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Zeel channels most watched Hindi entertainment channels across genres

Zeel channels most watched Hindi entertainment channels across genres

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BENGALURU: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) Hindi GEC channels – the free to air (FTA) Zee Anmol and flagship Zee TV were the most watched Hindi entertainment – be it GEC or Hindi movies channels, in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres for week 2 of 2019 (Saturday, 5 January 2019 to Friday, 11 January 2019, week or period under consideration). Zee Anmol was ranked second in the list after the Sun Tv Network’s flagship Tamil GEC Sun TV and Zee TV was ranked fourth after Star India’s flagship Telugu GEC Star Maa.

Seven Hindi GECs and one channel each from Hindi Movies, Tamil and Telugu genres made up BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres for week 2 of 2019. From the network’s perspective, there were four Star India channels, two channels each from Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) and Zeel and one channel each from the Sun TV Network and Viacom18.

As mentioned above at its normal first rank in week 2 of 2019 was Sun TV with 932.480 million weekly impressions as compared to 1,103.433 weekly impressions in week 1 of 2019. Sun TV also led BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Tamil channels in the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry market and three programmes in BARC’s list of top 5 Tamil programmes during primetime in these markets based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week under review were aired on Sun TV.

Zee Anmol was ranked second in week 2 of 2019 with 828.610 million weekly impressions in week 2 of 2019 as compared to 826.144 million weekly impressions in week 1 of 2019. Zee Anmol was also ranked first in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R) and HSM (R) and was ranked ninth in HSM (U). The Balaji Telefilms produced soaps Kumkum Bhagya and its spinoff Kundali Bhagya were ranked third and fourth respectively in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in HSM (U+R) and first and second respectively in HSM (R). Another two programmes aired on the channel - Mahek and Ek Main aur Ek Tu were ranked third and fifth respectively in HSM (R).

Climbing up one place to third rank in week 2 of 2019 was Star Maa with 673.002 weekly impressions as compared with 888.726 million weekly impressions in week 1 of 2019. Star Maa was ranked first in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Telugu channels in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana market. Four of the five programmes that were aired on Star Maa were present in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Telugu programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in the same market.

As mentioned above, Zee TV was ranked fourth in BARC weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 2 of 2019. The channel had 658.052 million weekly impressions during the period under review as compared to 680.504 million weekly impressions and fifth rank in week 1 of 2019. Zee TV was ranked third in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs’ in HSM (U+R) and fourth in HSM (U), and was ranked seventh in HSM (R). Kundali Bhagya that aired on Zee TV was at fifth rank in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in HSM (U).

SPN’s flagship Hindi GEC Sony Entertainment Television (SET) moved up three places to fifth rank in week 2 of 2019 with 654.455 million weekly impressions as compared to 619.230 million weekly impressions in week 1 of 2019. SET was ranked second in BARC’s list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R) and first in HSM (U). The comedy show – The Kapil Sharma Show was ranked fifth and second in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Hindi programmes during primetime in HSM (U+R) and HSM (U) respectively. Further the reality show Super Dancer Chapter 3-Auditions on the channel was ranked fourth in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in HSM (U).

Star India’s flagship Hindi GEC Star Plus dropped three places to sixth rank in week 2 of 2019 with 627.380 million impressions as compared to 705.119 million weekly impressions and second rank in week 1 of 2019. Star Plus was ranked sixth in BARC’s weekly lists of top 10 Hindi GECs in in the combined urban and rural Hindi speaking markets or HSM (U+R) and was ranked second in HSM (U) and tenth in HSM (R).

Another Star India Hindi GEC Star Bharat retained its previous week’s rank of seventh in week 2 of 2019 with 622.664 million weekly impressions as compared to 619.919 million weekly impressions in week 1 of 2019. Star Bharat was ranked fourth in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R) and sixth and fifth in HSM (R) and HSM (U) respectively.

Viacom18’s flagship Hindi GEC moved up a place to eighth rank in week 2 of 2019 with 615.203 million weekly impressions as compared to 607.973 million weeky impressions in week 1 of 2019 . Colors was ranked seventh in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R), eighth in HSM (R) and third in HSM (U). The Balaji Telefim’s produced Naagin 3 and the reality show Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi Jigar Pe Trigger were ranked first and second respectively in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi GECs programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in HSM (U+R).and third and first respectively in HSM (U).

Star Indi’s Hindi GEC Star Utsav re-entered BARC’s list of top 10 channels across genres in week 2 of 2019 with 611.019 million weekly impressions. Star Utsav was ranked fifth, second and seventh in BARC’s list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R), HSM (R) and HSM (U) respectively.

SPN’s Hindi movies channel Sony Max also retained its previous week’s tenth rank with 590.513 million weekly impressions as compared with 598.253 million weekly impressions in week 51. Sony Max was ranked second in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Hindi Movies channels in HSM (U+R), first in HSM (U) and was ranked fourth in HSM (R). Hindi feature films (HFF) Sarrainodu and Sui Dhaaga were ranked first and second in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi Movies programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in HSM (U).

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