The India-Australia final match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup broke records with a peak viewership of 5.9 crore on Disney+Hot… Read More
The India-Australia final match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup broke records with a peak viewership of 5.9 crore on Disney+Hotstar, surpassing its previous peak attendance record. The platform also recorded high viewership numbers during other matches of the tournament. The match was also screened by PVR INOX in over 150 cinemas across various cities, with over 70,000 cricket fans in attendance. Read Less
With this, the platform surpassed its previous peak attendance of 5.3 crore viewership record in the India-New Zealand semi-final match. Peak concurrency is the highest number of viewers during a live stream.
Television viewership numbers expected next week
Sunday’s final match was also telecast live by Disney Star on the Star Sports network but viewership numbers will be released a week later by television audience measurement body Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).
“With a staggering 5.9 crore concurrent viewers tuning in on Disney+ Hotstar for the final… higher than any peak concurrency record set before the tournament — the unwavering support of Indian cricket fans has consistently propelled us to new heights in live sports streaming, ” said Sajith Sivanandan, head Disney+ Hotstar India.
The platform has also recorded a peak concurrency of 4.3 crore peak concurrent viewers during the India Vs New Zealand match, and 4.4 crore peak concurrent viewers during the India Vs South Africa match. The India-Pakistan league match in the tournament recorded a peak attendance of 3.5 crore.
Screening by PVR INOX
The India-Australia final match was also screened by leading multiplex operator PVR INOX at 150 cinemas in over 60 cities comprising major metros, Tier-1, 2 and 3 cities. Over 70,000 cricket fans watched the match when it started translating to over 70% occupancy, added Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, PVR INOX Ltd Executive Director.
Peak concurrency on JioCinema
Earlier this year, Mukesh Ambani-backed Viacom18’s JioCinema peaked at 3.2 crore earlier this year when the platform streamed IPL live. Hotstar currently maintains a lead over its rival.
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