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CHART: This Is Who Watches March Madness at Work

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Gonzaga v UtahNCAA Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Gonzaga v Utah
Domantas Sabonis #11 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs rebounds the ball in the first half against the Utah Utes during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Pepsi Center on March 19, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Photograph by Sean M. Haffey — Getty Images

It’s no surprise that the NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament pulls in millions of dollars in bets across the U.S. and is something of a time drain among workers across the country. Online streaming makes it easy to do at your desk, after all. In fact, Fortune partnered with Morning Consult, a polling service, to ask people just how much they watched the sport while on the job.

Interestingly, it appears that the more income people collect each month, the more likely they are to watch games at work. In fact, those making over $100k were about 10% more likely to watch than their counterparts making between $50k and $100k and those who make less than $50k.


But that’s not all. Fortune also found what types of industries people are in that tend to watch March Madness the most.