BARC week 38: Star Plus sees significant ratings rise, back to no.1

MUMBAI: Star Plus and Colors have been slugging it out in the ratings race for the last couple of weeks. In the Hindi general entertainment channels (GEC) genre, Star Plus has regained its number one position with a considerable rise in ratings, according to the data released by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India in week 38. 

Star Plus ruled the roost by securing leadership position with 408816 (000 Sums) against 381365 (000 Sums) in week 38. On the other hand, Colors' ratings nosedived as compared to last week, as the channel held second position with 379921 (000 Sums) against 414841 (000 Sums).

Zee TV grabbed the third slot in the genre with 272281 (000 Sums) followed by Life OK and Sab in fourth and fifth slot with 236606 (000 Sums) and 190465 (000 Sums) respectively. 

Star Plus’ prime time show Saath Nibhaana Saathiya led the chart of top five programmes in Hindi GECs with 7782 (000 Sums) followed by Zee TV’s Kumkum Bhagya in second spot and Colors’ Sasural Simar Ka in the third slot with 6130 (000 Sums) and 6043 (000 Sums) respectively. Star Plus’ Diya Aur Bati Hum and Colors’ Udaan secured the fourth and fifth slot with 5685 (000 Sums) and 5636 (000 Sums) respectively. 

Like last week, this week too the WWE series has worked for Ten Sports as the channel secured the leadership position in the sports genre with 58963 (000 Sums) followed by Sony Six at second spot and Star Sports 1 in the third slot with 13747 (000 Sums) and 5788 (000 Sums) respectively. 

In the kids’ segment, Nick (v) grabbed the topped the genre with 50817 (000 Sums) followed by Pogo TV (v) in second position with 42922 (000 Sums) and Hungama (v) in third slot with 33386 (000 Sums).

Times Now led the chart in the English news channel genre and recorded 334 (000 Sums) and followed by India Today Television in the second spot with 129 (000 Sums). CNN IBN held the third spot with 129 (000 Sums).

In the Bhojpuri genre, Big Magic Ganga continued to grab leadership position with 5450 (000 Sums). ETV Bihar Jharkhand and Dangal TV garnered second and third berth with 1658 (000 Sums) and 1535 (000 Sums) respectively. 

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