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India Today TV overtakes CNN News18 at third spot

MUMBAI: India Today Television climbed to the third spot in Week 52 of BARC ratings for the period ended 30 December.

CNN News18, which was at the third position, fell to No. 4. Other positions in the top 5 remained unchanged.

Times Now continued to lead, followed by NDTV 24×7.

All the channels in the English news genre saw a dip in their viewership.

English news urban and rural top 5 channels week 52 yr16

Top Hindi news channels in Urban+Rural

There was no change in the pecking order of Hindi news channels in urban + rural Hindi-speaking market (HSM).

Aaj Tak was the top channel, followed by India TV and then ABP News.

Hindi news urban and rural top 5 channels week 52 yr16
Top Hindi news channels in Urban HSM

In urban HSM, News Nation replaced India News at the fifth place.

Aaj Tak, India TV, ABP News and Zee News were the top four channels.

Hindi news urban top 5 channels week 52 yr16

Top Hindi news channels in Rural HSM

In rural HSM, Zee News and India News swapped positions even as the top 3 remained unchanged.

Aaj Tak, India TV and ABP News comprised the top three channels.

Hindi news rural top 5 channels week 52 yr16

Top English business news channels

Although the pecking order of English business news genre remained unaltered, the top two channels witnessed a drop in their viewership.

CNBC TV18 and ET Now were the top two channels.

NDTV Profit/Prime, BTVi and CNBC TV18 Pime HD saw their viewership rise.

English biz news urban and rural top 5 channels week 52 yr16
Hindi business news channels

The Hindi business news channels also saw a drop in their viewership.

Hindi biz news top 2 channels week 52 yr16

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