BARC week 9:News 9 in English news space, News Nation in Hindi news genre; entire genre observes mixed ratings

MUMBAI: Times Now and CNBC TV18 continued to dominate the English news and business news spaces respectively. According to week 9 Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) All India data, while News 9 made a comeback in the English news space, News Nation entered the week’s top Hindi news channel list as per the data.

In the Hindi news space Aaj Tak continued its lead while CNBC Awaaz grabbed the first spot in the business news genre. The English and Hindi news space observed decrease in their viewership while the business news genre saw an increase in the ratings.

English News

Times Now remained as the undisputed leader in the English news space with 470 (‘000s) as compared to 627 (‘000s) in week 8. NDTV 24x7 stood at the second position with 254 (‘000s) followed by India Today Television bagging the third spot with 181 (‘000s). CNN IBN with 160 (‘000s) grabbed the fourth position. News 9 with 106 (‘000s) entered the list at the fifth position.

English business News

CNBC TV18 continued to dominate the genre with 927 (‘000s) followed by ET Now with 341 (‘000s) grabbing the second position. NDTV Profit and NDTV Prime took with 56 (‘000s) and Bloomberg TV with 35 (‘000s) took the third and fourth position respectively.

Hindi News

Despite a decrease in ratings, Aaj Tak with 94141(‘000s) continued to dominate the space while India TV stood at the second position with 76772 (‘000s).  ABP News toppled Zee News securing the third position with 55609 (‘000s) followed by Zee news with 51349 (‘000s) in fourth place. News Nation made a comeback securing  the number five position with 47439 (‘000s).

Hindi Business News

CNBC Awaaz saw a decrease in the ratings grabbing the first spot with 1351 (‘000s) as against 1482 (‘000s) in week 8. Zee Business stood at the second spot with 671 (‘000s).

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