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Sony Max remains No. 1 by huge margin in Week 20

MUMBAI: With the Indian Premier League (IPL) entering its penultimate stage in Week 20, Sony Max remained the top channel in the Hindi movies genre by a huge margin.
However, the channel’s weekly impressions decreased by 11.32% to 92.28 crore in urban + rural Hindi-speaking market (HSM) for the same period.

As per BARC India data for the week ended 19 May, Star Gold entered the top 5 at No. 3, while Zee Cinema and Star Utsav Movies slid to the fourth and fifth positions respectively.

Hindi movies urban and rural top 5 channels week 20 yr 17

Top programs in U+R HSM

The qualifier between the Rising Pune Supergiants and the Mumbai Indians was the most-watched match on Sony Max with 19.4 million impressions, followed by the KKR vs Mumbai Indians match, which notched 18.7 million impressions.

The top 5 programmes were dominated by IPL matches.

Hindi movies urban and rural top 5 progs week 20 yr 17
Top Hindi movie channels in Urban HSM

In urban HSM, Star Gold and Zee Cinema swapped the second and third positions. Other three positions remained unchanged.

Hindi movies urban top 5 channels week 20 yr 17

Top programs in Urban HSM

The KKR vs Mumbai Indians qualifier emerged as the top programme in urban HSM with 10.9 million impressions, while the playoff between RPS and Mumbai Indians was at No. 2 with 10.4 million impressions.

Hindi movies urban top 5 progs week 20 yr 17
Top Hindi movie channels in Rural HSM

There was no change in the pecking order in the rural HSM.

Hindi movies rural top 5 channels week 20 yr 17
Top programs in Rural HSM

The qualifiers secured the top two positions, followed by other IPL matches in the top 5.

Hindi movies rural top 5 progs week 20 yr 17

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