BARC week 29: English business news, Hindi news & business news observe ratings increase

MUMBAI: Times Now continued as the undisputed leader in the English News space while CNBC TV 18 dominated the English business news genre. In the Hindi news genre Aaj Tak continued to lead whereas CNBC Awaaz ranked number one in Hindi Business News.

According to week 29 Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) All India data, the English news genre has seen mixed ratings. Meanwhile, players in the English business news, Hindi news and Hindi business news space witnessed hike in ratings.  

English news

Times Now maintained its first position with 243 Impressions (000s). India Today Television returned to second position with 131 Impressions (000s). CNN News18 took the third berth with 127 Impressions (000s). NDTV 24x7 grabbed the fourth spot with 83 Impressions (000s) whereas News X sustained its fifth position with 66 Impressions (000s).

English business news

CNBC TV 18 expanded its ratings securing its number one position with 103 Impressions (000s) as to 72 Impressions (000s) in week 28 followed by ET Now that secured the second slot with 67 Impressions (000s).  NDTV Profit and NDTV Prime with 25 Impressions (000s) and Bloomberg TV with 20 (‘000s) Impressions (000s)  took the third and fourth positions respectively.

Hindi News

Aaj Tak witnessed growth in its viewership and stood at the first spot with 78572 Impressions (000s) as compared to 73334 Impressions (000s) in week 28, while India TV took the second position with 74606 Impressions (000s).  India News sustained its third position with 53592 Impressions (000s) followed by ABP News securing the fourth position with 52640 Impressions (000s). News Nation took the fifth position with 49121 Impressions (000s).

Hindi business news

CNBC Awaaz saw an increase in the ratings at the first spot with 839 Impressions (000s) as compared to 733 Impressions (000s) in week 28.  Zee Business stood at the second spot with 666 Impressions (000s) as compared to 522 Impressions (000s) in last week.


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