BARC week 34: Colors topples Star Plus to capture numero uno slot in Hindi GECs

MUMBAI: Toppling the market leader Star Plus in the Hindi general entertainment channels (GECs) genre, Colors secured the leadership position in week 34 with 360494 (000 Sums), according to the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India ratings.


Star Plus stood at the second spot with 359509 (000 Sums). On the other hand, Zee TV and Life OK held the third and fourth position with 264237 (000 Sums) and 224264 (000 Sums) respectively.  Sab grabbed the fifth position with 186090 (000 Sums) in week 34.  


Zee TV’s prime time show Kumkum Bhagya topped the list with 6576 (000 Sums). Four of Colors’ shows made it to the top five chart in week 34. While Sasural Simar Ka grabbed the second position with 5438 (000 Sums), Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi with 5365 (000 Sums) was in the third slot. Swaragini and Udaan secured fourth and fifth place with 5300 (000 Sums) and 5243 (000 Sums) respectively. 


With no change of the position in sports genre, Ten Sports’ continued to top the chart with 640272 (000 Sums) followed by Sony Six in the second slot with 370673 (000 Sums) and Ten Cricket in the third slot with 8998 (000 Sums). 


In the kids segment, Nick led the pack with 47180 (000 Sums) followed by Pogo TV with 39480 (000 Sums) on second position and Cartoon Network secured the third position with 31445 (000 Sums). 


In the English news broadcast segment, Times Now continued to rule the roost and secured first position with 431 (000 Sums). On second and third slot respectively were News 9 with 208 (000 Sums) and India Today Television with 160 (000 Sums).

On the other hand, Big Magic Ganga, in Bhojpuri section led the list with 4371 (000 Sums) followed by ETV Bihar Jharkhand on second berth with 1460 (000 Sums) and Dangal TV in third space with 954 (000 Sums).  

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