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Sun TV, Star Maa only non-Hindi players in across genre list

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BENGALURU: The Sun TV Network’s flagship Tamil GEC Sun TV and Star India’s flagship Telugu GEC Star Maa were the only non-Hindi channels among Broadcast Audience Research Council's (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genre all India (U+R): 2+ Individuals for week 6 of 2018 (Saturday, 3 February 2018 to Friday, 9 February 2018). The Tamil channel occupied its normal numero uno place in the list with 984.137 million weekly impressions. Besides Sun TV and Star Maa, the eight other channels in the week under review were Hindi – six Hindi GEC and two Hindi Movie channels. In week 5 of 2018, Sun TV’s weekly ratings were less than 1 billion weekly impressions although the channel had scored slightly higher 998.106 weekly impressions in week 5 of 2018. Sun TV also topped the BARC’s top 5 Tamil channels in the Puducherry and Tamil Nadu markets, and as usual, all the 5 Tamil programmes in the week in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Tamil programmes were aired on Sun TV.

Three channels each from the Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) and Star India, two channels from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel) and one channel each from Network 18 and Sun TV Network comprised BARC’s top 10 channels across genre list for week 6 of 2018.

Following Sun TV was Zeel’s free to air (FTA) Hindi GEC Zee Anmol also at it its regular second spot in the list with 769.300 million weekly impressions. Zee Anmol also topped the top 10 Hindi GEC channels in the Hindi Speaking Markets (HSM) – both urban and rural (U+R), and HSM (R). The Balaji Telefilms-produced Kumkum Bhagya and its spinoff Kundali Bhagya that aired on the channel were among the top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime in HSM (U+R). Kumkum Bhagya, Ganga and Jamai Raja were among the top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime in HSM (R).

Star India’ FTA channel Star Bharat was also at its regular third spot in week 6 of 2018 with 737.259 million weekly impressions. Star Bharat was also ranked second in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GEC channels in HSM (U) during the week. Nimki Mukhiya and Kya Haal Mr Panchaal that aired on the channel were among the top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime in HSM (U+R).

SPN’s women-focused FTA Hindi GEC was at fourth rank in week 6 of 2018 with 642.370 million weekly impressions. Sony Pal was also ranked third in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs’ in HSM (U+R) and HSM (R). The programmes Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and CID that were aired on the channel were among BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime.

Network18’s flagship Hindi GEC Colors was ranked fifth in week 6 of 2018 with 609.569 million weekly impressions. Colors topped BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GEC channels in HSM (U+R) during the week. Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki and Ishq Mein Marjawan that featured on the channel were among BARC’s top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime in HSM (U).

Zeel’s flagship Hindi GEC Zee TV was ranked sixth in week 6 of 2018 with 606.162 million weekly impressions. Kumkum Bhagya and Kundali Bhagya that were also aired on the channel were among BARC’s top 5 Hindi GEC programmes in HSM (U+R) and HSM (U).

Another Star India FTA Hindi GEC, Star Utsav, was ranked seventh in week 6 of 2017 in BARC’s across genre list with 565.459 million weekly impressions. The channel was ranked third in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GEC channels in HSM (R)

Star Maa was ranked eighth in week 6 of 2018 with 529.864 million weekly impressions. The channel topped BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Telugu channels in the Telangana and Andhara Pradesh markets. Four of the top 5 Telugu programmes in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Telugu programmes during primetime featured on Star Maa during the week.

SPN’s Hindi movies channel – Star Max was ranked ninth in week 6 of 2018 in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genre.  Sony Max topped BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi movies channels in HSM (U). The world television premiere of the Hindi feature film (HFF) Kanchana The Wonder Car on Sony Max was among the top 5 Hindi movies in HSM (U+R). HFF’s Kanchana 2 and Son Of Satyamurthy were among the top 5 Hindi Movie programmes during primetime in HSM (U).

Another SPN Hindi Movies channel – Sony Wah completed BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genre in week 6 of 2018 with 518.369 million weekly impressions. HFF-Sooryavansham that featured on the channel was among the list of top 5 Hindi Movie programmes during primetime in HSM (U+R) and HSM (R). Another HFF – Dangerous Khiladi which also featured on the channel was among the top 5 Hindi movie programmes during primetime in HSM (R) during week 6 of 2018.

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