21 Jun 2013

Cricket is Australia's most popular sport

9:56 am on 21 June 2013

Cricket remains Australia's favourite sport, according to a new report, but rugby league has enjoyed a rebound in popularity.

About a third of Australia's 13 million sports fans are estimated to follow cricket, with tennis close behind.

Rugby league sits equal second as most popular - up two spots from last year.

The study, by digital media company Perform, ranked AFL the fourth most-followed sport, ahead of football and swimming.

Australian sport fans watch an average of 8.5 hours each week, with TV, newspapers/magazines and websites the most used methods of consumption.

The report's findings are based on interviews with more than 1000 Australian adults.