Sony SHOOTS UP To No.2, Thanks To Amitabh Bachchan

Your weekly dope on the ongoing TV shows. Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati turned out to be Sony’s lifeline in desperate times. Now, the channel is only a few points below Star Plus which currently rules the leader board

27907 Reads |  

Sony SHOOTS UP To No.2, Thanks To Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati premiered on Indian television on August 28 and in less than a month has changed the fortunes of Sony Entertainment Television (broadcaster).

The channel has moved up 2 notches ever since the quiz show aired – it soared from No.4 to 2. Here’s a lowdown on the steep upswing in ratings after KBC premiered.

     Week               Sony TV - GRPs        

Week 30, 2017   -  114        

Week 31, 2017   -  119        

Week 32, 2017   -  118        

Week 33, 2017   -  113        

Week 34, 2017   -  112        

Week 35, 2017   -  142        

Week 36, 2017   -  147        

Week 37, 2017   -  159      

sony tv data
Sony Tv Data

It’s evident that between Week 34 and 35 (when KBC premiered), the ratings of Sony soared. What’s more is that the show’s performance only gets better week after week.

Goes without saying, Kaun Banega Crorepati continued its winning run and was the most-watched show on TV in Week 37 (September 9-15).

Zee TV’s Kumkum Bhagya and Khatron Ke Khiladi exchanged positions this time and were at No. 2 and 3 respectively. We wouldn’t be surprised if the latter comes back at the second place next week since it will include the ratings of the finale.

kumkum bhagya and khtraon k khiladi
Kumkum Bhagya And Khatron Ke Khiladi

Amul Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs stood at No.4 while Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah occupied the 5th spot in the said week.

sa re ga ma lil champs and taarka mehta ka ooltah chashmah
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs And Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

The surprise in Week 37 was Mahakali – Anth Hi Aarambh Hai. The show, which clinched the 7th position in Week 36 dropped to No.10. Has the track of the fantasy show plateaued?

Stay tuned to to find out what the next week has in store.

Image Source: desiplex, myshows, & newstracklive