BARC wk 24: No change in ranking order of Hindi GECs

MUMBAI: The pecking order of the Hindi general entertainment channels (GECs) remained the same in the week 24 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) ratings.

Star Plus continued to rule all the way with 383533 (000’s) sum followed by Colors with 342535 (000’s) sum. Zee TV stayed steady at number three with 242265 (000’s) sum while Life OK took the fourth position with 234784 (000’s) sum. Last but not the least, Sab clocked 187356 (000’s) sum.

Amongst the top three programmes, Star Plus’s Saath Nibhaana Saathiya turned out to be a clear winner with 6213 (000’s) sum. Colors’ two shows topped the list and occupied number two and three spot respectively. Thus, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat registered 5044 (000’s) sum and Sasural Simar Ka noted 4610 (000’s) sum respectively.

Sports category too did not witness any new winners this week. Though Ten Sports continued to hold the number one spot with 58221 (000’s sum), Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 1 were perched at the second and third spot with 29996 (000’s sum) and 28189 (000’s sum) respectively.

Talking about the top three programmes in the sports category, while Ten Sports WWE Specials 2015 - Money in the Bank topped the chart with 1254 (000’s sum), Bangladesh vs India 2015 ODI's Series Live - 1st ODI on Star Sports 3 garnered 1206 (000’s sum). In Star Sports 1 too, Bangladesh vs India 2015 ODI's Series Live - 1st ODI   reported 1046 (000’s sum).

In the Hindi news broadcasting space, Aaj Tak continued its stranglehold with 31491 (000’s sum). India TV claimed the second spot with 27603 (000’s sum) followed by ABP News at number three with 25186 (000’s sum).

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