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Zee Anmol back on top among Hindi channels in across genres

Zee Anmol back on top among Hindi channels in across genres

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BENGALURU: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited  (Zeel) free to air (FTA) Hindi GEC Zee Anmol was ranked second in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres for week 42 of 2018 (Saturday, 13 October 2018 to Friday, 19 October 2018). At its usual first rank in the list was the Sun TV Network’s flagship Tamil GEC Sun TV.

Four Star India channels, three channels from Sony Pictures Network India (SPN), two channels from Zeel and one channel from the Sun TV Network made up the BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 42 of 2018. From the genre’s perspective, there were six Hindi GECs, two Hindi Movies channels and one channel each from the Tamil and Telugu genres in BARC's list of top 10 channels across genres for week 42 of 2018.

As mentioned above, at its normal first rank in week 42 was the Tamil GEC Sun TV with 1,113.680 million weekly impressions as compared to 1,003.083 million weekly impressions in week 41 of 2018. Sun TV also led BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Tamil channels in the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry market and four of the programmes in BARC’s list of top 5 Tamil programmes during primetime in these markets based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week under review were aired on Sun TV.

Moving up to second place in week 42 of 2018 was Zee Anmol with with 849.548 million weekly impressions as compared to 806.664 million weekly impressions in week 41. Zee Anmol was also ranked first in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in the combined urban and rural Hindi speaking markets or HSM (U+R) and HSM (R) and was ranked ninth in HSM (U). The Balaji Telefilms produced soap Kumkum Bhagya and another serial Mahek aired on Zee Anmol were ranked second and third in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in HSM (U+R) and were ranked first and second respectively in HSM (R).

Moving up four ranks to third place in week 42 of 2018 was Star India’s flagship Telugu GEC Star Maa with 829.842 million weekly impressions as compared with 702.617 million weekly impressions in week 41. Star Maa was ranked first in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Telugu channels in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana market. Five programmes that were aired on Star Maa were present in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Telugu programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in the same market.

Star India’s FTA Hindi GEC Star Utsav dropped down two ranks to fourth place in week 42 of 2018 with 816.514 million weekly impressions as compared to 883.504 million weekly impressions in week 41. Star Utsav was ranked second in BARC’s list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R), second in HSM (R) and was ranked seventh in HSM (U). The soap Rabba Ve aired on Star Utsav was ranked third in BARC’s weekly in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime  based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in HSM (R).

Retaining its previous week’s fifth rank was Star India’s flagship Hindi GEC Star Plus with 746.713 million impressions as compared to 746.196 million weekly impressions in the previous week. Star Plus was ranked third in BARC’s weekly lists of top 10 Hindi GECs’ in HSM (U+R) and was ranked first in HSM (U) and ninth in HSM (R). Director’s Kut Productions produced Hindi soap Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and 4 Lion Films soap Kulfi Kumar Bajewala aired on Star Plus were present in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime  based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in HSM (U).

Another Star India pay TV channel Star Bharat was ranked sixth in week 42 of 2018 with 700.507 million weekly impressions as compared to fourth rank and 756.584 million weekly impressions in week 41. Star Bharat was also ranked fourth, fourth  and fifth in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R), HSM (R) and HSM (U) respectively.

Zeel’s flagship Hindi GEC Zee TV dropped down a place to seventh rank in week 42 of 2018 with 694.988 million weekly impressions as compared to 722.309 million weekly impressions in week 41. Zee TV was ranked fifth in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R) eighth in HSM (R) and third in HSM (U) during the week. Two programmes that were aired on Zee TV- Kumkum Bhagya, and its spinoff Kundali Bhagya were at fifth and fourth ranks respectively in BARC’s list of top 5 Hindi GEC programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week in HSM (U+R) and fifth and second respectively in HSM (U).

SPN’s Hindi movies channel Sony Wah re-entered the across genres list in week 42 of 2018 with 598.857 million weekly impressions at eighth rank. Sony Wah was ranked first in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Hindi Movies in HSM (U+R) and HSM (R).Three Hindi feature films (HFF) - -Rowdy Rathore, PK and Chirutha (Ram Charan) which featured on Sony Wah among the most watched Hindi Movie programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week at ranks third to fifth in HSM (U+R). Rowdy Rathore and Chirutha (Ram Charan) on Sony Wah were ranked first and third respectively in HSM (R).

SPN’s flagship Hindi GEC Sony Entertainment Television (SET) dropped down a rank to ninth place in BARC’s list of top 10 channels across genres in week 42 of 2018 with 597.466 million impressions as compared to 623.976 million weekly impressions in the previous week. SET was ranked seventh in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs in HSM (U+R) and HSM (U).

Another SPN Hindi movies channel – Sony Max also re-entered BARC’s across genres weekly list in week 42 of 2018 at tenth rank with 591.358 million weekly impressions. Sony Max was ranked second in BARC’s weekly list of top 5 Hindi Movies channels in HSM (U+R), first in HSM (U) and fifth in HSM (R). HFF Bahubali – the Conclusion, which aired on the channel, was ranked second HSM(U+R) and HSM (U) in BARC’s list of   top 5 Hindi Movies programmes during primetime based on average rating across all airings (original and repeat) in the week. Another HFF – Tiger Zinda Hai was ranked fourth in HSM (U).

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