IPL 10 ramps up Sony channels ratings to numero uno position

BENGALURU: IPL 10 commenced on 5 April 2017. Just three days of the tenth season of the Indian Premier League cricket had catapulted Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) Hindi Movies channel Sony max to numero uno postion in the Hindi Movies genre for week 14 of 2017 (Broadcast Audience Research Council of India – BARC ratings for week 14 -Saturday, April 2017 to Friday, 7 April 2017). Further, the cricket extravaganza pushed the channel to second place in terms of ratings across genres in that week. Among the other SPN channels that benefitted was Sony Six in week 14.

BARC week 15 (Saturday, 8 April 2017 to Friday, 14 April 2017) has been even better for SPN channels. Sony Max was the most watched channel across genres during the week with weekly impressions of 14,29,479 (000s) sums, followed by the Sun Network’s Tamil GEC flagship channel Sun TV with weekly impressions 12,47,460 (000s) sums (BARC Data for Top 10 Channels *Across Genre : All India (U+R) : 2+ Individuals).  Star Plus (Hindi GEC), Gemini TV (Telugu GEC), Colors (Hindi GEC), Sony Pal (Hindi GEC) were at third, fourth fifth and sixth spots respectively across genres. The last four places across genres were occupied by Zee TV (Hindi GEC), Rishtey (Hindi GEC), ETV Telugu (Telugu GEC) and Zee Telugu (Telugu GEC) in that order.

During the preceding weeks of 2017, it was Sun TV which had held pole position with weekly impressions of 12,06,478 (000s) sums in week 14, followed far behind by Sony Max with weekly impressions of 8,53,494 (000s) sums at second place.

In week 15, Sony Max topped the ratings in Hindi Movies HSM (U+R) : NCCS All : 2+ Individuals, Hindi Movies Rural HSM NCCS All : 2+ Individuals and Hindi Movies Urban HSM NCCS All : 2+ Individuals markets, with IPL matches being the top 5 most watched programmes in these markets.

In the Hindi Movies market, Sony Max had phenomenal weekly impressions of 13,34,063 (000s) sums, followed far behind by its peer channel Sony Wah which had weekly impressions of 4,27,231 (000s) sums. The Mumbai Indians-Kolkata Knight Riders match was the most watched programme in the genre with impressions of 19,303 (000s) followed by the Mumbai Indians- Sunrisers Hyderabad (The Sun Network owns the Sunrisers Hyderabad team) match with impressions of 18,969 (000s). All the other five most watched programmes in the Hindi Movies market were IPL matches on Sony Max

Sony Max’s ratings in the Hindi Movies-Rural market – weekly impressions of 6,16,227 (000s) sums. In this market, the Mumbai Indians- Sunrisers Hyderabad was the most watched programme with impressions of 8,828 (000s), while the Mumbai Indians-Kolkata Knight Riders match was the second most watched programme with impressions of 8,231 (000s). All the other five most watched programmes in the Hindi Movies-Rural market were IPL matches on Sony Max.

Sony Max’s had weekly impressions of 7,17,835 (000s) sums in the Hindi Movies-Urban market. All the top five most watched programmes in this market were IPL matches on Sony Max. Like in the case of the Hindi  Movies market, the Mumbai Indians-Kolkata Knight Riders match was the most watched programme in this market with impressions of 11,071 (000s) followed by the Mumbai Indians- Sunrisers Hyderabad match with impressions of 10,140 (000s).

In the sports genre, Sony Six was the most watched Sports channel in week 15 with weekly impressions of 4,58,932 (000s) sums followed by an SPN peer channel – Sony ESPN which had weekly impressions of 1,14,119 (000s) sums. The top five programs in the Sports genre were IPL matches on Sony Six– with the Mumbai Indian’s Sunrisers Hyderabad  fixture with Impressions of 7,392 (000s) being the most watched sports programme in week 15.

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