BARC India has released the ratings for the news genre after 17 months. The ratings were released today for the period of Week 6 to Week 10 barring NDTV channels.
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According to the relative share data (8 Hindi National News Channels, who had opted in for historic data; NCCS: All, 15+ yrs, Rolling average, HSM) for Wk 6-10’22, Aaj Tak is at No. 1 with 24.9% relative share. TV9 Bharatvarsh is at No. 2 with 22.8% relative share. Republic Bharat sits at No. 3 with 19.4% relative share.
Zee News came in at No. 4 with 15.7% relative share followed by Zee Hindustan at No. 5 with 7.2% of relative share. News Nation sits at No. 6 with 7% relative share. DD News and India News were at No. 7 and No. 8 with 2% and 1% relative viewership, respectively.
Five channels - India TV, ABP News, News18 India, Good News Today and News24 had opted out from the historic data.
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According to the relative share data sourced from multiple sources for Wk 10'22 (5th -11th Mar'22), (NCCS: All, 15+ yrs, Rolling average, HSM, 13 Hindi National News Channel), TV9 Bharatvarsh has gained from its war coverage and the channel is sitting at the top with 16.9% relative share. It must be noted that the channel had delivered similar numbers during China's aggression in June 2020.
Aaj Tak is No. 2 with 14.8% relative share.
At No. 3 is Republic Bharat with 13.4% relative share.
India TV is at No. 4 with 12% relative share.
Zee News sits at No 5 with 10.2 relative share.
News18 India is at No. 6 with 9% relative share.
At No. 7 is ABP News with 6.6% relative share.
Zee Hindustan is at No. 8 with 4.6% relative share.
News Nation is the No. 9 channel with 4.1% relative share.
Good News Today garnered 3.8% relative share and sat at No. 10.
At No. 11, News24 has 2.9% relative share.
DD News sits at No. 12 with 1.1% relative share.
India News is at No. 13 with 0.6% relative share.
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Among English news channels (Wk 10’22, All India, 22+ M AB), Republic TV, which aired Hindi feed during vote counting hours, sits at No. 1 with 35.3% relative share.
Times Now stands at No. 2 with 19.4% relative share.
India Today Television closely followed at No. 3 with 18% relative share.
At No. 4, CNN-News18 sits at 15.7% relative share.
Wion is at No. 5 with 6.4% relative share.
Mirror Now is at No. 6 with 3.4% relative share.
NewsX and India Ahead sit at No. 7 and No. 8 with 0.9% market share each.