BARC Wk 32 News: Aaj Tak remains No. 1; Republic Bharat challenges leader
After surging to the No. 2 spot last week, Republic Bharat further consolidated its position in Week 32 (Saturday, 8th August 2020 to Friday, 14th August 2020) and is neck and neck with the leader in the Hindi News genre – Aaj Tak. The channel saw an increase in its gross viewership to 197,780(000), from 184,045(000) recorded in Week 31. The channel has been relentlessly covering the Sushant Singh Rajput death case in the last few weeks and has been pushing for #CBIForSushant.
Meanwhile, Aaj Tak continues to lead the Hindi News genre, but saw a decline in its gross viewership to 199,284(000), from 241,750(000) recorded in Week 31, which has narrowed the gap with Republic Bharat.
After sliding to the fourth position from No. 2 last week, TV9 Bharatvarsh climbed up a notch to the third spot in Week 32. The channel registered a gross viewership of 169,068(000), a decline from 175,778(000) recorded last week.
India TV slid a notch to No. 4 this week, with a gross viewership of 166,196(000), compared to 180,893(000) recorded in Week 31.
News18 India made a re-entry in the top 5 list at No. 5 this week, displacing ABP News. The channel garnered a gross viewership of 143,760(000). In Week 30, News18 India was placed in the fifth spot, with a gross viewership of 150,436(000).