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Star Movies replaces Movies Now as No. 1 English movie channel
MUMBAI: The hierarchy of the English movie channels was shaken up in the week ended 4 March, BARC data showed.
Star Movies took the No. 1 position, upsetting Movies Now even as both the channels reported viewership gains.
Sony Pix was at No. 3 while HBO moved down a spot from the previous week to settle at No. 4. Zee Studio dropped to the fifth spot, a rank down from the prior week.
‘Fast Five’ was the most-watched movie of the week while ‘Baby’s Day Out’ ranked second. Both the movies were shown on Star Movies.
‘The Croods’, on Movies Now, took the third position. The other film on Movies Now, ‘The 36th Chamber of Shaolin’, stood fifth.
The fourth position was taken by ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ on HBO.
English entertainment channels
The English entertainment channels saw some gain in viewership, with Comedy Central leading the way. For second time in a row, Comedy Central occupied the top chair.
The top five positions remained unchanged. Zee Café stood second, AXN third, Star World fourth and Colors Infinity SD fifth.
There was no change in the pecking order. Discovery continued to lead the infotainment genre, followed by History TV18. NGC stood at No. 3, Animal Planet at No. 4 and Nat Geo Wild at No. 5.
Nick continued to lead, followed by Pogo and Hungama. Cartoon Network jumped a step to be No. 3 on the ladder while Hungama slipped to the fourth spot. Disney Channel took the fifth position.