Outstanding Viewership for World Women’s Snooker Championship

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The recent World Women’s Snooker Championship held in Dongguan Changping, China attracted a huge audience across local and western platforms last month.

Won by 20-year-old Bai Yulu, the most prestigious event on the World Women’s Snooker Tour which offers direct access to the professional World Snooker Tour, attracted unprecedented interest with one table live streamed throughout the seven day event.

In China, the event attracted cumulative viewing figures of 175.4 million, with a peak audience of 300,000 via the Huya streaming platform. The total accumulated viewing time totalled 104.7 million hours.

This was complemented by over 6 million unique viewers recorded by video-sharing platform Douyin.

On Western platforms the event also boasted record figures via the official WWS Facebook page, with over 725,000 total views across the week.

Similarly, YouTube drew 700,000 cumulative views, including a record total of over 200,000 for the dramatic final won 6-5 by Bai Yulu against world number one Mink Nutcharut.

Matt Huart, WWS Director and WPBSA Head of Communications said: “We are delighted by these incredible viewing figures which reflect the rapidly growing appeal of the World Women’s Snooker Tour in recent years.

“This year’s World Women’s Snooker Championship represented a true gamechanger for women’s snooker and saw several enthralling matches contested, culminating in an unforgettable final which came down to the final pink in the decider.

“The strength in depth has never been better as the Tour has become truly international for the first time with events staged in Europe, America and the Asia-Pacific regions, as well as having become an officially recognised qualifying pathway to the professional World Snooker Tour.

“We are now already looking forward to continuing this upward trajectory and to the continued growth in the months to come.”