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BARC week 29: Sun TV back on top as ICC Cricket World Cup tourney ends

Sun TV was most watched across genres on all platforms as well on pay TV

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BENGALURU: The Sun TV Network’s flagship Tamil GEC Sun TV was back on top as the most watched channel across genres on all platforms in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly lists of top channels in week 29 of 2019. (Saturday 13 July 2019 to Friday 19 July 2019, week under review). With India out of the premier cricket tourney after the surprise loss to New Zealand, interest in the final match between England and New Zealand seemed to have waned in India, despite the nail-biting photo-finish. Star Sports 1 Hindi, the occupant of numero uno rank in the previous weeks’ lists failed to find a place in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres, or the top 11 Pay channels across genres – Sun TV headed both the lists. Further, DD Sports which also aired the tournament exited BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Free channels across genres during the week under review.

For week 29 of 2019, BARC has posted the following across genres lists: Top 10 channels across genres across platforms; Top 11 Pay channels across genres; and Top 11 Free channels across genres. For week 28, the ratings agency had posted only the top 10 channels list for across platforms, pay channels and Free channels across genres.

BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres on all platforms

Six Hindi GECs, two Tamil channels and one channel each from the Telugu and Hindi movies comprised BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 29 of 2019. From the network’s perspective, there were three channels each from Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) and Star India and one channel each from Enterr 10 TV, Sun TV Network, Viacom18 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel)

As mentioned above, Sun TV headed BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels with 863.550 million weekly impressions in week 29 of 2019 as compared to second rank and 843.786 million weekly impressions in the previous week.

At second rank was Enterr 10 TV’s FTA Hindi GEC Dangal with 781.501 million weekly impressions in week 29 of 2019 as compared to 762.595 million weekly impressions in the previous week. Moving up a place to third rank in week 29 of 2019 was Star India’s flagship Hindi GEC Star Plus with 708.740 million weekly impressions as compared to fourth rank and 694.567 million weekly impressions in the previous week.

Moving up two places to fourth rank was Zeel’s flagship Hindi GEC Zee TV with 693.440 million weekly impressions in week 29 of 2019 as compared to sixth rank and 676.868 million weekly impressions in week 28. Retaining its previous week’s rank five was Star India’s flagship Telugu GEC Star Maa in week 29 of 2019 with 683.816 million weekly impressions as compared to 689.795 million weekly impressions in week 28.

Climbing up three places to sixth rank was Viacom18’s  flagship Hindi GEC Colors with 563.058 million weekly impressions in week 29 of 2019 as compared to ninth rank and 526.158 million weekly impressions in week 28.

Climbing up a place to seventh rank in week 29 of 2019 was SPN’s Hindi GEC Sony Sab with 551.715 million weekly impressions as compared to eighth rank and 530.349 million weekly impressions in week 28. Dropping a rank to eighth place in week 29 of 2019 was Star India’s flagship Tamil GEC Star Vijay with 531.446 million weekly impressions as compared to seventh rank and 545.135 million weekly impressions in week 28.

SPN’s Hindi movies channel Sony Max climbed a place to ninth rank in week 29 of 2019 with 522.040 million weekly impressions as compared to tenth rank and 496.497 million weekly impressions in week 28. SPN’s flagship Hindi GEC Sony Entertainment Television (SET) re-entered BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 29 of 2019 with 504.481 million weekly impressions.

BARC’s weekly list of top 11 pay channels across genres

Four Star India channels, three channels from SPN, two channels from Zeel and one channel each from Sun TV Network and Viacom18 made up BARC’s weekly list if top 11 pay channels across genres in week 29 of 2019. Five Hindi GECs, three Hindi movies channels, two Tamil channels and one Telugu channel comprised BARC’s weekly list of top 11 pay channels across genres in week 29 of 2019.

As mentioned above, here also, Sun TV headed BARC’s weekly list with 863.550 million weekly impressions in week 29 of 2019 as compared to second rank and 843.786 million weekly impressions in the previous week. Star Plus also climbed a place to second rank in week 29 of 2019 with 705.707 million weekly impressions as compared to third rank and 690.613 million weekly impressions in week 28.

