BARC week 5: Big Ganga is No. 1 in Bhojpuri genre; no leadership change in other regional genres


MUMBAI: While there were not many changes in the regional channels space in week 5, the prominent gainer was Big Ganga, which climbed up to the first spot in the Bhojpuri channels’ space.


Additionally, there was also a new entrant each in the Oriya and Tamil language regional channels Top 5 list in week 5 of BARC ratings in Alankar and J Movie respectively.


Regional channel leaders in the Bangla, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu space continued to maintain a stranglehold on the top slot.


Bangla GECs


Star Jalsa retained the top position with 243019 (‘000s) followed by Zee Bangla in the second place with 138047 (‘000s). Jalsa Movies held on to its third position with 69803 (‘000s). Zee Bangla Cinema with 34628 (‘000s) climbed up one place to perch at the fourth spot, while Colors Bangla dropped one place to take the fifth place with 31471 (‘000s) in week 5 of BARC data in West Bengal (U+R): NCCS All : 4+ Individuals.


Bhojpuri GECs


Even as it witnessed a fall in ratings, Big Ganga climbed up to the top position in week 5 with 10365 (‘000s). On the other hand, Bhojpuri Cinema forfeited its leadership slot and dropped down to the second place with a considerable drop in ratings at 9727 (‘000s) as compared to 17459 (‘000s) in week 4.


Dabangg retained its third place but yet again with a drop in ratings at 5707 (‘000s). Dangal TV too saw a drop in ratings but maintained its fourth place with 4613. ETV Bihar Jharkhand too held its fifth spot with 2591 (‘000s) in the Bihar (U+R) : NCCS All : 4+ Individuals according to BARC India.


Kannada GECs


Colors Kanada stood firm in the first spot even in week 5 with a drop in ratings at 261277 (‘000s). Zee Kannada in the second spot witnessed a rise in ratings with 159937 (‘000s) as compared to 145618 (‘000s) in week 4. Udaya Movies pipped Suvarna to claim the third spot in week 5 with 159785 (‘000s). On the other hand, Suvarna dropped to the fourth slot with 139413 (‘000s). Udaya TV maintained its place in the fifth position with 111309 (‘000s) in Karnataka (U+R) : NCCS All : 4+ Individuals.


Malayalam GECs


Asianet continued to hold the top slot with 330282 (‘000s) followed by Mazhavil Manorama with 97830 (‘000s) in the second place. Flowers TV maintained its place at number three with 88167 (‘000s). Asianet Movies with with 50598 (‘000s) climbed up one place to stand at number four, while Surya TV dropped one place at number five with 49294 (‘000s) in the Kerala (U+R) : NCCS All : 4+ Individuals market in week 5.


Marathi GECs


With no change in the Top 5 channels’ pecking order in the Marathi genre, Zee Marathi retained its numero uno position with 152180 (‘000s). Following it was Colors Marathi with 96885 (‘000s), whereas Zee Talkies maintained its place in the third spot with 63998 (‘000s). Star Pravah in the fourth slot was with 50095 (‘000s), whereas Maiboli stood in the fifth slot with 20489 (‘000s) in the Maharashtra / Goa (U+R) : NCCS All : 4+ Individuals market.


Oriya GECs


Sarthak TV maintained its place on top with 105782 (‘000s) and was followed by Tarang TV with 23447 (‘000s) in the second spot. Colors Oriya was in the third position with 23447 (‘000s), whereas Odisha TV retained its fourth position with 15420 (‘000s). Prarthana bowed out of the Top 5 list, paving the way for Alankar, which made an entry in week 5 at the fifth spot with 8948 (‘000s) in the Odisha (U+R) : NCCS All : 4+ Individuals market.


Tamil GECs


Sun TV remained the undisputed leader in the Tamil space with a spike in ratings at 962670 (‘000s). KTV was at number two with 280055 (‘000s) whereas Star Vijay continued to hold its third spot with 196249 (‘000s). Polimer climbed up one place to take the fourth place with 80166 (‘000s), whereas a new channel J Movie with 79722 (‘000s) made its presence felt in the fifth place. In week 5, Zee Tamil, which was in the fourth position last week, dropped out of the charts in the Tamil Nadu/ Puducherry (U+R) : NCCS All : 4+ Individuals market.


Telugu GECs


The Telugu genre too saw no change in the pecking order from last week. ETV Telugu continued to lead the genre with 426874 (‘000s) followed by Zee Telugu with 370362 (‘000s). Maa TV was in third spot with 364618 (‘000s), whereas Gemini TV retained its place in the fourth rung with 268420 (‘000s). Gemini Movies with 194587 (‘000s) stood in the fifth position in week 5 in the Andhra Pradesh - Telangana (U+R) : NCCS All : 4+ Individuals market.

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