10 Most-Watched Sporting Events In TV History

1. 10. ODI Cricket World Cup

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Rating: Average Viewers: 400million

It's perhaps unsurprising when India vs Pakistan at the 2015 World Cup brought a global audience of more than 1billion viewers - making it the most-watched match in history - that this quadrennial 50-over tournament gets on the list, and its average viewership is around 400million.

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