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English entertainment channels see no change in top tier
MUMBAI: The top three English general entertainment channels (GECs) did not budge from their positions in the hierarchy while there was a swapping in the rankings below.
AXN, Comedy Central and Zee Café were the top three English GECs, BARC data for the week ended 29 January showed. Incidentally, this was the first week that captured AXN’s ratings after its brand refresh with the new tagline ‘Live Red’.
Star World moved up to rank fourth, while Colors Infinity SD dropped a place to be at No. 5.
English movie channels
It was a status quo week for English movie channels. Movies Now stayed at the top, followed by Star Movies and Sony Pix.
Top five movies
The most-watched movie of the week ended 29 January was ‘Oblivion’ that aired on Movies Now. ‘Hellboy’, which also aired on Movies Now, rated second.
The other movies that made it to the top five were ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ (Zee Studio), ‘Two Brothers’ (Movies Now) and ‘Fast Five’ (Star Movies). Movies Now, thus, had three movies that featured in the top five chart.
National Geographic Channel ousted Animal Planet to take the second spot while Discovery Channel continued to lead the infotainment genre.
History TV18 fell a place to take the fourth spot, behind Animal Planet and ahead of Nat Geo Wild.
In the kids genre, there was no change in the pecking order. Nick, Cartoon Network and Pogo held on to their top three positions.
Siblings Hungama and Disney Channel were at No. 4 and 5 respectively.