Lockdown happened to be a blessing in disguise for the TV channel Doordarshan and OTT platforms. While OTT platforms have spoilt us with choices and with the premiere of numerous shows and films, Doordarshan got back the most popular and most watched mythological TV show, Ramayan to the living rooms. Entertaining the audience as they remained stuck in their houses, this show recorded the highest number of viewership for the Hindi GEC on April 16, 2020. The news was confirmed on the TV channel’s official Twitter account.
Doordarshan National’s official handle tweeted, “WORLD RECORD!! Rebroadcast of #Ramayana on #Doordarshan smashes viewership records worldwide, the show becomes most watched entertainment show in the world with 7.7 crore viewers on 16th of April” This mythological show was re-telecast on DD from March 28, 2020. Twice a day, in the morning and at night for an hour’s time, was highly watched and appreciated by the TV viewers. This Ramanand Sagar produced TV show comprised of 78 episodes which were totally a worth watch.
Originally aired on the TV channel from January 25, 1987 to July 31, 1988, it remained the most watched show back then as well.
WORLD RECORD!!— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) April 30, 2020
Rebroadcast of #Ramayana on #Doordarshan smashes viewership records worldwide, the show becomes most watched entertainment show in the world with 7.7 crore viewers on 16th of April pic.twitter.com/hCVSggyqIE
Adding one more feather to the cap of the makers of this show, was its mention in the Limca Book Of World Records under for being the ‘most watched mythological serial in the world’ till the year 2003. ALSO READ: Lakshman AKA Sunil Lahri On Ramayana Memes, ‘I Feel Honoured To Be A Part Of The Memes’
Post the re-run of Ramayan came to an end recent, the GEC has began to broadcast the next part of the mythological show, titled Uttar Ramayan. ALSO READ: While Indians Are Obsessed With Ramayana Rerun, Rangoli Shares Kangana Ranaut's Childhood Pic As Sita In Her School Play
Along appreciation for the re run of this show, some viewers also suggested to re-telecast of few other popular shows on the TV channel as well. ALSO READ: Ramayana Trends On Number 1 As India Goes Back In Time To Watch It On DD National; Check Out Fan Reaction
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