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Most GECs see a fall in ratings in week 38

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MUMBAI: The week 38 of TAM TV ratings witnessed no change in the ranking order of the Hindi general entertainment channels (GECs). However, on the viewership front, most of the channels saw a drop in the ratings.

Thus, Star Plus continued to lead the pack with 579,978 GVTs, down from 594,923 GVTs. Diya Aur Baati Hum is back to its number one position and recorded 8,074 TVTs, up from 7,730 TVTs. At number two is Saathiya Saath which saw a significant drop in the viewership as it scored 7,062 TVTs, down from 7,708 TVTs, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai ranks number three with 6,360 TVTs, down from 6,572 TVTs.

At number two stands Zee TV, which reported 442,526 GVTs, up from 431,746 GVTs. Its new offering Bandhan has observed 4,366 TVTs. With this, Bandhan is the second highest opener show across GECs (September 2013 – September 2014), according to the statement by the channel. Other offerings which have seen a rise in the ratings are Jamai Raja which noticed 7,045 TVTs, up from 6,704 TVTs and Sapne Suhane scored 4,027 TVTs, up from 3,556 TVTs.

Colors ranks number three with 412,405 GVTs, down from 416,675 GVTs. The major loss for the channel was its comedy non-fiction property, Comedy Nights With Kapil. It witnessed a major drop in the viewership and rated 3,996 TVTs, down from 6,020 TVTs. On the fiction side, Balika Vadhu too saw a fall and reported 5,067 TVTs, down from 5,443 TVTs.

Despite a drop in the viewership, Life OK continues its hold at number four with 294,679 GVTs, down from 313,012 GVTs. The channel’s biggest non-fiction property with Akshay Kumar as the host - Dare to Dance garnered 2,510 TVTs, down from 2,933 TVTs. Mahadev also witnessed a drop in the ratings and stood at 1,478 TVTs, down from 1,650 TVTs.

Sab at number five registered 269,045 GVTs, down from 292,474. The channel’s most popular property - Taarek Mehta tracked 6,142 TVTs, down from 7,278 TVTs. Chidiya Ghar too lost its viewership and scored 2,343 TVTs, down from 2,618 TVTs and Balveer noticed 2,267 TVTs, down from 2,574 TVTs.

Sony continues to be at the bottom of the chart with 263,802 GVTs, up from 262,507 GVTs. Its crime property CID garnered 3,453 TVTs, up from 3,174 TVTs. Maharana Veer Pratap registered 3,033 TVTs, up from 3,013 TVTs.

As for the new entrant GECs, Zindagi and Sony Pal have witnessed a rise in the viewership. Zindagi noted 31,528 GVTs, up from 30,016 GVTs and Sony Pal is not far with 24,234 GVTs, up from 20,881 GVTs. 

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