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Arnab Goswami vs Sonia Gandhi pushes up Republic Bharat to No. 2, Aaj Tak remains No. 1

Goswami’s show ‘Poochta Hai Bharat’ that attacked the Congress President for her alleged silence on the lynching of sadhus led the Hindi news genre with over 20% market share

In an otherwise weak period for Hindi news channels recording an 11% drop in viewership in Week 16 over the previous week, Arnab Goswami pulled it off for his Hindi news channel Republic Bharat by taking Congress President Sonia Gandhi head-on.

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While the channel jumped to the No. 2 position in the current week’s viewership data between April 18 and 24, Goswami’s show ‘Poochta Hai Bharat’, in which he attacked Congress President for her alleged silence on the lynching of sadhus, led the Hindi news genre with over 20% market share.

‘Poochta Hai Bharat’ aired between 7 and 8 pm delivered 22.5 mn Impressions for Republic Bharat in Week 16 with a lead margin of over 45% from the No. 2 show in that slot. 

The Hindi news genre continued to be led by Aaj Tak with 295.7 mn Impressions despite a drop of 15.7% over the previous week. Republic Bharat held its viewership at 244.3 mn Impressions.

India TV retained the No. 3 position 233 mn Impressions followed by ABP News with 211.8 mn Impressions and Zee News with 211.3 mn Impressions.

TV9 Bharatvarsh dropped marginally to 194.6 mn Impressions but replaced News18 India from No. 6.

News18 India recorded 186 mn impressions.

News Nation and Aaj Tak’s sister channel Tez were at No No. 8 and 9, respectively.

Imp’000 (Sum)

Last Week WK 15

Current Week WK 16

Change (%)

Aaj Tak

350766

295700

-15.70%

Republic Bharat

244655

244354

-0.12%

India TV

249898

233017

-6.76%

ABP News

267044

211859

-20.67%

Zee News

242763

211294

-12.96%

TV9 Bharatvarsh

198729

194628

-2.06%

News18 India

215358

186175

-13.55%

News Nation

127101

114191

-10.16%

Tez

98084

82300

-16.09%

News24

85468

76156

-10.90%

Zee Hindustan

71478

63901

-10.60%

India News

65964

58630

-11.12%

NDTV India

44627

36224

-18.83%

Samay

2546

2244

-11.86%

Total

2264481

2010671

-11.21%

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