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News channels see spike in viewership in Week 4

MUMBAI: The top 4 English news channels saw a jump in their viewership over the previous week, as per BARC ratings for Week 4. BBC World News was the only channel to see a drop in weekly impressions.

NDTV 24×7 climbed to the third spot from fifth position in the previous. CNN News18 and BBC World News saw a drop in their rankings.

English news urban and rural top 5 channels week 4 yr17
Top Hindi news channels in Urban+Rural HSM

There was no change in pecking order of the Hindi news channels in urban + rural Hindi-speaking market (HSM), according to BARC data for the week ended 27 January.

Barring Aaj Tak, other channels saw an increase in weekly impressions.

Hindi news urban and rural top 5 channels week 4 yr17


Top Hindi news channels in Urban HSM

The top three Hindi news channels including market leader Aaj Tak saw a rise in viewership in urban HSM.

Hindi news urban top 5 channels week 4 yr17

Top Hindi news channels in Rural HSM

Barring genre leader Aaj Tak, the other top four Hindi news channels reported gain in viewership in the week ended 27 January.

Hindi news rural top 5 channels week 4 yr17

Top English business news channels

The English business news channels saw a rise in impressions even as their pecking order remained unchanged.

English biz news urban and rural top 5 channels week 4 yr17
Top Hindi business news channels

Hindi business news channels CNBC Awaaz and Zee Business also saw an increase in viewership.

Hindi biz news urban and rural top 2 channels week 4 yr17

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