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Stat of the Week
This isn’t your typical stats report from days gone by. This is ASAP’s modern world of sports analytics providing you with groundbreaking statistics you can utilize to inform and impact your business each and every week. We hope to entertain, and certainly inspire you to achieve greatness in your innovative sports business!


493: players from USC drafted into the NFL since 1936, one more than the 492 Notre Dame has sent. Each school boasts five overall number one picks; USC hold the edge in Round 1 picks with 79 to ND’s 66. Tune in this week to see how the 2017 NFL draft impacts those tallies.
The United States ranks second, behind India, in digital/streaming consumption of cricket (via ESPN Cricket Pass, Willow TV, etc). Cricket has the 2nd largest global fan base (to football/soccer), however Total Sportek recently ranked it as the 3rd most popular sport in the world using a more inclusive list of criteria
28,000+ represents the membership of the PGA of America, recognized as the largest sports organization in the world. Members of the PGA are expert golf professionals who teach the game, play competitively, and work across all sectors of the golf business.
2.65 miles – the average distance covered per game by the top 10 most “well-traveled” players during the 2015-16 NBA playoffs ( For perspective, per SportVu, global futbol players run an average of 7 miles, up to 9.5 miles for midfielders, in a game more than twice as long, on a field as much as 18 times the size of a basketball court.
370,000,000 – the total number of live eSports hours viewed during 2016 League of Legends World Championships. This 15 day competition hosted by Riot Games was just one tournament in one of ten eSports games which paid out more than $1 million in prize money in 2016.
61 – the single game record for points in an NCAA men’s basketball DI tournament game, set in the first round in 1970 by Austin Carr of Notre Dame. Since the ’70 tourney, the most points scored in a game is 50, by David Robinson of the US Naval Academy in 1987 in his final collegiate game.
40.1% - the projected CAGR for the global sports analytics market through 2022 according to Research and Markets. With investments into high-end services for a growing fan base, and continued widespread use of analytics in business operations, scouting, performance and injury analysis, and game strategy, the worldwide market is expected to grow to an aggregate $3.97 billion over the next five years.
731,740,000 viewers of 19 of the top 20 American primetime network telecasts of 2016 – which were all sports. Only the Academy Awards (no. 5) broke the stranglehold of 8 Summer Olympics, 7 NFL, 2 NBA, the CFP and game 7 of the World Series broadcast windows. (source: The Nielsen Company)
141,924,939 Combined 2015-16 regular season attendance of MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLS. Welcome to the ASAP, where someone can also tell you how many times those tickets changed hands, what those fans ate, which swag they bought, and how much they tweeted about it.
This isn’t your typical stats report from days gone by.