Ranking Every Professional Sports Team by Twitter Followers – January 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve done this, so I just wanted to update the rankings. Here are the 123 teams in the four major sports Twitter accounts, sorted by followers. No team has gained more followers in the last five months than the @warriors who have almost a million new followers.

The @Lakers are still on top with a stunning 7.19 million followers. By comparison, the average viewership for a nationally televised NBA game this season is 1.4 million people according to Nielsen.

Twitter is still alive and well in the sports world!

# Twitter Name Username Followers
New Followers Since July 30
1 Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers 7,192,121 484,496
2 Golden State Warriors @warriors 5,176,994 905,842
3 Miami HEAT @MiamiHEAT 4,562,520 198,222
4 New England Patriots @Patriots 4,021,240 569,104
5 Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls 4,007,998 208,529
6 Dallas Cowboys @dallascowboys 3,666,497 613,072
7 New York Yankees @Yankees 3,118,007 568,554
8 San Antonio Spurs @spurs 3,116,427 549,747
9 Pittsburgh Steelers @steelers 3,104,745 689,094
10 Boston Celtics @celtics 3,026,724 528,698
11 Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs 2,932,874 541,478
12 Philadelphia Eagles @Eagles 2,819,245 714,389
13 Carolina Panthers @Panthers 2,802,614 553,970
14 Denver Broncos @Broncos 2,613,502 317,354
15 Chicago Blackhawks @NHLBlackhawks 2,469,184 168,425
16 Chicago Cubs @Cubs 2,369,563 334,292
17 OKC THUNDER @okcthunder 2,362,535 348,640
18 Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets 2,325,342 431,928
19 Seattle Seahawks @Seahawks 2,280,117 316,047
20 Atlanta Falcons @AtlantaFalcons 2,224,115 360,961
21 Toronto Blue Jays @BlueJays 2,194,642 146,637
22 Green Bay Packers @packers 2,180,244 339,204
23 NEW YORK KNICKS @nyknicks 2,008,970 170,518
24 Red Sox @RedSox 1,948,801 152,114
25 Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers 1,944,771 376,648
26 San Francisco 49ers @49ers 1,934,637 245,174
27 Houston Texans @HoustonTexans 1,784,784 272,830
28 Philadelphia Phillies @Phillies 1,774,599 106,329
29 New York Giants @Giants 1,763,700 190,638
30 Toronto Maple Leafs @MapleLeafs 1,757,077 129,566
31 San Francisco Giants @SFGiants 1,739,439 134,998
32 Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins 1,714,034 179,749
33 Chicago Bears @ChicagoBears 1,620,827 147,151
34 Toronto Raptors @Raptors 1,590,913 137,608
35 Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic 1,579,233 38,943
36 Canadiens Montréal @CanadiensMTL 1,504,305 68,700
37 OAKLAND RAIDERS @RAIDERS 1,482,443 384,055
38 Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers 1,447,101 138,986
39 Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs 1,440,535 101,855
40 Baltimore Ravens @Ravens 1,419,178 226,059
41 Detroit Tigers @tigers 1,411,386 88,617
42 New York Rangers @NYRangers 1,399,026 139,089
43 Texas Rangers @Rangers 1,378,113 131,687
44 Boston Bruins @NHLBruins 1,357,797 87,454
45 LA Clippers @LAClippers 1,342,397 97,704
46 Philadelphia 76ers @sixers 1,340,782 263,173
47 Detroit Lions @Lions 1,291,625 131,880
48 Houston Astros @astros 1,261,430 403,556
49 New Orleans Saints @Saints 1,258,079 109,443
50 Washington Redskins @Redskins 1,250,211 188,389
51 New York Jets @nyjets 1,214,044 75,728
52 Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings 1,213,374 82,801
53 Atlanta Braves @Braves 1,171,405 68,819
54 LA Kings @LAKings 1,167,267 82,553
55 Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks 1,160,137 93,738
