Mumbai: The final match of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings was a hit among television viewers in Mumbai and Chennai. While Mumbai registered a television rating (TVR) of 17.8, the average TVR in Chennai was 15.3, the highest among the six metros that were monitored by TAM Sports, a division of TAM Media Research Pvt Ltd.
TAM will release the all-India viewership figures for the final match next week.
The average TVR, which reflects the percentage of viewers watching a program during a specific time, for the six metros was also healthy at 12.9. The cities included in the survey were Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad. The TVR number was the highest so far for any IPL season.
The final match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals in Season 1 of the IPL, garnered an average TVR of 11.7. However, in
Season 2, the rating dropped to 10.7 for the finals between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, for the same match the rating was in Bangalore was high at 15. Hyderabad clocked a rating of 11.6.