India TV dislodges Aaj Tak as no. 1 channel in urban, rural HSM

MUMBAI: India TV has dislodged Aaj Tak as the number 1 Hindi news channel cross urban and rural HSM, as per BARC India ratings for week 18.

In urban + rural HSM, the channel has pushed Aaj Tak to the second spot. News18 India and Zee News have swapped positions while News Nation has replaced ABP News at fifth position.

In urban HSM, the top two positions have changed with India TV becoming number followed by Aaj Tak. The other three positions have remained unchanged.

In rural HSM, Aaj Tak has been pushed to the third position with India TV and News Nation grabbing the top two positions. News18 India has pushed Zee News to number 5 as ABP News exited the table.

The English news channels in the top 5 table saw a growth in weekly impressions. The pecking order remained unchanged.

The English business news channels saw a decline in weekly impressions.

CNBC Awaaz saw a dip in weekly impressions while that of Zee Business saw an increase.

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