BARC Week 25: Republic TV dominates English news, NDTV enters top five

BARC Week 25: Republic TV dominates English news, NDTV enters top five


MUMBAI:  NDTV24x7 replaced Mirror Now in the All India Broadcast Audience Research Council’s (BARC) week 25 ratings. Arnab Goswami's Republic TV continued to dominate the English news market while Zee News led the charts in two Hindi news markets. News 18 India replaced ABP News in rural segment.

English news

Republic TV retained its top position with 902 impressions (000s) sum compared to 901 impressions (000s) sum last week. Times Now found itself on the second spot with 769 impressions (000s) sum followed by India Today Television at the third position with 278 impressions (000s) sum compared to 270 impressions (000s) sum last week. CNN News 18 retained its fourth position with 161 impressions (000s) sum compared to 173 impressions (000s) in week 24. NDTV24x7 replaced Mirror Now in top five with 151 impressions (000s) sums this week.

English business news

CNBC TV18 maintained the top spot with 497 impressions (000s) sum compared to 517 impressions (000s) sum last week, followed by ET Now with 157 impressions (000s) sum. BTVI and CNBC TV18 Prime HD were at third and fourth positions with 87 impressions (000s) sum and 11 impressions (000s) sum respectively.

Hindi news (U+R)

Zee News is at top position this week with 98051 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 86859 impressions(000s)sum. Aaj Tak steps down to second position with 95584 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 87682 impressions (000s) sum last week, followed by India TV at the third position with 79222 impressions (000s) sum as compared to 76557 impressions (000s) sum. News18 India and ABP News maintained their fourth position and fifth positions with 71661 impressions (000s) sum and 63956 impressions (000s) sum respectively.

Hindi news rural

Aaj Tak retained its top position in Hindi news rural market with 40844 impressions (000s) sum. Zee news is at second position with 35559 impressions (000s) sum compared to 32075 impressions (000s) sum in last week, followed by India TV steps down to third position with 33000 impressions (000s) sum.

News Nation captured fourth position with 30241 impressions (000s) sum compared to 31438 impressions (000s) last week. News 18 India replaced ABP news at the fifth position with 26870 impressions (000s) sum.

Hindi news urban

Zee News led the genre with 62492 impressions (000s) sum compared to 54785 impressions (000s) sum last week, followed by Aaj Tak at second position with 54740 impressions (000s) sum. India TV and News 18 India are at third and fourth positions after interchanging slots with 46222 impressions (000s) sum and 44791 impressions (000s) sum respectively. ABP News is at fifth spot with 37157 impressions (000s) sum.

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