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BARC week 42: Three Zeel channels in across genres on all platforms list once more

After a long hiatus three channels from the network were in BARC’s list of top 10 channels

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BENGALURU: Three channels from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel), two channels each from Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) and Star India, and one channel each from Enterr 10 Television, the Sun Tv Network and Viacom18 were present in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of Top 10 Channels Across Genres on All Platforms in week 42 of 2019 (Saturday, 12 October 2019 to Friday, 18 October 2019). Over the past few weeks, only one channel from the Zeel stable was present in BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Channels Across Genres on All Platforms. Zeel’s Kannada GEC Zee Kannada and Telugu GEC Zee Telugu joined its flagship Hindi GEC Zee TV at the cost of Star India’s Star Vijay and Viacom18’s Kids channel Nick.

Six of the channels were Hindi GECs, two were from the Telugu genre and there was one channel each from the Kannada and Tamil genres in the list.

Of the 10 channels in the list, nine were on the pay platform, while the lone FTA entrant was from the Hindi GEC genre from Enterr 10 Television Network’s Dangal that managed to retain its numero uno rank in week 42 of 2019, as it has over the past few weeks.

Two channels – Enterr 10 Television’s free to air (Free or FTA) Hindi GEC Dangal and the Sun Tv Network’s flagship Tamil GEC Sun TV having been vying for the top slot in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly lists of Top 10 Channels across genres as mentioned by us earlier. Ultimately, Dangal retook the numero uno mantle in BARC’s Across Genres on all platforms weekly list. In general, Dangal has been the most-watched channel across genres on all platforms also as mentioned by us earlier.

Please refer to the chart below:

Top 10 Channels Across Genres on Pay Platform

BARC’s weekly list of Top Channels Across Genres on Pay Platform had three channels from Zeel, two channels each from SPN, Star India and Viacom18 and one channel from the Sun Tv Network in week 42 of 2019. There were five channels from the Hindi GEC genre, two channels from the Telugu genre and one channel each from the Kannada, Kids and Tamil genres which made up BARC’s weekly list of Top Channels Across Genres on the Pay Platform in week 42 of 2019

Two channels were replaced in BARC’s weekly list of Top Channels Across Genres on Pay Platform in week 42 of 2019. Zee Kannada and Zee Telugu re-entered the list at the cost of Star Vijay and SPN’s Hindi movies channel Sony Max.

As was the case in the past few weeks, the most watched pay channels were not Hindi GEC – they were Tamil and Telugu GECs at ranks one and two respectively in the list.

Please refer to the chart below:

Top 10 Free Channels Across Genres

Four channels from the B4U Network, three channels from Enterr 10 Television, two channels from Zeel and one channel from SkyStar made up BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Free Channels Across Genres for week 42 of 2019. Four of the channels were from the Hindi Movies genre, three were from the Bhojpuri genre, two were Hindi GECs and one channel was from the Marathi genre in week 42 of 2019. One Sports channel – Star India’s FTA Star Sports First exited BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Free Channels Across Genres in week 42 of 2019, while Enterr 10 Television’s Hindi Movies channel Enterr 10 re-entered the list in week 42 of 2019.

Please refer to the figure below:

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