The top properties were WWE and the Pro Wrestling League.
The report added that volleyball more than doubled its viewership. Together, Wrestling, Cricket, and Kabaddi contributed to over 50% of all sports viewership, while football continued to remain out of the top five sports, coming in at number seven overall.
The report highlighted that viewership share of the top three sports Cricket, Kabaddi and Wrestling declined from 73.6% in 2017 to 56.7% in 2018. Growth was seen across all sports like Volleyball, Athletics, Boxing, Hockey, Martial Arts, Badminton, and Soccer.
Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has seen a sharp fall of 31% in its viewership ratings for the first 12 matches of its sixth season, compared to the previous year. Over 23.7 crore viewers saw the first 24 matches of the 2018 season compared to 34.5 crore viewers last year.