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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.

WEEK 40: Most Watched Sports Shows
Rank Show Channel Impressions
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.

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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

Week 40: Top 5 Sports Channels
Rank Channel Impressions
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.

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