Pro Kabaddi scores over cricket in BARC ratings

Pro Kabaddi scores over cricket in BARC ratings- InsideSport

The Week 32 of BARC ratings show that cricket now has some competition. And it is none other than the praiseworthy game of Kabaddi.

Virat Kohli’s men in Sri-Lanka created record by thrashing hosts Sri-Lanka on the field but in the game of television ratings men in blue got royal thrashing by the PKL boys, second week in running.

Star Sports First which has just been launched, primarily on the strength of Pro Kabaddi viewership in urban as well as rural areas, has again retained its lead of last week over cricket ratings on Sony Ten network.

In week 32 of BARC ratings, Star Sports First garnered  just over 206 million impressions whereas, at the second spot, Star Sports 1 Hindi collected  around 109 million impressions. In comparison, the broadcaster of India – SriLanka test series, Sony TEN 1 could muster only 79 million impressions.

Rank Channel Name Weekly Impressions (000s) sum
Week 32
1 STAR Sports First 206695
2 STAR Sports 1 Hindi 109284
3 Sony Ten 1 79429
4 STAR Sports 2 68738
5 Sony SIX 53743
All India (U+R) : NCCS All : 2+ Individuals

 

Not only in terms of channel ratings but also in the list of TOP 5 sports programs of the week, India-SL series could not get a entry. All top 5 highest rated shows belong to the five LIVE games of PKL.

Rank Channel Name Programme Impressions (000s)
Week 32
1 STAR Sports First L/T VIVO PKL S5 M21 NAG-PNE/JAI 4907
2 STAR Sports First L/T VIVO PKL S5 M20 NAG-BEN/BEW 4872
3 STAR Sports First L/T VIVO PKL S5 M23 AHD-GUJ/MUM 4530
4 STAR Sports First L/T VIVO PKL S5 M18 NAG-GUJ/HAR 4172
5 STAR Sports First L/T VIVO PKL S5 M16 NAG-BEW/UP 4167
All India (U+R) : NCCS All : 2+ Individuals