Breaks all viewership records on Star Sports with record 206 million* viewers tuning in to watch the match. A massive reach of 367 mn* viewers* and 303 mn* average impressions recorded in the first three weeks of the tournament
The on-field action in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 backed by world-class broadcast has contributed in massive growth in viewership in the first three weeks of the tournament.. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has seen 367 mn* viewers tuning in to the Star Network from across the country, with television viewership delivering a record 303 mn* average impressions for the first three weeks.
The game had the entire country hooked, with a massive 206 mn* fans tuning in to the Star network alone, versus 172 mn* viewers who tuned in for the ICC Champions Trophy finale played between the two teams
India vs Pakistan: Mauka streak continues
The most anticipated clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 created history on Indian television. Hailed by many as one of India’s most dominant victories against Pakistan, the game had the entire country hooked with a massive 206 mn* (TV+OOH) fans tuning in to the Star network alone, versus 172 mn viewers who tuned in for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 finale played between the two teams. India’s unbeaten ICC CWC record against Pakistan (7-0) remains intact as The Men in Blue outclassed Pakistan in all departments and got one step closer to the Top 4 of the table.
Bollywood and Cricket – A match made in heaven
As the entire nation poured in good wishes for team India ahead of their game against Pakistan, India’s very own Gullyboy paid a visit to Old Trafford, the iconic venue for India’s game against Pakistan. Adding Bollywood tadka ahead of the game, Ranveer Singh shot a special segment for Philips Hue Cricket Live, where he interacted with cricketing legends Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Brian Lara and Ramiz Raja, along with anchor presenter Jatin Sapru.
Three spots, seven contenders – race for Top 4 augurs well for even greater viewership
More than half of the ICC CWC 2019 is over, and we are yet to find out the final four teams that will battle it out in the semi-finals of the showpiece event. New Zealand, Australia, India and England have a slender lead over the remaining teams in the points table at the moment and look set to advance in the knockout stage, but they have Pakistan and Bangladesh close on their heels.
Mohd Amir’s fifer against Australia, Aaron Finch’s century in the same game, Malinga’s fiery spell against hosts England and Indian batsmen dominating the game with Rohit Sharma scoring his second century of the tournament… the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is witnessing stupendous performances from several #CricketKaCrown contenders.
* TG 2+ U+R, Source: BARC (TV + OOH), excluding DD, Only Match Telecast Hours considered; ICC CWC 2019 Channel Bouquet: STAR Sports 1, STAR Sports 2(v), STAR Sports 1 Hindi, STAR Sports 1 Tamil, STAR Sports 1 Kannada, STAR Sports 1 Telugu, STAR Sports 1 Bangla, STAR Sports 1 HD,STAR Sports 2 HD(v), STAR Sports 1 HD Hindi, STAR Sports Select 1 HD, STAR Sports Select 1 SD, Asianet Plus, Jalsha Movies, STAR Gold, STAR Gold HD, Star Suvarna Plus, Star Maa Movies, STAR Vijay Super