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Maximum number of English TV viewers across television universe tune in to Republic TV

19.9 million across the country watched Republic TV in the latest week followed by Movies Now, which recorded a reach of 13.8 million

The nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has not only made news television the biggest gainer, it has also changed the way English viewers consume content on TV. A couple of years ago, the number of people tuning in to English news channels used to be roughly one-third of viewers of English movie channels.

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Over a period of time, the growing penetration and influence of OTT players were already making a visible dent on the reach of English movie channels. Now, more people are tuning in to English news channels for round-the-clock coverage of the unprecedented pandemic crisis as compared to entertainment viewers.

Also read: 82% public in favour of extending lockdown in India beyond April 14

The latest viewership data by BARC India shows that the maximum number of English TV viewers across the television universe tuned in to Republic TV in Week 13 (March 28 to April 3, 2020 : TG: NCCS 2+ India).

19.9 million people across the country watched Republic TV in the latest week followed by Movies Now, which recorded a reach of 13.8 million. HBO and Times Now were tuned in by 10.5 million viewers each.

Average weekly reach in Million. NCCS 2+ All India

Channel

Genre

Week 12

Week 13

Republic TV

English News

20.5

19.9

Movies Now

English Movie

13.6

13.8

HBO

English Movie

9.6

10.5

Times Now

English News

10.7

10.5

MNX

English Movie

9.4

10.2

CNN-News18

English News

9.8

8.9

Sony Pix

English Movie

7.2

7.8

Star Movies

English Movie

6.8

7.3

WB

English Movie

6.3

6.7

India Today TV

English News

8.1

6.6

Romedy Now

English Movie

6.5

6.5

NDTV 24x7

English News

3

2.7

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