Television

Endemol India upbeat as 'Fear Factor' opens well for Sony

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/09/Untitled-1_0.jpg?itok=Cb9-0tj3

MUMBAI: Endemol India is upbeat as the opening numbers of Fear Factor India have come in. The show opened with TVRs of 4.6 in the C&S 4+ Hindi speaking markets (HSM), whereas it garnered TVRs of 3.2 in the C&S 4+ all India markets.

Fear Factor, which airs on Sony Entertainment India's flagship channel SET, has opened as the channel's top rated show.

And it's not just Fear Factor India that the production company is buoyant about. At present Endemol has three shows on two channels in the 8 pm - 11 pm band. On Sony it has Deal Ya No Deal from 8 - 9 pm and Fear Factor from 9 - 10 pm. On Star One, Endemol has The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Dwitiya (TGILCD), which airs from 10 - 11 pm.

Speaking to Indiantelevision.com on Fear Factor India, an elated Endemol India managing director Rajesh Kamat said, "We are very happy with the opening numbers of Fear Factor and they have met our expectations. We are confident that the numbers from here on will only be on the rise as word of mouth is sure to bring in new viewers to the show."
Dwelling on the factor that worked for the show, Kamat said, "Fear Factor has a novelty aspect, which has a potential of clicking with the audience. Apart from that, the chance of seeing celebrities in real life situations that involve thrill and drama has also worked for the show."

Kamat is of the opinion that even without the celebrity factor, the show will continue to deliver numbers because of its freshness.

Now moving on to TGILC Dwitiya on Star One, which opened at a TVR of 5.06 in the C&S 4+ HSM. This was the first major project Endemol started work on after setting shop in India. If one had to compare the opening ratings of the first season, TGILC has surely seen a considerable increase in ratings. The first season opened with TVRs of 2.3.

Kamat said, "This is surely a good sign for us as the show has opened at 5 TVRs. One must keep in mind the fact that Star One is having connectivity problems in Mumbai and despite that the ratings is good. If we had had no problems in Mumbai, I'm sure the show would have opened at a TVRs of 7, because at the end of the day Mumbai is an important for any channel."

The format of Deal Ya No Deal underwent a revamp when the anchor R Madhavan called it quits. Post his departure, in came the suave Mandira Bedi who has kept the show going. However, on the numbers front, Deal Ya No Deal hasn't managed to deliver much.

But there's more to come from Endemol India's kitty. The high-tension game show Heartbeat will soon be launching on Star One. So one can expect a lot of activity from Endemol in terms of new programming and also good ratings.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/BBC.jpg?itok=JOGTF9zH
BBC World News to Broadcast 'China's Chat Girls'

Lele Tao is an internet superstar in China’s $3 billion dollar ‘live streaming’ industry. With more than a million fans she can earn thousands of dollars a day singing, dancing, flirting, or often just chatting into her webcam. Fans buy her virtual gifts which she redeems for cash. In return she...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/anupam.jpg?itok=fMDsUqO6
PKL season 6 and 7 dates announced

The second most watched domestic league in India, Vivo Pro Kabaddi League owned by Mashal Sports and Star India announced the dates of sixth and seventh season.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/star-bharat.jpg?itok=kT6YtkU0
Star Bharat leads Hindi GEC (U+R) in week 2 of BARC ratings

MUMBAI: Star Bharat emerged as the leader in the Hindi GEC (U+R) genre dethroning Zee Anmol according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) all India data for week 2 of 2018.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/aaj-tak-barc.jpg?itok=4sc6BHYP
BARC week 2: Aaj Tak leads Hindi News in all three markets

MUMBAI: Republic TV continues its leading streak in the second week of the year as well in BARC All India ratings. News Nation stays in the top five chart in week 2 of 2018 in Hindi News Rural market. Aaj Tak tops the chart again in Hindi News Urban market.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/karan-bajaj.jpg?itok=jxlg_oWY
Dsport acquires India rights of tri-nation tournament in SL

Discovery’s sports channel Dsport has acquired the exclusive India broadcast rights of Nidahas Trophy 2018, a tri-nation international T20 tournament involving India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The transaction was facilitated by Lagardère Sports, the global marketing consultant of Sri Lanka Cricket...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/adity.jpg?itok=9fFHR7SG
Pittie Group launches news portal

Pittie Group has launched LatestLY its new portal for trending stories across categories like world news, politics, sports, entertainment, lifestyle,technology, automobile etc. It is being developed as the go-to platform for anybody wanting a complete understanding of trending stories.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/biwi.jpg?itok=P3OOGgZH
Catch Rekha's stellar performance in 'Biwi Ho Toh Aisi' on Sony MAX2

MUMBAI: Rekha’s fans are in for a sweet surprise this week as India’s iconic Hindi movie channel from Sony Pictures Networks, Sony MAX2 is all set to air classic movie Biwi Ho Toh Aisi. A light-hearted family drama stars Bollywood legends Farooq Sheikh and Rekha in lead roles and marks the debut...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/pv.jpg?itok=11OhTSzk
The seasonal show saga on Indian GECs

MUMBAI: Daily soap operas, with an infinite number of episodes, is the unique feature of India’s TV entertainment offering. From the era of a single national broadcaster to today where you can pick from a plethora of general entertainment channels (GECs), times have surely changed. What is slowly...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/17/star.jpg?itok=XqQ1JaZk
Star ushers in IPL's new era with a bang

Star India is all set to reinvent the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 by increasing fan-engagement levels and bringing the sporting spectacle even closer to cricket fans across the country. The broadcaster’s press conference in Delhi today started with Sophia, a robot, in conversation with...

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories