King Khan takes Zee to top spot on GEC chart: Week 43

MUMBAI: It seems the 40 crore acquisition of Zee TV has paid off. The channel’s biggest acquisition Chennai Express worked wonders for the channel. In the week 43 of TAM TV ratings, Zee TV has finally overtaken Star Plus, thanks to the biggest blockbuster of the year which the channel premiered on 20 October that earned 19,541 TVTs.

It has notched up the channel’s ratings taking its tally to 505,442 GVT’s (409,304). Second placed, Star Plus shed and marked at 492,849 GVTs (517,048). Colors is at the third position earning 423,584 GVTs (384,496).

Life OK’s position was constant at number four with 334,635 GVTs (316,904). Sab is at number five with 331,674 GVTs (319,214) and Sony remains stable at number six with 281,638 GVTs (292,327). Sahara One continues to be at the bottom of the chart with 36,323 GVTs (32,081).

Coming back to the chart topper, Zee TV’s fictional offering Qubool Hai witnessed a drop and scored 4,998 TVTs (5,412). Pavitra Rishta generated 4,419 TVTs (4,736). Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke secured 4,843 TVTs (4,660). Period drama Jodha Akbar noted 8,299 TVTs (8,551), while drama series, Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se registered 4,412 TVTs (4,726). The new sitcom Bh se Bhade generated 2,856 TVTs. The channel recently launched its reality dancing show, DID 4 which registered 6,075 TVTs.

Star Plus ranked second in the rating, but its popular show, Diya aur Baati Hum fared well with 10,367 TVTs (9,981), Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai scored 7,347 TVTs (6,819), Pyar Ka Dard Hai generated 7,178 TVTs (6,878) and Saathiya registered 7,474 TVTs (7,007). Epic series, Mahabharat witnessed a rise and scored 5,530 TVTs (4,815). Saraswati Chandra scored 5,170 TVTs (6,009).

Interestingly, Colors’ longest running fiction series Balika Vadhu saw a huge rise in its ratings and marked 7,735 TVTs (5,767), Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon scored 4,305 TVTs (4,230) and Uttaran reported 3,722 TVTs (3,663). Comedy Nights with Kapil maintained its stability and registered 5,250 TVTs (5,228). It’s much hyped adaptation of the international 24 starring Anil Kapoor witnessed a rise and scored 3,050 TVTs (2,776). And its popular reality show, Bigg Boss scored 4,587 TVTs (4,246).

Fourth placed, Life OK’s top mythological series Mahadev scored 3,759 TVTs (3,316). Do Dil Ek Jaan stood at 1,719 TVTs (1,711), Savdhan India rated 2,577 TVTs (2,563). Shapath generated 3,699 TVTs (3,460) and Ek Boond Ishq noted 2,749 TVTs (2,673). Reality series The Bachelorette India stood at 2,052 TVTs (1,875).

Sab’s fiction show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah continues to lead among all its other shows with 8,161 TVTs (7,224). Chidiya Ghar saw a rise and rated 3,852 TVTs (3,386). Lapataganj generated 2,217 TVTs (2,189) and Baalveer registered 2,904 TVTs (2,750). It was a roller-coaster ride for other fiction shows as well.

Sony, which is at number six, saw a rise and recorded 5,009 TVTs (3,229) for its longest running crime series CID, Crime Petrol too saw a rise and registered 3,947 TVTs (2,940). The channel’s historical show Maharana Pratap witnessed 2,772 TVTs (2,680). KBC garnered 3,570 TVTs (3,796). Other fiction shows either held on to their viewership or dipped marginally during the week.

In the movie channel genre, Zee Cinema reported 195,223 GVTs (205,828); Star Gold witnessed a rise and registered 190,414 GVTs (179,697) and Movies OK scored 124,887 GVTs (116,200). On the other hand, &pictures garnered 67,725 GVTs (64,687), Zee Anmol rated 52,731 GVTs (52,080) and Max scored 198,492 GVTs (199,906).

Let’s see what’s in store for the channels in the coming weeks.

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