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IPL 2024 additionally witnessed the highest-ever peak TV concurrency for a gap day.© BCCI

The seventeenth version of the Indian Premier League opened to blockbuster viewership numbers with 16.8 crore viewers tuning in to look at the season’s first recreation between Chennai Tremendous Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru on March 22, the event’s official broadcaster mentioned on Thursday. Disney Star mentioned the opening day additionally registered a watch-time of 1276 crore minutes — the highest-ever for the primary day of any season. The watch-time minutes are a compilation of the time spent by every viewer in watching the sport.

The seventeenth season of IPL additionally witnessed the highest-ever peak TV concurrency for a gap day, with 6.1 crore viewers watching the printed concurrently on the Disney Star community.

“Disney Star had recorded 870 crore minutes on the IPL’s opening day in 2023. Compared to the earlier version, there’s a progress of 16 per cent in TV consumption,” the corporate said.

Defending champions Chennai Tremendous Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bengaluru by six wickets within the season-opener in Chennai.

“This progress is a reaffirmation of the incomparable capability of Stay Cricket to mixture audiences on TV and supplies a blockbuster begin to the event. We are going to proceed to counterpoint the magic of one of many world’s greatest sporting occasions to take ahead the launch momentum and ship unprecedented viewership,” a Star Sports activities spokesperson mentioned in a press launch.

The channel mentioned that the record-breaking TV viewership on the opening day comes on the again of an array of programmes within the lead-up to the seventeenth season which attracted greater than 24.5 crore viewers until every week previous to the beginning of the event.

Within the digital house, JioCinema clocked 11.3 crore viewers on the primary day of the IPL.

The streamer claimed that it registered a 51 per cent soar over day considered one of IPL 2023. The overall watch time on JioCinema on day 1 was 660 crore minutes.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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