Report on Hindi News Viewership

BARC week 40: Star Plus slips to third position, SET continues to lead in urban market

Manoranjan Grand and Colors Rishtey were the two new entrants in week 40

MUMBAI: In the week 40 of BARC India ratings, the leading Hindi GEC Star Plus slipped to third position, last week the channel was seen at second position but the channel continues to hold first position on pay platform. In the urban market, Sony Entertainment Television and Colors were seen at first and second position respectively. This is the third consecutive week where SET is leading in urban space. Week 40 witnessed two new entrants on the free platform, Manoranjan Grand entered at third position and in rural space Colors Rishtey entered at tenth position.

In urban space, Sony Entertainment Television, Colors, Star Plus, Sony SAB, Zee TV, Dangal, Star Bharat, &TV, Big Magic and Star Utsav were at first, second, third. fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth position.


Rank Channel Name Weekly Impressions (000s) sum
    Week 40
1 Sony Entertainment Television 452392
2 Colors 436295
3 STAR Plus 428724
4 SONY SAB 407474
5 Zee TV 344257
6 Dangal 253273
7 STAR Bharat 211131
8 &TV 97201
9 Big Magic 96433
10 STAR Utsav 84955
HSM (Urban) : NCCS All : 2+ Individuals, 

On pay platform Colors has jumped to second position from fifth last week. Sony Entertainment Television has slipped to slipped position. Zee TV has also moved one step down. Sony SAB has also moved  one step down down to fifth position. The pecking order of GEC are Star Plus, Colors, Sony Entertainment Television, Zee TV, Sony SAB, Star Bharat, Dangal, Star Utsav, Sony Pal and &TV at first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth positions.

Pay platform

Rank Channel Name Weekly Impressions (000s) sum
    Week 40
1 STAR Plus 666516
2 Colors 641508
3 Sony Entertainment Television 628523
4 Zee TV 623834
5 SONY SAB 587973
6 STAR Bharat 333792
7 Dangal 258675
8 STAR Utsav 144379
9 Sony Pal 144375
10 &TV 132014
HSM (U+R) : NCCS All : 2+ Individuals, 

Dangal, Big Magic, Manoranjan Grand, DD National, DD Bharati, DD Uttar Pradesh, DD Arunprabha, DD Rajasthan and DD Madhya Pradesh were the top nine channels on free platform.

Free platform

Rank Channel Name Weekly Impressions (000s) sum
    Week 40
1 Dangal 815830
2 Big Magic 388906
3 Manoranjan Grand 72857
4 DD National 62604
5 DD Bharati 4880
6 DD Uttar Pradesh 3607
7 DD Arunprabha 3112
8 DD Rajasthan 2510
9 DD Madhya Pradesh 1420
HSM (U+R) : NCCS All : 2+ Individuals, 

Colors Rishtey was the new entrant in week 40, the channel replaced Star Utsav at tenth position. Dangal, Big magic, Zee TV, Star Plus, Colors, Sony SAB, Sony Entertainment Television, Star Bharat, Sony Pal and Colors Rishtey were the top ten channels in rural space.


Rank Channel Name Weekly Impressions (000s) sum
    Week 40
1 Dangal 821232
2 Big Magic 353783
3 Zee TV 280495
4 STAR Plus 239615
5 Colors 207746
6 SONY SAB 183043
7 Sony Entertainment Television 178517
8 STAR Bharat 123600
9 Sony Pal 72117
10 Colors Rishtey 70935
HSM (Rural) : NCCS All : 2+ Individuals, 

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