Zee TV, Sab gain in week 46 TAM ratings

MUMBAI: Week 46 of TAM TV ratings has not brought much happiness for the General Entertainment Channels (GEC) as most of them have seen a drop in its ratings.  However, there are few gainers as well — Zee TV scored 440,447 GVTs (428,610) but maintains its number three position; Sab at number five turned out to be the second gainer with 315,637 GVTs (310,534).

Star Plus continued to lead the ratings chart despite of witnessing a drop in its score — 529,193 GVTs (536,270). Colors also maintained its number two position with 479,010 GVTs (486,423). Life OK too remained at number four with 340,200 GVTs (344,624) followed by Sab. Sony that escalated to number five last week is back to its number six position with 297,801 GVTs (341,054).

Star Plus that is leading the chart witnessed few variations in the ratings of its popular shows — Diya Aur Baati Hum registered 11,223 TVTs (10,921), Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai too registered 7,335 TVTs (7,039). However, Pyar Ka Dard Hai maintained a stable position with 7,774 TVTs (7,754). Sath Nibhana Saathiya, one of the most popular shows in the pre-primetime slot trudged with 7,708 TVTs (7,518). The epic series Mahabharat too registered 5,807 TVTs (5,475). The ratings of Saraswati Chandra also didn’t see much change with 5,111 TVTs (5,170). The channel’s recently launched popular celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye witnessed a drop in its ratings and registered 4,741 TVTs (6,034).

There are few surprises in store for Colors’ as well. Its longest running fiction series, Balika Vadhu saw a dip and generated 7,298 TVTs (7,581), while Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon scored 4,473 TVTs (4,594). Uttaran, another popular show on the channel also witnessed a significant rise and rated 4,096 TVTs (3,690). Comedy Nights with Kapil that has become one of the most popular shows across channels of late witnessed a huge rise with 8,588 TVTs (7,357), but contrarily, the much hyped Indian adaptation of the international series 24 starring Anil Kapoor saw a dip and scored 2,881 TVTs (3,222). The Bigg Boss bickering seems to be getting really popular as the celebrity reality show has again witnessed a slight increase in its ratings and marked 5,316 TVTs (5,133).

Zee TV’s period drama Jodha Akbar and sitcom Bh Se Bhade seems to have worked some wonders for the channel. While the former registered 9,176 TVTs (8,989), the former too witnessed a rise with 2,080 TVTs (1,735). Even the channel’s fictional offering Qubool Hai witnessed a hike and registered 5,646 TVTs (5,397). Pavitra Rishta generated 4,879 TVTs (4,345), while its drama series, Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se registered 5,622 TVTs (5,159). Its popular dance reality show, Dance India Dance 4 scored 5,075 TVTs (3,806) on Saturday and 5,547 TVTs (5,550) on a Sunday.

Life OK witnessed a rise in its popular mythological series Mahadev. It scored 3,693 TVTs (3,073). Ek Boond Ishq also saw a massive rise and registered 3,112 TVTs (2,528). Shapath too seems to be becoming a favourite among the viewers. It generated 4,392 TVTs (3,418). Do Dil Ek Jaan registered 1,472 TVTs (1,438) while crime-based show Savdhaan India generated 2,848 TVTs (2,730). The channel’s new entrant Tumhari Paakhi saw a decent opening with 2,068 TVTs.

Sab’s fiction show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah continues to get viewership as with 7,782 TVTs (7,135) it leads among all its other shows. Even Chidiya Ghar saw a significant rise and generated 3,265 TVTs (2,836). Lapataganj generated 1,986 TVTs (1,894) and Baalveer registered 3,134 TVTs (2,375).

At the sixth position, Sony witnessed a drop in the ratings of its longest running crime series CID — 4,744 TVTs (5,501). Crime Patrol could manage only 3,887 TVTs (4,284). The channel’s historical show Maharana Pratap garnered 2,922 TVTs (2,668), while quiz show KBC witnessed a drop and recorded 3,738 TVTs (4,029). Other fiction shows either maintained a stable position or dipped marginally during the week. Its new horror flick, Bhoot Aaya registered 1,792 TVTs (1,583).

In the movie channel genre, Zee Cinema reported 185,759 GVTs (218,568); Star Gold witnessed a drop and registered 174,020 TVTs (217,861) and Movies OK scored 130,641 TVTs (138,425). On the other hand, &pictures garnered 77,910 TVTs (71,225), Zee Anmol registered 44,457 TVTs (41,776) and Max scored 173,908 TVTs (197,869).

While the GECs have maintained their positions this week, let’s see what’s in store for the channels in the coming weeks.

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