BARC Data: Republic TV continues to lead English news

MUMBAI: Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV continued to dominate the English news market in the latest All India Broadcast Audience Research Council’s (BARC) week 23 rantings. While Aaj Tak led the charts in two Hindi news markets, News 18 India replaced ABP News in top five in the rural segment.

English News

Republic TV retained its numero uno position with 1009 impressions (000s) sum compared to 822 impressions (000s) sum last week. Times Now found itself on the second spot with 731 impressions (000s) sum. India Today Television captured the third position with 313 impressions (000s) sum compared to 418 impressions (000s) sum last week. CNN News18 at fourth garnered 187 impressions (000s) sum compared to 214 impressions (000s) sum last week. NDTV 24x7 replaced Mirror Now in the top five with 151 impressions (000s) sum.

 English Business News

CNBC TV18 maintained the top spot with 434 impressions (000s) sum compared to 451 impressions (000s) sum last week, followed by ET Now with 194 impressions (000s) sum. BTVI and CNBC TV18 Prime HD were at third and fourth positions respectively with 69 impressions (000s) sum and 35 impressions (000s) sum.

Hindi News (U+R)

Aaj Tak retained its top slot with 93805 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 95274 impressions (000s) sum. Zee News was at the second position with 90927 impressions (000s) sum compared to 95022 impressions (000s) sum, followed by India TV at the third position with 79523 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 83897 impressions (000s) sum.

News18 India and ABP News maintained their spots at fourth position and fifth positions with 73695 impressions (000s) sum and 62664 impressions (000s) sum respectively.

 Hindi News Rural

Aaj Tak also led the Hindi news rural market with 40129 impressions (000s) sum. Zee News and India TV at second and third position maintaining their spot with 33180 impressions (000s) sum and 33107 impressions (000s) sum respectively.

News Nation, fourth, recorded 29779 Impressions (000s) sum compared to 30952 Impressions (000s) last week. News18 India replaced ABP News in top five with 27868 impressions (000s) sum respectively.

Hindi News Urban

Zee News led the genre with 57746 impressions (000s) sum compared to 60764 impressions (000s) sum last week, followed by Aaj Tak at second position with 53676 impressions (000s) sum. India TV, News18 India and ABP News were at third, fourth and fifth spots with 46416 impressions (000s) sum, 45827 impressions (000s) sum and 34827 impressions (000s) sum respectively.

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