The Champions League: How media rights deals are shaping the global soccer landscape
The UEFA Champions League Final isn't just a fan favorite; sports are a huge draw for media buyers and the payoffs for rights holders are rising.
Driven to watch: How a sports docuseries drove U.S. fans to Formula 1
TV programming can do more than just fuel internal passions: In the case of docuseries, which are becoming increasingly popular on streaming platforms, Nielsen research has found that they can transform audiences into sports fans.
Playing the game: Breaking the bias with women influencers in sports and gaming
Working with female influencers is a winning move for brands looking to create an authentic connection with their consumers.
Sports sponsorships are raising more than just brand awareness
Sports sponsorship activations are doing more than boosting brand awareness—they’re leading to higher conversion rates.
Breaking the bias against women’s sport: the impact of equal opportunity for athletes, fans and sponsors
Fans around the world are telling leagues and sponsors they’re ready for more when it comes to women’s sports.
Fans are changing the game
This report examines the global consumer shifts over the last two years and their impact on sports sponsorship models and content distribution.
Consumer behavior shifts and new experiences are broadening fan engagement
There is no substitute for live sports action, but the proliferation of content across an expanding array of platforms has sparked increased consumption of additional sports content—both related to and not related to live matches.
Brand building, like football, is a game of inches: why the Super Bowl is no exception
To win big with Super Bowl advertisements, ads needs to shine long after that 30-second spot. While an ad during the Super Bowl is typically a strategy to boost brand awareness, that ad spot must be considered as part of a more robust campaign strategy, so consumers are nurtured long after game day...
Broadband-only TV homes amplify sports viewership
Despite the growing wealth of content options available to consumers, few rival the influence of live sports, as evidenced by the boom in NFL viewership this season, which culminates with Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13, 2022.
Slam dunk: How crypto brands are making a splash with the NBA–and fans
Nielsen Fan Insights data highlights why the NBA is such a strong partner for crypto. Notably, just under half of NBA fans (49%) express a general interest in crypto products, which is 80% more likely than the overall U.S. population.