Comedian and actor Kapil Sharma’s appearance in Rajat Sharma’s show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’, on March 11, 2023, led to India TV surging ahead of competition by amassing 1238 Gross AMA 000s (between 10 pm to 11 pm) among 15+ HSM Audience, as per data from BARC.
In the latest viewership data revealed by BARC, the show featuring Kapil Sharma was the most watched as compared to other talk shows which aired on the same evening featuring the latter.
Kapil appeared on three National Hindi News channels- India TV’s ‘Aap Ki Adalat,’ Aaj Tak’s ‘Seedhi Baat’ and ABP News’s Press Conference.
All these interviews aired on March 11 in the evening primetime and India TV gained about 5.1 million All India Cum-Reach as per BARC and 19.6 million video views across YouTube and Facebook.
As per BARC data, on Saturday Aap Ki Adalat garnered 1238 Gross AMA 000s (between 10 pm to 11 pm) while Seedhi Baat garnered 1115 Gross AMA 000s (between 9 pm to 10 pm) and for Press Conference, it was 607 Gross AMA 000s (between 8 pm to 9 pm) among 15+ HSM Audience.
Based on the overall all-time rating, ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ hosted by India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma, topped the chart. The other two shows were at No. 5 (Aaj Tak’s Seedhi Baat) and No. 8 (ABP News’s Press Conference) in its time band.
Not only linear TV, but the episode’s viewership was also much higher than its competition on the digital platforms. On YouTube, India TV recorded 3.5 million views whereas Aaj Tak had 2.1 million and ABP News had 0.8 million views on Kapil Sharma interview content.
Inline to YouTube, the same Aap Ki Adalat content recorded 16.1 million video views, followed by ABP News 6 million, and Aaj Tak with 1.16 million total video views on Facebook. (Source: YouTube and Facebook, publicly published videos at mentioned channel/pages, total views till March 22)
India TV Managing Director Ritu Dhawan said, “Aap Ki Adalat has a rich legacy of almost 30 years. In this time, the media landscape has now completely changed. However, despite this evolution, Aap ki Adalat has been able to maintain its essence. The uniqueness, the exclusiveness of this platform, is still there. Hence, for the audience, it is one of the most loved shows. Moving forward, our aim is to continue to bring authentic news for the viewers in the years to maintain our position.”
This was not the first time when comedian Kapil Sharma appeared on ‘Aap Ki Adalat.’ The show got the same response in 2015 when he took the stand for the first time to answer the intense questions of Rajat Sharma.
In the episode, Kapil touched upon several topics including his journey to becoming one of the country’s most loved comedians, his battle with depression and his career choices.