Most watched cricket match ever on TV – The India vs Pakistan matches are the most-watched matches when it comes to cricket and other sports. This is the only battle which the viewers like to see on the field. That is why matches between these two arch rivalling countries are known to be bigger than the Ashes Series which is played between Australia and England. This cricket battle is also sometimes called the Mother of All Battles.
The World Cup match between India and Pakistan was the most-watched cricket match between 2016-2019. It was the India vs Pakistan match which was played in 2011 for the 50 over world cup in Mohali. This was a semi-final clash between the two Asian Giants of cricket and now, it has been included in the top-5 most-watched events in the country in 2019.
Most watched cricket match ever on TV
In the other sports like Kabaddi, Wrestling, football, etc, the India vs Pakistan matches have a viewership of 85%. But the Sports viewership in the country was increased by 90% in the last four years. Live cricket matches have topped it with 58% viewership.
According to the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) report, the Indo-Pak World Cup match was viewed at 2900 million minutes. It was the most-watched cricket match between the 2016-2019 period.
Most watched cricket match ever on TV – According to the BARC report, apart from cricket, kabaddi, wrestling, and football got the most views. Total viewership stood at 85%. 70% of rural people saw kabaddi while 52% of urban people watched wrestling. More than 50% of football viewers are from Kerala, Assam, Sikkim, other people who stayed in Bengal.
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India’s first pink ball test, clocked 200 million minutes, received 43 million viewerships. 42.4 crore people watched IPL matches live, making it 51% of the people watching TV.
50.9 crore people watched the Cricket World Cup on TV, 2 million seconds were shown on advertising.