Sherman Critical Of Several NFL Policies Red Sox Willing To Go Over Luxury Tax Threshold NHL, NHLPA Aim For Big Money World Cup Silver Optimistic About New Bucks' Arena Bahamas Hosting CBB Despite Gambling Hurricanes Seeing Smaller Crowds So Far Roberts Challenges Silver As She Settles In Columbus Approves $250,000 For All-Star Game Reds Upgrading GABP Ahead Of All-Star Game Red Sox Spend Big With Ramirez, Sandoval
SBD/Issue 88/The Back of the Book
ESPN Sports Poll Examines The Change In Fan Activity
Published January 26, 2001
Each month the ESPN Sports Poll computes a Twelve-Sport Fan Index, the combined average fan activity of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA basketball and football, pro golf, pro tennis, pro soccer, pro figure skating, auto racing and pro boxing. The Twelve-Sport Fan Index is tracked year to year and month to month. Changes are noted each month in THE DAILY. Following are the December changes. The Sports Poll interviews 2,000 respondents aged 12+ each month.
Change in theTwelve-Sport Fan Index
Dec '99-Dec '00
Nov '00-Dec '00
The Twelve-Sport Fan Index experienced some growth from December '99-December '00. This rise was driven by increases in the fan bases of pro golf (11.6%), pro tennis (6.5%), the NHL (5.4%), the NBA (5.0%), and pro figure skating (4.6%). When comparing December '00 to November '00, the Twelve-Sport Index increased about 1%. During this time, there were increases in the fan bases of pro figure skating (7.5%), and college basketball (6.3%).