Hindi GECs bounce back, as Zee TV's DID lil Masters sets new record

MUMBAI: After losing 74 GRPs last week, the Hindi GEC genre has bounced back adding 116 GRPs in the week ended 11 August.

Zee TV‘s flagship dance reality show DID lil Masters-2‘s episode with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif to promote Ek Tha Tiger on 5 August garnered a whopping 7.5 TVR.

This is DID lil Masters‘ highest recorded rating followed by the launch episode of DID lil Masters 1 that rated 6.7 TVR. The channel‘s DID lil Masters 2 Limelight aired immediately after the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif episode clocked 3.1 TVR.

Zee TV added 36 GRPs to its last week‘s tally to end the week with 247 GRPs. Genre leader Star Plus too added 36 GRPs registering 270 GRPs.

During the week, Star Plus launched Lakhon Mein Ek to replace Amir Khan‘s Satyamev Jayate on Sunday morning on 5 August which generated a 0.9 TVR on its debut. Comparatively, SMJ garnered an average of 2.5 TVR for each episode.

Additionally, the channel launched two new shows on 11 August - Teri Meri Love Story and Arjun. The former opened with 1 TVR while Arjun debuted with 2.3 TVR. The mega blockbuster Houseful 2 which aired on 5 August clocked a 2.8 TVR.

Sony Entertainment Television (Set) added 19 GRPs to close the week with 225 GRPs.

Set‘s singing reality show Indian Idol had also seen Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif taking centre stage to promote their film Ek Tha Tiger on 10 August. The episode fetched the channel 2.5 TVR. Meanwhile, Sony‘s newly launched fiction property Love Marriage Ya Arranged Marriage recorded 0.9 TVR.

Viacom 18‘s GEC Colors added 14 GRPs to end the week with 217 GRPs. Its prime-time fiction properties like Balika Vadhu (4.0 TVR), Sasural Simar Ka (3.3 TVR) and Parichay (2.4 TVR) have seen a rise in viewership.

Taking No. 5 position is Life OK, the second GEC from Star Network bouquet, that registered 129 GRPs (last week 107). The rise in the rating of the channel can be attributed to the improved ratings of its mythological property, Mahadev.

Sab, the comedy channel from Sony Entertainment Network, lost 10 GRPs to close the week with 128 GRPs, just one GRP short of its nearest competitor Life OK.

Sahara One with 33 GRPs (last week 34) retained its position at the lowest rung on the Hindi GEC ladder.

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