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Top 10 most watched sports leagues in the world

The Nippon Professional League is immensly popular in Japan

Modified 12 Jan 2016
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Attendance is a good measure of popularity of any sport. The allure of watching the action live and in person remains unbeaten, however big a flat screen television one may own. The average attendance figures across leagues gives a fairly accurate indication of its popularity. The list of top ten leagues in such popularity across the world may surprise you.Here is a look at the top 10 sports leagues across the globe according to attendance figures.

#10 Nippon Professional Baseball- 28,248

The Nippon Professional Baseball league represents the highest level of Baseball in Japan. It was founded in 1950 and currently it fields 12 teams. It divides the teams in two circuits of six teams each, The Central League and The Pacific League. Each season, the winning teams from the two circuits compete in the Japan Series, which is the Championship series of the Nippon Professional Baseball. There have been talks of expanding the league to 16 teams in order to energize the economies of the regions receiving the new teams.

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Published 11 Jan 2016, 13:25 IST
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