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SBD Global/December 20, 2012/Media
U.K. Sporting Events Attract 75 Million Fans, Record Viewing In 2012
Published December 20, 2012
- Football contributed more than 42 million of total sports attendances.
- The Premier League is second only to the Bundesliga as the highest attended domestic league in Europe.
- Both codes of rugby recorded increased total attendances in '11-12, continuing the strong growth of recent years.
|Top 10 Attended Sporting Events In The U.K. In '12
|Event (duration in days)
|1. Wimbledon (13)
|2. F1 at Silverstone (3)
|3. Royal Ascot (5)
|4. ATP World Tour Finals (8)
|5. Cheltenham Festival (4)
|6. The Open (4)
|7. Burghley Horse Trials (4)
|8. Epsom Derby meeting (2)
|9. Aintree Grand National meeting (3)
|10. MotoGP at Silverstone (3)
|Selected Viewing Figures For U.K. Staged Sporting Events In '12
||Men's 100m final
||Men's 10,000m final
||Wimbledon Men's final
||Men's T44 100m final (Jonnie Peakcock)
||Premier League - Man City vs. ManU
||British Grand Prix
||BBC and Sky