BARC Ratings: Star Sports 1 Hindi, PKL dominate sports genre

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Star Sports 1 Hindi and Pro Kabaddi 2019 continue to rule the sports genre ratings on Indian television for the second consecutive week.

With no significant live content to challenge Star Sports channels broadcasting the Pro Kabaddi League LIVE, the PKL games broadcast LIVE on Star Sports 1 Hindi occupy all the positions in the Top 5 most-watched sports programmes table for Week 31 (July 27-August 2) in the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) of India television audience ratings.

U Mumba emerging the most followed team in place of Hyderabad based Telugu Titans is the only mentionable change in the kabaddi ratings as the league had moved from the Telangana Capital, the venue for PKL 2019 first round, to the business capital of India for the second round action.


WEEK 31 : Most Watched Sports Shows
Rank Show Channel Impressions
1 PKL LIVE: Mumbai vs Kolkata Star Sports 1 Hindi 38,15,000
2 PKL LIVE: Mumbai vs UP Star Sports 1 Hindi 37,87,000
3 PKL LIVE: Mumbai vs Gujarat Star Sports 1 Hindi 37,36,000
4 PKL LIVE: Mumbai vs Bengaluru Star Sports 1 Hindi 37,06,000
5 PKL LIVE: Tamil Nadu vs Patna Star Sports 1 Hindi 32,43,000
*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings period : July 27-Aug 2, 2019

Courtesy kabaddi, Star Sports 1 Hindi made minor gains in overall impressions for the week, while Star Sports First also broadcasting the PKL games LIVE made significant gains (over 25%) to consolidate in the No. 2 position.

In the top 5 most-watched channels list, Star Sports channels occupied the first four positions with Star Sports 3 moving on step up to relegate Sony Ten 1 to the bottom of the table.


Week 30: Top 5 Sports Channels
Rank Channel Impressions
1. Star Sports 1 Hindi 12,71,57,000
2. Star Sports First  8,91,81,000
3. Star Sports 2 3,57,14,000
4. Star Sports 3   3,06,11,000
5. Sony Ten 1     2,86,72,000
*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings

Period – July 27-Aug 2, 2019

Kabaddi and Star Sports 1 Hindi face the real challenge next week when all the three India-West Indies T20 Internationals and the first game of the three-match One Day International series will be accounted for the 32nd week BARC ratings between August 3 and 9. Sony Sports Network will be eagerly looking forward to the leadership position in television audience ratings charts.

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