Two games of international cricket involving Team India have put Star Sports and sports genre back in a commanding position in the Broadcast Audience Research Council sports genre television ratings for Week 45 (November 2 to 8).
The first T20 International between India and Bangladesh at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground in the Capital has been the most-watched sports genres program for the week. More than close to 100% gain over the past week’s most-watched show yet again re-establishes the strength of LIVE cricket involving the Men in Blue in Indian television sports genre. The match figures twice in the top five most-watched sports genre shows with a simulcast on Doordarshan Sports.
The Second T20I also figures in two positions on Star Sports Hindi and DD Sports, while the other remaining place is occupied by the mid-innings LIVE analysis of the T20I game.
|CRICKET PUTS STAR SPORTS BACK ON TOP|
|WEEK 45: Most Watched Sports Shows|
|1||India-Bangladesh 1st T20I LIVE||Star Sports 1 Hindi||1,44,61,000|
|2||India-Bangladesh 2nd T20I LIVE||Star Sports 1 Hindi||1,34,04,000|
|3||T20I Mid Innings show LIVE||Star Sports 1 Hindi||84,05,000|
|4||India-Bangladesh 2nd T20I LIVE||DD Sports||66,57,000|
|5||India-Bangladesh 1st T20I LIVE||DD Sports||55,83,000|
|*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings period : Nov 2 to , 2019|
Courtesy LIVE cricket, Star Sports 1 Hindi returned atop the most-watched Sports Genre channels after spending a week in the fourth position. The channel has gained over 600% over its own numbers for Week 44 when there was no significant cricket and over 500% over the most-watched program in the past week.
Even as Star Sports has made remarkable gains, Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 3 do not lose much in terms of numbers except for their first and second positions respectively as a week ago.
|STAR SPORTS BACK AS No. 1 SPORTS CHANNEL|
|Week 45: Top 5 Sports Channels|
|1.||Star Sports 1 Hindi||25,30,71,000|
|3.||Star Sports First||4,26,40,000|
|4.||Sony Ten 1||3,55,90,000|
|5.||Sony Ten 3||3,08,06,000|
|*All India (U+R): NCCS All : 2+ individuals/ratings
Period –Nov 2 to 8, 2019
Star Sports is poised for another impressive week as next week’s ratings will include the audience numbers for the third and final T20 International between India and Bangladesh.