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AXN takes lead in English ent, HBO moves up one spot in movies

MUMBAI: The top order in the English entertainment genre once again witnessed a shuffle as AXN moved up to take the pole position in the genre in Week 43. While other English genres saw a status quo, there was a shift within the hierarchy of the English movie channels.

As per BARC data for the week ended 30 October, previous week’s leader Comedy Central witnessed a big drop in ratings and consequently fell squarely from No. 1 to No. 4 on the chart.

This resulted in AXN moving up a spot to take the lead in Week 43.

Star World, which took the fourth position in the previous week, leaped to the second spot with a small gain in ratings.

Meanwhile, Zee Café stayed put at No. 3 despite a significant drop in viewership.

Colors Infinity SD, which rounded off the top five in the genre, also saw a fall in its numbers during the week.

English ent top 5 channels week 43
English movie channels

Although there was no major change in the order of the English movie channels, there was a slight flip-flop between the fourth- and fifth-placed channels in the genre.

Week 43 saw HBO move up one spot to No. 4, while Zee Studio slipped to No. 5. Interestingly, both channels witnessed a drop in their viewership data.

Movies Now maintained its lead and continued to grow with a rise in ratings, while Sony Pix remained at No. 2 seeing a fall in its ratings.

Star Movies managed to hold on to its third spot. It also witnessed a fall in its data for the week.

English movies top 5 channels week 43
Top five movies

With only Movies Now witnessing a rise in ratings during the week, the channel occupied the top five slots in the top movies of the week.

The week’s top-rated movie was ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’, followed by the Angelina Jolie-starrer ‘Salt’.

The action flick ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ took the third spot, ‘The Three Musketeers’ was placed fourth and ‘The Wolverine’ took the fifth spot.

English movies top 5 Prog week 43
Infotainment

There was no change in the infotainment genre in the week as Discovery Channel continued to maintain its lead with a growth in viewership.

Both National Geographic, at the second spot, and History TV18, at third, witnessed a marginal fall in their respective viewership.

Fourth-placed Animal Planet saw a slight gain in numbers, while No. 5 channel Nat Geo Wild again reported a loss in ratings.

Info top 5 channels week 43
Kids

The kids genre too saw no change in the pecking order in Week 43 and Nick continued to lead the genre despite a fall in ratings. Pogo and Cartoon Network also witnessed a drop in their respective viewership.

However, the fourth- and fifth-placed channels, namely Hungama and Disney, were the only ones to see a rise in viewership during the week.

Kids top 5 channels week 43
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