Fifa World Cup 2018 so far: 192 million viewership in India and counting

By Urvi Malvania , Business Standard, Mumbai | In Media Publishing
Last updated : July 17, 2018 05:20 AM
The France versus Argentina pre-quarter final has been the most watched game with 22.2 million viewers.

The FIFA World Cup on Sony Pictures Network India has garnered over 192.7 million viewers across 58 matches played so far. This includes LIVE matches, wraparound shows, highlights, repeats, surround programming on the SPN Sports Network and its online streaming platform SonyLIV.

Of this, 63.1 million viewers in rural markets have tuned in to the television coverage of the tournament, amounting to 42 per cent of the overall TV reach.

Fifa World Cup 2018

The 58 live matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia have been watched by 96.7 million viewers. The 8-pre-quarter final and 2 quarter final matches telecast in Week 4 have been watched by 57.1 million viewers.

The France versus Argentina pre-quarter final has been the most watched game with 22.2 million viewers.

Local language feeds (Hindi, Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu) have contributed to 47 per cent of the viewership.

The regional commentary provided has seen 9 million viewers in Kerala and 9.2 million viewers in West Bengal. In all, 36.3 million viewers across India have sampled the regional commentary feed.

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First Published : July 13, 2018 05:50 AM

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