Surrey Members and supporters watched more than seven years of cricket at The Kia Oval via the Club’s live stream during the shortened 2020 season.
A total of 67,338 hours from 18 days of domestic cricket at The Kia Oval in August & September were watched by fans all over the world, despite COVID-19 restricting what is usually a six-month campaign to just two months.
These figures do not include viewers of our two televised home Vitality Blast fixtures against Middlesex & Kent or of any of the Surrey men’s 15 away matchdays this summer.
Available completely free on Facebook Watch, YouTube & kiaoval.com, the stream complete with a multi-camera ball tracking set up, live replays and in-play commentary from the BBC’s Mark Church brought Surrey home matches to more than 2.1 million people.
Vitality Blast matches were presented by Sky Sports’ David Garrido and a range of guests including Morne Morkel, Ollie Pope, Liam Plunkett and journalists Lawrence Booth & Will Macpherson.
Surrey & long term streaming partners My Action Replay are already working on potential improvements ahead of the 2021 season.
– 16 days of men’s cricket streamed on Facebook and 7 of these simulcast on YouTube. 2 games were broadcast live on Sky Sports.
– A total of 2,190,981 unique viewers. 1,944,286 of these were on Facebook, 246,695 on YouTube.
– In total we streamed 61,185 hours of men’s cricket. This is 2,549 days or seven calendar years.
– 6,153 hours of women’s cricket streamed to 83,322 ‘unique’ viewers.
– Highest number watching simultaneously was 21,874 during the Vitality Blast quarter-final with Kent.
– Our first game of the season, the Bob Willis Trophy v Middlesex, had 833,177 ‘unique’ views over the 30 hours.
– Highest average view time on any given day was 10.1 minutes on the last day of the Bob Willis Trophy match against Sussex.
– Quarter-final programme was on air for 90 minutes before play started featuring 10 VTs and 3 independent pundits, including the editor of Wisden.
– Range of Surrey pundits with total of 384 international caps and a presenter with around 7,000 hours of live TV experience.
– Total of 4,067 runs, 148 wickets, 459 boundaries and 41 sixes streamed.