Chrome Study: Colors, Amitabh most liked GEC channel, anchor among working individuals

BENGALURU: Colors is the most liked Hindi GEC channel among working individuals and KBC’s Amitabh Bachchan is the most liked anchor, according to a survey by Chrome Data & Analytics (Chrome) covering 1,957 working individuals in the HSM market.

The most preferred genre - in order of preference – 92 percent were hooked to GECs; 56 percent preferred movies; 52 percent were addicted to music; 44 percent followed news; 19 percent liked infotainment; 17 percent preferred sports; 12 percent preferred the kids’ genre and 5 percent preferred the lifestyle genre.

In terms of channels – in order of preference – 70 percent preferred Colors; 55 percent Sony Entertainment Television (SET); 53 percent preferred Star Plus; 41 percent preferred &TV; 37 percent preferred Zee TV and 31 percent preferred SAB TV.

In terms of favourite channel – for 38 percent Colors was a favourite channel while Star Plus was a favourite channel for 21 percent; 20 percent found Sony TV as their favourite channel; Zee TV was a favourite for 10 percent; &TV was a favourite channel for 7 percent and 4 percent of the respondents found SAB TV to be their favourite channel.

The Chrome study respondent universe was 22 percent in the age group of 15 to 20 years; 44 percent in the age group of 21 to 30 years; 27 percent in the age group of 31 to 50 and 7 percent that were 51 years old or more. 58 percent of the respondents were male and 42 percent were female.

Please refer to the six charts below for the favourite programmes and characters on favourite channels







Writers note: Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly data for top 10 channels that is freely accessible in the public domain indicates that it is Zee TV and its sibling and free to air channel Zee Anmol that have been topping ratings in the Hindi GEC markets over the past few weeks. Correspondingly, Kumkum Bhagya and its spinoff Kundali Bhagya generally and consistently are amongst the top 5 GEC programmes in BARC’s weekly lists. In the case of reality television there is limited amount of BARC data available in the public domain. It may be noted that BARC data covers the entire HSM urban and rural market, while Chrome data is limited to working individuals in the HSM market.

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