The World Cup is the biggest football tournament on earth. It is considered the pinnacle of world football. The 2022 edition of the World Cup is currently going on in Qatar. India is a football-crazy country with a huge percentage of the population following the game passionately.
The TV Rating data of the first 48 Matches ie, till the group stage has now been revealed by BARC. Brazil is the most supported country in India followed by Argentina and Portugal. The matches featuring Brazil have been rated the best and most watched in India as per the BARC’s data (Male 15+ ABC). The Brazil vs Switzerland group stage match has been rated the best with 0.9 TVR and was also the most reached match of the tournament with 13 million viewers cumulatively.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 TV ratings in India: Brazil’s matches are the most watched with Brazil vs Switzerland being the highest-rated match in the group stage
The cumulative reach for the first 48 matches, ie the Group Stage of the Fifa World Cup 2022 has been 42.2 viewers million in India. The average TVR for the tournament stands at 0.33 (Male 15+ ABC). The official streaming partner Jio Cinema app has grossed over 1.1 billion views, as of 5th December.
The top 5 regions in India in terms of ratings are:
- Assam/North East/Sikkim (2.84 TVR)
- Kerala (2.83 TVR)
- West Bengal (1.02 TVR)
- Tamil Nadu/Puducherry (O.13 TVR)
- Odisha (0.09 TVR)
The top 5 regions in India in terms of cumulative reach are:
- Kerala (13. 1 million)
- West Bengal (8. 69 million)
- Assam/North East/Sikkim (7. 1 million)
- Tamil Nadu/Puducherry (2. 7 million)
- Maharashtra/Goa (2. 3 million)