World Series Survey: Baseball Fans Looking Forward to Great Games

This year’s MLB World Series is underway, and baseball fans everywhere are gearing up for a week full of great games. How many people really care about the World Series? And how many non-baseball fans will tune in for the excitement?

world series

Baseball Fans

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 50.5% of respondents said they never watch baseball. 9.5% said they watch it all the time, 15.8% watch off and on through the season, 10.3% only watch when their favorite team is playing, 5.3% mostly just watch it during the playoffs, and 8.8% mostly just watch it during The World Series and other major events.

Favorite Teams

This year, the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals will face off for the title. 65.8% of respondents said they don’t have a preference between the two teams. But 19.8% said they’ll be rooting for the Rangers, and 14.5% said they’ll be rooting for the Cardinals to win it all. Aside from not having a preference in this particular series, 55% of respondents said they don’t have a favorite baseball team at all, and 45% do.

The World Series

This year, 16.3% of respondents said they’ll definitely tune in for the World Series, and 25.5% said they’ll probably catch at least some of it. The remaining 58.3% aren’t really interested.

Though the World Series isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it still draws in a lot of sports fans from around the country. They’ll be watching eagerly to see which team will win Major League Baseball’s biggest honor.

Photo Credit: Minute Maid Park at World Series from Flickr

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.