Of course thats a lot and only a guesstimate to be honest.
BUT 3/63 million = 4.6% of country watch it.
AND 125 million/1.3 billion = 9.6% of country watch it.
So really snooker is more popular in Britain! Just because the country has more viewers doesnt mean its more popular as a lower percentage of the country watches it.
If you increased Britains population to 1.3 billion im sure we would have over 100 million viewers easily!
People always say why are china so good at every sport. Well because they have over 1/6 of the worlds population living there! So of course there will be people good at something there!
Anyway, ive never seen a snooker tournament with more spectators than one in the UK. Or ive never seen one with the venue packed as we so often do here in UK. Take the Hainan Classic, Wuxi Classic this year, Shanghai last season and even the China Open, the crowds are never that large! Although this may come down to economy and price of tickets I dont know.
But the stats above I find interesting.
PERCENTAGES HAVE BEEN CORRECTED TO MY POINT ALMOST BECOMES IRRELEVANT!
- Posts: 4965
- Joined: 18 August 2010
- Location: Devon
- Snooker Idol: Dominic Dale
- Highest Break: 114
- Walk-On: Simply Red - Stars