Foxtel has reported the 2020 Boxing Day Test continued a record-breaking summer for Fox Cricket with an average live audience for the four days of 393,000 across Linear + Streaming. This was growth of 26% vs the 2019 Boxing Day Test v New Zealand and up 41% vs the 2018 Boxing Day Test v India.
All Foxtel platforms have reported growth with Foxtel overall up 12% vs the 2019 Boxing Day Test v New Zealand and up 15% vs the 2018 Boxing Day Test v India.
Streaming of Fox Cricket on Foxtel Now, Foxtel GO and Kayo grew, up 136% vs the 2019 Boxing Day Test v New Zealand. It was up 585% vs the 2018 Boxing Day Test v India. (Noting Kayo only launched in November 2018.)
Day three attracts the biggest crowd
The most-watched session of the 2020 Boxing Day Test was on Day 3 where Session 3 had 484,000 viewers across Linear and Streaming. This was up +46% on the 2019 Boxing Day Test D1S3 v New Zealand and up +31% on the 2018 Boxing Day Test D1S3 v India.
With the result of the 2020 Test largely determined on Day 3, Day 4 continued to attract big audience numbers. There was an average of 286,000 watching across Linear and Streaming. That was down 3% on Day 4 of the 2019 Boxing Day Test v NZ and up 7% on Day 4 of the 2018 Boxing Day Test v India.
Fox Cricket commentary team
The Fox Cricket commentary team for the Border-Gavaskar trophy consists of Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Isa Guha, Kerry O’Keeffe, Mark Waugh, Allan Border, Brett Lee, Mike Hussey, Harsha Bhogle, Kath Loughnan and Mark Howard.
Mel Jones, Waugh, Andrew Symonds, Brendon Julian, Brad Haddin and Megan Barnard will feature in Big Bash commentary from December 26-31.
Kayo Minis are available shortly after the end of each day’s play for all four Tests for both Kayo and Foxtel viewers. The Minis feature key moments with every boundary and wicket in real-time for those who wish to relive the best bits.
Kayo also features Hindi commentary from Harsha Bhogle for the entire Australia vs India Test match series. Bhogle has also been making brief appearances on Fox Cricket sharing his insights into the Indian team.
Foxtel is the only place to watch the Test Series live in Ultra HD (4K).