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Zee TV is No. 3 and Sony Pal enters top 10 league
MUMBAI: Zee TV occupied the third spot and Sony Pal entered the top 10 league for the first time since BARC started reporting rural data.
Another significant change in the ratings chart for the week ended 6 November was the exclusion of DD National from the top 10 Hindi general entertainment channels (GECs). After BARC released rural data, the public broadcaster had always found space in the top 10.
In the previous week, DD National had attained the eighth spot on the back of the India vs South Africa ODI cricket series.
As per BARC data for the week ended 6 November, a new entrant took the place of DD National—Multi Screen Media’s FTA GEC Sony Pal at the 10th spot.
Among the major GECs, Zee TV replaced Colors to occupy the third spot. Colors slipped to No. 4 despite seeing a jump in ratings. The gap between the two channels, however, was wafer thin.
Star Plus retained its No. 1 position while Zee Anmol was ranked No. 2. Life OK and Star Utsav, the other two Star India channels, held on to the fifth and sixth spots respectively.
Sony Entertainment Television (SET) jumped from its ninth position to the seventh spot with a small gain in ratings.
Witnessing a significant fall in ratings, SAB slipped one slot to No. 8. FTA channel Rishtey occupied the ninth position.
Except for DD National, all the private FTA channels were among the top 10 in the GEC genre.
Star Plus’ ‘Saath Nibhana Saathiya’ reclaimed the honour of being the week’s top-rated show. ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ from the Zee stable slipped to No. 2 as it saw a significant drop in ratings.
Star Plus’ ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ moved up a spot and rated third, while Zee Anmol’s ‘Ek Se Bhale Do’ slipped to No. 4. ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ on Colors held on to the fifth spot.
In Week 44, the hierarchy of the Hindi movie channels remained unchanged, with Sony Max leading the pack despite a fall in viewership.
Zee Cinema was at No. 2 and Star Gold at No. 2, both seeing a spike in ratings.
Movies OK and &Pictures, respectively the fourth- and fifth-placed Hindi movie channels, saw a drop in their viewership.
While Zee Cinema dominated the chart by occupying three spots, Sony Max took the lead by re-airing ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’.
In the previous week, Sony Max had premiered the epic action movie, which took the channel to the No. 1 spot.
Star Gold aired ‘Drishyam’, which took the second spot.
Zee Cinema’s telecast of WWE in Hindi as ‘Action Mania’ took the third spot on the chart during the week. The channel also occupied the fourth and fifth spots by airing ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ respectively.