Will Sunil Grover Lose His TRP Battle With Kapil Sharma Thanks To The India-Pakistan Champions Trophy Final?

Super Night With Tubelight was supposed to replace The Kapil Sharma Show this Sunday in the prime time slot but Sony did not foresee the epic cricket battle between India and Pakistan which grabbed the nation’s attention
It was supposed to be Sunil Grover’s triumphant return of sorts to Sony after his controversial exit from The Kapil Sharma Show. But then the cricket gods played spoilsport.

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Virat Kohli After Losing Champions Trophy Final

The special episode, Super Night With Tubelight, which had the star power of Salman Khan and Sohail Khan combined with the comic genius of Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar and Sugandha Mishra  was supposed to air on Sunday afternoon and then have a repeat telecast at 9 PM.

Once the promos announced this, the fact that Sunil Grover will replace The Kapil Sharma Show on Sunday, June 18, created a sensation. After all, Sunil had left the show after an inebriated Kapil assaulted him during a flight from India to Australia.

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A Still From Super Night With Tubelight 

But then Sony decided to bring forward Sunil Grover's special episode with Salman Khan and no one was properly informed about the change.

The reason being the final match of Champions Trophy where India battled Pakistan, which was reportedly watched by over a billion people around the world on television.

salman khan at Super Night with Tubelight
Salman Khan At Super Night With Tubelight

Sony must have realised that the special episode will garner lesser TRPs if telecast on the same day as the match and brought forward the telecast of Super Night With Tubelight to Saturday night.

So, Sunil Grover’s show was telecast right after The Kapil Sharma Show on Saturday.  

virat kohli after losing his wicket
Virat Kohli After Losing His Wicket

After team India's dismal performance at the ICC Champion's Trophy final match, the fans who switched over to Sony to take a look at Super Night With Tubelight, must have been shocked.  Ironically,  an old episode of The Kapil Sharma Show was being aired, featuring Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.

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Pakistani Team Celebrating After Victory

Super Night With Tubelight was reportedly just a test run to check whether or not Sunil Grover could be given a stand-alone show? It would have all depended on the TRP ratings, and this unfortunate change can ruin Sunil’s future plans.

When the TRPs of Sunil Grover's episode are revealed, a comparison with the numbers garnered by The Kapil Sharma Show is inevitable.

We wonder how will Sunil Grover’s comeback on Sony perform in the battle for TRPs!


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