Times Now leads despite Arnab's exit; CNBC Prime HD enters Top 5

MUMBAI: Times Now continued to dominate the English News space even after the departure of its editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on 17 November. The players in the English News genre witnessed mixed ratings this week. Meanwhile, Times Networks’ other channel, Magic Bricks exited from the list of top 5 in English Business News space.

Last week, BARC communicated to all the broadcasters that ratings for India News, TV9 Telegu and V6 News were suspended owing to suspected mala fide practices. These news channels were not seen in this week’s ratings as well. 

According to week 47 of Broadcast Association Research Council (BARC), players in the English Business News genre observed a hike in ratings in addition to the debut of CNBC TV 18 Prime HD in the list.

Aaj Tak remained as the number one channel in the Hindi News space both in rural and urban markets though with a decrease in its viewership. The entire Hindi News space saw a drop in its ratings this week.

CNBC Awaaz with a decrease in ratings was at the numero uno place in the Hindi Business News space.

English News

Times Now observed a decrease in its ratings though it topped the list as the undisputed leader with 1021 Impressions (000s) as compared to 1080 Impressions (000s) in week 45. NDTV 24x7 grabbed the second slot with 409 Impressions (000s) while CNN News18 took the third position with 400 Impressions. India Today Television with 314 Impressions (000s) and News X with 123 Impressions (000s) took the fourth and fifth position, respectively.

English Business News

CNBC TV18 stood at the number one position with an increase in ratings from 285 Impressions (000s) in week 46 to 396 Impressions (000s) this week. ET Now was at the second spot with 270 Impressions (000s). NDTV Profit and NDTV Prime continued to be at the third position with 89 Impressions (000s). BTVi was on the fourth spot with 14 Impressions (000s). CNBC TV 18 Prime HD made an entry in the top 5 channel list at the fifth place with 1 Impressions (000s).

Hindi News

Aaj Tak observed a decrease in the ratings and stood at the first spot with 207170 Impressions (000s) as to 234723 Impressions (000s) in last week followed by India TV at the second position with 165449 Impressions (000s). ABP News took the third position with 156614 Impressions (000s) followed by Zee News at the fourth position with 147972 Impressions (000s). News 24 took the fifth position with 106657 Impressions (000s).

Hindi News Rural 

Aaj Tak with a decrease in the ratings dominated the rural market with 95871 Impressions (000s) followed by India TV with 80025 Impressions (000s). ABP News grabbed the third position with 72476 Impressions (000s). News 24 took the fourth place with 57082 Impressions (000s) followed by Zee News with 55457 Impressions (000s) at the fifth position.

Hindi News Urban 

Aaj Tak was at the number one position with 111299 Impressions (000s) followed by Zee News at the second position with 92515 Impressions (000s).  India TV grabbed the third position with 85423 Impressions (000s) followed by ABP News at the fourth position with 84138 Impressions (000s). News Nation took the fifth position with 52778 Impressions (000s).

Hindi Business News

CNBC Awaaz witnessed a decrease in ratings though it continued at the number one position with 2015 Impressions (000s) as compared to 2206 Impressions (000s) in week 46. The second spot was taken by Zee Business with 1357 Impressions (000s).

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