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Aaj Tak, Times Now lead English, Hindi news genres

MUMBAI: Aaj Tak and Times Now were the leading news channels in Hindi and English genres in Week 8, as per BARC India data of the updated universe estimate (UE).

The UE, based on a survey, has revealed that the number of TV households has jumped 18%. Rural TV households have overtaken urban under the UE. This makes Week 8 data incomparable with the previous week’s data also because the age group is different.

Week 8 data is based on NCCS all: 2+ individuals while the data for previous weeks were based on NCCS all: 4+ individuals.

Top English news channels

In the English news genre, India Today Television was at the second position, followed by CNN News18 and NDTV 24×7.

BBC World was at the fifth position.

English news urban and rural top 5 channels week 8 yr17
Top Hindi news channels in Urban+Rural HSM

In the Hindi news genre, India TV followed Aaj Taj at No. 2 position in urban + rural HSM with ABP News at third. Zee News and News Nation occupied the fourth and fifth slots.

Hindi news urban and rural top 5 channels week 8 yr17

Top Hindi news channels in Urban HSM

In urban HSM, Zee News was ahead of ABP News, while other positions had same channels as urban + rural HSM.

Hindi news urban top 5 channels week 8 yr17
Top Hindi news channels in Rural HSM

In rural HSM, India News also figured in the top 5 along with Aaj Tak, India TV, ABP News and Zee News.

Hindi news rural top 5 channels week 8 yr17
Top English business news channels

CNBC TV18 was the leader in the English business news genre with 0.53 million impressions, followed by ET Now, NDTV Profit/Prime, BTVi and CNBC TV18 Prime HD.

English biz news urban and rural top 5 channels week 8 yr17
Top Hindi business news channels

CNBC Awaaz and Zee Business were the top two channels with 1.7 and 1.2 million impressions respectively.

Hindi biz news urban and rural top 2 channels week 8 yr17

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