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BARC week 26: Star Vijay back in across genres list

Star Vijay re-entered BARC’s across genres list at rank 7

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BENGALURU: Star India’s flagship Tamil GEC Star Vijay once again made an appearance in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India's (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 26 of 2019 (Saturday, 22 June 2019 to Friday, 28 June 2019, week or period under review). As was the case in the previous week, Star Vijay was also ranked seventh in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Tamil channels in the Tamil Nadu/Puducherry market.

Four Star India channels, two channels each from Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) and one channel each from Enterr 10 TV and Sun TV Network made up BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 26 of 2019. From the genres' perspective, there were six Hindi GECs, two Tamil channels and one channel each from the sports and Telugu genres that comprised BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 26 of 2019. Channels from rank one to six in week 26 of 2019 were the same as those in week 25.

Continuing on at rank 1 in week 26 of 2019 was Star India’s Hindi sports channel Star Sports 1 Hindi on the back of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Two of the five matches during the week under review involved India, hence ratings pipped up for the channel. Star Sports 1 Hindi scored 1,263.932 million weekly impressions in week 26 of 2019 as compared to 1,186.783 million weekly impressions in week 25. Star Sports 1 Hindi was ranked first in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 sports channels and four of the top 5 sports programmes NCCS All : Prime Time (1800 - 2330 hrs) : 2+ Individuals featured on Star Sports 1 Hindi during the week under review.

Also maintaining its previous week’s rank 2 was Sun TV Network’s flagship Tamil GEC Sun TV with 904.751 million weekly impressions in week 26 of 2019 as compared to 851.935 million weekly impressions in week 26. Sun TV also headed BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Tamil channels in the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry markets and four of the top 5 Tamil programmes in this market based on NCCS All : Prime Time (1800 - 2330 hrs) : 2+ Individuals were aired on Sun TV.

At its previous week’s third rank was Enterr 10 TV’s Hindi GEC Dangal in week 26 of 2019 with 801.504 million weekly impressions as compared to 788.059 million weekly impressions in week 25. Dangal also headed BARC’s weekly lists of top 10 Hindi GECs in the combined urban and rural Hindi speaking market -HSM (U+R) and HSM (R). Dangal was ranked seventh in HSM (U). Indian mythology programme Mahima Shanidev Ki and a family drama Baba Aiso Var Dhundo on Dangal were in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes based on NCCS All : Prime Time (1800 - 2330 hrs) : 2+ Individuals in HSM (R).

Continuing on at fourth rank was Zeel’s flagship Hindi GEC Zee TV in week 26 of 2019 with 701.711 million weekly impressions as compared to 701.670 million weekly impressions in week 25. Zee TV was ranked second in HSM (U+R) and HSM (U) and third in HSM (R) in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs. The Balaji Telefilms-produced Kumkum Bhagya, its spinoff  Kundali Bhagya and another drama  Tujhse Hai Raabta aired on Zee TV were among the top 5 Hindi GEC programmes based on NCCS All : Prime Time (1800 - 2330 hrs) : 2+ Individuals in HSM (U+R), HSM (R) and HSM (U).

At fifth rank in week 26 of 2019 was Star India’ flagship Hindi GEC Star Plus with 688.432 million weekly impressions as compared to seventh rank and 682.166 million weekly impressions in week 25. Star Plus was also ranked third and fourth in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R) and HSM (R) respectively and was ranked first in HSM (U). Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai on Star Plus was amongst BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes on NCCS All : Prime Time (1800 - 2330 hrs) : 2+ Individuals in HSM (U+R) in HSM (U).

At sixth place was Star India’s flagship Telugu GEC Star Maa with 651.535 million weekly impressions as compared to 663.013 million weekly impressions in week 25. Star Maa was also ranked first in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Telugu GECs in the Andhra Pradesh/Telangana markets and all the five programmes in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Telugu programmes based on NCCS All : Prime Time (1800 - 2330 hrs) : 2+ Individuals in these markets were aired on Star Maa.

As mentioned above, Star Vijay re-entered BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 26 of 2019 with 549.005 million weekly impressions at seventh rank. Star Vijay was also ranked second in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Tamil channels in the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry markets.

Dropping a place to eighth rank in week 26 of 2019 was Zeel’s Hindi GEC Big Magic with 536.294 million weekly impressions as compared to seventh rank and 566.278 million weekly impressions in the previous week. Big Magic was ranked fourth and second in BARC’s weekly lists of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R) and HSM (R) respectively. Big Magic was ranked eighth in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U).

Climbing up a place to ninth rank was SPN’s flagship Hindi GEC Sony Entertainment Television (SET) with 529.078 million weekly impressisons in week 26 as compared with 479.487 million weekly impressions in week 25 of 2019. SET was ranked fifth and seventh in BARC’s weekly  lists of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R) and HSM (R) was ranked third in HSM (U). The talent reality show Super Dances Chapter 3 on SET was among BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes NCCS All : Prime Time (1800 - 2330 hrs) : 2+ Individuals in HSM (U+R) and HSM (U).

Dropping down two places to tenth rank was SPN’s Hindi GEC Sony SAB with 525.403 million weekly impressions as compared to eighth rank and 536.918 million weekly impressions. Sony SAB was ranked sixth BARC’s weekly lists of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R) and HSM (R) and was ranked fourth in HSM (U).

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