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IPL 9 biggest TV event in India with 357 mn viewers

MUMBAI: The ninth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was watched by 357 million viewers, making it the biggest television event in India today.

The tournament recorded a 22% growth over the last week with a viewership of 18,626 TVTs, Sony Pictures Networks India said quoting BARC data for all India.

IPL stamped its supremacy on primetime television with 869 GVM vis-a-vis the No. 2 channel at 391 GVM and No. 3 channel at 343 GVM, the company added.

The highest-rated match to date in IPL 2016 was Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions (24th May), which garnered 27,219 TVTs and achieved a cumulative reach of over 100 million.