Network18, which houses the nation’s largest news network – News18, garnered average daily reach of 19 crore Indians in week 12’20 (Source: BARC India | Mkt: India | TG: 2+ | Wk 12'20 | 20 Network18 news channels | Daily Avg Reach).
Through a strong fleet of 20 news channels, the Network maintains its undisputed leadership when it comes to reach. Janta Curfew day (the day which also appreciated the frontline fighters against COVID-19) garnered the all-time highest reach on news channels of Network18 – 22.12 Cr viewers (Source: BARC India | Mkt: India | TG: 2+ | Wk 12'20 (Sunday) | 20 Network18 news channels | Daily Avg Reach). On this occasion, the network captured the spirit of gratefulness though 100 reporters across 100 cities. An initiative that was much appreciated by the viewers. Lockdown announcement by India’s PM on Tuesday garnered 19.46 Cr viewers on news channels of Network18* (Source: BARC India | Mkt: India | TG: 2+ | Wk 12'20 (Tuesday) | 20 Network18 news channels | Daily Avg Reach).
Avinash Kaul, CEO – Television News, Network18, explained, “It is a time to appreciate the efforts of our teams at Network18 for their commitment towards our viewers by bringing uninterrupted news every second. Tirelessly our frontline reporters, editors, camera persons, technicians and support staff have been bringing round-the-clock coverage of news, and the numbers are here to proclaim our network’s strength. We have been successfully operating all our channels and digital properties because of an elaborate business continuity plan we put in place well in advance and which is updated in real time. The results are here to see as every day we are catering to 19 crore viewers with the fastest, most accurate and analytical news in a testing time of total lockdown. We believe, in such times, the strength of a network comes to play to its best. Be it general news in English or any other 14 main languages of the country, or business news catering to stock and commodity traders, financial analysts, business fraternity and even start-ups, and small and medium enterprises - Network18 is there for you.”