Bigg Boss 6 lifts Colors ahead of Star Plus

MUMBAI: Colors was at the top among Hindi general entertainment channels (GECs) in the second week of 2013, as Star Plus lived without its big spike show, Big Star Entertainment Awards.

In its finale week, popular reality show ‘Bigg Boss‘ gave Colors the leg up to recapture the top position after three weeks. Colors winded up the sixth season of its celebrity reality show ‘Bigg Boss‘ on 12 January with 4.4 TVR and ran for two-and-a-half hours contributing 22 GRPs to the overall numbers of the channel. The Salman-Khan hosted show, which airs for an hour per episode, averaged 3.3 TVR in the week ended 12 January compared to 2.8 in the trailing week.

As per TAM data (C&S, 4+, HSM), sourced by from Hindi GECs, Colors got 245 GRPs (previous week 253) in the week, leading Star Plus by a slender margin of four GRPs.

Star Plus lost 46 GRPs in the second week compared to a week earlier. ‘Big Star Entertainment Awards‘, which was aired on the New Year‘s Eve, had added 41 GRPs to Star Plus‘ viewership to give it 287 GRPs.

Also, the average ratings of Star Plus‘ weekend dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye‘ fell from 4.3 TVRs (television ratings) to 3.6 TVRs in the second week. The other shows of Star Plus have seen minor fluctuations in viewership.

Colors lost eight GRPs as some of its fiction shows like ‘Madhubala‘ (3.6 TVR), ‘Parichay‘ (1.3 TVR) and ‘Sasural Simar Ka‘ (3.5 TVR) witnessed slight fall in the viewership.

Zee TV and Sony Entertainment Television (Set) jointly shared the third spot with 195 GRPs each. The two channels stood in the same position two weeks ago (in week 52) with 198 GRPs each. Zee TV lost 15 GRPs from a week earlier while Sony added 14 GRPs.

Set‘s popular game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati-6‘ aired the episode of the first Rs 5 crore winner this season on 12 January which notched a 5.1 TVR. The other shows of the channel like ‘Comedy Circus‘ (3.3 TVR), C.I.D (3.7 TVR) and ‘Bade Achche Lagte Hain‘‘ (2.3 TVR) too saw increase in eyeballs.

Zee TV‘s newly launched fiction property ‘Housewife‘ clocked 2.2 TVR in week 2 (previous week 2.5 TVR). The other shows of the channel like ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke‘ (3.5 TVR) and ‘Hitler Didi‘ (2.2 TVR) lost viewership while ‘Qubool Hai‘ (2.7 TVR) and ‘Mrs Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuyein‘ (1.8 TVR) saw improvement in ratings.

Multi Screen Media‘s second GEC Sab didn‘t see any change in ratings and ended week 2 with 150 GRPs, the same as in the previous week. Life OK was next with 117 GRPs, down three GRPs from a week earlier.

Sahara One with 25 GRPs (last week 23) continues to be at the bottom of the ladder.

Digital Viewership

In HSM, digital, 4+, market, Colors again is the leader with 253 GRPs (previous week 245 GRPs). Bigg Boss 6 finale notched 5.2 in digital market. Star Plus, which had climbed to No.1 spot in digital market on the back of ‘Big Star Entertainment Awards‘, slipped to No.2 position with 233 GRPs as compared to 275 GRPs in the previous week.

Sony was in the third spot with 202 GRPs, while Zee TV followed with 178 GRPs.

Sab‘s GRPs in digital were 143 and Life Ok 108 GRPs in week 2.

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