Nine matches (match 18-26) played and telecast in the third week of Indian Premier League season 11 together garnered 214.230 million Impressions, as per BARC India data mapped on All India, 2+. The same matches played in IPL 10 had cocked 185.813 million Impressions, which means that in week 3, IPL 11 grew by 15% in terms of viewership.
Of these nine matches, the one played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings on April 25 was the most watched match of the season to date after the opening match. It garnered 33.959 million Impressions. The opening match of the season played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings had clocked 35.9 million Impressions.
The second most watched match in week 3 of IPL was Mumbai Indians versus Rajasthan Royals with 26.032 million Impressions, followed by the Delhi Daredevils versus Royal Challengers Bangalore match that had 25.604 million Impressions. The one that garnered the least viewership in this week was the match between Kolkata and Punjab that grabbed 14.799 million Impressions.
|Match||Million Impressions (All India 2+)||Match||Million Impressions (All India 2+)|
|DD (Delhi) vs KKR (Kolkata)||12.591||KKR (Kolkata) vs KP (Punjab)||14.799|
|SRH (Hyderabad) vs KP (Punjab)||21.346||DD (Delhi) vs RCB (Bangalore)||25.604|
|RCB (Bangalore) vs GL (Gujarat)||28.385||CSK (Chennai) vs SRH (Hyderabad)||19.447|
|SRH (Hyderabad) vs DD (Delhi)||23.085||MI (Mumbai) vs RR (Rajasthan)||26.032|
|KP (Punjab) vs MI (Mumbai)||28.246||KP (Punjab) vs DD (Dehi)||22.5|
|KKR (Kolkata) vs GL (Gujarat)||23.207||SRH (Hyderabad) vs MI (Mumbai)||24.25|
|MI (Mumbai) vs DD (Delhi)||22.547||RCB (Bangalore) vs CSK (Chennai)||33.959|
|SRH (Hyderabad) vs RPS (Pune)||13.544||SRH (Hyderabad) vs KP (Punjab)||23.811|
|KP (Punjab) vs GL (Gujarat)||12.864||DD (Delhi) vs KKR (Kolkata)||23.827|
On the other hand, the most-watched match in week 3 of IPL 10 was the one played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions (the team was dissolved after IPL10), which garnered 28.385 million Impressions.IPL 10 was telecast on Sony Max, Sony Six (SD+HD), Sony ESPN (SD+HD) and IPL 11 is being telecast on Star Sports 1 (SD+HD), Star Sports 1 Hindi (SD+HD), Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports Select 1 (SD+ HD), Star Suvarna Plus, Star Maa Movies, Star Jalsha and one match with a delayed feed on DD Sports.