CALIFORNIA — Direct TV conducted a study to determine what sports people in America are watching, and which states watch the most sports on television. And California ranked towards the bottom.
According to the study, only Alaska, Washington D.C., and Hawaii watch less sports then California. Of course, considering the great weather in California, are you really surprised?
The states that watch the most sports on TV are West Virginia, Wyoming and Pennsylvania. The Mountain State watches an average of 4-1/2 hours of sports.. a day.
In addition, despite the popularity of football across the country, when people in Californai watch sports on TV they watch... golf?!? Apparently, California isn't alone on the links-front. Other states were golf rules sports TV include Maryland, Georgia, New York, and much of the West.
The only state where basketball rules? No surprise there. Kentucky.
The rankings "were calculated based on three metrics: TV watch-time, interest of a household in sports, and interest of a household in TV/movies. Data was sourced from product purchases, subscriptions, and surveys. These metrics were weighted equally to determine a final rank," according to the study.
You can check out the full list on their website.