On Monday, JioCinema, the official digital streaming partner of the IPL (Indian Premier League) 2023, broke the world record for the most concurrent views to a live-streamed event, as over 3.2 crore viewers watched the final of this year’s IPL, which featured Chennai Super Kings versus Gujarat Titans.
During Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2023, JioCinema had over 2.57 crore concurrent viewers watching Shubhman Gill’s sensational century in the first innings between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians.
In July 2019, Disney’s Hotstar, the IPL’s former digital streaming partner, drew over 2.5 crore simultaneous viewers for a cricket match, breaking a record that had stood unbroken for several years.
Furthermore, on April 17, approximately 2.4 crore viewers gathered at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium to watch M.S. Dhoni’s CSK defend against a high-octane run chase from Royal Challengers Bangalore.
This record was set after breaking the previous one set on April 12 of a peak concurrency of 2.2 crore, when Dhoni nearly pulled off another heist against the Rajasthan Royals.
JioCinema continues to set global standards in digital sports viewing, with over 1,500 crore video views in the first seven weeks of this year’s IPL.
Chennai Super Kings defeated Gujarat Titans by five wickets (via DLS method) in the rain-affected rescheduled final of the season to win a record-equaling fifth IPL title at the Narendra Modi Stadium in the 16th edition of the IPL.