Fast5 Netball World Series pulls some fast viewers

Fans were treated to 18 games of Fast5 netball across the weekend

The Fast5 Netball World Series saw netball take a successful walk on the wild side, with more than 1.4 million viewers tuning in at some stage to the live television broadcast on 9Gem and more than 11,500 boisterous fans enjoying the action live in Melbourne.

Fans were treated to 18 games of Fast5 netball across the weekend, in addition to a Celebrity Match that saw the likes of Billy Brownless, Tim Gilbert, Erin Molan and Livinia Nixon take to the court in what was described as an enthusiastic but messy performance.

The Fast5 Netball World Series was the highest-rating program on free-to-air 1.30pm-3pm yesterday across the five capital cities.

“The Fast5 Netball World Series was the first netball broadcast for Wide World of Sports and we couldn’t have asked for a better event to kick off with,” said Nine’s head of netball Keeley Devery.

“Fast5 showcased world class athletes, fierce competition, and coupled with a terrific crowd it made a great television spectacle.”

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