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How would you rank these sporting events?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26798points) July 11th, 2010

As world sporting event go which do you believe is the top, Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500, World Series, Winter Olympics, Summer Olympics, Wimbledon, the Kentucky Derby, World Cup, or the Super Bowl? Base it on how much of the world is interested in the even plus how many view it.

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kenmc's avatar

I’ll take “I don’t give a fuck” for 2,000$, Alex.

bob_'s avatar

World Cup
Summer Olympics
Wimbledon
Winter Olympics
Super Bowl
World Series
The rest, nobody cares.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Winter Olympics
NHL Stanley Cup Finals
Victoria Secret Fashion Show~

Anonymoususer's avatar

I try to rank them by global popularity:

1. Olympic Summer Games
2. FIFA World Cup
3. Wimbledon Championships
4. Olympic Winter Games

And I don’t like the idea to rank national US or Canadian events, or US-Canadian binational events, with global events so I skip them here.

ipso's avatar

The multi-day events definitely collect more revenue/viewership. This is my SWAG.

World Cup
Summer Olympics (a lot more events than winter)
Winter Olympics
Wimbledon
“World” Series
Super Bowl
Indianapolis 500
The Kentucky Derby
Daytona 500

We would have to reorder if you want to annualize the “every 4 year” events.
(“Quadennial” – had to look it up)

BoBo1946's avatar

, Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500, World Series, Winter Olympics, Summer Olympics, Wimbledon, the Kentucky Derby, World Cup

Super Bowl
World Series
Summer Olympics
Winter Olympics
Wimbledon
Kentucky D
World Cup
Daytona
Indy

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Stanley Cup
World Series
Folsom Street Fair~

cookieman's avatar

I have no idea what the world watches, but I prefer the Winter Olympics over them all.

Summer Olympics and World Cup are fun too.

I could care less about the rest.

IBERnineD's avatar

I know the FIFA World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the world. As for the rest I have no clue.

El_Cadejo's avatar

How is the super-bowl a world sporting event?

BoBo1946's avatar

@uberbatman good point, but everyone in the World watches it according to the new media!

El_Cadejo's avatar

@BoBo1946 who’s media? Americas?

BoBo1946's avatar

@uberbatman Thought this was interesting!

The largest global TV audience in 1997 was 2.5 billion for the funeral of Princess Diana.

Largest TV audience for sports broadcasts are:

Leading the field is the FIFA World Cup Final, which attracted more than double the global audience of any other sporting event in 2006. The Italy vs.France match was watched by an average live global audience of 260 million people, with more than 600 million people tuning in to watch at least some part of the match.

In second place was the NFL Super Bowl, relinquishing its number one ranking from 2005. The match between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks drew an average live global audience of 98 million in 2006, an increase on the 93 million who watched the Super Bowl last year.

El_Cadejo's avatar

hmmm how about that. Thought no one gave a fuck about our shitty hand egg game

BoBo1946's avatar

@uberbatman i’ve never missed one! Watched every Super Bowl that has been played.

rebbel's avatar

Summer Olympics
World Cup Football
Winter Olympics
Tour de France
Champions League Football Final

Bluefreedom's avatar

Summer Olympics…..and then the other ones.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@uberbatman The Super Bowl is not a world sporting event as far as participation, as far as interest (and I don’t know why) it draws people from many nations to view it. I would have to put that on all the hype of the media (mostly American) on the game, and since it is a one-day winner take all type of match it ads to the drama that “this is it, go big or go home” kind of deal. As events go it is probably one of the youngest, only being created in the late 60s unlike other events I think are better like Wimbledon, Paris to Dakar rally, Tour de France, and they have been around way longer but the appeal for many are more or less regional. There are more international participants also but as a spectator feast many can skip it. Why nations who do not have teams in the NFL bother to watch I guess for the commercials.

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