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BARC week 36: English news ratings stay steady

Combined viewership of top 5 channels up just 2 per cent

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BENGALURU: The combined weekly ratings of the top 5 English news channels in week 36 of 2019 rose just 2.2 per cent as compared to week 35 – the combined weekly ratings of the top 5 English news channels in week 36 and 35 of 2019 were 2.038 million weekly impressions as compared to 1.994 million weekly impressions respectively. Three of the five channels in week 36 of 2019 saw their ratings increase, two saw them decline. While the five channels in  Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list were same, there was a slight tweaking in the ranks – channels with ranks one, two and three in week 36 of 2019 were same as in week 35, while ranks four and five swapped ranks. Please refer to the chart below:

Please refer to the figure below for ranks of the Top 5 English news channels between weeks 13 and 36 of 2019.

As in the previous week, Republic TV, Times Now and DD India were ranked first, second and third in week 36 of 2019. India Today Television moved one place up to rank 4 while CNN News18 dropped a place to rank 5 during the week under review.

Republic TV scored 0.664 million weekly impressions in week 36 of 2019 as compared to 0.610 million weekly impressions in the previous week. Times Now scored 0.480 million weekly impressions in week 36 of 2019 as compared to 0.460 million weekly impressions in week 35. DD India while retaining rank third, saw ratings declined to 0.333 million weekly impressions in week 36 of 2019 from 0.372 million weekly impressions in week 35. India Today Television at fourth rank in week 36 of 2019 scored 0.298 million weekly impressions as compared to 0.266 million weekly impressions in week 35. CNN News18 saw ratings decline to 0.263 million weekly impressions in week 36 of 2019 from 0.286 million weekly impressions in the previous week.
 

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