BARC ratings: Zee News leads in Hindi News urban market

MUMBAI: Republic TV continued its leading streak in the first week of the year as it has been doing from the time of its launch in week 19 in 2017 of BARC All India ratings. India News enters the top five chart in week 1 of 2018 in Hindi News Rural market. Zee News tops the chart in Hindi News Urban market.

English News

The English news genre has seen a drastic fall in the viewership across all the channels. Republic TV still retained its numero uno position with 851 Impressions (000s) sum compared to 1039 Impressions (000s) sum last week. Times Now is at the second spot with 548 Impressions (000s) sum followed by India Today Television witnessing a slight hike in the rating from 305 Impressions (000s) sum last week to 342 Impressions (000s) sum in week 1 of 2018. CNN News18 is in fourth position with 322 Impressions (000s) sum compared to 229 Impressions (000s) sum last week. NDTV 24X7 re-enters top five at fifth place with 192 Impressions (000s) sum at fifth position.

English Business News

CNBC TV18 is at the top slot with 677 Impressions (000s) sum followed by ET Now with 155 Impressions (000s) sum. BTVi, NDTV Profit and NDTV Prime and CNBC TV18 Prime HD are at third fourth and fifth positions respectively with 125 Impressions (000s) sum, 61 Impressions (000s) sum and 9 Impressions (000s) sum.

Hindi News (U+R)

Aaj Tak leads the genre with 118716 Impressions (000s) sum. Zee News and News18 India are at second and third position respectively with 112445 and 91666 Impressions (000s) sum. ABP News and India TV are at fourth and fifth spot respectively after interchanged their positions with 88756 and 86595 Impressions (000s) sum.

Hindi News Rural

Aaj Tak tops the rural chart as well with 50526 Impressions (000s) sum. Zee News and ABP News moved up a slot each taking second and third positions with 43169 and 39939 Impressions (000s) sum respectively followed by News18 India which dropped two slots to fourth position with 37822 Impressions (000s) sum. India News made an entry to the top five chart at the fifth position with 33824 Impressions (000s) sum. News Nation which was in the fifth position is not present in the week 52 data.

Hindi News Urban

Zee News garnered the first position with 69275 Impressions (000s) sum in week 1 dethroning Aaj Tak to the second spot with 68189 Impressions (000s) sum. News18 India is at third position with 53844 Impressions (000s) sum.

India TV is at the fourth position with 53061 Impressions (000s) sum followed by ABP News with 48816 Impressions (000s) sum at the fifth position. 

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