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Top 10 Google Searches In 2023 For Sports, Entertainment: Damar Hamlin, Travis Kelce, The Last Of Us, Barbie, Oppenheimer Dominate

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People around the world turned to Google, the search engine owned by Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL), to find out more about their favorite athletes, sports teams, musicians, actors, songs, movies and streamed television shows.

Here’s a look at the world of sports and entertainment via Google searches in 2023.

Top 10 Searched Athletes on Google in 2023:

Damar Hamlin
Kylian Mbappe
Travis Kelce
Ja Morant
Harry Kane
Novak Djokovic
Carlos Alcaraz
Rachin Ravindra
Shubman Gill
Kyrie Irving

The most searched-for person in 2023 was Buffalo Bills defensive player Damar Hamlin, who suffered cardiac arrest on field during a Monday Night Football game and was brought back to life by medical personnel.

Football star Travis Kelce was one of the most searched-for athletes and also the fifth most-searched person overall in 2023. This spike in interest is likely related to his romance with musician Taylor Swift, which brought a new legion of fans.

Soccer players Kylian Mbappe and Harry Kane rank among the most searched-for athletes of the year. Soccer remains the most popular sport worldwide.

The sports of cricket (Ravindra, Gill) and tennis (Alcaraz, Djokovic) also saw their way onto the list with the inclusion of several athletes.

NBA players Ja Morant and Kyrie Irving found themselves on the list thanks to controversy with both players seeing suspensions from the league.  

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Top 10 Searched Sports Teams on Google in 2023:

Inter Miami CF
Los Angeles Lakers
Al-Nassr FC
Manchester F.C.
Miami Heat
Texas Rangers
Al Hilal SFC
Borussia Dortmund
India national cricket team
Boston Bruins

While Lionel Messi didn’t rank as one of the top-searched athletes in 2023, his new MLS team ranked as the most searched. Inter Miami landed Messi and quickly gained popularity on social media along with soaring demand for tickets and merchandise. Media rights partner Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) benefitted from having a deal in place with MLS before the move, which led to higher subscriptions thanks to Messi’s move.

Top 10 Searched Actors on Google in 2023:

Jeremy Renner
Jenna Ortega
Ichikawa Ennosuke IV
Danny Masterson
Pedro Pascal
Jamie Foxx
Brendan Fraser
Russell Brand
Kiara Advani
Matt Rife

Jeremy Renner’s accident in January was one of the biggest entertainment stories of the year and saw the actor top the list of searches in 2023. Renner is known for playing the role of Hawkeye in several Marvel movies and the Disney+ streaming show “Hawkeye” for Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS).

Ortega starred in the hit streaming show “Wednesday” for Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX), which became one of the most-watched series ever on the popular streaming network.

Top 10 Most Searched Movies on Google in 2023:

Barbie
Oppenheimer
Jawan
Sound of Freedom
John Wick: Chapter 4
Avatar: The Way of Water
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Gadar 2
Creed III
Pathaan

Barbie from Mattel Inc (NASDAQ:MAT) and Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ:WBD) dominated the box office in 2023, ranking as the top-grossing movie domestically and worldwide. The movie was also the most searched film on Google for the year.

Ranking second for the year was “Oppenheimer,” which was released by Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) owned Universal Pictures. Released on the same weekend as “Barbie,” the two films saw increased interest from moviegoers wanting to go see both films.

Top 10 Most Searched TV Shows in U.S. on Google in 2023:

The Last of Us
Ginny & Georgia
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Daisy Jones & The Six
Wednesday
That ‘90s Show
Kaleidoscope
Beef
The Idol
The Fall of the House of Usher

Streaming giant Netflix dominated the Google search list for 2023. The second, third, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and 10th most searched-for shows can all be found on the streaming platform.

Ranking first though was video game adaptation “The Last of Us,” which airs on HBO and streams on Max, which are units of Warner Bros. Discovery. The show was praised by critics and fans alike and is one of the top-viewed HBO shows of all time.

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Photo: Clockwise from left: Barbie poster, IMDb; Damar Hamlin, The Last of Us and Travis Kelce, via Shutterstock

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