BARC week 27: No change in pecking order of Hindi GECs

MUMBAI: The pecking order of Hindi general entertainment channels (GECs) remained the same in week 27 of Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC) ratings. 

Star Plus continued to rule the genre with 416,916 (000s sum) followed by Colors with 364,741 (000s sum). Zee TV comfortably sat at the number three position with 284,517 (000s sum). 

Life OK was spotted on the fourth spot with 239,459 (000s sum) followed by Sony Entertainment Television (SET) at the bottom of the chart with 177,934 (000s sum).

Amongst the top programs in the GEC space, Star Plus’ Saath Nibhana Saathiya grabbed the first position with 6,166 (000s sum).

Zee TV’s Kumkum Bhagya and Dance India Dance - Season 5 recorded second and third spot with 5635 (000s sum) and 4962 (000s sum) respectively. However, Colors' Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat and Sasural Simar Ka occupied fourth and fifth spot with 4650 (000s sum) and 4595 (000s sum) respectively. 

In the English news space, Times Now continued its dominance with 418 (000s sum) followed by India Today Television with 186 (000s sum). Lastly, CNN-IBN scored 170 (000s sum).

In the Hindi news broadcasting space, India TV secured the top position with 27322 (000s sum) followed by ABP News with 26235 (000s sum). On the other hand, Aaj Tak claimed the third spot with 24968 (000s sum).

In the sports genre, Ten Sports continued its dominance with 38309 (000s sum). Ten Cricket and Sony Six occupied the second and third position with 23383 (000s sum) and 11751 (000s sum) respectively.

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