Must Read Article on Soccer Newspaper/TV Coverage
|Sports Business Daily - What Top Sports News Outlets Covered During May|
Very interesting stuff. It takes a look at three newspapers (LA Times, NY Times, USA Today) and two tv shows (Sportscenter, Final Score) and has a detailed list of how much each sport was covered.
MLS received an average of 0.52% of the coverage:
"Soccer General" received an average of 0.33% of the coverage:
Finally, "International Soccer" received an average of 0.74% of the coverage:
So that means overall, soccer received less than 2% combined (1.59%) of the coverage from these five sources in May. Certainly that would be slightly higher in the past two months due to the Gold Cup, Copa America, and David Beckham's arrival. However it's still pretty sad.
Almost half that coverage was for international soccer, which at least half of probably doesn't involve Americans. It is encouraging to see the newspapers' coverage, but the tv coverage has a ways to go.