Sony’s magic run with Big B continues

MUMBAI: Sony Entertainment Television‘s (SET) magic run with Amitabh Bachchan at the lead continues as it scales new heights, inching closer to the market leader Star Plus.

Pumped up by the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), Sony races to 271 GRPs, a new peak after a long gap. Star Plus stays ahead by just 21 GRPs and the gap between Sony and Colors widens as shows like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain gain ground.

Sony had reached 270 GRPs more than a year back, but it was like a flash in the pan with the Aamir Khan movie 3 Idiots providing the spike. Sony had moved to an almost eight-year high as it grabbed 270 GRPs for the week ended 31 July 2010, gaining a mammoth 108 points from the trailing week, as 3 Idiots clocked an average TVR of 10.9.

"We are now in a position to sustain our momentum. Our growth has come from a bunch of shows such as CID and Crime Patrol. KBC and Bade Achhe Lagte Hain no doubt spearheaded this movement. With Kuch To Log Kahenge launching on 3 October at 8 pm, we are looking at adding more GRPs," said Sony Entertainment Television senior vice president and marketing head Danish Khan.

KBC has become the top-rated show with the Thursday episode, featuring Ranbir Kapoor, amassing a staggering 6 TVR. The game show averaged 5.4 TVR and collected 65 GRPs during the week ended 17 September.

Also aiding Sony‘s climb were shows like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain (average TVR of 4), CID and Crime Patrol.

"3 Idiots had helped Sony catapult to 270 GRPs, with a 108 GRP jump from the preceding week. So the fall was equally dramatic. Now the rise is more steady as Sony has seen a 28 GRP gain from the trailing week," a media analyst said.

Star Plus has shed 15 GRPs to collect 292 GRPs for the week ended 17 September, according to TAM data for the Hindi speaking markets (HSM).Colors descended to 219 points vis-?-vis 233 points it garnered in the previous week.

Zee TV added three points to end the week with 184 GRPs. At number five, Sab stood tight with 124 points as against its last week‘s score of 112.

Imagine TV rose to 75 GRPs, gaining seven points over the preceding week.

Latest Reads
Levi's hands over media duties to OMD

MUMBAI: Following a comprehensive market review, Levi’s has appointed OMD India to handle its media duties from its Bengaluru office.

MAM Marketing MAM
Dentsu Webchutney to handle creative for Goomo

MUMBAI: Dentsu Webchutney, the digital agency from Dentsu Aegis network, has been assigned as the lead creative agency for, an omnichannel, travel-tech company that operates across consumer, corporate and B2B segments. The account will be managed by Dentsu Webchutney’s Mumbai office.

MAM Marketing MAM
Festival of Bharat to cast the spotlight on India

MUMBAI: History repeats itself but this time there’s a twist. A London-based investor and indophile is spellbound by India but he’s got better plans. Cory Bixler has co-founded a festival that celebrates and aims to promote India’s culture to the world - The Festival of Bharat (FoB).

MAM Media and Advertising Event Agencies
Britannia NutriChoice promotes healthy food choices

MUMBAI: Health is tough and requires a lot of sacrifice. This is the perception that deters most people from adopting a healthier lifestyle. In its new TVC campaign, Britannia NutriChoice Digestive puts forth a refreshing new point of view that when you start on your health journey, while the...

MAM Marketing MAM
Soho Square wins creative mandate for Medlife

MUMBAI: Soho Square Bangalore has won the creative mandate for MedLife, the healthcare app. The agency has been awarded the reins of the account in the aftermath of a competitive multi-agency pitch. Soho Square will now partner with MedLife on a journey to simplify healthcare by making the entire...

MAM Marketing MAM
Telangana govt & Oyo team up for hospitality development

The Telangana government and hospitality company Oyo have announced their intent to collaborate to develop the hospitality ecosystem in the state. Oyo’s new tech development centre was inaugurated by Telangana minister for IT, electronics and communications K Taraka Rama Rao.

MAM Marketing MAM
MullenLowe Media Mub comes to India as Lintas MediaHub

MUMBAI: MullenLowe Mediahub from MullenLowe Group has entered India and will operate as a division of MullenLowe Lintas Group’s omnichannel agency, PointNine Lintas. Lintas Mediahub is being launched as a full-service media offering for a digitised world.

MAM Marketing Brands
Harish Shriyan elevated as Omnicom Media Group CEO

MUMBAI: Omnicom Media Group India COO Harish Shriyan has been elevated as chief executive officer. In his latest capacity, Shriyan will now be in charge of the performance of the group’s four offices in the country and will drive the company’s expansion process to meet the demands of new growth.

MAM Marketing Brands
Nestle retains Zenith as AOR

MUMBAI: Nestlé India has retained Zenith as the AOR (agency of record) for its media business. Recently, Nestle also consolidated its nutrition digital marketing business with Zenith and DigitasLBi.

MAM Marketing Brands

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories