There’s more online buzz about the Green Packers despite the Pittsburgh Steelers having more web fans, according to the Nielsen Company.
Nielsen monitored the Internet discussion about the two teams on blogs, message boards, Twitter and Facebook between Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 prior to the Feb. 6 matchup in Super Bowl XLV.
The findings showed 64 percent of the online buzz revolved around discussions about the Packers compared to 35 percent for the Steelers. However, Pittsburgh’s controversial quarterback Ben Roethlisberger garnered more of the web chatter than Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers.
The study also shows the Steelers were more effective at attracting unique visitors to their website. The Steelers had more page views. On average, Steelers fans stayed 9 seconds longer on their team’s site than Packer’s fans stayed on their team’s site.
Click on the graphic to see a play by play breakdown of fan statistics on the web for the Super Bow contenders.