It happened as expected. The 13th season of the Indian Premier League, which began during the Corona period, is breaking all records of popularity. It has been claimed that a record 200 million viewers watched the first match of the tournament on September 19, which is a record in itself.
The inaugural match was played between the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Superkings, called cricket's El Clasico. BCCI Secretary Jay Shah gave this information on Twitter. Shah cited the rating of BARC India (Broadcast Audience Research Council, India).
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah tweeted on Tuesday, 'Dream 11 IPL opening match has set a new record. According to the BARC, more than 200 million viewers tuned in to watch the match. This is the biggest statistics of the inaugural match of any sports league in the country - no league has got such a large number of spectators in its first match.
In this match, Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings started the tournament with a win, defeating the most four-time champions Mumbai Indians.