India Today & ABP slip, NDTV 24X7 & India TV climb a slot each as Aaj Tak reigns

MUMBAI: Times Now continued to be the leader of English news genre with a hike in ratings whereas, in English business news genre, CNBC TV witnessed a downfall in ratings but maintained the top slot. In Hindi news (U+R), Aaj Tak witnessed a dip in ratings but continued to lead the genre across the market. CNBC Awaaz too, after a fall in ratings, continued to dominate the genre.

English News channel

Times Now continued to lead the genre with a slight hike in the ratings this week. The channel registered 595 Impressions (000s) followed by NDTV 24x7 on the second spot with 383 Impressions (000s) and India Today Television on the third spot with 304 Impressions (000s). CNN News18 with 258 Impressions (000s) stood at number four and BBC World News grabbed the fifth spot with 111 Impressions (000s).

English Business channels

Even after witnessing a dip in ratings this week, CNBC TV retained the number one position with 510 Impressions (000s) as compared to last week's 630 Impressions (000s). ET Now too saw a downfall but managed to pocket the second position with 232 Impressions (000s) this week. NDTV Profit and NDTV Prime were at the third position with 63 Impressions (000s). BTVi was on the fourth spot with 45 Impressions (000s) and CNBC TV18 Prime HD took the fifth place with 32 Impressions (000s).

Hindi News

Aaj Tak, with decreased ratings, retained its numero uno position with 109866 Impressions (000s) in BARC week 15. ABP News was at the second position with 89800 Impressions (000s). At the third and fourth slots, respectively, India TV and Zee News interchanged their past week's positions with 88759 Impressions (000s) and 82865 Impressions (000s). News18 India took the fifth position with 68385 Impressions (000s).

Hindi News Rural

Aaj Tak, with a fall in its ratings, emerged as the number one channel in the rural market with 50951 Impressions (000s) as compared to 57455 Impressions (000s) last week. ABP News was at the second place with 42510 Impressions (000s) and India TV grabbed the third position with 37382 Impressions (000s). India News and Zee News, respectively, took the fourth and fifth place with 33452 and 31853 Impressions (000s).

Hindi News Urban

Aaj Tak, with a decrease in its viewership, emerged as the leader in the urban market with 58914 Impressions (000s) as compared to 68054 Impressions (000s) last week. India TV bagged the second slot with 51430 Impressions (000s). Zee News took the third position with 51011 Impressions (000s) followed by ABP News at the fourth position with 47290 Impressions (000s). News18 India took the fifth position with 41217 Impressions (000s).

Hindi Business News

CNBC Awaaz continued to dominate the genre as ratings fell from 1719 Impressions (000s) last week to 1692 Impressions (000s) this week. The second spot was taken by Zee Business with 1190 Impressions (000s).

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