RCB - KKR match had the highest ratings of week 17 IPL duels

BENGALURU: That the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team is out of the race for the playoffs of IPL 2017 is a given. With only one match remaining, all that the team under one of the most exciting cricketers in the world – Indian test and limited overs captain Virat Kohli, the team can only improve upon its dismal showing of just 5 points – 2 wins and 1 no result from the 10 matches it has played so far. And yet, because RCB has one of the finest teams comprising of some of the who’s who of the global cricketing fraternity, the broadcast of the matches that the team has played have managed to draw a huge number of eyeballs.

As per Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) 17 of 2017 week (Saturday, 22 April 2017 to Friday, 28 April 2017), IPL match 27 on Sunday, 23 April between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs RCB garnered the highest weekly Impressions of 26,096 (000s) Sums on Sony Max, Sony Six, Sony ESPN (SD + HD). Of the 9 matches (9 matches plus one wash out) that were aired in week 17, another RCB match - match 31 on Thursday, 27 April – RCB’s encounter Gujarat Lions (GL) drew the fourth largest cricket audiences in the week with Impressions of 23,232 (000s) Sums. Yes, RCB did manage to put on a very poor performance and lost both the matches

The next best ratings for week 17 were those for match 30 on Wednesday, 26 April between Rising Pune Supergiant (RTS) and KKR with Impressions of 26,083 (000s) Sums on the same Sony Network channels. Match 28 on Monday 24 April between RPS and Mumbai Indians (MI) managed the third most viewers with Impressions of 24,778 (000s) Sums.

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