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Star Plus, Sony Pal dominate Hindi GEC universe; ‘Naagin 2’ is top show

MUMBAI: There was no major change in the pecking order of Hindi GECs as Star Plus continued to rule the urban + rural Hindi-speaking markets (HSM).

As per BARC India data for Week 12, the channel garnered 72.83 crore weekly impressions, down 2.23% from the earlier week.

Colors stayed at the second spot with 63.08 crore weekly impressions, a drop of 2.97% from the earlier week.

Sony Pal ranked third with 60.31 crore weekly impressions, followed by Zee TV at the fourth place. Sony Entertainment Television (SET) slipped to the ninth spot, while Star Utsav grabbed the eighth position.

Hindi gecs urban and rural top 10 channels week 12 yr 17

Top 5 shows in U+R HSM

‘Naagin 2’ maintained its lead across all the three markets. The show is currently being aired on Colors as well as sibling free-to-air (FTA) channel Rishtey.

Sony SAB’s ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltha Chashmah’ dropped to the fifth rank while Star Plus’ ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’ went out of the list.

The rest of the positions remained unchanged.

Hindi gecs urban and rural top 5 progs week 12 yr 17

Top Hindi GECs in urban HSM

Star Plus and Colors dominated the first and second positions on the urban HSM chart, 48.48 crore and 42.14 crore weekly impressions, respectively.

Zee TV continued on the growth path as it moved up to the third spot with 31.88 crore weekly impressions. SET dropped to the fourth place. The rest of the pecking order remained the same.

Hindi gecs urban top 10 channels week 12 yr 17
Top 5 shows in urban HSM

‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ went out of the list. Colors’ ‘Shani’ entered the chart at the fifth rank.

Hindi gecs urban top 5 progs week 12 yr 17

Top Hindi GECs in rural HSM

Sony Pal continued to be the top channel in the rural HSM with 43.81 crore weekly impressions. Zee Anmol bagged the second spot with 38.99 crore impressions.
Rishtey, meanwhile, dropped a stair to be in the third place with 38.12 crore weekly impressions.

Like OK swapped positions with Sony SAB for the eighth position. The hierarchy, otherwise, remained unaltered.

Hindi gecs rural top 10 channels week 12 yr 17
Top 5 shows in rural HSM

While ‘Naagin 2’ on Rishtey maintained its top spot, the rest of the chart saw some changes with new show entries. Zee Anmol’s three shows, namely ‘Jodha Akbar,’ ‘Tashan E Ishq’ and ‘Jamai Raja’, got a mention. Sony Pal’s ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltha Chashmah’ entered the chart at No. 4.

Hindi gecs rural top 5 progs week 12 yr 17

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