Cricket World Cup

Prime TVThe Cricket World Cup on Sunday had an average audience of almost half a million viewers during the Black Caps innings, making it the 3rd highest rating event for Prime in the last 6 years.

The two other things that beat it were the rowing finals at the 2012 London Olympics and Prime News a few days earlier.

The biggest audiences on Prime come from sports related events with the Olympics and delayed rugby making a strong showing while the only non-sport event near the top of the chart is a single episode of Downton Abbey. Continue reading »

Prime dominated the Sunday night ratings with their free-to-air coverage of the Cricket World Cup Grand Final.

An average audience of 488,640 viewers were tuned into Prime between 4:20pm and 8:00pm for the Black Caps innings along with 420,470 for the Australian Innings between 8:35pm and 11:20pm.

Sky Sport 3’s coverage had an average audience of 356,180 viewers across the entire match. Continue reading »

Last night’s win by the Black Caps over South Africa was the most watched thing on TV yesterday with a combined average audience of 683,500 viewers across the free-to-air broadcast on Prime (324,200) and Sky (359,300).

This led to TV One’s Our First Home fall from its highest rating since debut to its lowest this season with an average audience of 197,730.

The impact on TV3’s The Bachelor NZ wasn’t as bad but did result in a dip from the previous week to an average audience of 179,380.


THEY’VE DONE IT! The Black Caps will be the first ever New Zealand cricket team to progress to an ICC Cricket World Cup Final, and you can continue to support them with PRIME’s live coverage from 4.30pm on Sunday 29th March. Continue reading »

ICC-cricket-world-cup-2015-on-sky-smGreat news sports fans. The Black Caps Cricket World Cup semi final against South Africa will be live on Prime this afternoon.

It’s the business end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and PRIME has live coverage of the first semi-final between the Black Caps and South Africa on Tuesday 24th March from 1.30pm. Howzat! Continue reading »