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BARC week 46: 3 Zeel channels among top 10 in across genres once again

Zeel last had 3 channels in the across genres on all platforms list 4 weeks ago

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BENGALURU: Three channels from the 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 46 of 2019. Zeel earlier had three channels in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 channels across genres on all platforms in week 42 of 2019. Zeel’s Kannada GEC Zee Kannada joined the acquired Hindi GEC and free to air (FTA) Big Magic and flagship Hindi GEC Zee TV in week 46 of 2019 (Saturday, 9th November 2019 to Friday, 15th November 2019, week or period under review).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.

Seven of the channels were Hindi GECs, and there was one channel each from the Kannada, Tamil and Telugu genres in the list in week 46 of 2019. All the channels (including the non-Hindi ones) in BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Channels on All Platforms Across Genres were general entertainment channels or GECs. Eight of the channels in the list were pay TV, two, both Hindi GECs, were FTA.

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 numerouno 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

Sun TV has been ruling BARC’s weekly list of Top Channels Across Genres on the Pay Platform and it continued its dominance at the pole position in week 46 of 2019. BARC weekly list of Top 10 Pay Channels Across Genres had three channels from Star India, two channels each from SPN, Star, Viacom18 and Zeel and one channel from the Sun Tv Network in week 46 of 2019. There were five channels from the Hindi GEC genre, two channels from the Tamil genre and one channel each from the Kannada, Kids and Telugu genres which made up BARC’s weekly list of Top Channels Across Genres on the Pay Platform in week 46 of 2019.

One channel, at rank 10, was replaced in BARC’s weekly list of Top Channels Across Genres on Pay Platform in week 46 of 2019. Star Vijay re-entered the list at the cost of SPN’s Hindi Movies channel Sony Max. The other nine channels in BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Pay Channels Across Genres in week 46 of 2019 were the same as in week 45, with some reshuffling of ranks.

As has been the case over 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 Enterr 10 Television, three channels from the B4U Network, two channels from Zeel and one channel from SkyStar made up BARC’s weekly list of Top 10 Free Channels Across Genres for week 46 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 46 of 2019. The FTA channels in BARC’s weekly list of top 10 Free channels during week 46 of 2019 were the same as in the previous week with a slight shuffling in ranks.

Please refer to the figure below:


 

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