BARC Ratings: Star Sports 1 Hindi most watched Indian TV channel

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Star Sports 1 Hindi for yet another week is the most-watched television channel in India across all genres.

Star Sports continues to consolidate in the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India television ratings on the strength of the ICC World Cup 2019 LIVE broadcast. Even as no World Cup match can match the interest an India-Pakistan duel would invoke, Star Sports 1 Hindi and other channels dedicated to the ICC World Cup LIVE broadcast have made significant gains during Week 26 (June 22-28).

The India-West Indies match on June 27 has twice figured in the most-watched Top 5 shows table for the week – the No. 1 show with 2,07,98,000 impressions on Star Sports 1 Hindi and in the fifth position on DD Sports for 75,38,000 impressions. India’s other ICC World Cup game on June 22 against Afghanistan happens to be the second most-watched sports genre show for the week.

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The ICC World Cup Hindi feed continues to attract masses as the LIVE broadcast of the New Zealand-Pakistan and Pakistan-South Africa matches figures in the No. 3 and No 4 positions respectively. This also establishes the fact that Pakistan cricket has more following in Indian television that any other overseas cricket team.

WEEK 26 : Most Watched Sports Shows
Rank Show Channel Impressions
1 WC 2019: India-West Indies LIVE Star Sports 1 Hindi 2,07,98,000
2 WC 2019: India- Afghanistan LIVE Star Sports 1 Hindi 1,99,87,000
3 WC 2019: New Zealand-Pakistan LIVE Star Sports 1 Hindi 83,90,000
4 WC 2019: Pakistan-South Africa LIVE Star Sports 1 Hindi 76,04,000
5 WC 2019: India-West Indies LIVE DD Sports 75,38,000
*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings period : June 22-28, 2019

Star Sports 1 Hindi continues to be the most-watched television channel in India, consolidating its position with1,26,39,32,000 impressions. Star Sports 2 too has strengthened its position as the No. 2 sports genre channel with a marginal gain in gross impressions.

DD Sports, benefiting from Star Sports’ shared World Cup 2019 LIVE feed, has moved up the table to relegate Star Sports 1 to the fourth position. Star Sports First. Each of the Star Sports Network channels and Doordarshan have registered a gain in gross eyeballs over the past week’s ratings.

Week 26: SS 1 Hindi consolidates at top
Rank Channel Impressions
1. Star Sports 1 Hindi 1,26,39,32,000
2. Star Sports 2  33,55,86,000
3. DD Sports 22,68,63,000
4. Star Sports 1   15,29,77,000
5. Star Sports First     10,32,85,000
*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings Period

June 22-28, 2019

India’s intriguing World Cup 2019 battles with England on 30 and Bangladesh on July 2 will be in consideration for next week’s ratings, which will also include high octane England-New Zealand and Pakistan Bangladesh matches. ICC World Cup 2019 and Star Sports 1 Hindi undoubtedly are poised for some eyeballs to consolidate their position atop the BARC India’s top five charts1.

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