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Star Plus, Rishtey retain top honours in Week 8; ‘Naagin 2’ is No. 1 show across HSM

MUMBAI: Star Plus maintained its lead with 71.21 crore weekly impressions in the urban + rural Hindi-speaking market (HSM), according to BARC data for Week 8 based on the updated universe estimate (UE)

As this data is based on NCCS all: 2+ individuals, it is not comparable with the previous week’s data which was based on NCCS all: 4+ individuals.

As per the UE, there was a whopping 18% jump in the total TV households with the number of rural TV homes overtaking urban.

According to the new data, Colors remained at the second spot with 64.05 crore weekly impressions.

Rishtey grabbed the third spot with 53.75 crore weekly impressions, followed by Sony Pal with 52.33 crore.

Zee TV occupied the fifth spot with 50.83 weekly impressions.

Hindi gecs urban and rural top 10 channels week 8 yr17
Top 5 shows in U+R HSM

‘Naagin 2’ grabbed the top spot across the urban and rural HSM. While the show took this premium position in urban + rural HSM and urban HSM being on Colors, in the rural market it was the airing on Rishtey which got the top rank.

Zee TV’s ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ took the second place. The telecast of ‘Naagin 2’ on the free-to-air (FTA) channel Rishtey helped the channel to grab the third spot. ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ stayed at the fourth place while ‘Shani’ got the fifth rank.

Hindi gecs urban and rural top 5 progs week 8 yr17
Top Hindi GECs in Urban HSM

Star Plus ruled the urban market, followed by Colors. SET stood third while Zee TV got the fourth spot.

SAB stood ahead of Life OK to take the fifth spots.

Hindi gecs urban top 10 channels week 8 yr17
Top 5 shows in Urban HSM

SET’s ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ ranked second in the urban market while Colors’ ‘Shani’ stood in the third spot.

Zee TV’s ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ stood fourth, followed by Colors’ ‘Shakti’.

Hindi gecs urban top 5 progs week 8 yr17
Top Hindi GECs in Rural HSM

Rishtey took a lead over Zee Anmol in the rural HSM. Sony Pal took the third spot, followed next by Star Utsav.

Star Plus took the fifth position, whereas Zee TV was ranked sixth, followed by Colors.

Hindi gecs rural top 10 channels week 8 yr17

Top 5 shows in rural HSM

‘Naagin 2’ on Rishtey was the top-rated show.

Star Utsav’s ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’ was the second-most-watched show on the list.

Zee Anmol’s two shows, namely ‘Jodha Akbar’ and ‘Afsar Bitiya’, also entered the list. Sony Pal’s ‘Baalveer’ was the fourth top show in the rural market.

Hindi gecs rural top 5 progs week 8 yr17

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