Star Plus, Rishtey retain lead; Star Utsav enters Urban list

MUMBAI: Star Plus started the New Year with a bang. The channel stood as the number one channel in Hindi GEC and in Urban market in week 1 of 2017 Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India data. Rishtey continued to be the Hindi GEC rural leader. In the urban market, SPNI’s Sony TV and Sab TV maintained their positions in top five channels whereas Zee Anmol exited the list and Star Utsav entered the Urban list.

Hindi GEC

Star Plus grabbed the leadership position with 698269 Impressions (000s) followed by Colors on second slot with 687031 Impressions (000s).

Rishtey maintained its position on third spot in week 1 with 498305 Impressions (000s) followed by Zee TV to number four with 422904 Impressions (000s) and Sony Entertainment Television on fifth with 418710 Impressions (000s). Sony Pal fell on number sixth with 371671 Impressions (000s).

Sab TV in first week of 2017 climbed up on number seven with 365956 Impressions (000s). Also Life OK grabbed eight spot with 350764 Impressions (000s). Zee Anmol pocketed the ninth slot with 347450 Impressions (000s). Star Utsav stood at number ten with 338470 Impressions (000s).

Hindi GEC Rural

Rishtey continued to lead the Hindi GEC rural with 376463 Impressions (000s) followed by Zee Anmol on second spot with 266803 Impressions (000s) and Sony Pal on third with 262803 Impressions (000s).
Star Utsav bagged the fourth slot with 254060 Impressions (000s) and Colors stood on fifth with 216750 Impressions (000s). Star Plus on sixth slot this week with 208116 Impressions (000s).

Zee TV grabbed seventh spot with 168281 Impressions (000s) followed by Big Magic with 131816 Impressions (000s) on eighth and Sony Entertainment Television on ninth with 127404 Impressions (000s).
Life OK stood last with 121412 Impressions (000s).

Hindi GEC Urban

In Urban market too, Star Plus emerged as the number one leader with 490153 Impressions(000s) followed by Colors on second 470281 Impressions (000s) and Sony Entertainment Television with 291305 Impressions (000s) stood on number three.

Zee TV grabbed fifth slot with 254624 Impressions (000s) and Life OK on sixth with 229352 Impressions (000s). &TV, Rishtey and Sony Pal stood on seventh, eighth and ninth positions with 159810 Impressions (000s), 121842 Impressions (000s) and 108868 Impressions (000s), respectively.

Star Utsav bagged the tenth spot with 84410 Impressions (000s).

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