BARC week 36: Colors clinches No 1 spot; topples Star Plus again

MUMBAI: The race for the top slot between Hindi general entertainment channels (GECs) Star Plus and Colors continues. 


In week 36 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India ratings, Colors has yet again pipped Star Plus to gain the numero uno spot. It may be recalled that while in week 34 Colors made history by becoming the number one channel, in week 35, Star Plus managed to regain its lead position.


In week 36, Colors lead the Hindi GEC brigade with 386518 (000Sums) followed by Star Plus in second position with 370135 (000Sums). Both channels witnessed an increase in rating points from the previous week where Colors had 354956 (000s Sum), while Star Plus had 355269 (000s Sum).


On the other hand, Zee TV with 263194 (000Sums) held the third slot, whereas Life OK secured fourth position with 207606 (000Sums). Sab was at the fifth position with 177268 (000Sums) in week 36.


Like last week, Zee TV’s Kumkum Bhagya led the chart of the top five Hindi GECs programmes with 7264 (000Sums) followed by Colors’Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi at the second slot with 6184 (000Sums). Star Plus’ Saath Nibhaana Saathiya secured third place with 5782 (000Sums), whereas Colors’ Swaragini and Udaan held fourth and fifth position with 5739 (000Sums) and 5643 (000Sums) respectively.


In the kids segment, Nick led the pack with 46651 (000Sums) followed by Pogo and Cartoon Network in second and third slot 37138 (000 Sums) and 34556 (000Sums) respectively.


Ten Sports continued to hold the top slot in the sports genre with 30850 (000Sums). Star Sports 1 secured the second berth with 15461 (000Sums), while Sony Six was in third slot with 13764 (000Sums).


Amongst the English News channels, in first slot was Times Now with 511(000Sums), followed by NDTV at the second slot with 220 (000Sums), while CNN IBN with 165 (000 Sums) held the third position.


With no change in position this week, Big Magic Ganga in the Bhojpuri genre led the tally with 4661 (000Sums) followed by ETV Bihar Jharkhand in the second spot with 1795 (000Sums) and Dangal TV in the third slot  with 1647 (000Sums).

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