Mumbai Indians versus Chennai Super Kings match on April 3 remains the most watches show for the week with 19,179,000 impressions on Star Sports 1 Hindi. However, channel ends up losing some impressions over the No. 1 show (MI vs RCB match) for the previous week.
Every other top five show is an IPL match on Star Sports 1 Hindi. Albeit, in each of the top five position the channel ended up losing eyeball even as the league action intensifies with each passing week. Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Kolkata Knight Riders match on Friday last is an exception.
|BARC RATINGS: IPL, STAR SPORTS REIGN SUPREME|
|WEEK 14: Most watched sports shows|
|1||IPL MI vs CSK LIVE||Star Sports 1 Hindi||19,179,000|
|2||IPL RCB vs KKR LIVE||Star Sports 1 Hindi||17,794,000|
|3||IPL KKR vs DC LIVE||Star Sports 1 Hindi||14,921,000|
|4||IPL RCB vs RR LIVE||Star Sports 1 Hindi||14,556,000|
|5||IPL KXIP vs DC LIVE||Star Sports 1 Hindi||13,695,000|
|*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings period : Mar 30- Apr, 2019|
Star Sport 1 Hindi is the only gainer as the other top five channels have marginally lost out on the eyeballs.
For the second successive week it’s all Star Sports group channels in the top five position. WrestleMania LIVE on Sony Sports cluster last Sunday could not match the high audience of the IPL.
|BARC RATINGS: IT’S STAR SPORTS CLEAN SWEEP|
|Week 13: Most Watched Sports Channels|
|1.||Star Sports 1 Hindi||11,16,235,000|
|2.||Star Sports 2||2,22,436,000|
|3.||Star Sports 1||1,63,009,000|
|4.||Star Sports First||1,49,844,000|
|5.||Star Sports 1 HD Hindi||51,684,000|
|*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings Period : March 23 to 29, 2019|
The Star Sports and IPL will continue to dominate the BARC ratings in the coming weeks. Even as IPL is setting new benchmark for television audience, Star Sports will be working overtime with its creative presentation to prevent any slide in the live audience.