Rebranded FTA channel Star Bharat grabs second position in two markets

MUMBAI: Star Bharat has made its way to the top, becoming the second best channel in both, urban+ rural as well as rural, markets in week 36 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India. Star Plus recaptured its leadership in the urban market, whereas Colors bagged the second slot.

Hindi GEC

Zee Anmol continued to lead the market with 819438 Impressions (000s) sum followed by Star Bharat which climbed to the second slot from the fifth slot last week with 669588 Impressions (000s) sum.

Zee TV retained its third position in week 36 with 625640 Impressions (000s) sum followed by Star Plus on number four with 581618 Impressions (000s) sum. Colors stood on number five with 560456 Impressions (000s).

Sony Pal, Sony Entertainment Television and Rishtey grabbed sixth, seventh and eighth position with 496335  Impressions (000s) sum, 491965  Impressions (000s) and 438215 Impressions (000s) sum, respectively.

Sab TV and Star Utsav bagged the ninth spot with 383079 Impressions (000s) and 290273 Impressions (000s) sum, respectively.

Hindi GEC Rural 

Zee Anmol garnered the first position with 647267 Impressions (000s) sum followed by Star Bharat on the second with 378234 Impressions (000s) sum and Sony Pal  with 347856 Impressions (000s) sum on the third spot.

Rishtey stood at number four with 324715 Impressions followed by Zee TV 255624 Impressions (000s) and Star Utsav with 221261 Impressions stood at number six.

Star Plus, Colors and DD National grabbed the seventh, eighth and ninth spots with 186764 Impressions (000s) sum, 176103  Impressions (000s), and 171068 Impressions (000s) sum, respectively.

Big Magic stood at the tenth position with 161225 Impressions (000s).

Hindi GEC Urban

Star Plus regained its top position with 394853 Impressions (000s) and pushed Colors on second spot with 384353 Impressions (000s) sum and Zee TV on third with 370015 Impressions (000s) sum.

Sony Entertainment Television stood at number four with 364056 Impressions (000s) sum followed by Star Bharat  on number five with 291353 Impressions (000s) sum.

Sab TV and Zee Anmol  stood on number six and seven with 273684 Impressions (000s) sum and 172171 Impressions (000s) sum, respectively.

&TV, Sony Pal and Rishtey grabbed the eighth, ninth and tenth positions respectively with 162519 Impressions (000s) sum, 148479 Impressions (000s) and 113500 Impressions (000s) sum.

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