13-Oct-2009 03:21:00 GMT
ODIs Get More Viewers Than CL T20
New Delhi: Rumours about Twenty20 cricket killing the one-day game may have been a bit exaggerated. TV ratings show and Crictotal.com visitors more people watched the recently concluded Champions Trophy 50-overs tournament held in South Africa than those currently following the inaugural T20 Champions League in India.
Though average ratings for Champions Trophy were a modest 1.1, the Champions League has fared even worse with an average of 0.74 so far, according to TV monitoring agency, aMap.
Some may argue it wouldn’t be fair to compare anything with the Champions League, a new tournament with a new format that viewers aren’t familiar with. However, consider this: According to TAM ratings, the India-Pakistan match during the Champions Trophy had a TRP of 6.2. That’s higher than the ratings for all matches played by India in the T20 World Championship earlier this year, where the average TRP was 3.52.
Even during the inaugural T20 world cup which the Men in Blue won, the average TRP of India matches was 6, lower than the September 26 India-Pakistan one-dayer.
These ratings indicate that the promise of a good contest, be it in a T20 or a 50-over format, will bring in viewers. The figures, particularly those of Champions League, may also hint at a slight waning of interest in the T20 game. After all, the average TRPs of IPL-2, were lower than those of the inaugural IPL (4.17 compared to 4.81).
According Crictotal.com visitors rating, during Champions trophy daily average visitors more than 3 lac while during Champions league daily visitors around 1.5 lacs only.