I have just read a quote from Nigel Wood where he states "The game is at an all time high with almost 39 million watching the game live-either at the ground or on television"
Which leads me to ponder how big the population of Yorkshire and Lancashire really is?
Seriously though to make a broad staement like this, one would presume there are facts to back it up, as of yet though no actual facts seem avaliable.
The plot thickens to quote anotherwell know fictional character
Aren't something like 50% of viewers from the southern regions of England?
Anyway, If there are 75 games broadcast on Sky at 200,000 per game then thats 15m. Add in a few million for the CC fixtures, a significant amount for WC games and live attendances up to 3m, it's quite easy to see where the 39m comes from.