The Summer of Cricket has started with the first two games of India’s Tour of Australia achieving record ratings on Fox Cricket, with Sunday’s audience of 585,000 the highest rating One Day International ever on subscription television and the third most-watched sports program on STV of all time.
With a live audience of 585,000 across all Foxtel platforms, the second Australia vs India ODI surpassed previous record STV audience in 2015 for Australia’s World Cup Final win over New Zealand. Sunday’s audience was up 41% on the top rating ODI of the 2018/19 Australia vs India series (Game One).
Women’s cricket is also going from strength to strength with the WBBL|06 Final between the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder, the most-watched WBBL game on STV ever with an audience of 131,000 across Foxtel Platforms, up +24% on the 2019 Final.
Steve Crawley, executive director Fox Sports, said: “How good’s the cricket. The women are the best in the world and now Australia’s ODI men’s team is performing better than we’ve seen in modern times against top-rated India and Virat Kohli – it doesn’t get any better.
“Beginning the summer with the white ball has proven to be a hugely successful formula for Cricket Australia. On Wednesday, we’re off to Canberra for the final men’s ODI then three T20s, all exclusive to Fox Cricket leading into the First Test. It’s a ripper schedule and already fans are loving it.”
India’s Tour of Australia continues with the final ODI match on Wednesday from 1.45 pm AEDT, leading into three T20’s from December 4 and the Australia A v India day-night Tour match on December 11 – all live and exclusive on Fox Cricket, before the first Test on December 17.
Fox Cricket’s coverage is available live only on Foxtel, and to stream on Foxtel Now, Foxtel Go and Kayo.