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Star World takes lead; History TV18, Zee Studio, Star Movies move up

MUMBAI: Week 45 saw a change in the top orders of three genres, namely English entertainment, English movie and infotainment channels.

English entertainment

As per BARC data for the week ended 13 November, a spike in ratings helped Star World to jump from No. 3 to No. 1 in the English entertainment genre. Meanwhile, the previous week’s genre leader AXN slipped to the third spot due to a fall in ratings.

Comedy Central managed to hold on to the No. 2 spot owing to increased viewership.

Zee Café and Colors Infinity SD remained at the fourth and fifth spots respectively. Both channels saw a rise in their respective ratings.

English Ent top 5 channels week 45
English movie channels

The English movie genre also witnessed a change in the hierarchy in Week 45.

While Movies Now fortified its top position with an increase in viewership, the second spot was occupied by Zee Studio, which displaced Sony Pix to No. 3. The shuffle resulted from Zee Studio seeing a rise in data and Pix suffering a fall.

In terms of the next two slots, Star Movies moved up to No. 4 on the back of an increase in data and HBO came down to the fifth spot due to a drop in viewership.


English top 5 channels week 45

Top five movies

While Movies Now once again dominated the top five chart with three movies, the No. 1 position was went to new entrant Star Movies Action, which showcased ‘Kull the Conqueror’.

Movies Now came in second by airing ‘Anaconda’, while Zee Studio took the third spot owing to the Marvel movie ‘Iron Man 3’.

Movies Now once again occupied the fourth and fifth spots by telecasting two action flicks, namely ‘Fast and Furious 6’ and ‘AVP: Alien Vs Predator’ respectively.

English top 5 prog week 45

After a few weeks of status quo, there was finally some movement in the infotainment genre with History TV18 moving up one spot to No. 2 and National Geographic Channel slipping to third.

Discovery Channel stayed at No. 1 despite seeing a drop in viewership, while History TV18 grew on the back of increased ratings.

National Geographic slipped to the third spot despite a marginal gain and Animal Planet stood fourth seeing a slight gain in ratings.

Nat Geo Wild, which saw a drop in ratings, remained at No. 5.

Infotainment top 5 channels week 45

Even though all the other genres saw some changes, the kids genre had another week of status quo. However, all the channels besides Disney saw an increase in their respective viewership.

Nick strengthened its leadership with 109727 Rat sum, followed by Pogo at second, Cartoon Network at third, Hungama at fourth and Disney Channel at fifth.

kids top 5 channels week 45
Top five programmes

For the first time, BARC also publicly presented the top five programmes in the kids genre in Week 45, which were mainly dominated by Diwali special movies.

While the week’s top-rated programme was the movie ‘Motu Patlu Kungfu Kings’ on Nick, Pogo boasted the remaining four spots.

Kids top 5 prog week 45
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