Star Sports 1 Hindi continues to be the undisputed sports genre leader even when there is no LIVE cricket featuring Team India. Pro Kabaddi League games have kept Star Sports network channels ahead in week 40 (September 28 to October 4, 2019) of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) ratings.
Among the most-watched sports programs table, LIVE broadcast of the Pro Kabaddi League games occupy all the top 5 positions. The Patna Pirates and U Mumba match has been the most-watched show for the week – in the first and second position with LIVE broadcast on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports First.
|BARC RATINGS: WHEN THERE IS NO CRICKET, IT’S PKL|
|WEEK 40: Most Watched Sports Shows|
|1||PKL LIVE: Patna vs Mumbai||Star Sports 1 Hindi||32,43,000|
|2||PKL LIVE: Patna vs Mumbai||Star Sports First||31,68,000|
|3||PKL LIVE: Bengal vs Jaipur||Star Sports First||31,51,000|
|4||PKL LIVE: Mumbai vs Tamil||Star Sports 1 Hindi||29,07,000|
|5||PKL LIVE: Delhi vs Pune||Star Sports 1 Hindi||28,33,000|
|*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings period : Sept 28-Oct 4, 2019|
Star Sports 1 Hindi has maintained its position as the most-watched sports genre channel, even as there is a minor fall in the gross impressions for the week – down from 17,99,86,000 in Week 39 to 17,73,44,000 in the latest ratings.
Star Sports First in the second position has lost more than 20% eyeballs. In other significant changes, DD Sports crashes out of the top five table for the most-watched sports
|STAR SPORTS REIGN SUPREME|
|Week 40: Top 5 Sports Channels|
|1.||Star Sports 1 Hindi||17,73,44,000|
|2.||Star Sports First||11,15,24,000|
|3.||Star Sports 2||3,31,31,000|
|4.||Star Sports 3||2,56,67,000|
|5.||Sony Ten 1||2,43,36,000|
|*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings
Period – Sept 28-Oct 4, 2019
The upcoming week will have ratings for India’s absolute domination on the first three days of the Pune Test against South Africa, which has seen some lethal bowling on the back of record 254 from Virat Kohli and a back to back ton by Mayank Agarwal. With the kabaddi league also entering the deciding round, the Star Sports cluster is well poised for impressive gain in numbers.