The World's Top 5 Most Watched Sporting Events

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If you’re a fan of a team like the Philadelphia Eagles, the Boston Red Sox, or the Los Angeles Lakers, you’re likely used to being surrounded by other diehard fans when you watch your team play. You and your compatriots may believe that your favorite sport is the most important sport in the whole wide world, hands down. But the world disagrees. In fact, the most passionately followed sports worldwide are hardly even popular in America, and the most popular U.S. sports are runners-up when it comes to the global television dial.
The World's Top 5 Most Watched Sporting Events

2The Olympics

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The Olympics may draw more overall viewers during their multi-day run than any single sporting event, but it’s not a sport itself that attracts the biggest Olympic audience. The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 is estimated to have drawn nearly 600 million pairs of eyeballs at any given moment, making it a close match for the 2010 World Cup final match.

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