Star Sports continues to rule the Indian television viewership ratings for sports genre on the strength of the third T20 International between India and South Africa and the Pro Kabaddi League live-action.
The week 39 (September 21 to 27, 2019) Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) ratings have numbers for the LIVE broadcast of the third T20 International between India and South Africa. The match tops the table as the most-watched sports genre program for the week with 90,06,000 impressions on Star Sports 1 Hindi. Simulcast of the same match on DD Sports is placed second on the top five chart, albeit numbers for the State broadcaster have fallen drastically.
The remaining three top-five slots are occupied by the PKL games’ LIVE broadcast on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports First. The Patna Pirates and Dabangg Delhi PKL game gets two top-five billings – on Star Sports 1 Hindi in the 4th position followed by the Star Sports First simulcast.
|BARC RATINGS: CRICKET STAYS AHEAD DESPITE SA WIN|
|WEEK 39 : Most Watched Sports Shows|
|1||India-SA 3rd T20I LIVE||Star Sports 1 Hindi||90,06,000|
|2||India-SA 3nd T20I LIVE||DD Sports||39,83,000|
|3||PKL LIVE: Delhi vs Bengal||Star Sports 1 Hindi||38,69,000|
|4||PKL LIVE: Patna vs Delhi||Star Sports 1 Hindi||37,44,000|
|5||PKL LIVE: Patna vs Delhi||Star Sports First||35,39,000|
|*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings period : Sept 21-27, 2019|
Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports First, top among the most-watched sport channels, have lost out in eyeballs in spite of holding on to the first and the second positions respectively.
In the only significant change among the top 5 most-watched sports genre channels, Sony Ten 1 has moved up from the deck of the table, relegating DD Sports to the fifth position.
|STAR SPORTS REIGN SUPREME|
|Week 39: Top 5 Sports Channels|
|1.||Star Sports 1 Hindi||16,97,38,000|
|2.||Star Sports First||13,16,32,000|
|3.||Star Sports 2||4,33,34,000|
|4.||Sony Ten 1||3,24,89,000|
|*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings
Period – Sept 21-27, 2019
The upcoming week will have no significant cricket action for Indian auction. With PKL matches in a decisive phase to determine the knock out berths, Star Sports Hindi and Star Sports First appear well-poised to hold on to their domination. A fall in eyeballs for Star Sports 1 Hindi is a certainty, whereas Star Sports First might well top the chart for the week.