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Viewership up for English film channels; CN bounces back to top 5
MUMBAI: Cartoon Network, which was out of the top five chart of kids channels in the previous week, fought back to take the fourth position in the week ended 24 June.
Pogo, Cartoon Network’s sibling channel, slipped a rank to be in the fourth place, while Sonic Nickelodeon was pushed out of the top five.
Nick continued to rule the kids TV genre, followed by Hungama and Disney Channel.
English movie channels
Viewership for English movie channels increased, but there was no change in the pecking order, BARC data for the week ended 24 June showed.
Movies Now, which aired three of the week’s top five movies, maintained its leadership position.
Star Movies, at the second spot, also saw some audience growth, as did third-ranked Sony Pix.
Zee Studio retained its fourth position despite a loss in viewership. Even though HBO improved its audience numbers, it couldn’t move up a slot and rested at the fifth place.
Top 5 English movies
‘The Conjuring’, shown on Movies Now, topped the movie table of the week.
‘Battleship’ on Star Movies was the second most-watched film of the week, while ‘The Karate Kid’ took the third spot.
English entertainment channels
Zee Café was the leading English general entertainment channel for the second straight week, BARC data for Week 25 of 2016 showed.
Comedy Central moved up a hair to take the second spot, while Star World slipped down to the third position.
Similarly, AXN and Colors Infinity swapped positions.
Posting a viewership gain, AXN raced ahead of Colors Infinity.
Despite a fall in viewership, Discovery continued to rule the infotainment genre. While History TV18 retained its second rank, Animal Planet jumped two places to be in the third spot.
Both NGC and Nat Geo Wild dropped a slot to occupy the fourth and fifth spots respectively.