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Nielsen: Packers have top local fan base in NFL

Posted by Duke Bobber on February 13, 2014 – 10:05 am

Nielsen rankingsNielsen recently released its “State of the Media: 2013 in Sports Media” report, providing insights into how sports fans engaged with their favorite teams last year.

According to the rankings, the Packers finished first in the NFL in the “Local Fan Bases” category. Defined as the “percent of population that has watched, attended or listened to the team in the past 12 months,” Green Bay led the way with 88%, followed by the New Orleans Saints (81%) and Pittsburgh Steelers (78%).

Green Bay’s Wild Card Playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers was mentioned as a highlight of the NFL season, pulling in an average of 47.1M TV viewers. Super Bowl XLVIII led the charge with 108.7M viewers.

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19 Responses to “Nielsen: Packers have top local fan base in NFL”

  1. By kalvinkline on Feb 13, 2014 | Reply

    The more shocking number is the 12% that haven’t. Who are they?

  2. By Rusty Draper on Feb 13, 2014 | Reply

    Living in the state of Wisconsin most of my life that does not surprise me .Packer fans are some of the most devoted fans in the NFL. If they could bottle up what makes a Packer fan so great and sell it, would make millions of dollars.We bleed Green and Gold .

  3. By Eden Le Bouton on Feb 13, 2014 | Reply

    I am among the 88%. I live in Browns Town but I am a Packer fan through and through. My family is from Oshkosh. I can’t wait for football season to start!

  4. By mgmcentertainment on Feb 14, 2014 | Reply

    how did the patriots not make that list?

  5. By jim carney on Feb 15, 2014 | Reply

    Living in indiana amongst bear and colt fans ,we packer fans hold our own number wise here ,too

  6. By BILL KANDRAVI on Feb 15, 2014 | Reply

    My Father a life in the USMC , I would get to go with him long ago down on the field, the frozen tundra this little boy moved from North Carolina , where it was all Johnny U found out what football was down in the south east many states, Nothing compared to that road trip in the 60’s and going to those games it is truly FOOTBALL HAVEN , gotten a lot bigger and I have been on every road and some that where not roads and everyone always says it is the one TEAM THEY WOULD TAKE A VACATION JUST FOR THEM MEANING THE WHOLE TEAM /STATE OF MIND.

  7. By DAVE HOLDENER on Feb 15, 2014 | Reply

    Have to wonder where Da Bears ranked? 28 maybe?

  8. By KyPackerFan on Feb 16, 2014 | Reply

    The 12% are the homeless and the infirm. Even down here in Louisville, KY the Packer sports bars are full on game day.

  9. By Zak on Feb 17, 2014 | Reply

    we are the 88%

  10. By Zak on Feb 17, 2014 | Reply

    We are the 88%!

  11. By Spanko on Feb 17, 2014 | Reply

    This is huge.

  12. By Debby Downer on Feb 17, 2014 | Reply

    It’s more than 12%. I just know it.

  13. By Spanko on Feb 17, 2014 | Reply

    Bill, can you spell your name correctly?

  14. By Boris on Feb 17, 2014 | Reply

    I’m Crazy Russian Cheesehead from Indianapolis Indiana
    Go Pack Go!!!!!

  15. By Penny Worrell on Feb 17, 2014 | Reply

    I <3 the Packers here in Amelia,Va.too!!! I can't wait for football season to start!!!

  16. By Spanko on Feb 18, 2014 | Reply

    I can wait, Penny. Last season was a joke.

  17. By Thomas on Feb 18, 2014 | Reply

    The 12% tells me that a lot of new people have moved to Green Bay lately and they are not from the Wisconsin area.
    The good news is they don’t have to wait in line at the grocery store or gas station.

  18. By Tail Gunner Joe on Feb 20, 2014 | Reply

    Thomas, the 12% are commie pinkos.

  19. By Crazy Packers Fan on Feb 20, 2014 | Reply

    I live in Pittsburgh but am a huge Packers fan. Technically I count as part of that Steelers percentage cause I do watch the Steelers (to cheer against them). Funny how that Steelers percentage is higher than the number of seats that are filled at Heinz Field.

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