Marking the end of another season of one of the most watched sporting leagues in the world, the final playoffs between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad saw a staggering TV audience of 195 million viewers.

Witnessing Gayle strike his big sixes, the match experienced the highest TV viewership from 10:00 PM to 10:30 PM.


The league kick-started with impressive viewership trends and witnessed a consistent TV viewership throughout the month of April and May.


The playoffs on May 29th saw many big brands advertise on TV, including brands like Coca-Cola, Amazon and Vodafone. Oppo tops the chart with 15 ad spots, followed closely by Vimal with 14 ad spots.


The state of Maharashtra had the highest share of 15.5% of the total TV viewership for the final match of IPL 2016. Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh also featured in the top 5 states, demonstrating support for their respective teams in the match.


With the closing of India’s favourite annual sports telecast, the summer has officially come to an end for IPL fans. 

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Pro Kabaddi League | Revealing India’s loyal sports audience – Indian Television Viewership · July 6, 2016 at 12:51 pm

[…] There is a massive intersection in the TV viewership of Indian sporting leagues: 87.2% of viewers who watched the Pro Kabaddi League also watched VIVO IPL this year (read our article on IPL 2016 viewership). […]

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