Friday, May 13, 2011

Sport Entertainment

It seems like no matter what time of year it is, there is always some kind of major sporting event to watch. So I was curious if this was actually true or just my perception. Below I plotted the typical "Amount of Sport Entertainment" in given year for the 4 major sporting leagues in the US (NBA, NFL, MBL, and NHL).

There is definitely a low in the June/July time frame. Maybe the sports industry does not want to compete with the summer movies.

pre = preseason = .5
r = regular season = 1
post = post season = 1.5
f = finals = 1.5

Jan.1 = first half of January
Jan.2 = second half of January


  1. no tennis? Allan, how could you? =(

  2. There's also the drafts :)

    College Basketball and Football (which is bigger in the south than in the Northeast)?

  3. Yeah, I know...I should add tennis and the college sports though I don't really know much about college sports and their schedules...

  4. this is exactly why the wnba and mls happen mostly in the summer, haha