1.25 million viewers, record attendance during the World Cup

During the World Cup final.
ANDREW BOYERS / REUTERS

The 13th edition of the World Cup, which ended on Sunday with Australia's victory over host country India, saw record attendance.

1.25 million spectators attended the matches of the 13th edition of the World Cup, which ended on Sunday with Australia's victory over host nation India and its sixth title, the International Cricket Council (ICC), cricket's world governing body, announced on Tuesday.

A total that exceeds the previous mark of 1.016 million set during the 2015 edition in Australia and New Zealand.

Although the opening games without the participation of runner-up India left many seats empty in the venues, the total number of spectators has already exceeded one million in six remaining games in the competition.

ICC Head of Events Chris Tetley said the tournament was a “huge success”, adding that the tournament also broke numerous broadcast and digital viewership records.