OLE.com.ar, Gran DT and Canchallena.com Lead as Most-Visited Sports Destinations
Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 21, 2011 - Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a study on the online Sports category in Argentina based on data from its Comscore MMX service. The study found that Argentina ranked as the tenth largest global market by percent reach of sports sites with more than half of all online users in the country visiting a sports destination in May 2011. The study also found that OLE.com.ar ranked as the most-visited sports destination with more than 2 million visitors, followed by Gran DT and Canchallena.com.
“Argentines’ passion for sports is apparent both on the field and online,” said Sebastian Yoffe, Comscore country manager for Argentina and Uruguay. “Many fans utilize the online channel to receive instant updates on scores, matches and their favorite players and teams. These users are also highly-engaged, with an average Sports category visitor spending nearly 50 minutes a month consuming sports content online.”
Argentina Ranks among Top Markets for Sports Category Reach
Analysis of top online sports markets based on the percentage of users that visited the Sports category showed that the U.S. led markets in May 2011. During the month, 70.7 percent of U.S. online users age 15 and older visited a sports site from a home or work computer. Ireland closely followed with 70.3 percent of its online audience accessing sports sites, while 69.0 percent of New Zealander visited the category. Leading all South American countries, 61.5 percent of online users in Brazil visited sports sites during the month, while 52.7 percent of Argentina’s online population frequented the Sports category making it the tenth largest global market by percent reach.
Top Global Markets by Sports Category Percent Reach of Unique VisitorsMay 2011Total Audience, Age 15+ - Home or Work Location*Source: Comscore MMX
*Excludes visitation from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.
OLE.com.ar Leads Sports Category in Argentina
In May 2011, nearly 6.9 million Internet users age 15 and older visited a sports site in Argentina from a home or work computer. OLE.com.ar ranked as the most-visited sports destination with 2 million visitors, reaching 15.4 percent of the entire online population in Argentina. Gran DT followed as the second largest sports site with 964,000 visitors, followed by Canchallena.com with 950,000 visitors.
Top Sports Sites by Unique VisitorsMay 2011Total Argentine Audience, Age 15+ - Home or Work Location*Source: Comscore MMX
Total Unique Visitors (000)
Total Internet : Total Audience
FOXSports.com on MSN
Demographic Analysis of Sports Visitors
A demographic analysis of Sports category visitors in Argentina revealed that, perhaps unsurprisingly, males account for a larger share of visitors than females to the category. During the month, males accounted for 57.8 percent of category visitors, while females accounted for 42.2 percent of visitors. Males ages 15-34 accounted for not only the largest share of visitors to the Sports category (32.4 percent), but also averaged the most time on sports sites at 70 minutes per visitor in May.
Demographic Analysis of Sports Category VisitorsMay 2011Total Argentine Audience, Age 15+ - Home or Work Location**Source: Comscore MMX
Total Audience (000)
% Composition Unique Visitors
Average Minutes per Visitor
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