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BARC week 41: Sun TV is No 1 channel on All India basis

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MUMBAI: Despite the controversy surrounding its owners in recent times, Tamil general entertainment channel (GEC) - Sun TV has come out as the numero uno channel across genres on an All India basis with BARC India's rural data rollout, and is even ahead of popular Hindi GECs like Star Plus and Colors.

In week 41 of the BARC India data, Sun TV emerged as the leader across genres in the All India (Urban + Rural) market with 1153449 (000Sums).

Hindi GECs, which dominated the Top 10 channels chart were Star Plus in the second spot, Colors at third and Zee TV in the fourth spot. The free to air (FTA) channel Zee Anmol grabbed the second position, while Star Utsav was in the seventh position, followed by Life OK in the eight spot.

While the chart for the Top 10 channels across genres was mostly dominated by Hindi GECs, apart from Sun TV, another regional channel, which managed to appear on the list was ETV Telugu in the ninth position with 447160 (000Sums).

Two Hindi movie channels namely Star Gold with 546919 (000Sums) and Zee Cinema with 427533 (000Sums) were amongst the top 10 channels across genres in the sixth and tenth position respectively.

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