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Comedy Central reaches two million fans on Facebook

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MUMBAI: It has been two years since Comedy Central launched in India. The channel dedicated to comedy has surely made its inroads into its audience’s heart. The proof is the two million fans on Facebook in just two years.

In a time wherein social media platforms make or break a brand’s market presence, Comedy Central has used them effectively to engage audiences and maintain a presence in their lives even when the television is off. 

Growth chart of Comedy Central India Facebook page

Commenting on the achievement, Viacom18 sr VP and head English entertainment Ferzad Palia said, “Our Facebook page is the epicentre of all our social activity online. We are delighted to reach this milestone especially considering we went from one to two million in a matter of only eight months!  This is symbolic of our fans loyalty. We will continue to strive to provide the best of comedy entertainment both on & off air”

One of the engagements that had outstanding results was Suits Season 2 FB App: Are You a Real Suitor? The objective was to capitalise on the show’s wide appeal and provide a refresher to audiences before the second season. Over 10,000 participants signed up to test their “Suits Quotient” giving the page 60,000 page views and 40,160 unique views. Social media conversations around the show increased by 200 per cent generating over 200,000 impressions and the show hashtag #SuitsS2onCC trended in India.

“A big thank you to all our fans for helping us reach this mark. It truly feels wonderful to see this FB page reach this milestone. This only goes to prove their loyalty. CC India re-affirms the endeavour to provide its fans with cult entertainment,” added Viacom18 digital media VP and business head Rajneel Kumar.

Comedy Central India since its inception prides itself of having the right mix for the diverse audience it caters to. The channel’s reach has grown five times in the past one year. Smaller cities have shown a steady growth in contribution while the channel maintains number one position in the metros.

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