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Colors regains 3rd spot; Sony Pal moves up to No. 8
MUMBAI: For the week ended 13 November, two channels that gained in terms of ranking were Colors and Sony Pal. While Colors regained its No. 3 position, Sony Pal climbed to the No. 8 spot.
As per BARC data for the week ended 13 November, Though Star Plus and Zee Anmol maintained their respective first and second spots, both channels saw a significant drop in their viewership. In fact, Star Plus’ fall narrowed the gap between the top two channels during the week.
According to BARC data for Week 45, Colors moved up to the third spot after a week despite a fall in viewership. Zee TV, which slipped to the fourth spot, witnessed a bigger drop in ratings.
Life OK and Star Utsav swapped places, with Star Utsav coming up to No. 5 and Life OK slipping to No. 6. Both channels saw a fall in their viewership.
SAB moved up from the eighth position to the seventh, courtesy of a marginal rise in viewership.
Free-to-air (FTA) channel Sony Pal, which had entered the top 10 league in the previous week, saw a significant increase in ratings during the week that took it to the eighth position.
Consequently, Sony Entertainment Television (SET) slipped from seven to nine due to a fall in ratings, while Rishtey dropped from ninth to tenth despite seeing a rise in viewership.
In spite of a slight fall in viewership, ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’ on Star Plus continued its lead as the top-rated show of the week. Zee TV’s ‘Kumkum Bhagya’, on the other hand, stayed at the second spot due to a rise in ratings.
Star Plus and Zee Anmol continued to hold on to the third and fourth spots with ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ and ‘Ek Se Bhale Do’ respectively. Both the shows saw a slight dip in ratings.
FTA channel Zee Anmol pushed the mainline GEC Colors out of the top five with the repeat telecast of the historical drama ‘Jodha Akbar’, which rated No. 5 on the chart.
Diwali also brought about a change in the hierarchy of the Hindi movie channels. Star Gold moved up to the second spot, displacing Zee Cinema to the third, and UTV Movies pushed out &Pictures to become No. 5.
Sony Max continued its lead in the genre despite a drop in viewership, while Star Gold’s jump in ratings propelled it to the second spot.
Zee Cinema slipped to the third spot despite a marginal rise in ratings. Thanks to a surge in viewership, Movies OK stayed put at the fourth spot. Interestingly, UTV Movies newly entered the chart at No. 5.
The Khans of Bollywood ruled the movie genre during the week as Salman Khan and Aamir Khan occupied four of the five spots on the chart.
Star Gold got the top spot by showcasing Salman’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. Incidentally, its sister channel Movies OK also aired the same movie and occupied the second position on the chart.
Sony Max took the third spot by virtue of Aamir’s ‘3 Idiots’. The channel also took the fourth and fifth spots thanks to its telecast of ‘PK’ (Aamir) and a South Indian film called ‘The Return of Rebel’.