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BARC week 8: Most regional channels successfully continue to retain their positions

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MUMBAI: Fakt Marathi climbed fourth position from fifth position pushing down Star Pravah in fifth position, even as the leaders of all regional channel continued dominate their respective positions with slight increase and fall in ratings, according to the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).

Bangla GEC

Star Jalsha was in the numero uno position among Bangla general entertainment channels with 223650 (‘000s) as against 220355 (‘000s) in week Seven. Zee Bangla bagged the second berth with 142368 (‘000s) followed by Jalsha Movies in the third position with 69316 (‘000s).

Though Zee Bangla Cinema saw a fall in ratings, it maintained the fourth position with 30816 (‘000s) as against 37709 (‘000s) in the previous week followed by Colors Bangla at the fifth slot with 30744 (‘000s).

Bhojpuri GEC

Big Magic Ganga saw a sharp rise and continued to maintain the top position with 20196 (‘000s) against 16346 (‘000s) in week Seven, followed by Bhojpuri Cinema at second position with 15728 (‘000s).  

In comparison, Dabangg climbed up to third slot with 7489 (‘000s) and pushed Dangal TV to the fourth position with 7485 (‘000s) in week 8 while ETV Bihar Jharkhand with 3993 (‘000s) maintained its number five position.

Kannada GECs

Colors Kannada retained its top position with 239925 (‘000s) followed by Suvarna at number two position with 182363 (‘000s), while Zee Kannada retained third spot with 144678 (‘000s) followed by Udaya Movies at fourth berth with 135757 (‘000s) as against 130904 (‘000s) in the preceding week. Udaya TV stood at fifth spot with 132177 (‘000s) as against 119542 (‘000s) in the previous week .

Malayalam GECs

Asianet continued to hold the top slot with rise in ratings at 410813 (‘000s) showing a further rise compared to its figures of 340204 (‘000s) in the previous week. This was followed by Mazhavil Manorama with 91947 (‘000s) in the second berth. Flowers TV saw a dip in its rating but managed to retain the third spot with 72372 (‘000s) as against 88537 (‘000s) in week 7 .Asianet Movies with 60124(‘000s) stood at number four position followed by Surya TV at fifth berth with 53843(‘000s)

Marathi GECs

Zee Marathi also remained at the top with 133880 (‘000s) followed by Colors Marathi in second position with 103425 (‘000s) as against 95409 (‘000s) in previous week. While Zee Talkies retained third position with 65090 (‘000s) as against 89848 (‘000s) in week 7, Fakt Marathi climbed one step to fourth position with 51755 (‘000s) as against 24396 (‘000s) in the previous week, pushing down Star Pravah in fifth position with 42576 (‘000s) as against 46968 (‘000s) in week 7.

Oriya GECs

Though Sarthak TV witnessed a slight fall in its ratings, it maintained its position on top with 88626 (‘000s) as against 92440 (‘000s) in week 7, followed by Tarang TV in second spot with 56638 (‘000s). Colors Oriya retained third berth with 20625 (‘000s) whereas Odisha TV was in fourth position with 17571 (‘000s) showing a slight increase in its ratings followed by Alankar with 9815 (‘000s) in fifth place as against 7187 (‘000s) in previous week.

Tamil GECs

Sun TV remained the leader in the Tamil space with a minor fall  in ratings at 938256 (‘000s) as against 953616 (‘000s) in week 7.KTV was at number two with fall in ratings at 234971 (‘000s) as against 264009 (‘000s) in the previous week whereas Star Vijay continued to hold its third position with 167514 (‘000s) followed by Polimer in fourth slot with 81404 (‘000s) and Zee Tamil on fifth slot with 79165 (‘000s) in week 8.

Telugu GECs

Though ETV Telugu saw a fall in ratings, it continued to lead the Telugu genre with 398781 (‘000s) as against 417220 (‘000s) the week, before followed by Zee Telugu on second position with 367722 (‘000s) and Maa TV on third spot with 365602 (‘000s). Gemini TV retained its place in the fourth rung with 281682 (‘000s) while Gemini Movies with 189472 (‘000s) stood in the fifth position.

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