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Sports ratings: Ten Sports rides high on WWE Summer Slam

WWE Special four-hour telecast on Ten Sports bagged 1301 TVT in Week 34, while the second India-Sri Lanka Test kept Sony Six at second spot

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | September 4, 2015

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Wrestling surprisingly trumped cricket in Week 34 (August 22 to August 28) of BARC ratings. As entertaining as the second India-Sri Lanka Test was, it couldn’t match the ratings of the special action from World Wrestling Entertainment.

According to select data (All India : NCCS All : Week 34 : Individuals : BARC India base - C&S 1Lac+) for the sports segment, Ten Sports remained unchallenged at the top with a rating of 64027 TVT. The channel’s lead doubled from last week, where it posted a rating of 32378 TVT.

Sony Six retained the second spot with a rating of 37067 TVT, riding on the back of action from the second India-Sri Lanka Test in Colombo.

Ten Cricket climbed back into the top 3 with a rating of 8998 TVT.

Week 34 of BARC ratings saw Ten Sports showcase the annual WWE Special event, Summer Slam, which was aired live on August 24 from 4.30 am to 8.30 am. But it was one of the reruns that set the ball rolling for Ten Sports. ‘WWE Summer Slam highlights’ was the top sports programme of the week with a rating of 1301 TVT.

Day 4 of the second crucial India-Sri Lanka second Test in Colombo was rated second with 639 TVT, while the final day, which saw India winning the Test and squaring the three-match series, garnered a rating of 562 TVT.

Action from WWE Raw took the third spot with a rating of 572 TVT.

The week also saw the final of the Pro Kabaddi 2 taking the fifth spot. Live action from the final between U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls on Star Sports 3 garnered a rating of 500 TVT. This is the highest rating secured by any Pro Kabaddi game during this season.

Hindi movies

Zee Cinema rose to No. 1 in the Hindi movies genre. According to select data (HSM : NCCS All : Week 34 : Individuals : BARC India base - C&S 1Lac+) for Hindi movies, Zee Cinema regained the No.1 spot with gross viewership of 186 million. Interestingly, Zee Cinema had only one programme in the top, ‘Indra The Tiger’ taking the fourth spot with 1.5 TVT.

Sony Max slipped to the second spot with gross viewership of 175 million, while Star Gold remained third with gross viewership of 160 million.

English movies

The hierarchy in the English movies genre remained unchanged. As per select data (6 Mega Cities : NCCS AB : Week 34 : Individuals : BARC India base - C&S 1Lac+) for English movies, Movies Now continued its reign with a rating of 3334 TVT.

Star Movies remained second with 2378 TVT, while Sony Pix was third with 1782 TVT.

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