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BARC Wk 2: Sony records huge gains; Naagin3, Khatron Ke Khiladi top shows

BARC ratings for Week 2 (January 5 - 11) of 2019 [HSM (U+R): NCCS all: 2+ Individuals] saw Sony Entertainment Television record huge gains with ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ delivering for the channel. Two of Colors’ shows – ‘Naagin3’ and ‘Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi – Jigar Pe Trigger’ – were the top 2 shows this week.

Zee Anmol continues its dominance in the New Year, further consolidating its numero uno position. The channel saw a further increase in its gross viewership to 825917 in Week 2 from 823,945 recorded last week. This week, ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ slipped to the third spot among top shows on Hindi GECs in Rural+Urban after being in the No. 1 spot for weeks, recording 13,958 (000) Impressions. ‘Kundali Bhagya’ was back among the top 5 shows this week and was placed in the fourth position with 13,938 (000) Impressions.

Sony Entertainment Television built on the good show of Week 1 and was the biggest gainer this week, climbing up three notches to the second spot. The channel garnered a gross viewership of 631,520, a further increase from 598,328 recorded in Week 1. ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, which was off to a great start in the debut episode of its comeback season, continued as the fifth most watched show on Hindi GECs in Rural+Urban with 11,614 (000) Impressions.

Zee TV climbed up a notch and was back in the third spot in Week 2. However, the channel continued to witness a further decline in its gross viewership – from 648,320 in Week 1 to 621,026 this week. Its marquee show, ‘Kundali Bhagya’, moved out of the top 5 shows this week.

Star Bharat continued in the fourth spot this week, garnering a gross viewership of 613,744, a slight increase from 611,114 recorded in Week 2.

Star Utsav, meanwhile, climbed up a couple of notches to No. 5 in Week 2, recording a gross viewership of 602,723, an increase from 564,417 recorded last week.

After seeing huge gains in Week 1 on the back of airing of ‘Star Screen Awards 2019’, Star Plus slid from No. 2 last week to No. 6 this week. The channel’s gross viewership declined to 598,561 in Week 2 from 670,747 recorded last week.

Colors slipped a notch to the seventh spot in Week 2, garnering a gross viewership of 592,489, a decline from 584,887 recorded last week. After losing out on its numero uno status for several weeks, Colors’ prime property, ‘Naagin 3’, was back to being the most watched show on Hindi GECs in Rural+Urban with 14,277 (000) Impressions. The inaugural episode of reality show, ‘Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi – Jigar Pe Trigger’, also saw good traction and was the second most watched show with 14,250 (000) Impressions.

Continuing unchanged at No. 8, Sony Pal garnered a gross viewership of 521,011, a dip from 533,528 recorded last week.

Rishtey and Dangal TV swapped places in Week 2. Rishtey climbed up a notch to No. 9, recording a gross viewership of 484,384, an increase from 460,052 recorded last week. On the other hand, Dangal TV slipped a notch to the tenth spot, witnessing a decline in its gross viewership to 479,688 from 463,740 recorded in Week 1.

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