IPL telecast propels Star Sports 1 Hindi to top position across genres in week 14

MUMBAI: Riding on the power of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Star Sports 1 Hindi has dislodged Dangal TV as the number 1 channel aon all India basis across genres in week 14 of BARC India ratings.

Dangal TV had surprised everyone by emerging as the number 1 channel on all-India basis across genres in week 13. BARC India had released the data on its website after almost seven weeks.

In week 14, the free to air (FTA) Hindi GEC has has slipped to second position followed by Sun TV and Big Magic. Star Plus and Star Maa have swapped positions while Star Vijay is a new entrant at the eighth position. Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and Colors have dropped to ninth and tenth positions respectively.

Hindi GECs

In U+R HSM, there was no change in the pecking order with Dangal TV leading the pack. In the top 5 shows table, Dangal TV and Zee TV had two shows each while Colors had one show.

There was no change in the pecking order in urban HSM as well Star Plus ruling the roost. Zee TV had two shows in top 5 while Star Plus, Colors and SET had show each.

In rural HSM, Sony Sab and Star Bharat swapped positions while Star Utsav replaced DD National in the 10th position. Dangal TV ruled the top 5 shows table with four shows while Big Magic filled the remaining slot.

Hindi movie channels

In rural HSM, Enterr10 became the top channel while B4U Movies was pushed to the second spot. Star Gold and Zee Cinema swapped positions.

Sony Max upstaged Star Gold to become top channel in urban HSM. Zee Cinema moved to second spot while Star Gold dropped to the third position. &pictures replaced B4U Movies at the fifth position.

In U+R HSM, Zee Cinema replaced Star Gold at the second position while the latter got pushed to the fourth spot. Enterr10 slipped to the fifth position.

Zee Cine Awards 2019 telecast on Zee Cinema was the most viewed show in the genre recording four million impressions.

English and Hindi news channels

There was no change in the order in U+R HSM with viewership of top 5 channels going down. In urban HSM, Zee News jumped to the third position while Republic Bharat and News18 India dropped to the fourth and fifth positions. In rural HSM, ABP News has moved to the second position pushing both Republic Bharat and India TV one rank down.

In English news genre, the top 5 channels remained unchanged even as DD India witnessed a drop in viewership numbers. Only Times Now and CNN-News18 saw their viewership numbers bump up.

In English business news genre, BTVI dropped to the third spot while ET Now rose to the second position. The Hindi business news genre didn’t any change in order.