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28.8 million viewers watched IPL finale
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The IPL ‘extraa’vaganza ended on May 24, with Hyderabad’s Deccan Chargers marching away with the trophy. According to aMap, about 28.8 million viewers watched the match between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers on the last day of the IPL Season 2 across India, including 11.4 million from the metros.

The final match, undoubtedly the most watched match in the entire tournament, garnered the highest TVR of 10.2 (C&S 15+, All India). In the six metros, the match viewership went as high as 11. The average TVR in the six metros was 8.3 this season, while in the last season it was 8.8.

Interestingly, more viewers tuned in after the match to watch the post-event felicitation and entertainment show. The peak viewership time as recorded by aMap was 11.32 pm.

In the playing teams’ states, the viewership was record breaking. In Bengaluru, the finale garnered as high as 17.3 TVR, while in Hyderabad, the highest TVR attained was 18.5. However, the average TVR recorded in Bengaluru was 12.2, while in Hyderabad, it was 10.3.

The second semi-final match between Royal Challengers and Chennai Super Kings got a high TVR of 9, all India. In Bengaluru, the TVR shot up to 23.3, while in Chennai, the TVR went up to 12.4.

The first semi-final match between Deccan Chargers and Delhi Daredevils had the least viewership amongst the three crucial matches. The average rating scored by the match was 5.1, while the highest TVR reached by it was 7, all India, as well as in the six metros. In Hyderabad, it enjoyed a viewership rating of 10.7, while in Delhi it managed to garner a peak rating of 7.5.

Although the TVRs for the matches this season did not match up to those of the last season, more viewers watched the IPL this time. The net reach last season was 8.6 million, while in this season, it grew to 11.4 million.

“If one looks at the all India viewership for 15+ audiences, there has been a 20 per cent drop in viewership from last time,” observes Lynn de Souza, chairperson and chief executive officer, Lintas Media Group. “The time spent by viewers this season was about 9 per cent less than last season, although there has been a considerable rise in reach,” she adds.

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This is just because in India most of the people are interested in cricket than other games...:perplex:
கந்தல் ஆனாலும் தாய் மடி போல் ஒரு சுகம் வருமா.....வருமா...
சொர்க்கம் சென்றாலும் சொந்த ஊர் போல் சுதந்திரம் வருமா.... வருமா ...
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