With over 3.5 billion fans, football (or soccer) is undeniably the most watched sport in the world. Football has the maximum stadiums, greatest numbers of people buying football merchandise, number of competitions and events held - such as the world cup, UEFA League, American Cup, etc. Also there are the maximum number of teams, leagues and clubs for football all over the world. The current football world cup 2010 has about 715.1 million people who watched the final. It is the world's most widely viewed sports event today.
Immensely popular from the beginning, since its inception in England in the 16th century. Cricket is more popular in Test playing countries, and is the second most watched sport after football. The Cricket world cup in 2007, had 672,000 spectators in the stadiums alone and about 2.2 billion TV viewers, with the matches being telecast in 200 countries. The 2011 Cricket world cup will be broadcasted in 220 countries.
Tennis is the third most watched sporting event
No, the Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event in the United States. The most watch sporting event in the world would be the World Cup (soccer).
UEFA Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event in the world. The World Cup occurs every four years and is the most watched sporting event in the world.
the most watched sporting event would be the Super Bowl. But also the Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event in the world with it being broadcasted to over 60 different countries around the world.
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The USA soccer is the most watched sport in the world
The Fifa World Cup is the most watched sporting event in the whole wide world, in terms of the numbers who watched the entire event. However, the single most watched sporting event in history has been the India - Pakistan semi - final of the cricket world cup, 2011, which was watched by over 1 billion people. In comparision 'only' about 750 million watched the finals of the FIFA world cup.
the olympic games because lots of countries take part
Football world cup 2010 has about 715.1 million people who watched the final. It is the world's most widely viewed sports event today.
I believe it was the World Cup with 4.2 million viewers.
Super bowl, World series, World cup of Football, Olympics
Probably Soccer... It is Ireland Soccer is #1 in the entire world and I think it started earlier than 1995.