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Polimer TV, Gemini Movies make presence felt in BARC's week 23 data

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MUMBAI:  Polimer TV, Tamil language satellite television channel and Gemini Movies, a Telugu movie channel of Sun Network, were the two new entrants in the Tamil and Telugu markets after BARC released its ratings for week 23. Star Jalsha and Zee Marathi topped their respective markets, while the hierarchy of channels in the Southern regions remained constant with Colors Kannada and Asianet retaining their top positions.

Bangla

Zee Bangla with 283920 impressions (000s) and Star Jalsha with 274669 impressions (000s) swapped their first and second positions in the Bengali region in week 23. Jalsha Movies, Colors Bangla and Aakash Aath retained their respective third, fourth and fifth positions this week with 63579 (000s), 52817 (000s) and 51133 (000s) impressions.

Bhojpuri

Big Ganga, Bhojpuri Cinema, Bhojpuri Dhamaka DHISUM maintained their first, second and third slots with 43341 (000s), 41111 (000s) and 5701 (000s) impressions respectively. However, News18 Bihar Jharkhand and Mahuaa Plus maintained their fourth and fifth slots with 1638 (000s) and 1620 (000s) impressions respectively.

Marathi

Zee Marathi remained steadfast at number one this week, garnering a gross viewership with 299493 impressions (000s), but saw a decrease in viewership as compare to last week with 321762 impressions (000s). Zee Talkies and Colors Marathi remained in second and third positions with 114524 impressions (000s) and 106946 impressions (000s) respectively followed by Star Pravah and Zee Yuva in fourth and fifth positions with 94825 impressions (000s) and 46035 impressions (000s).

Kannada

This week, the Kannada region did not notice any change with all channels retaining their positions from last week. Colors Kannada remained number one with 385482 impressions (000s), followed by Zee Kannada - impressions 289528 (000s), Udaya TV - 204116 impressions (000s), Udaya Movies - 190019 impressions (000s) and Star Suvarna - 163923 impressions (000s).

Malayalam

Asianet retained its number one position this week with 305109 impressions (000s). Mazhavil Manorama crawled up to second position from fourth with 111446 impressions (000s). Surya TV and Flowers TV dropped to third and fourth places with 92878 impressions (000s) and 90798 impressions (000s) respectively. Asianet Movies remained on the fifth position with 68973 impressions (000s).

Tamil

Zee Tamil and  Star Vijay retained their second and third positions this week with 409014 impressions (000s) and 393799 impressions (000s) respectively, while Sun TV and KTV retained their respective first and fourth positions with 750247 impressions (000s) and 260294 impressions (000s). Polimer TV was the new entrant with 64099 impressions (000s) dethroning Chutti TV from the fifth position.

Telugu

This week Star Maa and Zee Telugu swapped their first and second positions with 476420 impressions (000s) and 491684 impressions (000s). ETV Telugu and Gemini TV remained in third and fourth positions with 411272 impressions (000s) and 345714 impressions (000s) respectively. Gemini Movies was the new entrant with 173253 impressions (000s) dethroning Star Maa Movies from the fifth position.

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