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China Worlds audience reached 210m

Ding Junhui
Qualifier Ding Junhui reached his first World Championship final

Ding Junhui’s run to the final of the World Championship boosted TV audiences in China to 210 million.

Ding became the first Asian man to reach the final, where he was beaten 18-14 by world number one Mark Selby.

The afternoon sessions of the final, which was played on Sunday and Monday, were watched by more than 45 million in China, the highest sports audiences for post-prime time programmes this year.

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