For a long time, the US sports league was a thing for Americans only that no other country seemed to be interested in. However, the trends have been changing and according to a survey conducted by the Statista Global Consumer Survey con sports and fitness revealed some surprising results.
The results from the survey as shown in the infographic below which tell that the American leagues for baseball and football remain the obsession for Americans. Whereas, the world’s famous basketball league that we all have heard about i.e., the National Basketball Association league (NBA) were more likely to be enjoyed by people in China, Germany, and the UK. Additionally, the urban Chinese claimed that they follow NBA at a higher rate than the USA’s internet users.
When it comes to soccer, fans from Germany and UK are seen to follow USA’s Major League Soccer even though the league doesn’t have that much of a reputation as compared to other leagues. Even in China, MLS was followed at an incredible rate that made it the second most-watched league after NBA.
However, NGL still reigns supreme in the USA followed closely by NBA and MSL. Even though MSL is significantly being followed by big countries outside of the USA, the league stays unpopular for Americans since only 13 percent of the respondents said that they follow the MSL league.
Infographic by: Statista.com