BARC Ratings: Star Sports back in top with India-Bangladesh T20Is

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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.

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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. 

WEEK 45: Most Watched Sports Shows
Rank Show Channel Impressions
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.

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Week 45: Top 5 Sports Channels
Rank Channel Impressions
1. Star Sports 1 Hindi 25,30,71,000
2. DD Sports  9,67,28,000
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.

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