56 St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals 1,158,308 59,381
57 Minnesota Vikings @Vikings 1,092,894 217,442
58 Kansas City Chiefs @Chiefs 1,091,898 185,347
59 Trail Blazers @trailblazers 1,078,935 152,797
60 Indiana Pacers @Pacers 1,064,583 80,649
61 Vancouver Canucks @Canucks 1,033,279 70,728
62 Kansas City Royals @Royals 1,003,283 106,548
63 Cleveland Browns @Browns 998,332 109,462
64 New York Mets @Mets 971,969 78,406
65 Dallas Stars @DallasStars 968,496 217,928
66 Phoenix Suns @Suns 959,206 109,614
67 Miami Dolphins @MiamiDolphins 958,753 115,308
68 Angels @Angels 952,672 145,196
69 Indianapolis Colts @Colts 945,902 76,758
70 Cleveland Indians @Indians 925,303 144,101
71 Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings 903,814 105,564
72 Arizona Cardinals @AZCardinals 893,851 115,794
73 Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz 885,304 71,892
74 Buffalo Bills @buffalobills 877,545 127,461
75 Chicago White Sox @whitesox 865,359 107,830
76 Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets 854,274 58,496
77 Charlotte Hornets @hornets 843,958 65,908
78 Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres 841,257 88,609
79 Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks 832,072 84,338
80 Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons 811,072 65,064
81 Washington Wizards @WashWizards 810,230 90,399
82 Cincinnati Reds @Reds 800,599 49,442
83 Timberwolves @Timberwolves 797,060 86,782
84 Cincinnati Bengals @Bengals 792,231 50,793
85 Los Angeles Chargers @Chargers 789,331 123,876
86 Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers 786,368 57,466
87 San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks 778,905 63,013
88 New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA 765,000 64,282
89 Baltimore Orioles @Orioles 758,101 45,145
90 Denver Nuggets @nuggets 750,624 70,598
91 Utah Jazz @utahjazz 745,561 64,330
92 Tampa Bay Buccaneers @TBBuccaneers 733,991 63,171
93 Pirates @Pirates 715,352 31,194
94 New Jersey Devils @NJDevils 693,898 146,872
95 Los Angeles Rams @RamsNFL 689,135 186,675
96 Washington Nationals @Nationals 679,317 75,135
97 Tennessee Titans @Titans 678,054 94,307
98 Washington Capitals @Capitals 671,730 41,320
99 Minnesota Wild @mnwild 653,096 46,369
100 Tampa Bay Lightning @TBLightning 638,852 52,792
101 St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues 637,352 46,637
102 Calgary Flames @NHLFlames 588,166 38,538
103 Minnesota Twins @Twins 575,600 40,523
104 z-#Sacksonville @Jaguars 571,988 107,692
105 Anaheim Ducks @AnaheimDucks 563,247 53,943
106 Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks 556,860 95,451
107 Ottawa Senators @Senators 554,907 44,038
108 Milwaukee Brewers @Brewers 524,785 30,706
109 Nashville Predators @PredsNHL 523,792 48,714
110 Oakland Athletics🌳🐘⚾️ @Athletics 520,775 39,629
111 Tampa Bay Rays @RaysBaseball 519,496 32,854
112 Mariners @Mariners 519,291 36,003
113 Colorado Rockies @Rockies 500,415 61,077
114 Winnipeg Jets @NHLJets 494,504 34,241
115 New York Islanders @NYIslanders 482,094 43,935
116 Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche 427,196 31,174
117 Columbus Blue Jackets @BlueJacketsNHL 420,779 31,454
118 San Diego Padres @Padres 369,532 20,513
119 Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers 342,664 21,484
120 Carolina Hurricanes @NHLCanes 337,960 27,128
121 Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes 331,316 28,667
122 Miami Marlins @Marlins 320,748 30,129
123 Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights 268,919 115,355

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