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BARC Wk 22: No major upheavals in Hindi GECs space in R+U

BARC India data for Week 22 (Saturday, May 25 to Friday, May 31) of 2019 [HSM (U+R) : NCCS All : 2+ Individuals], saw no change in the rankings of  the top 10 Hindi GECs in Rural + Urban. All the channels, with the exception of Star Plus, saw an increase in their gross viewership. 

Continuing at No. 1, Dangal TV saw an increase in its gross viewership in Week 22 to 883,018, from 854,818 recorded last week. 

Compared to last week, Big Magic saw an increase in its gross viewership in Week 22 to 730,136, from 717,282 recorded in Week 21. The channel remained unchanged at No. 2. 

On the other hand, placed in the third spot, Star Plus saw a decline in its gross viewership this week to 627,346, from 656,626 recorded in Week 21. It is the only channel among the Top 10 Hindi GECs in Rural + Urban to witness a decline in its gross viewership in Week 22. 

Continuing in the fourth spot, Zee TV saw an increase in its gross viewership in Week 22 at 608,053, compared to 560,782 recorded last week. 

Colors remained unchanged in the fifth spot in Week 22 as well. This week, the channel saw a further increase in its gross viewership at 599,740, from 533,246 recorded last week. 

Sony SAB, which had climbed up a notch to No. 6 last week, remained in this position in Week 22 as well, garnering a gross viewership of 524,571, a further increase from 488,560 recorded last week. 

Sony Entertainment Television, which had slipped a notch to No. 7 in Week 21, continued in this position this week as well, witnessing an increase in its gross viewership at 506,281, from 485,118 recorded in Week 21. 

There was no change in the rankings of Star Bharat, Sony Pal and Star Utsav as well, which continued at No. 8, No. 9 and No. 10, respectively, in Week 22. All three channels saw an increase in their gross viewership this week. 

Star Bharat garnered a gross viewership of 330,067 this week, up from 294,090 recorded in Week 21. Sony Pal, too, saw a further increase in its gross viewership at 197,729, from 173,642 recorded last week. Star Utsav, which made a re-entry at No, 10 last week, continued in this position in Week 22 as well, garnering a gross viewership of 155,162, as against 145,809 recorded last week. 

Top 5 shows of Week 22 

Zee TV’s hugely popular shows ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ and ‘Kundali Bhagya’ reclaimed the top 2 spots among most watched shows in Week 22. This week ‘Kundali Bhagya’, the spin-off show of ‘Kumkum Bhagya’, was at No. 1 with 12,428 (000) Impressions. ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ was placed in the second spot with 11,598 (000) Impressions. 

Sony Entertainment Television’s dance reality show, ‘Super Dancer Chapter 3’, which premiered during the week, was placed in the third spot in Week 22 with 9,914 (000) Impressions. 

Star Plus’ ‘Kasauti Zindagi Kay’, which had slipped a notch to the fourth spot last week, continued in this position in Week 22 with 9,719 (000) Impressions. 

Meanwhile, Colors’ supernatural/ fantasy show ‘Naagin 3’ dropped four notches – from the numero uno spot in Week 21 to No. 5 this week. The show garnered 9,618 (000) Impressions.

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