Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-Jun-18
A Roy Morgan Single Source has found that 3.8 million Australians (19.1%) watch soccer on TV, and the FIFA World Cup is watched by over 3 million Australians (14.9%). The survey, which was carried out in the 12 months to March 2018, also shows that over 2.1 million men watch the FIFA World Cup, compared to just under 900,000 women. These enthusiasm levels are replicated when analysing the TV viewing habits of different generations. Some 26.6% of men in Generation X and 25.1% of Millennial men watch the FIFA World Cup on TV, compared to 19.6% of men in Generation Z, 18.4% of Baby Boomer men and 14.2% of Pre Boomer men. Meanwhile, over 10% of Generation X women watch the FIFA World Cup on TV – a higher proportion than any other generation. However, in contrast to men, it is the youngest women of Generation Z that are the next most interested in watching the FIFA World Cup on TV; 8.6% of women in Generation Z watch the FIFA World Cup on TV compared to 7.9% of Millennial women and 7.4% of Baby Boomer women.
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