BARC week 36: Dingdong struggle for top slot between Dangal and Sun TV

The channels have frequently interchanged the first two ranks over the past few weeks

BENGALURU: Enterr 10 Television’s free to air (FTA) Hindi GEC Dangal and the Sun Tv Network’s flagship pay TV Tamil GEC Sun TV have been interchanging ranks one and two in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of Top 10 Channels Across Genres on All Platforms over the past few weeks.

Sun TV led the list in week 36 of 2019 (week or period under review). The list of Top 10 Channels Across Genres on All Platforms in week 36 of 2019 had the same channels with some tweaks in the ranks as compared to week 35. As in the previous week, there were six Hindi GECs, two Tamil GECs and one channel each from the Hindi movies and Telugu genres in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres on all platforms in week 36 of 2019.

From the network perspective, there were three channels from the Star India Network, two channels from Sony Pictures Network India (SPN), one channel each from B4U Network, Enterr 10 Television, the Sun TV Network, Viacom18 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd in BARC’s across genres weekly list on all platforms for week 36 of 2019. There were eight pay TV channels and two FTA channels in the list during the week under review.

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Sun TV also headed BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Pay Channels Across Genres in week 36 of 2019. Nine of the channels in the list in week 36 of 2019 were the same as in week 36. Zeel’s flagship Telugu GEC Zee Telugu exited the list as SPN’s Hindi movies channel Sony Max re-entered it during the week under review. 

BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Pay Channels Across Genres in week 36 of 2019 had five Hindi GECs, two each of Telugu and Tamil GECs and one Hindi movie channel. There were four channels from Star India, three from SPN, two from Viacom18 and one channel from Zeel. It is interesting to note that the top 2 pay channels in week 36 of 2019 were not Hindi GECs – they were Tamil and Telugu GECs.

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BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Free Channels Across Genres in week 36 of 2019 saw the exit of Zeel’s Music channel Zing and the entry of Star India’s Sports channel Star Sports First. There were three channels each from the Bhojpuri and Hindi movies genres, two channels from Hindi GEC and one channel each from the Marathi and sports genres.  
There were three channels each from B4U and Enterr 10 Television two channels from Zeel and one channel each from the Skystar and Star India networks. 

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