USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2635 times:
The Super Bowl is the worlds most watched annual sporting event, I think last year something like 800,000,000 viewers from pretty much every country tuned in to watch it...so, knowing that a.net is a giant melting pot of different nations and cultures, I ask those of you who are not from the US (or Canada for that matter), did you watch the Super Bowl?
If so, knowing that American Football isn't exactly a huge sport in any other country besides...say...America...any questions about the game we can help you with?
PS If you are from the US or Canada please dont reply to say you watched it...Im looking for any nations but those to reply, thanks...
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Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8522 posts, RR: 46 Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2612 times:
I didn't even know it would be on 'til I read those posts in this forum. You've just really said why I didn't watch it: AmeriFoot is not exactly a huge sport in Germany, and I don't even give that much about watching EuroFoot. So no reason for me to watch it.
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USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
It is...The World Cup is the most watched sporting event (I forget the statistic but its well in the billions) but thats only every 4 years...Ill try to get that source...maybe the numbers are a little off but I am 95% the Super Bowl is the most watched annual sporting event...
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Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2512 times:
Of course you doubt those numbers, PJ, because it bugs the shit out of you that an American sport could draw so many people. Doubt it all you want, PJ, but go find something to back up YOUR claim, instead.
It really gets boring hearing you get so damned irritated each year the Super Bowl is on, and you can't back your assertions that no one outside the U.S. watches it.
Just because you don't watch it, pal, doesn't mean others don't. In other words, the world don't revolve around you.
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2495 times:
Nope, didn't watch it but I think it was on one of the cable channels. Not sure. They only mentioned it in the local news because of the nasty riot the Oaklanders caused after they lost soo spectacularly.
Eg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 15 Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2429 times:
I wouldn't be surprised if what the NFL say is that there are 800 million people able to watch the Superbowl.....i.e. it's carried on cable, satellite systems with 800 million potential subscribers. It's a common marketing ploy in the television industry.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2417 times:
Some reporters here were making fun about US people getting so obsessed with Superbowl night.
Then a sports reporter (whom they'd hired to tell a bit about the event) stepped in and compared it to our own big sporting events for which people get even more hyped up and they went very quiet.
(numbers mentioned 50% of Americans watched Superbowl, but 90% of people here watched a skating event a few years ago for example).
The match itself didn't make it on TV here I think. Wouldn't have understood the first thing about it anyway, rules are a complete mystery to me.
BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3164 posts, RR: 12 Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
Yes I watched the 3/4 of the game while reading a book, there are so many stoppages in the game, if a good play comes up they will repeat it and then I took a little more interest.
800,000,000 those figures would have to be bull, as it was on around 6pm Pacifc most of Europe would be sleeping, not really many people in Australia, or New Zealand, for Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Korea, Monday would be a work day so they wouldn't be watching.
The main reason I watched it was because it was a holiday.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2407 times:
What you have to remember is that the figures the NFL provides, i.e. 800 million, is very much skewed. Does anyone really think that 1/8 of the world watched the Super Bowl?
Again, prove the numbers are skewed, Avitsiya? Prove it, if you can? The figures are out there-go find some that contradict them. Then maybe I'll do more than laugh at you guys who can't stand that American football has some popularity worldwide.
Aviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2401 times:
I am not saying that American football isn't popular in certain markets around the world. If that is the case, more power to the game. I just don't like it is all. I like a fast moving game, not one in which a player runs 10 metres and then has to have a 2 minute rest afterwards
But you tell me this.
What is the population of your country?
The NFL says that 200 million people watched the game.
50% of your country is women. How many of those would be interested in the game?
What about all of those people who were working at the time?
Don't forget also that in your country's population is how many babies and young kids who would not watch?
Like I said, the NFL can say that 10 billion people watched the SuperBowl. Doesn't make it true.
What the NFL would be trying to say is that it has a potential audience of some 800 million people. And like I said, the Hong Kong Rugby 7s Final has a higher potential audience, and probably also a bigger actual audience (particularly as it is beamed right throughout Asia, in particular China).
25 737doctor: But in terms of annual audience for a single game, it would be the Hong Kong Rugby 7 finals. What in the heck is that? It's the first I've ever heard
26 LHMark: Actually, I work in the advertising business, and we get very detailed demographic information on who watches the Super Bowl. 60% of American women wa
27 Sabena332: I did not watch it because the game started too late and I had to work on the next Morning. When I was a student I watched every Super Bowl because I
28 Alpha 1: 50% of your country is women. How many of those would be interested in the game? A lot of women love football. My wife is a football fan. Watch a game