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Below is a review of the social media presence on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook of the major professional teams in the New York tristate area as of January 2019.


Instagram

  1. New York Yankees – 2.1 million followers
    https://www.instagram.com/yankees/
  2. New York Knicks – 1.9 million followers
    https://www.instagram.com/nyknicks/
  3. New York Giants – 1.7 million followers
    https://www.instagram.com/nygiants/
  4. Brooklyn Nets – 1 million followers
    https://www.instagram.com/brooklynnets/
  5. New York Rangers – 874k followers
    https://www.instagram.com/nyrangers/
  6. New York Mets – 769k followers
    https://www.instagram.com/mets/
  7. New York Jets – 601k followers
    https://www.instagram.com/nyjets/
  8. New York City FC – 523k followers
    https://www.instagram.com/nycfc/
  9. New York Islanders – 275k followers
    https://www.instagram.com/ny_islanders/
  10. New Jersey Devils – 240k followers
    https://www.instagram.com/njdevils/
  11. New York Red Bulls – 146k followers
    https://www.instagram.com/newyorkredbulls/

Twitter

  1. New York Yankees – 3.35 million followers
    https://twitter.com/Yankees
  2. New York Knicks – 2.09 million followers
    https://twitter.com/nyknicks
  3. New York Giants – 1.81 million followers
    https://twitter.com/Giants
  4. New York Rangers – 1.44 million followers
    https://twitter.com/NYRangers
  5. New York Jets – 1.21 million
    https://twitter.com/nyjets
  6. New York Mets – 1.04 million followers
    https://twitter.com/Mets
  7. Brooklyn Nets  - 926k followers
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets
  8. New Jersey Devils – 724k followers
    https://twitter.com/NJDevils
  9. New York Islanders – 508k followers
    https://twitter.com/NYIslanders
  10. New York City FC – 389k followers
    https://twitter.com/NYCFC
  11. New York Red Bulls – 209k followers
    https://twitter.com/NewYorkRedBulls

Facebook

  1. New York Yankees - 8,608,928 likes
    https://www.facebook.com/Yankees/
  2. New York Knicks - 5,906,419 likes
    https://www.facebook.com/NYKnicks/
  3. New York Giants - 3,901,705 likes
    https://www.facebook.com/newyorkgiants/
  4. Brooklyn Nets - 2,690,393 likes
    https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynNets/
  5. New York City FC - 2,272,483 likes
    https://www.facebook.com/newyorkcityfc/
  6. New York Jets - 1,893,580 likes
    https://www.facebook.com/Jets/
  7. New York Rangers - 1,546,943 likes
    https://www.facebook.com/nyrangers/
  8. New York Mets - 1,524,605
    https://www.facebook.com/Mets/
  9. New York Red Bulls - 1,004,122 likes
    https://www.facebook.com/newyorkredbulls/
  10. New Jersey Devils - 480,186 likes
    https://www.facebook.com/NJDevils/
  11. New York Islanders - 301,266 likes
    https://www.facebook.com/NEWYORKISLANDERS/

Analysis: 

The most popular team in the New York tristate area based on social media presence are the New York Yankees.  This is to be expected as per Forbes the Yankees are the most valuable franchise in the New York tristate area.   The New York Knicks and New York Giants, are the second and third respectively, based on their social media presence.  The New York Rangers were the most popular hockey team in the area based on their social media presence.  The New York City FC have an impressive social media presence considering the club began playing at Yankee Stadium in 2015.  New York City FC has the fifth most likes of the local teams on Facebook and is above some teams that have a long history.  Additional analysis based on number of social media posts total and per day might provide some further insight on variables that might impact the popularity of each team on social media.


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