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Lakerball reveals the popularity of the 2016 Laker Holiday Classic and its participants

Sunday, January 1, 2017

MATTOON--With some of the six teams participating in the 2016 Laker Holiday Classic coming from quite a distance, plus having the first two rounds playing on weekdays, there were many folks experiencing the games via the Lakerball Livestream and Lakerball Radio.

The image below illustrates a snapshot of the Lakerball Livestream viewership at a random moment during the LHC.

2016 Laker Holiday Classic viewership (random moment snapshot)

Most watched LHC game
If you're wondering which game broadcast was the most popular, take credit if you are a Parkland College or a Prairie State College fan, as the game between these two was the most popular of all the LHC broadcasts.

The runner-up for the most popular LHC game broadcast goes to the fans of Schoolcraft College and Lake Land College for their matchup.

Lady Cobras fans made them the top of the pops
The most popular team on-air throughout the LHC was the Parkland College Lady Cobras, a team that not only drew bigtime livestream viewers and online radio listeners, but had a significant in-person presence at Laker Fieldhouse.

Who topped the charts?
Here's a list, one through six, on the popularity charts for online audiences for the LHC:
  1. Parkland College Lady Cobras
  2. Prairie State College Lady Pioneers
  3. Lake Land College Lady Lakers
  4. Schoolcraft College Lady Ocelots
  5. John Wood Community College Lady Blazers
  6. Kankakee Community College Lady Cavaliers

The young crowd watched most
The 18-24 year-old's made up the biggest portion of the audience.

Ladies more than gents
When it came to gender, females dominated the audience with over 60%.

Favored devices
While the majority of viewers watched the livestreams on a computer, nearly one in four viewed the LHC on their smartphone, and a significant number watched on their TVs and tablets. There were even a few using game consoles!

Heavy viewing countries:
  • United States
  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Columbia
  • United Kingdom
  • Brazil
  • Puerto Rico

Moderate viewing countries:
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Netherlands
  • Mexico

Light viewing countries:
  • Russia
  • Canada
  • Indonesia
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia
  • Phillipines
  • France
  • Barbados
  • Portugal
  • Argentina

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