Hina Khan’s EXIT Throws Yeh Rishta... Out Of Top 10

Your weekly dope on your ongoing TV shows. While Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai disappoints, Naagin 2 re-attains the top spot

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Hina Khan’s EXIT Throws Yeh Rishta... Out Of Top 10

Hina Khan sent fans into a tizzy when, in November last year, she revealed that she is quitting the much-popular Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai which airs on Star Plus. Such was the impact of her decision that some fans threatened to kill themselves (Hina Khan: Fans have threatened to kill themselves if I quit Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Nov 25). Now, looks like the show continues to deal with the consequences of Hina’s exit. For, in Week 52 (December 23-29) Yeh Rishta...failed to feature in the top 10 shows. You may recall that ever since her exit, the show has witnessed a gradual decrease in its ratings (Hina Khan’s Exit Weakens Yeh Rishta..., Ekta’s Naagin 2 Is Still No.1, Dec 15). It will be a while before the makers and the audience recover from the huge loss.

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Further, as expected, Ekta Kapoor’s Naagin 2 (Colors) regained the top slot in the said week, but her other show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein (Star Plus) featuring Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel dropped two positions. It was at No. 7 in Week 51 (December 16-22) and stood at No.9 in Week 52. Has the track plateaued?

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However, knowing Ekta’s calibre and her knack of infusing spice into shows through interesting twists and turns, we wouldn’t be surprised if it manages to recover next week.

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Meanwhile, Colors’ Shakti- Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki climbed the ladder and acquired the No.2 position. It was the 5th most-watched show last time. Zee TV show Kumkum Bhagya and Sony’s The Kapil Sharma Show retained their respective positions – No 3 and 4 respectively.

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Another Colors show that performed well in Week 52 is Udaan starring Meera Deosthale (Chakor) and Vijayendra Kumeria (Suraj). It rose from No.8 to 5.

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Singing reality show Indian Idol 9, which premiered on December 24 found a spot in the top 10 and acquired the 8th place. Judges Anu Malik, Sonu Nigam and Farah Khan, along with a talented bunch of contestants are sure to make this season of the popular franchise a hit yet again.

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Making a surprise entry into the top 10 is Colors’ Sasural Simar Ka. The show, which hasn’t created buzz for a while now got back in the game in Week 52 and was at No.6. We think the drama around Anjali getting blackmailed did the trick for the show.

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Will the soap be able to sustain its place in the top 10? Watch this space to find out as we come back next week.  

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