Aaj Tak garners top spot in all three genres in BARC week 19

MUMBAI: Aaj Tak garnered the top slot in all three Hindi news markets, dethroning India TV in the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) week 19 ratings for 2018. Republic TV completed its one year anniversary on 6 May 2018 and maintained its top slot for all the 52 weeks.

English News

Republic TV retained its numero uno position with 704 impressions (000s) sum compared to 763 impressions (000s) sum last week. Times Now was at the second spot with 542 impressions (000s) sum followed by India Today Television with 298 impressions (000s) sum compared to 305 impressions (000s) sum last week. CNN News18 was at fourth position with 218 impressions (000s) sum compared to 219 impressions (000s) sum last week.

NDTV 24x7 was at the fifth position with 199 Impressions (000s) sum.

English Business News

CNBC TV18 is at the top slot with 372 impressions (000s) sum compared to 390 impressions (000s) sum last week, followed by ET Now with 163 impressions (000s) sum. BTVI and CNBC TV18 Prime HD were at third and fourth positions respectively with 54 impressions (000s) sum and 4 impressions (000s) sum.

Hindi News (U+R)

Aaj Tak regained its top slot dethroning India TV and led the genre with 87547 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 70610 impressions (000s) sum. India TV dropped to second slot with 78001 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 74638 impressions (000s) sum.

Zee News and News18 India were at the third and fourth positions after interchanging the spots with 67452 impressions (000s) sum and 67176 impressions (000s) sum respectively.

ABP News entered the genre at fifth spot with 61605 impressions (000s) sum.

News Nation exited the top five list in week 18.

Hindi News Rural

Aaj tak climbed to the first position after a week’s gap with 35433 impressions (000s) sum. India TV dropped a slot to the second position with 29305 impressions (000s) sum followed by Zee News which climbed two slots to the third position with 26750 impressions (000s) sum.

ABP News entered the genre at fifth position with 26296 impressions (000s) sum.

News18 India exited the top five list in week 19.

Hindi News Urban

Aaj Tak climbed to the first spot in all the three genres. Aaj Tak and India TV are at first and second positions after interchanging their places, garnering 52113 impressions and 48695 impressions (000s) sum. News18 India was at the third position with 42238 impressions (000s) sum.

Zee News and ABP News were at the fourth and fifth spots with 40701 impressions (000s) sum and 35308 impressions (000s) sum respectively.

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