According to reports, more than 1.8 crore people watched the Sunday T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan on the online streaming service Disney Hotstar.
The game was broadcast on Star Sports in India, however, the television audience measurement organization Broadcast Audience Research Council won’t reveal viewership figures until a week after the contest (BARC). It was also broadcast in theaters owned by PVR and Inox, who reported significant crowds of people watching the game in its movie theaters.
According to a source, the 1.8 crore viewers on Disney Hotstar, which live-streamed the match, broke the previous record set between the two sides at the Asia Cup of 1.4 crores. Bhuvneshwar Kumar of India bowled the game’s opening pitch to 36 lakh live viewers.
There were 1.1 crore live viewers on the app as the Pakistani innings came to a conclusion, and this number rose to 1.4 crore watchers during the innings break. When India’s chase began, there were 40 lakh spectators; by the time India’s 4-wicket victory was complete, the number of watchers had risen to a record 1.8 crore.
Like this, INoX Leisure and PVR, two multiplex operators streaming the matches live in their cinema halls, have also had incredible viewer engagement.