Australia’s T20 World Cup most watched women’s sports event in history

• Australia won the match by 85 runs before 86,175 fans at the MCG

• Most-watched women’s sports event in history
• Sixth most watched cricket match of all time
• Number one Foxtel show in 2020

Australia’s victory last night against India in the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup Final has achieved record ratings for Foxtel with preliminary figures showing an average of 405,646 viewers making it subscription television’s most-watched women’s sports event in history, the sixth most-watched cricket match of all time (men and women) and the number one show so far in 2020.

The first session averaged 360,779 watching Australian openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney establish a 150-run partnership on the way to a 184 total before an average 451,043 tuned in to the second session as Australia bowled out India for 99 to win the tournament for a record fifth time.

Foxtel’s coverage of the ICC T20 World Cup Final was aired simultaneously on Fox Cricket and FOXW (Channel 507), a special week-long pop-up channel launched to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) putting a spotlight on women’s sport.

The preliminary figures include live broadcast and video player measurement (VPM) numbers. The numbers are expected to increase over the week with on-demand and delayed viewing. The numbers specifically do not include viewing on Kayo Sports.

“The Australian women’s cricket team has captured the imagination of the country including our Foxtel viewers with their magnificent victory on home soil before a record crowd at the MCG,” Head of Fox Sports, Peter Campbell.

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