What are the top ten most popular spectator sports in the world?
According to a 2010 survey the Top Ten Spectator (keyword) sports in the world by fan count are:
#1--Football (soccer), approximately 3.5 billion fans.
#2--Cricket, approximately 2.5 billion fans.
#3--Tennis, approximately 2.2 billion fans.
#4--Basketball, approximately 2 billion fans.
#8--Track and Field.
The most popular spectator sport in Australia is the Melbourne based code of football known as Australian Rules. This is a local version of Ireland's Gaelic Football played with "Australian rules". This code of football is only popular in the Australian states of Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. Second only to Australian Rules is the Sydney based code of football - Rugby League. This is the most popular spectator sport…
The most accurate way to measure the most popular spectator sports in Australia is through attendance by non-participants. The latest figures available for this is through the 2005-06 Multi-Purpose Household Survey, the results of which have been published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. According to this site, the most popular sports in Australia by attendance are: Australian Rules football (AFL), with an attendance rate of 16% Horse-racing (13%) Rugby league (9%) Motor sports (9%)…