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AXN back at No. 2 in Eng ent, HBO comes 3rd in movies
MUMBAI: The English entertainment genre again witnessed a shuffle in Week 40, with AXN re-entering the chart at the second spot pushing Star World out of the top three. The English movie channels also saw a change, with HBO again coming back into the top three.
As per BARC data for the week ended 9 October, Zee Café continued its lead in the English entertainment genre due to surge in ratings.
AXN took the No. 2 position after a week, pushing Comedy Central to the third spot, despite the latter seeing a rise in viewership.
Consequently, Star World, which was No. 3 in the previous week, was pushed out of the top three.
English movie channels
The English movie genre also witnessed a change in hierarchy, with HBO making it to the top three yet again.
The top two channels—Movies Now and Sony Pix—saw a drop in their ratings during the week.
Star Movies, which was placed third in the previous week, also witnessed a big drop in viewership, thus allowing HBO to take its place at the third spot as it exited the top three in Week 40.
Top five movies
Although Star Movies slipped from the third spot, it still managed to have the top-rated movie of the week by showcasing ‘Non-Stop’.
Sony Pix grabbed the second spot with the American monster film ‘Godzilla’, while Movies Now got the third spot by airing ‘White House Down’.
For the first time, WB managed a spot in the top five movies of the week by airing ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’, which took the fourth spot. However, the ratings of ‘White House Down’ and ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ were the same.
The fifth spot went to HBO that aired ‘Escape Plan’.
Status quo prevailed in the infotainment genre in the week ended 9 October. Discovery Channel held on to its lead with a rise in ratings, while National Geographic stood second despite a slight drop in ratings.
History TV18 remained at the third spot and witnessed a drop in viewership in Week 40.
This was the third consecutive week that saw no change in the genre.
The kids genre remained stable with Nick, Pogo and Cartoon Network held on to their respective positions. The week also saw all three channels see a steep fall in their respective viewership.