MSL attracts live TV audience of over 3.4m on opening weekend

The Sports Audience Analysis carried out independently by Nielsen Sport revealed that a unique audience of 3,418,594 viewed the four matches.

The Durban Heat in action against Cape Town Blitz during their Mzansi Super League match on 18 November 2018. Picture: @MSL_T20/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The Mzansi Super League (MSL) announced that it attracted a live TV audience in excess of 3.4 million viewers from the four T20 matches played over the opening weekend.

The Sports Audience Analysis carried out independently by Nielsen Sport revealed that a unique audience of 3,418,594 viewed the four matches. The top figure of 1,665,546 unique viewers was recorded for the Saturday night fixture between the Jozi Stars and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants with all four matches going beyond the 1.3 million mark.

“This fully justifies our decision to take the SABC on board as our domestic host broadcast partner,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Thabang Moroe.

“This is truly a product for the people and has helped us achieve one of our key objectives not just to attract traditional cricket fans but to open up a new market as well. It is a win-win situation for all our stakeholders whether they be administrators, players, coaches, fans or our commercial partners.

“The MSL can only go from strength to strength as it will continue to grow while establishing itself alongside various T20 leagues around the world,” added Moroe.