Discovery Kids sees viewership growth following ‘Fukrey Boyzzz’ launch

MUMBAI: Discovery Kids has said that its new animation show ‘Fukrey Boyzzz’ has helped the channel leap forth to number 3 position in the genre in week 42 of BARC ratings.

Discovery Kids gained 24% to garner 80 Million Impressions, up from an average of 64 Million Impressions in the previous 4 weeks, as per the BARC India (Urban + Rural), 2-14 Wk 42 ’19 Vs Avg. Wk 38-41’19.

The channel claimed that the premiere of Fukrey Boyzzz on 12th October led to a huge upsurge in viewership of 60% in the afternoon slot and 84% in the evening slot, as per BARC India (Urban + Rural), 2-14, Wk 42 Sat – (Aft. 1:30 PM – 03:12 PM, Eve. 7:30 PM – 09:40 PM ) Vs Avg. Sat Wk 39 – 41’19.

It further stated that the overall channel time spent per viewer (TSV) during the week too galloped 19% from 82 minutes to 98 minutes.

“Fukrey Boyzzz is a bold attempt to expand the viewership base of Discovery Kids. It is heartening to see that iconic and eclectic characters – Choocha, Hunny, Lalli and Bholi, their bond of friendship, masti and adventures in school have garnered such positive traction from kids across the country in the first week itself. This is a strong vindication of our content strategy,” said Discovery Kids Head Uttam Pal Singh.

“The introduction of Fukrey Boyzzz makes Discovery Kids’ package wholesome for our audiences. The festive season has begun wonderfully for us; the kids have lots to look forward to with a line-up of fresh new content every week for both Fukrey Boyzzz and Little Singham.”

Discovery Kids’ first local IP was ‘Little Singham’ – an animation series inspired by India’s most successful Supercop brand ‘Singham’. It upped the ante further with the launch of ‘Fukrey Boyzzz’ based on super hit Bollywood franchise ‘Fukrey’ and ‘Fukrey Returns’.

Discovery Kids is currently available in six languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and English.