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BARC week 7: Fakt Marathi makes maiden entry in Top 5 Marathi channels list

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MUMBAI: As per the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India’s week 7 ratings, the leaders of all the regional channels including Bangla, Bhojpuri, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Oriya, Tamil and Malayalam genres continued to have a stranglehold on their respective genres. 

After marking its presence on the DD Free Dish DTH platform, Marathi channel Fakt Marathi made its maiden entry in the top five channels list in the genre.

Bangla GECs

Though Star Jalsha witnessed a fall in ratings, the channel maintained its number one position in the Bangla general entertainment channel (GECs) space with 220355 (‘000s) as against 247291 (‘000s) in week 6. 

Zee Bangla bagged the second berth with 147283 (‘000s) followed by Jalsa Movies on the third spot with 66704 (‘000s) and Zee Bangla Cinema with 37709 (‘000s) stood at number four pushing down Colors Bangla to number five with 31284 (‘000s). 

Bhojpuri GECs

Big Ganga retained its numero uno position with an increase in its rating with 16346 (‘000s) as against 14575 (‘000s) in week 6, followed by Bhojpuri Cinema at second position with 16300 (‘000s) and Dangal TV with 7456 (‘000s) stood at number three.

Dabangg bagged the fourth berth with 7206 (‘000s) and ETV Bihar Jharkhand with 3193 (‘000s) stood at number five in week 7.  

Kannada GECs

Colors Kannada saw dip in its rating compared to previous week but managed to retain the first berth with 217260 (‘000s) as against 254250 (‘000s) in week 6. Suvarna climbed up to second position from last week’s fifth spot with 170074 ('000s) and pushed Zee Kannada down to the third place with 145912 ('000s). Udaya Movies bagged the fourth position with 130904 ('000s), while Udaya TV stood in the fifth spot with 119542 ('000s).

Malayalam GECs

Asianet continued to hold the top slot with a rise in ratings with 340204 (‘000s) as against 333827 (‘000s) in week 6, followed by Mazhavil Manorama with 99654 (‘000s) in the second place as against 103484 (‘000s) in previous week. Flowers TV maintained its place at number three with 88537 (‘000s) with a slight dip in its rating from the previous week. Asianet Movies with 62851 (‘000s) stood at number four and Surya TV with 49259 (‘000s) was at number five.

Marathi GEC

Zee Marathi retained its numero uno position with 139810 (‘000s) with a slight rise in rating as compared to the previous week. It was followed by Colors Marathi with 95409 (‘000s), whereas Zee Talkies maintained its third position with 89848 (‘000s) and also saw an increase in rating as against 668724 (‘000s) in week 6. 

Star Pravah retained the fourth berth with 46968 (‘000s) with a slight dip in rating as compared to the previous week. The Marathi genre witnessed a new entrant Fakt Marathi in the fifth slot with 24396 (‘000s) while Maobili made an exit this week. 

Oriya GEC

Sarthak TV maintained its position on top with 92440 (‘000s) as against 109559 (‘000s) in week 6 followed by Tarang TV with 56243 (‘000s) in the second slot. Colors Oriya retained its third berth with 20538 (‘000s) with a slight dip in rating whereas Odisha TV retained its fourth position with 17000 (‘000s) as against 20103 (‘000s) in the previous week followed by Alankar with 7187 (‘000s) in the fifth place.

Tamil GECs

Sun TV remained the leader in the Tamil space with a minor spike in ratings at 953616 (‘000s) as against 962984 (‘000s) in week 6. KTV was at number two with 264009 (‘000s) whereas Star Vijay continued to hold its third spot with 177117 (‘000s).  

Polimer climbed up to fourth slot with 77343 (‘000s) and pushed down Zee Tamil to the fifth place with 75617 (‘000s) in week 7. 

Telugu GECs

ETV Telugu continued to lead the Telugu genre with 417220 (‘000s) followed by Zee Telugu in the second position with 382931 (‘000s) and Maa TV in the third spot with 350918 (‘000s). 

Gemini TV retained its place in the fourth rung with 286818 (‘000s), while Gemini Movies with 182659 (‘000s) stood in the fifth position.

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