English Premier League
October 26, 2011 by staff
English Premier League, Incredible 6-1 win over Manchester City Manchester United, Chelsea pressing the self destruct button and goals of the Dutch, French, Costa Rica and Iceland’s international weekend once again emphasize the global appeal of the League English Premier.
It is rare that one round of matches go by without something extraordinary happens to captivate a worldwide television audience estimated to reach 1.46 billion fans a week.
Manchester United crushed Arsenal 8-2 at Old Trafford in August and some of the millions of viewers could have imagined that the champion would be humiliated by their neighbors in the same tone that only a few weeks later.
Nor have thought of that title rivals Chelsea, the most likely to win at Queens Park Rangers promote, which have two players sent off in eight minutes and lost 1-0 with a penalty scored by Heidar Helguson Iceland.
Add in the Newcastle United extend their unbeaten run with an unlikely victory over Wigan Athletic, the Dutch doubles Rafael van der Vaart for Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal’s Robin van Persie, two Everton’s injury-time, goals to seal a 3-1 win over Fulham and Norwich excellent 1-1 draw in the city of Liverpool and is easy to see why the Premier League is so absorbent.
A report released last week by media consultants Sport + Markt, said 70 percent of the estimate of football fans in the world 2.08 billion now regularly watch the games in the Premier League, well above any of Spanish or Italian League, despite the appeal of Barcelona, ??Real Madrid, Inter Milan or AC Milan.
The report adds that the games in the “EPL” as it is marketed abroad, were seen in more than 643 million homes around the world last year, 11 percent of $ 580 million in 2009.
Massive growth of interest in China and the U.S. have had an impact and the Premier League is now the most watched in the world.
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