Sony Pix dominates English Movies genre

MUMBAI: Comedy Central toppled Star World to take the number one position in the English Entertainment genre. The players in the space witnessed mixed ratings this week.

Movies Now 2 made an entry this week making way for the exit of HBO in the English Movies genre. The space was dominated by Sony Pix.

According to the week 5 ratings data of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India, players in the infotainment genre saw a hike in their ratings.

Living Foodz continued to dominate the Lifestyle space, with the channels observing mixed ratings this week.

English Entertainment 

Comedy Central toppled Star World dominating the genre with 254 Impressions (‘000s) followed by Zee Cafe at the second place with 245 Impressions (‘000s). Star World stood at the third position with 203 Impressions (‘000s) whereas AXN took the fourth place with 129 Impressions (‘000s). Colors Infinity SD maintained itself on the fifth rank with 101 Impressions (‘000s).

English Movies 

Sony Pix hoped on to the number one position with 2207 Impressions (‘000s) followed by Star Movies with 2205 Impressions (‘000s). Movies Now with 1973 Impressions (‘000s) grabbed the third position followed by Movies Now 2 at the fourth position with 1342 Impressions (‘000s). Zee Studio took the fifth place with 1333 Impressions (‘000s).


Discovery Channel with a hike in ratings continued to rule the genre with 5036 Impressions (‘000s) as compared to 4916 Impressions (‘000s) in week 4. History TV 18 was at the second spot with 3647 Impressions (‘000s). Animal Planet with 3091 Impressions (‘000s) and National Geo Wild with 3003 Impressions (‘000s) took the third and fourth position, respectively. National Geographic stood at the fifth position with 2990 Impressions (‘000s).


Living Foodz sustained its number one position with decreased ratings from 1907 Impressions (‘000s) in week 4 to 1845 Impressions (‘000s) this week. Fox Life sustained at the second berth with 859 Impressions (‘000s) followed by Food Food with 708 Impressions (‘000s). TLC with 657 Impressions (‘000s) and FYI Tv18 with 520 Impressions (‘000s) bagged the fourth and fifth position, respectively.

Latest Reads
Disney expected to announce 21 CF buyout tomorrow: media reports

The Mouse House is closing in on the Fox. Media reports have emerged that Disney’s bid to acquire the Murdoch-owned 21st Century Fox (21 CF Fox) group’s entertainment assets is near closure. The price being talked about is anywhere between $60 billion and $68 billion and an announcement is...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
World television premiere of Maragadha Naanayam on Zee Tamil

Zee Tamil announced the world television premiere of critically acclaimed Maragadha Naanayam – the fantasy-comedy-thriller film that features Aadhi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani on Sunday, 17 December at 4:00 PM only on Zee Tamil. Written and directed by ARK Saravan, the movie is a perfect blend of...

Television TV Channels Regional
Republic TV to track real-time data for Gujarat elections

MUMBAI: Republic TV has partnered data-science company Gramener to track real-time data, along with analysis, during the Gujarat elections. According to a release sent by Republic TV, “Gramener will help enhance the visual look both on-air and on Republic’s digital platforms to present the data in...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Nakul Chopra is new BARC chairman

MUMBAI: Nakul Chopra, currently president of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and senior advisor of Publicis Communications, has been elected as the next chairman of BARC India. Chopra succeeds Viacom18 group CEO Sudhanshu Vats, who has completed his one-year tenure as chairman.

Television TV Channels Viewership
Nitin Kukreja joins iQuest

Former Star India sports head Nitin Kukreja has joined iQuest Enterprises as its chief executive officer. Kukreja had left Star in March this year. IQuest is an enterprise of Nimmagadda Prasad, the former owner of the Maa TV group, who has multiple business interests ranging from infrastructure to...

Television TV Channels Sports
Sun TV's unassailable lead continues, while Zee TV leads Hindi across genre

BENGALURU: The Sun network's flagship Tamil general entertainment channel (GEC) Sun TV continued its lead in ratings across all GECs on Indian television for week 48 of 2017 (25 November to 1 December 2017) according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) weekly ratings data

Television TV Channels GECs
Republic TV, BTVI join hands for budget coverage

MUMBAI: Republic TV, spearheaded by Arnab Goswami, and Business Television India (BTVI) have entered into an alliance for content and programming around Union Budget 2018. The Republic TV- BTVI alliance promises to offer viewers a distinctive experience.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Mairu Gupta and the art of building the NBA in India

MUMBAI: For basketball fans worldwide, the US National Basketball Association (NBA) represents the mecca of the sport. But in India, the NBA has had its task cut out, what with cricket presenting a near impenetrable line of defence.

Television TV Channels Sports
CNN-News18 'Indian of the year' 2017 special Telecast on 9 and 10 December

MUMBAI: The awards night of the annual and flagship initiative of CNN-News18, ‘Indian of the Year – 2017’ will be telecasted on the 9 and 10 of December at 9:30 PM on the channel. The initiative, whichrecognizes and awards the exceptional contribution and achievements of the iconic Indian citizens...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories