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Pro Kabaddi S5 Finale Creates Indian Television History

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VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5 Finale creates history becoming the highest rated non-cricket event on Television.

VIVO Pro Kabaddi

The captains of all teams of the PKL pose with the trophy

VIVO Pro Kabaddi continued its remarkable run with Season 5 as hundreds of millions tuned in to Star Sports to catch the riveting Kabaddi action. The tournament followed a stellar opening in Hyderabad, and travelled across 12 cities before the finale in Chennai. At the end of Season 5, gross impressions for India’s most watched non-cricketing league stand at 313 million with a watch time of 100 billion minutes.

 

Event Average. Impressions*

(In Million)

IPL 10 Final 39.4
PKL 5 Final 26.2
Olympics Sindhu Final 17.2
PKL 4 Final 15.2
ISL 3 Final 15.0

                                             *BARC, India, 4+ All India

Commenting on the performance of India’s flagship Kabaddi tournament, Sanjay Gupta, MD, Star India said, “India has truly embraced kabaddi. This season was all about pushing boundaries. With an expanded league, there were 12 teams competing in more than 130 matches, spread across 13 weeks. The love for Kabaddi cutting across geographies and demographics is self-evident. It is very heartening to see this response from millions of fans across the country, which has emphatically re-established Kabaddi’s position as the most watched non-cricket sport synonymous with the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League.”

Source: BARC – India (Urban + Rural)

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