Mzansi Super attracted live television audience of more than 3.4 million South African spectators during this opening weekend, which featured four matches. League is just beginning to gain momentum and attract supporters to matches as summer begins, but TV figures show that the league had already struck up a great interest from the audience, watching the house.
Doubtful out & # 39; ie, cooling at weekend and the introduction of new teams, perhaps as a result of the tournament faulty attract a huge number of fans on the ground. Only about 7,000 supporters & # 39; was the first match between Cape Town and Tshwane Blitz Spartans 25,000 capacity Newlands, while 4896 were at the Wanderers in a game between the stars Jozi and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. At the same time, the match attracted 16,65,546 unique viewers in one of South Africa.
Audience analysis is carried out independently of the Nielsen Sport showed that unique TV audience 34,18,594 consider the first four games in the league. Saturday night fixture between Jozi stars and Nelson Mandela Bay giants attracted the greatest number of spectators from all four matches, which are beyond the mark of 1.3 million.
SABC-3 games channel broadcast on South Africa, as a rule, attracts nearly 21 million South African viewers a month. The most popular show on the channel soap opera Isidingo, which has been running for 20 years and attracts about a million viewers per episode, in which the number of spectator MSL compared favorably.
For further comparison, T20I against Zimbabwe 12 October attracted 6,07,948 viewers to the channel. Outside of South Africa, a broadcast deal with Sony means that MSL is also being tested in India on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels. CSA also deal with FreeSports UK channel-based, which is available in 18 million homes in the UK. FreeSports also shown live in 2017. Bangladesh Prem & # 39; er League.
"This fully justifies the decision to take on the SABC board as our internal host broadcast partner," said Chief Executive Cricket South Africa Thabang Moroe. "It really is a product for people and helped us achieve one of our key objectives is not only to attract the traditional supporters of cricket, but to open a new market, as well.
"This is a win-win situation be they administrators, players, coaches, fans and our business partners for all interested parties. MSL can only go from strength to strength, as it will continue to grow, establish themselves alongside various T20 leagues around the world. the most watched sporting event in the history of television in South Africa was the opening match between South Africa and Mexico at the World Cup in South Africa, with a & # 39; united 10,146,793 viewers watching the match on SABC 1 and SuperSport 3 on DSTV satellite network,
While the figures match attendance is beginning to grow, with the game between Blitz Cape Town and Paarl Rocks last weekend near sold out, numbers, viewing television with & # 39 is more positive signal to CSR after the initial attempt homegrown League – defunct T20 Global League – failed.