Pro Kabaddi League inaugural run second-most viewed tournament

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  By: Urvi Malvania
Via: twitter.com
RT @pitchinv: WHOA! @ProKabaddi is the 2nd most viewed sporting event in India, EVER. 2nd only to the IPL! http://t.co/KZ5bn02ble



The Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) was sampled by 435 million viewers in India over its five-week run. This makes it the second-most viewed sporting tournament in the country after the annual twenty-20 tournament Indian Premier League, which in its 2014 edition was viewed by 552 million.

What is more encouraging for the sport is that the final between Ronnie Screwvala's U Mumbai and Abhishek Bachchan's Jaipur Pink Panthers had a reach of 86 million, which is almost three quarters of an average Indian Premier League (IPL) match. This year's IPL final recorded a reach of 200 million viewers. The PKL's performance outshines that of tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup, Hero Hockey India League and Wimbledon Men’s Final, which recorded a reach of 24.6 million, 10.4 million and

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