Television

Average time spent on TV skyrockets

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/29/ind-vs--sri.jpg?itok=JpbyX34E

MUMBAI: The idiot box is still alive! Despite all the talk of television taking a back seat to online streaming platforms, the average time spent (ATS) per viewer was at an all-time high in the penultimate week of the year. According to week 51 of Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC) viewership report, people are spending more time watching TV. This phenomenon is driven by the holiday season with schools and offices being closed on account of the Christmas vacation.

During the week, Hindi speaking markets (HSM) registered a record high ATS of 3 hours 38 minutes, four per cent more than the previous 13-week average ATS, which stood at 3 hours 29 minutes. The ATS in the urban HSM market stood at 3 hours 54 minutes, five per cent more than the 13-week average ATS of 3 hours 43 minutes.

Earlier this year, on its TV premiere, Baahubali 2 received a mind-numbing 26054 Impressions (000s) sum in week 41 of BARC data even though the movie was available on several digital platforms prior to the TV release.

The top-5 HSM markets that grew the most were:

public://1_7.jpg

There were several reasons for growth in ATS in the HSM market. The jump in the viewership of sports, news and kids genre was the trigger for this exponential rise in TV watching.

The two T20 matches and the One-Day International (ODI) played between India and Sri Lanka during the week contributed to the spike in the viewership of sports. Both T20 matches started at 7:30pm whereas the ODI match was a day-night game that led to the prime time ATS growth. Furthermore, PV Sindhu's Dubai International Masters matches helped enhance the ATS.

Another factor that was responsible for the increase in TV time was news with the Gujarat and Himachal Election results boosting viewership in the Hindi news genre. Morning and mid-day coverage of the results did wonders to hold viewers? interest. Moreover, thanks to the holiday season, kids? channels grabbed a significant number of eyeballs.

Top-5 genres that registered maximum growth in ATS in HSM:

public://2_2.jpg

In spite of the burgeoning content consumption on streaming services and OTT platforms, TV is far from dead. While Indian viewers are consuming more online content, the appeal of linear TV has not dulled for the average viewer. BARC?s numbers suggest that TV reigns supreme when it comes to sports, news and kids? content.

Also Read:

Marathi GECs see a surge in viewership

BARC ratings: DD Sports in top 5 after 37 weeks

Guest Column: How 2018 could become a landmark year for OTT entertainment in India

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/23/BTVI.jpg?itok=ZZwPD5K2
Don't just believe in passive communication: BTVI's Anuj Katiyar

It’s been two years since BTVI has come into the English business news picture. A tough nut to crack, the channel has been at it by first challenging the incumbents and later by revamping itself to suit the new generation of business news viewers.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/star.jpg?itok=nH3qWMLI
Star Sports unveils #BattleofSixes campaign for the upcoming PAYTM India- West Indies ODI and T20 series

This festive season is set to take cricket fans by storm as the battle of sixes begins with India taking on West Indies in the PAYTM ODI and T20 series, starting Oct 21st and November 4th, 2018 respectively.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/laliga.jpg?itok=x-xZDNBY
LaLiga Football Schools launch in Kerala

LaLiga, Spain’s top football league, recently launched the LaLiga Football Schools in India. It is a comprehensive grassroots football development programme in association with India On Track

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/pro.jpg?itok=sugTQBrT
Triple gold medalist and former autralian olympic swimmer, stephanie rice debuts as an expert presenter on vivo pro kabaddi season vi in india

This season Star Sports, the official broadcaster for VIVO Pro Kabaddi League 2018 lifts the spirit of the game a notch higher with the announcement of three - time Olympic Gold medallist, Stephanie Rice, as an addition to the illustrious expert panel.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/anuj.jpg?itok=-E5WfiLv
IndiaCast rejigs revenue top brass in bid to grow across markets, platforms

In a move aimed at synergizing processes and business opportunities to scale up revenues, IndiaCast, the domestic, international and digital distribution arm of Viacom18 and TV18, today, announced an organizational rejig of its revenue management structure.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/mip.jpg?itok=inSA-NKs
Eros Now's Smoke MIPCOM screening gets packed house

A packed house turned up to watch Eros Now’s premier of its original Smoke at the Verriere Californie in the famed Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France on 15 October 2018.  The shortened  20 minute version of the 45 minutes per episode had you gripped right from the first frame which showed the...

Television TV Shows Drama Series
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/maa.jpg?itok=i996yNGM
Sun TV, Star Maa only non-Hindi GEC channels in across genre list

For the second consecutive week in a row, the Sun TV Network’s flagship Tamil GEC and Star India’s flagship Telugu GEC Star Maa were the only non-Hindi GEC channels in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genre.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/net.jpg?itok=nUmDLaeP
Infotainment genre’s steady shift towards localisation

It’s home! That’s the cry that almost every broadcaster is uttering today when it comes to wooing viewers with content. Even as kids’, lifestyle and GECs are witnessing an uptake in local content, the infotainment genre isn’t going to be left behind.

Television TV Channels Specialised and Niche
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/20/Amazon_NEW.jpg?itok=KI9MRqO5
Amazon most advertised brand in BARC week 41

The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has released its data for last week’s top advertisers and brands between 6-12 October 2018. The data is a reflection of top 10 advertiser and brands across genre on Indian television (U+R) : 2+ Individuals.

Television TV Channels Viewership

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories