Here's the list of most watched sports in the world, check out the ranking of cricket
Different kind of sports are gaining huge popularity and viewership across the globe with the advent of consistent increase in TV and media rights. Sports is the perfect source of entertainment and unity amongst the countrymen. Some of the sports are really popular and attract huge viewership and has a solid fan base. According to a survey report in 2018, we bring you the list of most watched sports in the world.
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. The game is less complicated with few rules and needs less playing equipments.
The game is popular across Europe and North America. It became the part of 1964 Olympics and has continued its way since then. The game is allready popularizing in parts of Asia. It has a viewership of over 950 million in the world.
Tennis is considered the most physically and skill demanding game. The sport enjoys a reputated history with a viewership of over 1.5 billion across the world.
The new era of Tennis has produced some of the greats of the game including Boris Becker, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and others. Grand slam events like Wimbledon and US Open have set new heights in terms of viewership received from around the globe. The game is the consistent gainer in terms of viewership and can turn the tables in the coming future.
3. Field Hockey
The sport is said to be one of the oldest in the world. The American Hockey League attracts huge viewership from North America and Europe. Hockey India League and Hoofdklasse league are the other top hockey leagues.
In the International arena, India and Pakistan were the great forces in the first half of 20th century. At the later stage Netherlands, Germany and Australia have taken over to be the dominant forces in world hockey. India still remain the most successful team at Olympics with 8 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronze.
The game is also famous in parts of Africa, where the club hockey is practiced at a large scale. According to a survey by leading newspaper, Hockey attracts over 3 billion viewers from Asia, Europe and Africa.
There are only Ten Test Countries but the game has been on a rapid growth. Countries like Pakistan (182 Million), Bangladesh (156 Million) and India (1.2 Billion) along with Australia, Sri Lanka (Both approx 20 Million), England (50M), South Africa (50M), New Zealand (5M) and Zimbabwe (14M) constitute the maximum audience.
Cricket is famous a famous sport in UK, Asia, Australia and Africa. The sports is rapidly growing in Europe and America. This promises to make it more popular across the globe and raise the viewership. Over 70+ countries have their national cricket team which compete in various divisions, regulated by ICC(The governing body of International cricket). Cricket has over 3 billion viewership across the globe.
1. Football, the most watched sports in the world
Football tops the list of most watched sports. More than 175 countries play football. A good fraction of these have leagues that go on for most part of the year.
In England there is the Premier League, which is watch by fans across the globe. Several other leagues like Sire A (Italy), La Liga (Spain), Ligue 1 (France) and Bundesliga (Germany). And not to forget the leagues in Russia, Netherlands, and other countries, the Champions league, the Europa League, lower leagues, knockout cups like the FA cup, etc.
There are relatively fewer international matches, but a huge audience, including those who don’t normally watch football watch events like Copa America, the AFC Asian Cup, the Euro cup and the FIFA World Cup. The game has a fan base of over 4 billion in the world.
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