The fifth week ratings for the Dream11 IPL 2020 is out and once again the world’s biggest cricket league is shinning bright like previous weeks. Such has been the domination of IPL 2020 on the ratings charts, that in the Week 42 (17th Oct to 23rd Oct 2020), all 9 IPL games have rated higher than any other show across the genres on the Indian television.
The LIVE telecast of Mumbai Indians vs KingsXI Punjab (Match No.36) is the top rated program across the genres followed by CSK’s game against Delhi Capitals.
Interestingly, though Chennai Super Kings has already been eliminated from the IPL 2020, all of their 3 games played in the week are in top 5 programs list.
BARC Week 42 Ratings (17th Oct to 23rd Oct 2020) – TOP 5 Programs LIST
IPL 2020 : Women skipping soaps, watching IPL
While men may be watching the IPL more, women are not far behind. Indeed, female viewership for the 13th season of the IPL has grown 33 percent as compared to season 12.
In the opening week of the IPL this year, female viewership was recorded at 3.7 billion viewing minutes for the first seven matches. On the other hand, 2.8 billion viewing minutes were recorded for the first eight matches last year.
Meanwhile this week, Star Sports 1 Hindi has slipped to number 2 in the rating charts despite of 9 IPL matches in the top 10 program list. Star Utsav is the number 1 channel of the week 42 followed by Star Sports 1 Hindi.