive to watch tennis.  The way I see it, we just hear a bunch of athletes essentially climaxing on the court every time they strike the ball.  Plus it’s way easier on Wii Sports so i’m not sure if I can watch it ever on TV. How does this edge out golf??? 

Lastly, how does badminton sneak into the top 10 when the UFC isn’t even listed? I feel like every UFC fight is exciting for the most part and it is much more common in our culture than badminton.  Think about it, have you ever met someone who watches badminton? I feel like you could only watch it on some sketchy website from Russia or something. 

Overall, I would say I agree with this list for the most part.  A little concerned with what some American’s find entertaining though when golf isn’t more popular than tennis .  Also, what is the badminton channel? Gonna have to give it a try I guess and make random bets to entertain myself. 

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