BARC week 31: News channels see spike in ratings

MUMBAI: The entire television news category witnessed an increase in ratings. According to week 31of Broadcast Association Research Council (BARC), ET Now went back to number one position replacing CNBC TV18 in English Business News genre.

English News

Times Now continued to dominate the genre with an increase in the ratings from 327 Impressions (000s) last week to 497 Impressions (000s) this week. NDTV 24x7 grabbed the second slot with 207 Impressions (000s) while CNN News18 took the third position with 190 Impressions. India Today Television with 163 Impressions (000s) and BBC World News with 95 Impressions (000s) took the fourth and fifth position respectively.

English Business News

ET Now toppled CNBC TV18 for the number one position with 252 Impressions (000s). CNBC TV18 placed itself at the second spot with 182 Impressions (000s). NDTV Profit and NDTV Prime continued to be at the third position with 35 Impressions (000s). Bloomberg TV, now revamped as BTVi, secured itself on last spot with 26 Impressions (000s).

Hindi News

Aaj Tak with an increase in ratings sustained its number one position with 96552 Impressions (000s) as compared to 80653 Impressions (000s) in the previous week. India TV grabbed the second spot with 84207 Impressions (000s). ABP News garnered 61624 Impressions (000s) and was at third spot, while India News with 58174 Impressions (000s) was on fourth position. News Nation with a decrease in the ratings from 54120 Impressions (000s) was at fifth place

Hindi Business News

CNBC Awaaz maintained its first position with an increase in ratings from 911 Impressions (000s) in the week before to 1429  Impressions (000s) in week 31. The second spot was taken by Zee Business with 832 Impressions (000s) in comparison to 654 Impressions (000s) in week 29.


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