Report on Hindi News Viewership

BARC week 20: Star Plus tops the list of Hindi GEC pay platforms

Star Utsav topped the BARC's list of free platforms list of Hindi GECs

Mumbai: Star Plus has topped the list of pay platform channels in the report released by the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) for week 20 (15 May to 21 May 2021). The Hindi GEC was ranked second with 2357.44 Average Minute Audience (AMA), followed by Sony SAB (2159.02) and Colors (1375.48) ranked second and third respectively. 

Zee TV bagged the fourth spot with 1180.56 AMA, while Sony Entertainment Television (1132.23) and Star Utsav (928.8) grabbed the fifth and sixth spots respectively. The remaining channels in the top 10 list of Hindi GEC pay platforms are Star Bharat (701.35), Sony Pal (598.01), Dangal (422.79), and Colors Rishtey (419.06).

Star Utsav topped the BARC's free platform list of Hindi GECs with 2101.41 AMA. Zee Anmol, Colors Rishtey, and Sony Pal were listed on the second, third, and fourth spots with 1078.96, 1016.59, and 956.05 AMA respectively. 

Dangal (737.22), The Q (708.76), Big Magic (360.83), Shemaroo TV (143.4), DD National (19.75), and DD Retro (18.12) are the other channels that find their spot in BARC's list of most-viewed free platforms. 

In the urban market, the top 10 channels were Star Plus, Sony SAB, Colors, Star Utsav, Sony Entertainment Television, Zee TV, Sony Pal, Star Bharat, Colors Rishtey, and Dangal. 

The top 10 channels in the rural category were Star Utsav, Zee Anmol, Colors Rishtey, Sony Pal, Star Plus, Dangal, Sony Sab, The Q, Zee TV, and Colors. 

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