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Times Now consolidates lead

MUMBAI: Times Now was the biggest gainer in Week 17, pushing itself further ahead of the second-ranked channel in the English news genre.

CNN News18 held steady after rebranding and introducing new shows to beef up the channel. It stayed put in the second spot, albeit suffering a marginal fall in viewership.

NDTV 24×7 ran ahead of India Today Television to occupy the third place, according to BARC data for the week ended 29 April.

News9 gained viewership and retained its fifth spot.

English news top 5 channels week 17 yr 16
Hindi general news channels

As in the English news genre, the third and fourth positions saw a shuffle, while the top two Hindi general news channels remained undisturbed.

ABP News overtook India News to squat in the third place.

India TV and Aaj Tak occupied the first and second spots respectively.

Hindi news top 5 channels week 17 yr 16
English business news channels

The English business news channels saw a drop in viewership.

However, there was no change in the pecking order, with CNBC TV18 retaining the top spot followed by ET Now.

The third and fourth positions were filled by NDTV Profit/Prime and Bloomberg TV India respectively.

English biz news top 4 channels week 17 yr 16
Hindi business news channels

Status quo prevailed in the Hindi business news genre, as CNBC Awaaz stayed ahead in the two-horse race.

Hindi biz news top 2 channels week 17 yr 16

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