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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.

English movie top 3 channels 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’.

English movie top 5 prog week 40


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.

Info top 3 week 40


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.

Kids top 3 week 40
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