BARC Wk 19 GECs: Dangal maintains lead; Mahabharat remains top show
BARC data for Week 19 (Saturday, 9th May 2020 to Friday, 15th May 2020), sees Dangal remain at the top in All Platforms as well as Free Platforms, while Star Plus claims the numero uno spot in Pay Platforms. Re-run of the old classic ‘Mahabharat’ on DD Bharti continues to be the most watched show in the country, even as mythological serials continue to capture the most eyeballs.
Dangal leads the list with a gross viewership of 1,113,782(000), followed by Star Plus with 865,020(000), Big Magic with 723,553(000), Sony SAB with 717,027(000).
DD Bharati and DD National, which till a couple of weeks ago had shot up to be the topmost channels in the country, were in the mid ranks at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively in Week 19. In fact, the old mythological show ‘Ramayan’ was the most watched show in the world for a few weeks during the peak lockdown period. However, its sequel, ‘Uttar Ramayan’, has not been as popular amongst the viewers. DD Bharati garnered a gross viewership of 629,184(000), while DD National was at 506,943(000).
Placed in the seventh spot, Colors recorded a gross viewership of 428,576(000), followed by Sony Entertainment Television with 411,376(000), Star Utsav with 377,672(000) and Sony Pal at No. 10 with 285716(000).
Claiming the maximum eyeballs was ‘Mahabharat’ on DD Bharati, which reported impressions of 22,907(000) in Week 19. Another mythological show, ‘Shri Krishna’, aired on DD National, was the second most watched show on Pay Platforms with impressions of 22,821(000).
Dangal’s show, ‘Baba Aiso Var Dhundo’, was placed third with impressions of 15,981(000). Another version of ‘Mahabharat’ airing on Star Plus was in the fourth spot, garnering impressions of 14,525(000), while ‘Mahima Shanidev Ki’ on Dangal claimed the fifth spot with impressions of 14,162(000).
Star Plus remained in the top spot in Pay Platforms in Week 19. The channel garnered gross viewership of 859,741(000). Placed in the second spot was Sony SAB, which recorded a gross viewership of 712,993(000), followed by DD Bharati, which garnered a gross viewership of 471,759(000), Colors at No. 4 with 426,404(000), and Sony Entertainment Television at No. 5 with 409,367(000).
Star Utsav was ranked No. 6 and the channel recorded a gross viewership of 372837(000). DD National followed in the seventh spot, garnering a gross viewership of 355,553(000). Placed in the eighth spot was Sony Pal, which recorded a gross viewership of 282,797; Dangal followed in the ninth spot, recording a gross viewership of 273,240(000). Zee TV was at No. 10 and channel garnered a gross viewership of 271,798(000).