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Sun TV regains most watched channel across genres top spot

The channel was earlier ranked 1st in week 36 of 2019

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BENGALURU: The Sun TV Network’s flagship Tamil GEC Sun TV was ranked first in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of Top 10 Channels Across Genres on All Platforms in week 2 of 2020 (Saturday, 11 January 2020 to Friday, 17January 2020, week or period under consideration). This was the first time in 2020 and the first time since week 36 of 2019 that the channel regained what was its regular top spot during earlier periods before the implementation of Telephone Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) New Tariff Order (NTO).

Five Hindi GECs’, two Telugu GECs, and one channel each from the Kannada, Kids and Tamil genres made up BARCs’ weekly list of Top Channels Across Genres on All Platforms in week 2 of 2020. From the network’s perspective there were three channels from Star India, two channels each fromViacom18/Network18 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel) and one channel each from Enterr 10 Television, Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) and the Sun Tv Network. Nine of the channels were pay TV and one channel, ranked second – Dangal, was free to air (FTA).

Dangal, which was ranked first since week 37 of 2019 and even earlier, dropped a place to second rank during the week under review.

Please refer to the figure below: 

Top 10 Pay Channels Across Genres in week 2 of 2020

As has become a norm, the top two pay channels in week 2 of 2020 were not Hindi GECs, they were a Tamil GEC and a Telugu GEC at ranks one and two respectively. Star India’s flagship Telugu GEC Star Maa replaced its network sibling Hindi GEC Star Plus at rank 2 in BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Pay Channels Across Genres in week 2 of 2020. 

Five Hindi GECs’, two Telugu channels and one channel each from the Kannada, Kids and Tamil genres were present in BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Pay Channels Across Genres in week 2 of 2020. There were three channels from Star India, two channels each from SPN, Viacom18 and Zeel and one channel from the Sun Tv Network in the top 10 list during the period under consideration.

Please refer to the list below:

Top 10 Free to Air Channels Across Genres in week 2 of 2020

Three channels from the Hindi Movies genre, two channels each from the Bhojpuri and Hindi GEC genres and one channel each from the Marathi, Music and Sports genres made BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Free to Air Channels Across Genres in week 2 of 2020.  The nail biting India-Australia T20 cricket series has helped increase viewership of DD Sports, bringinr it into the fold of top 10 FTA channels across genres list during the past few weeks. Four of the channels were  from Enterr 10 Television network, three channels from Zeel, two channels from B4U and channel from pubcaster network Doordarshan in BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Free to Air Channels Across Genres in week 2 of 2020. Please refer to the figure below:


 

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