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PBS Kicks Off Season with Record-Breaking viewership

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Date: Sunday, March 17 2024 @ 19:38:19 UTC
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Over 8 million people reached across Pro Billiard TV and social media platforms during Las Vegas tournaments

The Predator Pro Billiard Series (PBS) launched its season in Vegas with 5 thrilling tournaments, over $500,000 in Prize Fund and a record-breaking viewership.

Pro Billiard TV's YouTube channel skyrocketed with over 10 days of non-stop action. The channel streamed 84 intense matches across two TV tables, captivating world-wide audiences with more than 180 hours of live content.

The numbers speak volumes: an astonishing 5.2 million views, drawing in over 1 million unique viewers. With an impressive 20,000 new subscribers jumping on board, Pro Billiard TV solidified its status as the ultimate destination for billiards enthusiasts worldwide. The excitement peaked during the WPA Predator Men’s World 10-Ball Championship final, with a record-breaking 23,000 live viewers hanging on to every shot. The final match between Carlo Biado and Naoyuki Oi has racked up over 500,000 views and counting.

But the digital frenzy didn't stop there. Across social media platforms, the Pro Billiard Series left an indelible mark. On Facebook, PBS reached over 7.3 million people, with 26,000 new followers joining the ranks. Meanwhile, on Instagram, the series engaged more than 900,000 users, generating a staggering 44,000 post interactions and adding 4,500 fresh faces to its follower count.

Viewers also had the opportunity to catch all the live action for free on the BilliardTV network, accessible on various platforms, including Samsung TV Plus. With an average of 185,000 daily viewers and a total of 2.7 million viewers tuning in during the Las Vegas tournaments, the BilliardTV network provided a convenient and accessible way for fans to experience the excitement of the Pro Billiard Series firsthand.

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Reflecting on the success of the Vegas tournaments, PBS Events Manager Vincent Rochefort exclaimed:

"We're thrilled to see the overwhelming support from fans around the globe, including the new people that we are introducing to the sport via Billiard TV and who are starting to follow the sport on our channel. The record-breaking numbers on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram are a testament to the passion and dedication of the billiards community, as well as to our ability to attract and engage new viewers. We're grateful for their unwavering enthusiasm and look forward to delivering even more excitement in future PBS events”

Part of the Vegas tournaments' remarkable viewership success can be credited to two new thrilling events. The PBS Women Showdown featured 16 top female players, showcasing their skill and competitiveness to an eager audience. Additionally, the introduction of the Apex Mixed Doubles event brought together 8 top pairs in an exciting new format, captivating viewers with dynamic matches. These additions injected fresh excitement into the tournaments, attracting a diverse audience and contributing to record-breaking viewership. More mixed doubles events to come this year!

The success of this event would not have been possible without the generous support of sponsors and partners, including Predator Group, Kamui, Yalin, Rums of Puerto Rico, Samsung TV Plus, Medalla Light, Cue Sports International, WPA, EPBF and Kozoom.

As the curtain falls on this remarkable season opener, fans are encouraged to subscribe to Pro Billiard TV on YouTube for replays, highlights, and exclusive content. Stay connected with @ProBilliardSeries on social media to catch all the latest updates on future events.


Las Vegas Open by Rums of Puerto Rico

WPA Predator Men’s World 10-Ball Championship

Apex Mixed Doubles

PBS Women Showdown

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