Most popular sports events during the 2015/2016 season, sorted by number of tweets (in millions)

Twitter: online buzz of U.S. sports events 2015-2016 This statistic shows leading U.S. sports events on Twitter ranked by average unique audience during the 2015-2016 season, sorted by the number of average tweets. During this period of time, the College Football Playoff National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson generated 2.04 million tweets upon airing. The Super Bowl 50 was ranked first with an online buzz volume of 16.91 million tweets during the broadcast.
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Number of tweets in millions
Super Bowl 50 (CBS/ESPN Deportes)16.91
NBA Basketball: Utah Jazz vs. LA Lakers (ESPN2)4.55
NFL Football: New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos (CBS)2.52
College Football Playoff National Championship (ESPN)2.04
NFL Football: Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers (FOX)1.98
2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament: Villanova vs. North Carolina (CBS)1.82
NFL Football: AFC Wildcard Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)1.58
NFL Football: Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers (FOX)1.51
NBA Basketball: 2016 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night (TNT)1.46
NFL Football: Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals (NBC)1.46
Number of tweets in millions
Super Bowl 50 (CBS/ESPN Deportes)16.91
NBA Basketball: Utah Jazz vs. LA Lakers (ESPN2)4.55
NFL Football: New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos (CBS)2.52
College Football Playoff National Championship (ESPN)2.04
NFL Football: Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers (FOX)1.98
2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament: Villanova vs. North Carolina (CBS)1.82
NFL Football: AFC Wildcard Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)1.58
NFL Football: Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers (FOX)1.51
NBA Basketball: 2016 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night (TNT)1.46
NFL Football: Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals (NBC)1.46
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This statistic shows leading U.S. sports events on Twitter ranked by average unique audience during the 2015-2016 season, sorted by the number of average tweets. During this period of time, the College Football Playoff National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson generated 2.04 million tweets upon airing. The Super Bowl 50 was ranked first with an online buzz volume of 16.91 million tweets during the broadcast.
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Release date
June 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
August 31, 2015 to May 29, 2016
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The graph shows leading sports events on Twitter ranked by average unique audience, sorted by the number of average tweets.
The source measures tweets in the United States from three hours before, during and three hours after airing, local time. Data includes new/live airings on Broadcast and National Cable Networks only.
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