Comedy Central tops Eng Ent & Zee Studio enters Top 5

MUMBAI: Comedy Central emerged as the leader in the English general entertainment channel (GEC) genre with 431 Impressions (000s) and pushed Zee Cafe to the second position with 378 Impressions (000s) in week 25 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) all-India data. 

AXN and Star World retained their respective positions at third and fourth slots with 145 Impressions (000s) Sum and 103 Impressions (000s) Sum. Star World HD bagged the fifth slot with 103 Impressions (000s) Sum in week 25 whereas Colors Infinity SD exited the top five channels’ list.

English Movies

Sony Pix continued to lead the English movie genre with a rise in ratings. The channel registered  3719 Impressions (000s) Sum. Movies Now bagged the second slot with 2950 Impressions (000s) Sum followed by Star Movies on the third spot with 2518 Impressions (000s) Sum and Movies Now 2 climbed to number four with 1909 Impressions (000s) Sum.

In week 25, Zee Studio entered the top five channels' list with 1513 Impressions (000s) Sum while HBO exited.


Infotainment genre this week has not witnessed any change in the ranking order but all the channels garnered higher ratings than the previous week.  History TV18 topped the chart with 4793 Impressions (000s) Sum.

Discovery Channel secured the second position with 4391 Impressions (000s) Sum and Nat Geo Wild stood at number three with 2537 Impressions (000s) Sum. National Geographic channel retained its fourth slot with 2537 impressions (000s) and Animal Planet bagged the fifth spot with 2281 Impressions (000s) Sum.


In the lifestyle section, Living Foodz pocketed the first position with 1539 Impressions (000s) Sum. TLC retained its second position with 828 impressions (000s) Sum. Food Food jumped two slots to the third position with 806 Impressions (000s) Sum.

Fox Life retained its fourth slot with 722 Impressions (000s) and FYI TV 18 slipped to the fifth position this week and registered  563 Impressions (000s) Sum.

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