Colors replaces Star Plus to become No. 1 Hindi GEC Channel

BARC ratings for Week 42 (October 15-21) of 2016 [HSM (U+R) : NCCS All : 4+ Individuals]

After a long close battle between Star Plus and Colors, Colors finally successfully vanquished Star Plus which had been reigning the charts since many weeks.

Colors’ ratings considerably improved from 682,916 to 732,163 in week 42. The success of the channel can be attributed to two of its flagship shows. It's weekend marquee show ‘Naagin Season 2’ is topping the TRP charts once again. This Mouni Roy, Adaa Khan and Karanvir Bohra starrer fiction flick is definitely basking on the glory of being No. 1 show since its launch. Another Colors’ show ‘Shakti-Astitva Ek Ehsaas Ki’ which airs at 8 p.m. on weekdays is also gaining lot of eyeballs owing to its strong concept, characterisation and execution, thus making it the second most watched show in HSM segment.

At No. 2, Star Plus lost out to Colors as it dethroned itself as the most watched channel to become No.2 in the list due to the drop in its viewership numbers from 706,324 to 701,043.

‘Yeh Hain Mohabbatein’ remain unbaffled at the fourth position with 10,595 Impressions (000s) as compared to 9,687 Impressions (000s) last week.

Inspite of a negligible drop in its numbers from 521,105 to 507,053 in Week 42, Zee Anmol stayed strong at No. 3 slot.

Zee TV remained at fourth spot in Week 42. The channel’s gross viewership number soared to 504535 from 472,953 recorded last week. Its show ‘Kumkum Bhagya’, which was placed in the fifth position last week, climbed up to the third slot, garnering 11,069 Impressions (000s) as compared to 9,386 Impressions (000s) last week. ‘Brahmarakshas - Jaag Utha Shaitan’ – which moved out of the list of top 5 shows on Hindi GECs in Week 41, failed to mark an entry this week too.

Sony Pal, ranked fifth amongst the top 10 Hindi GECs in Week 41, garnering a gross viewership of 417,175 as compared to 432,309 last week.

Star Utsav rose to No. 6 from No. 8 last week as its ratings marginally improved to 406,483 from 401,336 recorded in week 41.

Life OK slid to No. 7 in Week 42, as it witnessed a further decline in its gross viewership to 405,758 from 415,987 in week 41.

Sony Entertainment Television, too, slid a notch to No. 8 this week, registering a gross viewership of 401,263, a further decline from 415,584 registered last week.

Sony SAB, which was placed at No. 10 in Week 41, climbed to the ninth spot this week, witnessing a rise in its gross viewership to 364481 in Week 42 from 364,481 in week 41.

Rishtey slipped to tenth spot from 9th position in Week 42, garnering a gross viewership of 367,966 as compared to 392,580 in last week.

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