BARC week 40: Sony enters top five; Star Plus leads Hindi GEC

MUMBAI: In the Hindi general entertainment channels (GECs), Sony Entertainment Television has made an entry into the top five channels taking over the fifth position in week 40 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India. On the other hand, Star Plus continued to lead the pack, whereas Colors retained its position in the second slot.


Star Plus grabbed the first position with 403347 (000Sums) followed by Colors with 396900 (000Sums). On third spot was Zee TV with 253049 (000Sums), whereas Life OK was in the fourth slot with 230947 (000Sums). Usurping its sister channel Sab’s fifth position this week was Sony Entertainment Television with 176236 (000Sums).


In top five programmes in Hindi GECs, Colors’ prime time show Swaragini with 6760 (000Sums) led the chart followed by Star Plus’ Saath Nibhaana Saathiya with 6713 (000Sums) in the second slot. The third slot was occupied with yet another Colors’ show Sasural Simar Kawith 6195 (000Sums). Zee TV’s Kumkum Bhagaya bagged the fourth slot with 6092 (000Sums) whereas, Star Plus’ Diya Aur Baati with 5797 (000Sums) was in the fifth place.


In the kids genre, Nick (v) led the section and grab the top slot with 46142 (000Sums) followed by Pogo TV (v) in second slot with 36383 (000Sums) and Cartoon Network (v) in third spot with 29392 (000Sums).


Ten Sports continued to lead the sports genre and held the first spot with 36280 (000Sums) followed by Star Sports 3 in second place with 29992 (000Sums) and Star Sports 1 with 26191 (000Sums) in the third berth.


Amongst the English News channels, Times Now maintained its top slot with 272 (000Sums) followed by India Today Television in the second slot with 159 (000Sums). On the other hand, CNN IBN with 158 (000 Sums) held the third position.


In the Bhojpuri segment, Big Magic Ganga continued to lead with 3862 (000Sums) followed by Dangal TV in the second slot with 1539 (000Sums) and Anjan TV on the third spot with 1346 (000Sums).

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