Sun Network channels rule ratings in south India

BENGALURU: Despite the setback in the Kannada general entertainment television channel space where the Kalanithi Maran-run Sun TV Network’s Udaya Movies was placed at number 4 and Udaya TV at number 5 in BARC rankings, in the other southern regional space, its channel continue dominance.

Sun’s Udaya TV which was once numero uno in the Kannada GEC space had to be satisfied with fifth rank among the top five channels with just 89,024 weekly impressions (000s) Sums in week 1 of 2017 (Saturday 31 December 2016 to Friday 6 January 2017). The Kannada GEC space is one of the smallest among the four Southern Sisters (now five with the split up of Andhra Pradesh) – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages.

However in the really big markets – the Tamil and the Telugu space – the Sun Network’s channels Sun TV with 1,178,344 weekly impressions (000s) Sums and Gemini TV 522,890 weekly impressions (000s) Sums were ranked number 1, and in the smaller Malayalam space it’s Surya TV with 90,293 weekly impressions (000s) Sums was placed at number 2. It must be noted that across all genres including Hindi GEC, Sun TV holds rank no 1 with 1,282,328 weekly impressions (000s) Sums.

Another network whose channels have consistently been among the top five in the Southern regional space is Star India.

In the Kannada TV space Star India’s Suvarna TV with 189,519 weekly impressions (000s) Sums stood third, behind Colors Kannada which was number 1 with 299,783 weekly impressions (000s) Sums and Subhash Chandra’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel) Zee Kannada that had 214,243 weekly impressions (000s) Sums. Udaya Movies was number 4 with 148,557 weekly impressions (000s) Sums.

In the Tamil GEC space, Star India’s Star Vijay TV with 206,384 weekly impressions (000s) was at number 4, behind Sun TV at pole position, the Sun Network’s KTV with 255, 995 weekly impressions (000s) Sums and Zee Tamil with 222,931 weekly impressions (000s) Sums. Jaya TV stood fifth in the Tamil GEC space with 83,107 weekly impressions (000s) Sums.

In the Telugu GEC space, Star India’s Maa TV with 383,650 weekly impressions (000s) Sums was ranked fourth behind Gemini TV at number 1, ETV Telugu at no 2 with 438,475 weekly impressions (000s) Sums and Zee Telugu with 402,015 weekly impressions (000s) Sums at third place. The Sun Network’s Gemini movies with 177,922 weekly impressions (000s) Sums was fifth.

In the Malayalam GEC space, Star India’s Asianet ruled the roost with 323,454 weekly impressions (000s) Sums, followed by Surya TV at second place as mentioned above. Mazhavil Manorama stood third with 78315 weekly impressions (000s) Sums, followed by Flowers TV with 75,451 weekly impressions (000s) Sums and Star India’s Asianet Movies with 73159 weekly impressions (000s) Sums at number 5.

Latest Reads
&pictures invokes the feeling of Indian-ness by ‘Saluting the Heroes of India’ this Republic Day

Celebrate the Republic weekend on a high note as &pictures, Naye India Ka Blockbuster Movie Channel brings to its viewers three blockbuster movies on 26th and 27th January.

Television TV Channels GECs
ET NOW Unveils Mega Pre-Budget Line-Up

Setting the agenda for the interim budget, ET NOW, India's leading English business news channel from Times Network, has unveiled special programming in the run-up to Budget 2019.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Discovery pays tribute to the Armed Forces with Republic Day special line-up

Discovery Channel, India’s leading destination for factual entertainment, will celebrate Republic Day with a special line-up of shows dedicated to Indian Armed Forces.

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery
Times Network international biz head Naveen Chandra moves on

Times Network’s international business head Naveen Chandra has stepped down and will be serving his last day on 28 February.

Television TV Channels People
This Republic Day, feel inspired and entertained by SPN’s English Cluster

As the nation embarks on a celebration of pride and valour on Republic Day, SPN’s English Cluster brings an entertainment parade of the finest shows and movies for its viewers.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
DD India to reposition as English channel; digital platform to launch before elections

Even as all the private media houses are gearing up for the general election, public broadcasters Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) are not lagging in their attempts to make hay out of the most lucrative season for news channels.

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
USP Studios partners with Cosmos-Maya to expand the global entertainment content distribution network for kids

Today, as parents are constantly trying to find the right balance of screen time for young kids, entertainment along with interactive learning plays an imperative role.

Television TV Channels Kids
Axis Mutual Funds and The Womb take on Fake News in India!

In the context of fake news getting forwarded and investors getting unnecessarily influenced by it, Axis Mutual Fund, one of India’s premier asset management companies has launched an investor awareness campaign

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Celebrate Republic Day with Motu Patlu’s 18th made-for-television movie - ‘Motu Patlu the Superheroes – Super Villains from Mars’

This Republic Day, Motu-Patlu will embark on a all-new adventure, fighting evil to protect the citizens of Furfurinagar and Modern city in their upcoming TV movie ‘Motu Patlu the Superheroes – Super Villains from Mars’ premiering on Sunday, 26th January at 12:30 pm only on Nickelodeon.

Television TV Channels Kids

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories