As per the latest data released by the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), CNN-News18 was at the No. 1 position in the English News segment, with 243 AMA’000s (All India, 15+ AB) on Karnataka Elections Counting Day (May 13, 2023).
Republic TV garnered 212 AMA’000s, whereas Times Now stood at 190 AMA’000s, India Today TV followed with 66 AMA’000s and Mirror Now was at 22 AMA’000s. (Source: BARC India | Mkt: India | TG: 15+ AB| Period: Wk 20'23 (Sat 24hrs) | Metric: AMA 000's)
Source: BARC India | Mkt: India | TG: As mentioned | Period: Wk 20'23 (Sat 0800-1200) | Metric: AMA 000's
CNN-News18 also maintained its lead in the 8 am-12 noon slots, amassing 89 AMA’000s, whereas Republic TV and Times Now garnered 62 AMA’000s and 57 AMA’000s, respectively. India Today TV got 24 AMA’000s and Mirror Now fetched 4 AMA’000s. (Source: BARC India | Mkt: India | TG: 15+ AB | Period: Wk 20'23 (Sat 0800-1200) | Metric: AMA 000's)
The 8 am-12-noon slot is critical on Counting Day since it is followed by-election results.
Smriti Mehra, CEO – English Cluster, Network18, said, “CNN-News18’s reporting reflects the issues that matter most to our audience. This approach has always kept us ahead of competition like Times Now and Republic. Securing the top spot on Counting Day is a testament to CNN-News18's comprehensive and incisive coverage on such crucial occasions. We will continue to remain at the forefront of trusted news sources in India."