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288 million viewers tuned in for India-Pakistan World Cup clash

It was the most-watched television event in India in the last four years, since the finals of the 2011 World Cup.

By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai |
February 26, 2015 3:44:16 pm
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The most anticipated clash of the cricket World Cup created Indian television history as 288 million viewers tuned in to watch the defending champions take on Pakistan on February 15 in Adelaide. (Full Coverage| Points table| Fixtures)

The game, which the Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side comfortably won, was the most-watched television event in India in the last four years, since the finals of the 2011 World Cup.

The match between the arch-rivals rated 14.8 TVR (TAM data M15+ ABC) across Star network including Doordarshan (DD).

The match rated 11.9 TVR (TAM data M15+ ABC) on Star network and 2.9 TVR (TAM data M15+ ABC) on DD.

Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India, said, “Nothing is bigger than the ICC Cricket World Cup and the Indian fans have shown their unflinching faith and passionate following for Team India as they began their World Cup campaign with a bang.

“As the country’s leading broadcaster, our efforts have been to showcase the best of cricket, have wider coverage, offer multiple languages and take the sport deeper by reinventing the viewer experience. With a host of innovations, we are committed to make this edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup the biggest ever.”

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