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Star Plus, Sony Pal capture Hindi GEC crown for urban, rural markets

MUMBAI: Star Plus pipped Colors for the top spot in the urban markets while Sony Pal ousted Zee Anmol to take the leadership position in rural India, as per BARC data for the week ended 20 May.

Except the change at the top, the pecking order remained unchanged for the urban market.

Hindi GECs Urban top 10 channels week 20 yr16

Top 5 shows in urban market

The list of the top five programmes for the urban market was dominated by ‘Naagin’.

Hindi GECs Urban top 5 progs week 20 yr16
Top channels in rural market

In the rural market, Star Utsav took the second position while Zee Anmol dropped to the third position. The remaining positions remained unchanged.

Hindi GECs Rural top 10 channels week 20 yr16
Top 5 shows in rural market

In the case of rural market, ‘Jodha Akbar’ was the No. 1 show. ‘Naagin’ was also among the top five programmes in the rural markets. Apart from ‘Naagin’, Star Plus’ ‘Saath Nibhaana Sathiya’ and Zee TV’s ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ had a presence in the top 5 list of urban and rural markets.

Hindi GECs Rural top 5 progs week 20 yr16
Hindi movie channels

In Hindi movie genre, the pecking order remained unchanged, but Sony Max, which has been riding high for quite some time on the back of the IPL, lost 7% in weekly impressions. On the other hand, Star Gold and Zee Cinema saw growth in weekly impressions.

Hindi movies top 5 channels week 20 yr16
Top 5 programmes

The top five programmes, as usual, were dominated by IPL matches.

Hindi movies top 5 progs week 20 yr16

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