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MUMBAI: The No. 2 position in the Hindi news genre has been seeing a stiff battle between India TV and ABP News for some time now.

While India TV was a clear No. 2 in urban + rural Hindi-speaking market (HSM), ABP News beat the channel in Week 11.

Incidentally, the week saw a big news event in the form of declaration of results of different state assembly elections.

India TV saw a drastic fall to No. 4, according to BARC data.

Other positions remained unchanged with Aaj Tak leading the pack.

Hindi news urban and rural top 5 channels week 11 yr 17
Top Hindi news channels in Urban HSM

In rural HSM, ABP News pipped Zee News to grab the second position. Zee News and India TV saw a drop in ranking.

Hindi news urban top 5 channels week 11 yr 17
Top Hindi news channels in Rural HSM

In rural HSM, ABP News moved to No. 2 while India TV fell to No. 4.

Zee News jumped to No. 3 from No. 5 earlier. News 24 entered the top 5 while India News exited the chart.

Hindi news rural top 5 channels week 11 yr 17
Top English news channels

In English news, CNN-News18 jumped to No. 2. The channel crossed one-million impressions while Times Now notched more than two million impressions.

India Today and NDTV 24×7 each were down by a ranking while NewsX entered the top 5.

English news urban and rural top 5 channels week 11 yr 17
Top English business news channels

After weeks of status quo, ET Now finally managed to outstrip its rival CNBC TV18 to the No. 1 spot. CNBC TV18 fell to No. 2 while other positions remained unchanged.

English biz news urban and rural top 5 channels week 11 yr 17
Top Hindi business news channels

The Hindi business news channels too saw a growth of viewership amid status quo.

Hindi biz news urban and rural top 2 channels week 11 yr 17

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