Climbing up two places to third rank was Zee TV with 691.204 million weekly impressions as compared to fifth rank and 674.518 million weekly impressions in the previous week. Retaining to fourth rank in week 29 of 2019 was Star Maa with 683.816 million weekly impressions as compared to 689.795 million weekly impressions in week 28.

Colors climbed up three places to fifth rank in BARC’s weekly list of top 11 pay channels across genres in week 29 of 2019 with 558.873 million weekly impressions as compared to eighth rank and 522.718 million weekly impressions in week 28. Sony Sab climbed up a place to sixth rank in week 29 of 2019 with 547.408 million weekly impressions as compared to seventh rank and 526.128 million weekly impressions in the previous week.

Star Vijay dropped a place to seventh rank with 531.446 million weekly impressions as compared to sixth rank and 545.135 million weekly impressions in week 28. Sony Max was on eight rank in week 29 of 2019 with 519.990 million weekly impressions as compared to ninth rank and 495.560 million weekly impressions in week 28.

SET climbed up a place to ninth rank in week 29 of 2019 with 502.417 million weekly impressions as compared to tenth rank and 487.728 million weekly impressions in week 28. Zeel’s Hindi Movies channel Zee Cinema and Star India’s Hindi Movies channel entered BARC’s weekly list if top 11 pay channels in week 29 of 2019 at tenth rank with 497.790 million weekly impressions and at eleventh rank with 460.007 million weekly impressions respectively.

BARC’s weekly list of top 11 Free channels across genres

Four channels from Enterr 10 Television, three channels each from B4U Media and Zeel and one channel from Skystar comprised BARC’s weekly list of top 11 free channels across genres in week 29 of 2019. Four Hindi Movies channels, two Bhojpuri channels two Hindi GECs and one channel each from the Bhojpuri, Marathi and Music genres comprised BARC’s weekly list of top 11 free channels across genres during the week under review.

Dangal retained its previous week’s first rank in week 29 of 2019 with 589.951 million weekly impressions as compared to 593.000 million weekly impressions in week 28. Zeel’s Hindi GEC Big Magic also retained its previous week’s second rank with 358.730 million impressions as compared to 395.972 million weekly impressions in week 28.

B4U Media’s Hindi Movies channel B4U Kadak also retained its previous week’s third rank with 347.208 million weekly impressions as compared to 307.206 million weekly impressions in week 28. Enterr 10 TV’s Marathi channel Fakt Marathi climbed up a place to fourth rank in week 29 of 2019 with 184.384 million weekly impressions as compared to fifth rank and 197.780 million weekly impressions in week 28.

Enterr 10 TV’s Bhojpuri movies channel Bhojpuri Cinema climbed up a place to fifth rank in week 29 of 2019  with 160.117 million weekly impressions as compared to sixth rank and 172.979 million weekly impressions in week 28. B4U Media’s Bhojpuri Movies channel B4U Bhojpuri climbed three places in week 29 of 2019 with 154.732 million weekly impressions  to sixth rank as compared to ninth rank and 154.067 million weekly impressions in week 28.

Zeel’s Bhojpuri channel Big Ganga also climbed a place to seventh rank in week 29 of 2019 with 154.732 million weekly impressions as compared to  eighth rank and 154.924 million weekly impressions in week 28. B4U Media’s Hindi Movies channel dropped a place to eight rank in week 29 of 2019 with 130.537 million weekly impressions as compared to seventh rank and 164.568 million weekly impressions in week 28

Skystar’s Hindi Movies channel Skystar Movies entered BARC’s weekly list if top 11 free channels across genre in week 29 of 2019 at ninth rank with 124.183 million weekly impressions. Enterr 10 TV’s Hindi Movies channel Enterr 10 also entered BARC’s across genres free channels list in week 29 of 2019 with 102.757 million weekly impressions. Zeel’s music channel Zing dropped a place to eleventh rank in week 29 of 2019 with 100.580 million weekly impressions as compared to tenth rank and 107.974 million weekly impressions in week 28.

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