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BARC Wk 23: No landing page data this week; ICC takes a toll on GEC viewership

BARC India data for Week 23 (Saturday, June 1 to Friday, June 7) of 2019 [HSM (U+R) : NCCS All : 2+ Individuals], saw 8 out of the top 10 Hindi GECs in Rural + Urban witnessing a decline in their gross viewership. Two channels from the SPN stable – Sony SAB and Sony Pal – have witnessed growth in viewership.

Following TDSAT’s May 31, 2019 ruling on landing page, BARC had included unfiltered outliers data from landing page for its ratings data for Week 22. However, the ratings body has reverted to its earlier practice of filtering out landing page data for its Week 23 ratings data. According to BARC India, this was done following representations received from various stakeholders.

Continuing at No. 1, Dangal TV saw a decline in its gross viewership in Week 23 to 803,383, from 883,018 recorded last week.

Big Magic, too, saw a decline in its gross viewership in Week 23 to 694,810, from 730,136 recorded last week. The channel remained unchanged at No. 2.

Placed in the third spot, Star Plus saw a further decline in its gross viewership this week to 612,116, from 627,346 recorded in Week 22.

Continuing in the fourth spot, Zee TV, too, saw a decline in its gross viewership in Week 23 to 593,912, compared to 608,053 recorded last week.

Meanwhile, Sony SAB climbed up a notch to No. 5 this week, garnering a gross viewership of 531,132, a further increase from 524,571 recorded in Week 22.

On the other hand, Colors slid a notch to the sixth spot in Week 23, garnering a gross viewership of 525,345, a drop from 599,740 recorded last week.

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Sony Entertainment Television continued at No. 7 this week as well, witnessing a decline in its gross viewership to 499,679, from 506,281 recorded in Week 22.

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 23.

Placed at No. 8, Star Bharat, too, saw a decline in its gross viewership to 299,887 this week, from 330,067 recorded in Week 22. On the other hand, Sony Pal saw a further increase in its gross viewership at 213,872, from 197,729 recorded last week. Star Utsav saw a decline in its gross viewership to 148,724, from 155,162 recorded last week.

Top 5 shows of Week 23

Zee TV’s hugely popular shows ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ and ‘Kundali Bhagya’ claimed the top 2 spots among most watched shows in Week 23. This week ‘Kundali Bhagya’, the spin-off show of ‘Kumkum Bhagya’, was at No. 1 with 12,634 (000) Impressions. ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ was placed in the second spot with 11,729 (000) Impressions. Another show from the Zee TV stable, ‘Tujhse Hai Raabta’ was back among the top 5 shows in the fifth spot this week with 8,547 (000) Impressions.

Sony Entertainment Television’s dance reality show, ‘Super Dancer Chapter 3’, held on to its third spot in Week 23 with 9,894 (000) Impressions.

‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ returned to the top 5 shows list after several months. The show, from Sony Entertainment Television, made an entry in the fourth spot with 8,555 (000) Impressions.

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