HERO CPL records massive increase in viewership in 2022

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Basseterre , Saint Kitts and Nevis – 7 August 2016; Fans of Guyana Amazon Warriors during Match 34 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Final at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts. (Photo By Randy Brooks/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The 2022 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) had a combined broadcast and digital viewership of 721.8 million. This is a new record for the tournament and the third year in a row that the total viewership has passed half a billion.

The 2022 viewership figure represents a 39% increase in the 2021 audience as the Hero CPL’s broadcast and digital footprint continues to have a massive global reach, with the tournament the second most watched T20 league in the world.

2022 saw the return of fans to the Biggest Party in Sports with full stadiums adding to the carnival atmosphere that has become synonymous with the Hero CPL. There were matches in St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana with large crowds turning out in all four countries.

The Hero CPL continues to be at the apex of cricketing innovation and 2022 saw the introduction of two new tournaments, the Massy Women’s Caribbean Premier League and the SKYEXCH 6IXTY, both of which further increased interest in cricket in the Caribbean.

Pete Russell, Hero CPL’s CEO, said: “To have passed half a billion in viewership for the third year in a row, and to have taken a big step towards reaching one billion, is huge for Hero CPL.

“2022 saw us celebrate 10 years of this wonderful tournament and it was without question the best one yet. The rapidly increasing viewership number is just another indication of where Hero CPL sits, and we are delighted that we have been able to celebrate the success of this league with fans, governments, and commercial partners across the Caribbean.”