Top 10 Most Popular Sports in America

10. WWE

WWE - World Wrestling Entertainment

The sport is watched by approximately 11 million fans in the United States.It is the largest wrestling promotion in the world, holding over 450 live events a year.



Motorsports are generally popular in the United States. The Americans love to explore their local racing series when comparing with the events like Formula One and MotoGP. The NASCAR Cup Series season in 2019 averaged 2.92 million viewers.

8. Boxing


Boxing came into the limelight in the United States in the 19th century.Muhammed Ali is one of the names who are greatly responsible for the craze of Boxing around the world. Though the viewership of the game is still constant in America.

7. Golf


The game is played by about 25 million people or 8% of the population.The PGA Tour organizes several tournaments, most reputably The Players Championship and Tour Championship. Most of the top-rated golfers on the PGA tour are Americans.

6. Tennis


The players like Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, and Andre Agassi helped to make tennis one of the popular sports in America. US Open is one of the most renowned tournaments in Tennis and had a lot of followers worldwide.

5. Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey

Usually known as “hockey” in America ,in 2020 the average TV viewership of the sport was at 2.15 million per game in the United States.More than 30 percent of the fans are from the United States.

4. Soccer


In 2017, the report estimates that soccer was the third-most watched sport in the U.S., behind only basketball and American football. The men’s professional soccer league in the U.S.,Major League Soccer (MLS) is currently the largest first-division professional football league in the world.

3. Baseball


Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the United States. It garnered a lot of attention from American fans.Major League Baseball has the highest total season attendance of any sports league in the world with more than 69.6 million spectators in 2018.

2. Basketball


Basketball is the second most popular sport. In terms of revenue, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is the third most popular sports league in the United States. According to reports 15.1 million people reportedly tuned into the 2019 finals .

1. American  Football

American  Football

According to estimates , nearly 1.1 million high school athletes and 70,000 college athletes play the sport in the United States annually. The sports' league also has an annual revenue of around US$15 billion, making it the most marketable sports league in the world.