After many hours of number-crunching, with the finest analytical minds the world has to offer working tirelessly for weeks on end to interpret the findings… we have our results from the [DFO] Commentist Survey once again, folks! Be sure to check out our top-of-the-line, A1-caliber interactive pie charts for further info on this wonderful website’s readership below!
Once again, this readership is overwhelmingly male, and remaining firmly in the 30-50 age demographic; interestingly enough, we had 97.2% of our readership identify as male on our survey last year, and this number has dropped by 0.8% this year… the GOP is OUTRAGED at this travesty!!! Additionally, the 78.9% of the 30-50 age demographic last year has reduced to 68% this year… This is probably due to younger readers being attracted to our content… and hopefully not older readers dying off I early. I hope. Things were getting a little out of hand in the clubhouse the night that the free cocaine appeared.
This year, we’ve got high tech and education leading the way as the top specific occupation demographics of readership; they were also the top occupations the previous two years as well, though in reverse order.
Once again, our California contingent is leading the way geographically in our readership; California was also home to our most readers in each of our previous two surveys as well. North Carolina is tied for second with Virginia and Washington, after holding the #2 spot outright in 2017 and being near the bottom in 2016. As always, I do have Canadian and world data available as well for posting later, if anybody is particularly interested.
The most interesting development of our changing readership demographics? After the Packers, Steelers & Bears were the three most popular teams of 2016, and the Bears, Broncos & Cowboys led the way in 2017… the Packers, Bears and THE FACKIN’ GREATRIOTS AHH THE MOST PAWPULAH FACKIN’ TEAMS OF [DFO]… NO ONE DENIES THIS.
Almost two-thirds are completely addicted to this heathen degenerate sport. That number has consistently dropped over the last three years; in 2016, 76% reported they’d watch games involving teams other than their own, while last year, 69% of respondents said the same. Nice.
Another curious trend in viewing options – fewer of us are watching on TV, and more and more are streaming games online. TV viewership has dropped each year of this survey; in 2016, that number was at 81%, while last year saw that number drop to 78%. It’s a big drop-off to 67% this year… Streaming rates have also increased, likely in direction to more and more of us cutting the cord; year-over-year, this number has gone from 10% to 12.5% to 22%.
The number of people who follow our game-day open threads at least on an occasional basis has also increased year-over-year each successive edition of this survey; the “No” respondents have decreased from 8% in 2016 to 4% last year to the new low of 3.6%. Go brand recognition!!
No clear trends to announce about these results here… although I applaud all of you who can tune out all the bullshit available elsewhere online. Twitter is rotting my brain from the inside – I’m absolutely convinced of this.
Just like each of the past two years, our #1, #2 and #3 additional sports to follow on here are CFB, MLB and the NHL. Soccer’s numbers are still holding steady, though – theoretically you could combine percentages of each category to have a total, but due to the ability to respond to multiple levels of soccer in this poll it does skew the true demographics of respondents, really. At least we haven’t gone full EURO SOCIALIST LIBTARD REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Finally, as always, our Open Threads, our signature posts on this here site, are once again the most popular feature on here, as voted by you, the readers! We’re so lucky to have so many devoted contributors, but few work as hard as our esteemed Beerguyrob, who manages to keep churning out these things day after day, week after week, in the long offseason when no gridiron activity is going on, not to mention the in-season weekdays as well. Many thanks as well to theeWeeBabySeamus for his regular Sexy Friday slots, and of course scotchnaut for his gameday additions as well. The biggest thanks of all, however, goes out to you – the Commentists – who make this place as lively and vibrant an online community as anywhere else I’ve read and visited regularly. We’re doing this for you folks – keep being awesome, and we’ll try and hold up our end of the bargain as much as possible too!